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Services for Faculty Research Assistance

Need help tracking down information? Our librarians are experts in locating resources for scholarly research, including books, peer reviewed journal articles, and other information. We also provide help with citation managers like Mendeley and Zotero.

Guest Lectures

Library faculty will visit your class to provide instruction on library resources, research tips, search strategies, and citing resources. To request a guest lecture, contact your department liason that is listed in the library directory.

Research Assignment Assistance

Librarians can work with you to design research assignments that include locating books/articles/data, creating bibliographies, and more. We also answer questions about plagiarism.

Course Reserves

Upon your request, the library will circulate library books or your personal books/items associated with your class. This allows students to read the material for two hours at a time in the library. To learn more visit our Reserves page.

Grant Searching Support

We will help you find grants and have several databases specifically for this purpose. Check out the guide on grant searching for more information including archived Research Times. We will also speak with lab groups upon request.

Citation Analysis

Every summer, the library sends each department a citation analysis with h-index numbers for every full-time tenure-track faculty member. Individual faculty members can also request a full metric analysis at any time.

Interlibrary Loan

If we don't have the book or article, we'll get it for you from another library! To learn more, visit our Interlibrary Loan Guide.

Campus Delivery

We will deliver Moon Library and Interlibrary loan books directly to your office. If you request a journal article, we deliver scanned pdf’s to your email. For more information, visit our Interlibrary Loan Guide.

Copyright Assistance

Do you have questions about copyright, ownership of your work, publication rights, posting material online, using materials in your classes, etc.? The library can assist you with finding the answer. We have some information already available on our Copyright and Academic Integrity Guide.

Data Management Plans

Are new data requirements leaving you with questions? The library answers these questions and can provide examples of data management plans. Check out the Data Management Planning guide.

Digital Commons

Digital Commons is ESF's institutional repository designed to provide long-term access to content that includes local conference proceedings, faculty publications, campus documents, and student work. Check it out: http://digitalcommons.esf.edu/.

Student Poster Displays

The library has poster display space and librarians will happily work with you to display student work for all of campus to see.

Blackboard Technical Assistance

The library is the campus contact for Blackboard which is hosted by Syracuse University. If you have technical questions, you can contact the library, check out our research guide Teaching Online Classes: What is Blackboard, check out the "Support Pages" tab within Blackboard, or contact SU's Online Learning Services.