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Faculty Tools from PCC Library


Faculty Tools from PCC Library

PCC Library has many resources to help you transition your courses online for Spring 2020. Here are some ways we can help:

  • We offer Streaming Videos and Ebooks you can use in your classes.
  • Our article databases have many full-text articles you can link to in your classes.
  • Our “Linking to Articles, Videos, and Images” page has extensive information on how best to link to the Library’s online full text articles, ebooks, and videos from your online course space.
  • There are scores of open online resources for teaching in our OER guide.
  • We have Research Guides on many subjects, and course-specific guides can be built for your class. Connect with your subject liaison librarian for more information on how to work with a librarian to build a course guide specifically for your class.
  • We have a COVID-19 Offers guide that details many of the currently free offers vendors and publishers are providing for online access.
  • We have a repository of Information Literacy Teaching Materials you can use in your online classes to support and teach research skills. Contact subject liaison librarians to talk about creating other tailored virtual and interactive information literacy activities and assignments.
  • Library website shortcuts boxIf you normally bring your classes to the library for an instruction session, librarians can create an online activity to introduce your students to the research skills they need for your assignments.  Please request a library class with the usual library instruction request form.
  • You can “embed” a librarian in your D2L shell. This will allow a librarian to join your course community, participate in online discussions, and support particular assignments. Contact Us by reference email, chat, or connect with your favorite campus librarian to set this up.
  • New for Spring 2020: We are offering online research-help consultations. In addition to chat support, students can make an appointment for an online research help consultation with a librarian. We can also facilitate phone consultations. Appointments can be scheduled at Research Help Appointments.
  • We have a Faculty Tools page that includes everything you see here and more all in one place. You can find the Faculty Tools page on the “Shortcuts” menu on our homepage.