Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

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Library Resources

Library Resources for Faculty

Fair Use FAQ for Professors (PDF)
This guide explains when and if you can share copyrighted material in your class or Blackboard.

Fair Use For Software Preservation (PDF)
This guide explains when and if you can copy and save software programs for continued access to digital files when file conversion is not available.

Cornell University Copyright Information Center Guide:
Comprehensive coverage of Fairuse, a helpful checklist, as well as information about protecting your own work.

Checklist to Evaluate Library Research Assignments
A guide to evaluating your assignment descriptions to ensure student success with assignments that utilize library research.

Research Assignment Templates and Ideas
The CUW Instruction Librarian has complied a list of assignment ideas, learning outcomes, and a template for the typical research paper.

Library Services

Library Services for Faculty are available in the Faculty Resources Box on the Library Tab in Portal

Library Instruction Session Request: Request an in-class instruction session for your course.

Journal Alerts: Request emails that include the table of contents plus links to full-text articles for new issues of a specific journal title. Note that journal alerts for CUAA journals are available from EBSCO and ProQuest databases.

Need help? Ask a Librarian

E-Textbooks

The following websites include freely available ebooks which can be used as textbooks in some courses. The CUAA Library does not assume responsibility for content from these sites and cannot guarantee availability or functionality. Copyright compliance is the responsibility of the user.

Merlot
Subjects: Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, Math, Science, and Social Science

OER Commons
Subjects: Arts, Business, Humanities, Applied Science, Math, Science, and Social Sciences

OpenStax
Subjects: Arts, Business, Humanities, Math, Social Science, and Technology

University of Minnesota Open Textbook Library
Subjects: Business, Education, Humanities, Math, Medicine, Science, and Technology