Get the Most out of the Library: Guides for Faculty and Grad Students
In an effort to make navigating the library easier for our patrons, we have been working on a series of Library Guides targeted to different segments of the UAlbany community.These guides can be found in the “Services for” section of the “Library Services” tab on our homepage.
Our most recent is the Faculty Library Guide. The guide’s homepage features a list of the key resources and services that faculty use the most, including database access, interlibrary loan and UA Delivery, and the Libraries’ eBook collection. It also has a section to help new faculty navigate the library. The “Teaching” tab features the various ways the library can support your teaching, including electronic and traditional reserves, course-related library instruction and a variety of teaching related resources in our print and electronic collections.
The “Research” tab has four subpages that are chock full of information to support your research needs. Learn how to keep current on research in your field using RSS feeds and alert services in databases from vendors such as EBSCOhost, ProQuest and ScienceDirect. It also has information on blogs and wikis by academics for academics. The “Organize & Share Research” subpage has information on tools like CiteULike and Connotea that help you organize and manage your references, and social networking tools like LinkedIn and Faculty Row to help you connect with others in your field. The “Promotion and Tenure Support” subpage features information on tools that help you track the influence and impact of your research, like Microsoft Academic and Scholarometer.
The Graduate Student Library Guide is one-stop-shopping for grad students in all fields. It has information on finding print and electronic resources in the library, tools to help you manage your references and the highlights library services that grad students use the most. There is a tab for teaching assistants that has information on course reserves, using Blackboard, and requesting course related library instruction for your class.
We hope these highlights have tempted you to check out the guides for yourself. Once you have, please take a few minutes to let us know how we did. Please visit the feedback box on the right-hand side of each guide’s homepage to let us know what you think.For more information on these guides and the Libraries’ services and resources stop by the
Blog post by Cary Gouldin