Subject librarians are connected to each academic program at ASU with the purpose of providing research and instructional support for faculty and students.

Ask a Librarian: help when you need it

There are a variety of ways that Subject Librarians can support faculty who teach online as well as students participating in online courses:

Ways Subject Librarians Assist Faculty:

  • Offer guidance on copyright and fair use
  • Identify relevant library material supporting course assignments including research databases, e-books, open education resources, primary sources, or unique resources from ASU libraries’ special collections
  • Provide assistance in developing permanent links to articles and e-books in Canvas
  • Connect you with services for making ASU Libraries video content available in Canvas
  • Recommend options for building and/or reinforcing research skills in assignments

Ways Subject Librarians Assist Students:

  • Recommend strategies and resources for promoting academic integrity and effective citation practices
  • Provide in-depth research assistance to students
  • Create and customize Library Guides to help students find relevant information on their topic
  • Provide guidance in use of citation management tools [e.g. RefWorks, Mendeley etc.]
  • Develop online tutorials and other learning materials to boost research skills and knowledge

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