Library Resources & Services
Douglas Library supports college instructors by offering a variety of campus-based and virtual services, including course-related instruction sessions, course textbook reserve services, interlibrary loan, access to e-journals and databases, creation of LibGuides subject-specific research guides, and links to useful external resources. Find out more about these services and resources:
- Ask a Librarian (email assistance)
- Ask Us 24/7 (24/7 chat reference service)
- Citation guides (APA & MLA)
- Copyright on Campus
- Douglas Library catalog
- Google Scholar
- Intellectual property - what is it?
- Interlibrary Loan
- LibGuides Research Guides
- Using persistent links to databases
Encouraging Students to Use Library Resources
- Share your enthusiasm for the library with your students.
- Include links to the library and its resources in your course site.
- Link to subject and course specific research guides (LibGuides) in your course. If you don’t see one that meets your needs, let us know and we can work together to develop one.
- Embed articles in your course rather than sending students out of the course shell to find them.
- Link to Google Scholar to encourage the use of scholarly resources.
- Include information about evaluating sources to help your students to make better choices for their research assignments.
- Work with a librarian to integrate research skills into your course activities.
- Point out the Ask Us 24/7 online reference service on the library home page.