Faculty Resources

General Library Instruction

This session covers much of the same material that is offered in the Library Competency class that all students are required to take. Topics include navigating the library webpage, searching the library catalog, navigating online databases, requesting materials through Interlibrary Loan, and how to access articles through a database.

Getting Started with Research

Topics covered in this session will include identifying key words, how to develop a search strategy, using Boolean logic, how to use keywords to do an effective search, how to navigate the library catalog, and how to navigate a general library database. This can also be tailored to a specific topic or discipline, if desired.

Subject-Specific Instruction

Have a research project? Let our librarians show you what resources are available specifically for that discipline and how to effectively search and navigate them. We can also go over any specific resources you may want your students to know. This session will include how to search the library catalog, databases, how to request materials through Interlibrary Loan, how to use the citation features in the database.

Reference Liaison Areas:

  • Tracey Sherrod: Justice Studies, Master of Justice Administration, Social Work
  • Arleen Fields: Applied Communication, Art, English, History, Mass Communications, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy and Religion, Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education, Theater
  • Apryl Rosser: Computer Science, Environmental & Occupational Management, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Military Science/ROTC, Political Science, Reeves School of Business
  • Jennifer Taft: Athletic Training, Biology, Chemistry/Physical Science, Engineering, Health Care Administration, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Education & Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a service of the library that provides current students, faculty, and staff with materials that are not available at the library. First time users will need to create an account. Click here to read and agree to the terms and conditions and create an account.

If you have an account, and have forgotten your password, please use the Forgot Password? link to reset your password.

LibGuide Creation

Librarians can create a specialized research guide, known as a LibGuide, for your class or a specific assignment. We can include books, databases, websites or any specific resources you request. Visit Libguides.methodist.edu for examples.