Jack C. Taylor Library

Why the Library?

Students often use Google to complete research assignments unless instructors direct them otherwise. Why should you tell your students to use library resources?

  • They have more access to scholarly resources without searching through 1.5 million results
  • They will present better scholarship in their papers and assignments resulting in more informed thinking
  • Can consult experts in information search and evaluation, gaining the skills and confidence they need to thrive in your course 

We are here to help you find ways to use the library to support your teaching. We can:

  • Set up Course Reserves for in-library use
  • Demonstrate how to access library materials on and off-campus
  • Provide instruction sessions to help students get started with a specific assignment
  • Identify what journals and other digital resources/databases in your subject area are available through the library
  • Locate articles and other materials to support your courses and research projects
  • Provide a digital space to host student papers and projects
  • Brainstorm other ways we can support your academic needs

Library Collections

Scholarly Resources

  • Articles – View the Digital Resources page to select a database to search for articles. 
  • Scholarly Journals – Search Publication Finder to see what's available in what format. 
  • Books – Start with a Catalog search to find books in the library. 
  • Audio & eBooks – Search the Catalog and EBSCO's ebook collection. Popular reading materials are available through OverDrive (log in with your student # + f). 
  • Streaming Video – Streaming video titles can be found using the Advanced Search options in the catalog. Faculty: Titles available through Kanopy can be found HERE. Please contact the Library if you have questions about streaming options or are looking for specific titles to support your teaching.   
  • DVD Collection – Popular and more academic titles are available for checkout. Search the Catalog for titles.  
  • Digital Collections – Digitized items including theses, student projects, and materials from the Archives and Special Collections are available through GriffinShare

Curricular Resources

  • Course Reserves – Print copies are on reserve at the front desk. You can search the Catalog by course or instructor. 
  • Curriculum Library – Course materials and supplies are available on the lower level. Learn more HERE
  • Social Work Collection – Textbooks can be checked out for the entire semester. You can see a list of the entire collection HERE
Don't see something in our catalog? Missing a database you use all the time? Make a purchase request! Library personnel will review your request and get back to you about the status. See our Request a Purchase page for more information and to fill in the form! 
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Information Literacy Instruction

Librarians provide information literacy instruction for all disciplines across the university. All sessions are customized to the course and should be aligned with an assignment, either existing or co-created with the librarian. 

  • A meeting with the librarian is required to better understand the information needs of the students and to develop a plan for the instruction session.
  • The instructor should plan to be present and participate in the instruction session.
  • At least one week's notice is requested when scheduling a session, and are given on a first-come-first-served basis. 
  • Contact Amanda Albert for all information literacy sessions or Rebecca van Kniest for sessions that involve special collections, the University Archives, or the Center for Bosnian Studies. 

For more information on our Information Literacy Program see our website


Featured Resource: Chronicle of Higher Ed

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