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Information to support faculty in their courses and research.
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015 URL: http://purchase.libguides.com/facultyservices Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Class Support

Instruction Tailored to Your Classes

Request a Session Now!

We offer research instruction tailored specifically to any individual, group or class, including introducing students to discipline-specific resources.

We can:

  • Facilitate a session with hands-on practice or in a more relaxed "guided" session where librarians are there to support the class
  • Provide you with Research Guides tailored to your class complete with links to the best resources or tips for your assignments
  • Consult with you (one on one) with your research needs, or advise you on database updates or tricky searches
  • Meet with your BOS or Faculty group regarding existing resources or topics of interest (for as long or short as you like)

We can help your students:

  •     define their information needs
  •     create an effective search strategy
  •     understand how to evaluate information
  •     distinguish scholarly sources from popular or trade sources
  •     distinguish between primary and secondary sources
  •     apply and understand proper citation conventions
  •     understand and avoid plagiarism

Reinforce these concepts using tutorials in your Moodle!

See our
list of Recommended Videos

Creating Effective Research Assignments

We don't have every book or journal, but we have a lot that might surprise you.  Check with us to ensure assignments are well-matched with the library's resources.

Tweak your assignments to help students hone research skills!

See our
Assignment Bank for ideas

Faculty FAQ (search for answers or email a question)

Search our FAQs to see if we've already answered your question.  See the list of common faculty questions below.


Request a Room in the Library

To schedule a computer lab or other room in the Library for a class that you will be leading, please use RoomBook. For librarian-led sessions, we will take care of room scheduling.


  • Library Hours
    Displays hours for the library during the regular semesters, breaks and holidays.
  • Catalog
    Find books, films, sound recordings, scores, and more.
  • Databases
    Search for articles, e-books, background information, images and more.
  • eJournals
    Find full text online journals, newspapers, and magazines.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Request an item our library does not own.
  • Moodle
    Campus Learning Management System
  • RefWorks
    Citation management system.

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