Whether you are planning for your classes, looking for resources for your own research, or want to suggest something to add to the Library Collections, we encourage you to take advantage of the many services that are available to support you as a Faculty member.
If you are looking for a specific service and don't see it listed below, please contact the Information Desk at (202) 885-3232 for help.
- Information Literacy Instruction
Our librarians can provide tailored instruction sessions and other services to develop students' information literacy and research skills.
- Blackboard Support
The Library Blackboard support page is useful to learn how to integrate online journals, streaming media, and links to live chat with a reference librarian into your Blackboard courses. LinkMaker can be used to provide your students with direct access to articles from over 27,000 online journals.
- Place materials on Course Reserve
Instructors can request reserve materials by using the Library Course Reserves management system (Ares) in Blackboard. All reserve materials must adhere to the University's copyright policies.
- Course Design
Our instructional designers have designed online and hybrid courses as well as entire online programs. With our expertise, we can help you deliver an exceptional e-learning experience.
- Finding Funding
Databases, books, and websites to help you find grants.
- Research Data Management Across the Life Cycle
Information to help you make decisions about data you generate.
- Open Access Funding
A pilot project to help researchers pay the article processing charges (APCs) associated with publishing in open access journals.
- Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing
The American University Digital Research Archive and other outlets for open scholarship. Tools to help you think strategically about your research impact.
- Subject Specialists
Find a librarian with expertise in specific research areas, along with their contact information and office hours.
- Purchase Request
Use this form to request that an item (Book, Media, Music, Database, or Board Game) be added to the library's collection
- Journal Request
Submit a request for a new Journal Subscription.
- Vendor Trials
A vendor trial is a limited period of free access to an electronic resource. An electronic resource may be a database, an electronic journal or book, or other online library material requiring a subscription to access it. You can find more information about our policies and how to request a trial through the link above.