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Library Support for Faculty

Connecting With Your Subject Specialist Librarian

Your Subject Librarian is here to support your research, teaching and student learning. Contact your Subject Librarian with questions or if you need assistance with resources, library instruction or student research support.

Use this message us button to talk to a librarian 24x7 - or click on the green circle or Help anytime on the library homepage.

Librarian Instruction

Your Subject Librarian can provide synchronous and asynchronous course and assignment-aligned instruction to support your learning goals in your course. Please complete this form or contact your Subject Librarian directly to arrange for instruction.

Topics can include:

  • Database and internet search strategies, beginning to advanced
  • Approaches for critically evaluating resources and understanding notions of authority
  • How to identify and locate specific types of resources (primary sources, literature reviews, empirical articles, statistics, etc.) 
  • How to obtain materials not available at Wayne State (MeL, Interlibrary Loan, etc.)
  • How to effectively navigate the library website and physical collections.
  • Citation styles and using bibliographic management tools such as Zotero, RefWorks, and EndNote.

Integrate the Library into your Canvas Course

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Your Canvas course site has a curated library research guide created by your Subject Librarian, accesible through the Library Resources link in your Canvas course navigation menu.

You can also direct students to the Research Guides page for help with disciplinary research, citation styles, and more. If you would like a custom guide created for your course or to support an assignment, please contact your Subject Librarian.

Canvas Commons Modules

Each semester, the Library updates its Welcome to the Wayne State Libraries! module. If you have a library research assignment in your course, download this module which provides students guidance on finding scholarly sources, searching library databases, using Interlibrary Loan, and more. To add the module to your course Login to Canvas, select Canvas Commons from the left navigation bar and search wsuls.

Librarians can create customized library research modules for your Canvas course, tailored to your course assignments and learning outcomes. For more information, contact your Subject Librarian.

Search for and link to library-licensed articles and streaming media directly from the Canvas Interface

ProQuest, EBSCO, and Academic Video Online (AVON) resources include articles, books, book chapters, reports, streaming media and more. You can search and link right from Canvas. This short video shows you how.