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Faculty Library Resource Guide

Faculty and Instructors' Library Resource Guide

Instructional Support

Faculty have access to the Reading List Tool (see the guide here) a new online reading list management system (through D2L) that allows instructors to create off-campus links to library materials, including journal articles books, and freely available online content. This tool also allows for rapid copyright submission and clearance. 

To create your reading list:

 Log in to D2L and open your course, then find the link under Tools on the top menu.

  1. Within the tool, search the library collections and add readings (books, articles, or even items like videos and images) with a single click.
  2. Use the tool's Cite It browser bookmarklet to seamlessly add resources from the Web. This includes:
    • articles from Google Scholar or databases like Scopus or PubMed
    • books you discover on sites like Amazon
    • web pages, YouTube videos, etc. you may want to assign for reading/viewing
  3. Upload your own PDF files right into the reading list tool.
  4. Click Publish to send your lists to the library for processing and make them visible to students as soon as they are cleared for use. 

For more information and assistance please contact your subject specialist librarian. 

Discipline specialist librarians are happy to collaborate with faculty/instructors to assist in course planning, and offer course-based or project-based asynchronous or synchronous online instruction to students, researchers and staff in academic departments across campus. Our instruction expertise includes: research question development, identifying, appraising and searching disciplinary resources, planning and executing knowledge synthesis reviews, citation management, critical appraisal, research data management, and academic writing, to name a few.  

For more information on our teaching & learning services and activities, visit our Teaching Support page. 

Book a consultation with one of our librarians to discuss your specific instructional needs.

Faculty, students, and other researchers can book personalized research consultation meetings via zoom with UCalgary librarians.  Topics for consultation include (but are not limited to) academic citing and writing, personalized instruction on identifying and searching disciplinary resources, citation management software, advising on research protocols or grant submissions, and reviewing data collection and data management plans.  Click here to book a consultation with one of our librarians.



The library offers a variety of "drop-in" instruction workshops throughout the year.  These workshops are designed to supplement in-class or course-based instruction and enhance research skills development. Workshops are open to students, faculty and staff and cover topics including:

  • citation management
  • copyright
  • identifying and searching for evidence across disciplines
  • qualitative data analysis with NVivo
  • Qualtrics survey development software
  • research data management
  • systematic and scoping review methodologies

Currently, workshops are pre-recorded or offered synchronously through Zoom. Click here to view and register for one of our current workshops.

Librarians are also happy to customize a workshop to the learning needs of your students or research teams. Book a consultation with one of our librarians to discuss your specific instructional needs.

For assistance with your teaching please consult Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

For assistance with information technologies please consult Information Technologies 

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