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Faculty Resources

Library Resources to Support Faculty Teaching, Research, and Publication

Teaching Support

Resources and services to support your students and classes.


Librarian Assistance

Library Instruction
Have your students get to know the library and its resources. You can request a librarian to come teach an instruction session that covers how to do research using library resources, developing topics, ethically using information, and more.

Library Liaisons
Library liaisons are your personal contacts in the library. The Library Liaison program pairs a librarian subject specialist with each academic department or program to support students, faculty teaching and research, and to enhance the library’s instruction and collection development programs.


Course Resources and Information

Course Reserves
How to set-up reserved materials for your classes: both online and print / physical items.

Open Access & Open Education
Learn about Open Access and how to use Open Educational Resources in your classes.

Affordable Textbook Options
Options for selecting free and low-fee readings for your classes.


Copyright at USF
Learn about copyright as it impacts your teaching and publishing, including best practices, and our copyright specialists at the library.


Research Support

Resources and services to support your research activities.


Research Assistance

Library Liaisons
Library liaisons are your personal contacts in the library. The Library Liaison program pairs a librarian subject specialist with each academic department or program to support students, faculty teaching and research, and to enhance the library’s instruction and collection development programs.

Meet with a Librarian
Librarians are available by appointment to assist you with your research needs, including overviews of library resources.

Proxies
Designate your student assistant as your faculty proxy who will be authorized to borrow library materials for your use.


Research Databases and Guides

Research Guides
Curated guides to library databases and other resources by discipline and special topics.

Journal Finder
Does the library subscribe to this journal? Use the Journal Finder to look up full-text availability for journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Database List
Complete list of over 300 library databases, alphabetically and by subject/discipline.


Featured Databases


Research Services

Borrowing & Renewing
See our general borrowing provisions as well as specific borrowing guidelines for faculty.

Interlibrary Loan
If Gleeson Library does not have an article, book, or other item that you need, you can request it through ILLiad, and we will get it for you from another library.

Document Delivery
A library service that will scan and provide electronic delivery of print materials from the Gleeson Library collections, as well as home-delivery of physical materials.


Requesting New Materials
Faculty members are encouraged to request materials for the library collection which support their teaching and research needs.

Videos & Streaming Media
Your guide to using and requesting videos and streaming media for your classes.


Jesuit Library Passport
You have on-site library borrowing privileges at all 28 Jesuit institutions in the United States. Contact the Access Services department for more information (x2662). 


Publication Support

Learn about open access opportunities for your work.


Publication Resources

Transformative Agreements at USF
Agreements with journal publishers to allow USF faculty to publish their articles open access at reduced or no cost to the author.

Scholarship Repository
The Library's open-access repository of USF scholarship. We encourage you to add your publications for archiving and open-access.

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