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Information for Graduate Students: Teaching Support

Learn about library services and resources to support your research & teaching needs.

Support for Your Teaching

Our librarians can teach a wide range of sessions that cover topics such asLibrarian teaching a class

  • Information literacy skills
  • Subject-specific search strategies
  • Citation management software
  • Data management
  • GIS and geospatial data
  • Media literacy and incorporating audio/video into projects
  • Scholarly publishing, author rights, & copyright
  • Primary and archival sources

We also offer online research guides and tutorials tailored for your course. We can also help you assess whether the library has the resources needed to complete course assignments.

Contact your subject librarian for more information, or explore our Teaching & Learning page.

Online Materials

We encourage you to use permalinks from OneSearch when sharing library resources on Canvas, syllabi, reading lists, etc. This option is the most stable and will properly authenticate your students whether they're on campus or off campus. To locate a permalink, search for the title of an article, book, book chapter, video, etc. in OneSearch. The Permalink option is located in the Send To box.

Many databases, ebooks, and journal web sites also offer a permalink or persistent URL option. It is important that these URLs contain the proxy information needed for off-campus access. If you do not see in the permalink generated from these sources, you can create a proxied link using the following format:[Insert URL]

For example,

Don't hesitate to contact Research Assistance or your subject librarian if you have questions.

Physical Materials

Digital Media Services (DMS) will digitize library-owned book chapters, journal articles, videos, and audio for use in Canvas. Contact your subject librarian if you need assistance locating online alternatives. For materials that cannot be digitized, we offer Course Reserves.


You can place library-owned or personal copies of books and other physical items on course reserves with loan periods of 2 hours, 1 day, or 3 days.

We encourage instructors to contact their subject librarian to see if there is an online alternative. You can also ask Digital Media Services (DMS) to digitize library-owned book chapters, journal articles, videos, and audio for use in Canvas.

If we do not have the item you need for your class, ask your subject librarian to add it to the collection, or submit a Suggest a Purchase form.