Services for Faculty
The Libraries provide many services to facilitate the teaching and research needs unique to Drexel faculty. Below you will find information about our ways of supporting Teaching and Research as well as information about our Liaison Librarians and Services for Distance Learners and Students with Disabilities.
Library Workshops: Contact a Liaison Librarian to schedule a workshop tailored to your specific assignments or research needs. Workshops can be held in the Libraries, where classrooms are available for interactive instruction, or in your regularly scheduled location. If you are facilitating a research-intensive course, consider asking the librarian in your subject area to be available to your students via the Vista Blackboard course site. Please visit our Library Instruction page for more information.
Professional Development Videos by Magna Publications: High quality presenters cover topics in the areas of: Academic Affairs, Campus Legal, Distance Education, Enrollment Management, Faculty Development, Student Affairs, Teaching Online. Intended solely for faculty use, these videos are available in DVD format from the W. W. Hagerty Library Reserve Desk, or in streaming format over the web. Click here to view all the videos, or for a hot-topic subset on assessment see here.
Course Readings: The Libraries can help you make readings and course materials available to your students.
• Reserves (Print & Electronic) – Various types of materials can be placed on reserve, such as library owned materials, personal copies of books, journal articles, videos or handouts. For instruction on how to place a material on reserve for individual Libraries, please visit our Placing Materials on Reserve page.
• Recommendations – Recommendations for purchase of materials for instruction or research ban be submitted online. Please note W. W. Hagerty Library does not purchase all required textbooks for the collection, although extra instructor copies of assigned textbooks are welcomed for the Reserves Collection. Recommendations will be handled by the librarian with collection development responsibilities for the subject area.
• Linking from Blackboard Vista or other Course Webpages – Links to electronic reserves, electronic books, journal articles, databases and other resources can be added to Blackboard Vista and other online course sites. Please visit our Linking to the Libraries’ Electronic Resources from Class Webpages site for further instruction.
• RefShare – RefWorks, our web-based citation management application, allows sharing of a designated list of references from your RefWorks account. A set of citations can be included on the Drexel Shared Folders list, or on a URL generated to distribute via email or hyperlink.
The Libraries offer many services to Distance Learners and students with disabilities. If any of your students could use these services, please direct them to:
Research Databases – The Libraries offer access to an extensive collection of research databases. While some are of general academic interest, many are highly specialized. The databases can be viewed alphabetically or by subject area.
E-Journals & E-Books – The Libraries offer an extensive collection of electronic journals and e-books that put many of the resources you need for research at your fingertips. All e-journals and e-books are included in the library catalog and e-journals can be divided by title or subject area.
Research Guides: Research Guides are a valuable tool compiled by our Liaison Librarians to identify particularly valuable research resources in specific subject areas. While they are primarily aimed at beginning researchers, they also serve as valuable pointers to unfamiliar resources, particularly in interdisciplinary projects.
E-Z Borrow and ILLiad Document Delivery: E-Z Borrow and ILLiad Interlibrary Loan services provide access to books, articles and other materials not owned by Drexel University Libraries, or not currently available. Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges: Reciprocal agreements with other area institutions allow faculty to borrow directly from neighboring libraries, usually with the presentation of a letter from the Libraries and a university ID card. These Libraries include: the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania and the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. Many members of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) also allow direct borrowing.
Funding: Community of Science maintains a comprehensive source of funding information, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 Billion. Join Community of Science and add your profile to the COS Expertise Database to get funding alerts based on your research interests. For assistance, contact the Science Librarian at W. W. Hagerty Library or a reference librarian at the Health Sciences Libraries.
Citation Searching: Web of Science offers searching by cited-reference, a valuable measure of research-impact for visa and tenure documentation.
Drexel University Libraries offers subject librarians in Business, Careers, Education, Engineering, Goodwin College, Health Sciences, Humanities/Social Sciences, Library/Information Sciences, Media Arts and Design and Sciences and Math. Please visit our Liaison Librarians page for contact information and blog sites.
Content Editor: Jenny James Lee
Last Updated: 04/01/2013