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What the Library can do for you.
Are you concerned with students plagiarizing or indiscriminately using the Internet for their papers? Do you want students to use scholarly sources and do higher quality research? The Information Literacy Program (ILP) has been established to help you improve students’ work.
Place books, copies of articles, and other material (from the Library collection or your own collection) on exclusive reserve for your class. Includes material in print, as well as electronic (PDF) reserves. Please read the Faculty Reserve Guidelines.
Book materials in advance so your media is available when you need it.
Place media materials in Reserves for the semester. Check out the Video On Demand reserves option.
Librarians can purchase books, videos, and other material for the Library collection to support your courses, as well as request trial databases and provide demonstrations / training. Select one of the subject areas on right to find your librarian.
Our Web site provides access to a wide array of databases and other resources. Here are some options you may not have already discovered:
Ask a Librarian
Librarians can provide research assistance by email, phone, or in person. Each librarian has subject expertise to meet your information needs.
Over 3 million books are at your fingertips. Need to do in-depth research? We don't have the book you need? Through the Circuit, you can request books from SDSU, UCSD, and USD directly, and pick them up at the Library, usually within 24 hours (Monday-Thursday).
Through interlibrary loan, the Library can get almost any resource you need, including copies of journal articles, books, and dissertations. All at no charge to you.
Distance Education Services
Faculty on sabbatical or an official leave may register for distance education services to get research materials mailed directly to their homes.