Services for Faculty/Staff

The library offers resources and services for faculty. We look forward to partnering with you to help our students succeed in their research assignments. Please use the links below or contact the library with any questions.

Customized Library Instruction

Library instruction gives students the tools they need to get started on an assignment, develop their research skills, and feel more comfortable with the research process. If you are assigning your students a project involving research, librarians are available to visit your class and provide customized instruction on a variety of topics including:

  • Getting started, where to look for information
  • Recommended sources by subject
  • Finding articles and navigating library databases
  • Finding materials in the physical library, using the library catalog
  • Evaluating sources
  • Bibliographies and citations

If you would like to schedule a session, please contact us at least one week prior to your preferred session date.  Please include dates, times, department and number, and any syllabi or pertinent assignments. 

Customized Research Guides

Please see our LibGuides website for customized research guides. Library staff can create a customized webpage to point your students toward course and/or assignment specific resources. Please email to request a research guide.

Faculty/Staff Research

While the Colleges’ library collection supports freshman/sophomore level research, we provide support for faculty research through the UW System collections and interlibrary loan.  As part of the UW Colleges and UW System, you have access to a wide range of comprehensive databases (Lexis-Nexis, MLA, Web of Science, etc). Many of these databases offer full-text articles and can support advanced research. You can find a database in our A-Z list or by subject. Feel free to contact a librarian if you cannot find the resource you need.

Request for Purchase

Please use the purchase request form. If you have a suggestion for an addition to our library collection, please let us know.