ADU Library partners with faculty to help students succeed academically and beyond their time at ADU. You are often the bridge between students and the library. Together we prepare students to excel in today’s information environment. Here are some things the library does to help you support your students.
Library Staff provide services to you and your students inside and outside of the classroom. The library provides embedded or individual instruction upon request. Contact us for individual consultations or to request library instruction for your class (see below).
Library instruction for classes
ADU Librarians can arrange customized instruction sessions designed to introduce classes to library research. Instruction is interactive and can be tailored to specific class assignments. Contact us to discuss options for your classes, or fill out the library instruction request form. Call early in the term so a convenient time can be reserved.
Locate journals and link to articles
Looking for a particular journal? Search Journals by Title to find all of the magazines and journals that are available through ADU Library. This list includes electronic version only. You can also search by subject.
Have you found the perfect article in a library database and want to provide it for your students? Providing Persistent Links shows you how to place a direct and "stable" link to the article on your online class page or into your syllabus. If you don''''t have an online class page, you can request the link to be placed on library subject guide of your class.
Reserves are items that are set aside by faculty for use by ADU students. Faculty, staff, consortia members, and community members are not permitted to check out reserves.
Reserve items may include books, copies of articles, homework assignments, solution sets, sample exams, audiovisual materials, kits, or skeletons. They can be checked out for short periods of time. Ask for reserves at the library Reference/Circulation desk. You will need to provide your instructor’s name, course number, and title of the item you wish to use.
The library collection contains a wide variety of items including books, DVDs, magazines, journals, research databases, and websites that support the curriculum. Library staff is responsible for collecting. For details, see the Collection Development Policy.
Find out who your subject librarian is or
submit a request for purchase. If funds are available, the library will purchase what you need.
The library website contains subject research guides that are calibrated to the ADU current Colleges. These guides are created to make your life easier. They feature suggested catalog searches, databases, journals and websites to help you and your students. Use these guides to help your students find information resources they need. If you don’t see what you are looking for, let us know, we are happy to customize these resources to support your needs.
The guides also contain links to information that help you and your students understand the information environment. They include information about how to Cite Sources, Avoid Plagiarism, find Books and Journals and more. Please take a moment to review them and share them with your students.
Today’s information environment is in constant flux. If you or your students need research assistance, contact us. We’re happy to help.
Today''''s information environment is in constant flux. We understand how difficult it can be to stay on top of the latest information tools. ADU librarians can help you with your professional research needs. They are also available to help you update your research skills or brush up on the latest databases. Contact the librarian who is the subject librarian for your discipline.
Still have questions? contact us