Services For Faculty

University Libraries strives to support our faculty in their instruction and research endeavors.  Here are some starting points to assist you:

Interlibrary Loans

If you cannot locate books or other materials that you need, you may use our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL) to:

  • Borrow items not held by CWU or the Summit Consortium
  • Obtain copies of articles not owned by CWU
  • Deliver electronic copies from CWU library periodicals collection
  • Provide returnable items from the CWU collections (includes Black Hall teaching collection) to University Center faculty

Rush service available for $10.00 per returnable

Circulation Of Library Materials

Please bring your campus ID card along when borrowing library materials.  For more information on circulation services including the Summit Consortium Catalog, consult the Circulation Department Services page.
 

Selection Of Library Materials

Faculty may request library materials for the Library Collections.   Book, video, and music CD requests may be:

Liaison Librarians are assigned subject area collection development, research, and instruction responsibilities which generally match their academic backgrounds and interests.   Find your Library Liaison here.

If you need reviews you can search for or browse the following online sources:

View new additions to the library’s collections on our New Library Materials page, which updates each month.

If you have any questions about purchasing new materials please see our Collection Development Policy.

Library Instruction

Customized Library Instruction sessions can be arranged for your students through your Library Liaison .

For general information on instruction contact the Reference Desk at x1021.
 

Research Guides & Tools

Topical Information

Try our online Research Guides as a starting point, or request a course- or topic-specific one through your Library Liaison.

We also have a guide to Databases By Subject that can help you and your students locate critical materials more quickly.

Managing Citations

The library recommends the web browser app Zotero, "...a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself.”

With Zotero, you can create a Zotero library, complete with citations, for:

  • Books, journal articles, and websites
  • Creating Bibliographies and Works Cited pages in MS Word
  • Snapshots of webpages
  • Creating folders, subfolders and keyword “tags” for searching your sources

Library Streaming Services


What is Streaming?

Streaming Content Policy

Streaming Content Procedures

Streaming Content Request Form

Copyright & Fair Use Tools for Streaming In The Classroom

For more in information or assistance with Streaming Video, please contact Geri Hopkins at hopkins@cwu.edu, or (509) 963-1925.