Faculty Services | Webster University Library

Faculty Services

Library Support for Instruction

 

Each academic department is supported by a subject liaison librarian who can assist you in a variety of ways. Your liaison librarian can help you and your students find credible sources for use in your courses. Liaison librarians can work with you to teach your students information literacy and help them learn how to use the library for their research. They can assist you in developing effective assignments and creating helpful instructional aids such as resource guides, tutorials, etc. In addition, you can contact your liaison librarian to recommend materials to purchase for the library. For more information, please visit http://library.webster.edu/guides/liaison.html.

Our Access Services staff can help you set up materials on reserve, schedule videos, and reserve rooms in the library.

 

Research Assistance

 

Our library staff can assist you with your research.

 

  • Contact a Librarian - Get help with quick questions, using online resources, etc. Research librarians are available in person, by phone, chat, and email.
  • Faculty research - Project assistance from a subject liaison librarian
  • Request books or articles
  • Mendeley : Manage your citations and documents and create in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of formats.

Resources for finding alternatives to the traditional textbook

 

The library now offers EBSCO Faculty Select to help you find low-cost or no-cost accessible alternatives to the traditional textbook. Your library liaison can help you navigate this tool and answer your questions.

 

Faculty Select enables faculty to provide course materials for adoption that are no (or low) cost to students. EBSCO Faculty Select is a single interface where faculty can easily discover and access Open Educational Resources / Open Textbooks, find library-owned eBooks, and request that the library purchase unlimited-access (i.e. Digital Rights Management-free) e-books from top academic publishers like Cambridge, Taylor & Francis and Wiley. Faculty can save time finding relevant and cost-effective content for their courses, while directly supporting textbook affordability efforts, and driving usage and value of library resources.