- New Faculty Welcome Guide
- Registration Form for first time users [.pdf] [.doc] -- if you've never checked out a book or have not used interlibrary loan (ILL), then you'll need to register with us.
Class and Instructional Resources (for you & your students)
- Course-Related Instruction -- we'll teach your class how to use our resources.
- Designing Effective Library Research Assignments -- tips on how to design an effective library assignment.
- Linking to records in the Library Catalog - learn how to link directly to a record in the Library Catalog.
- Reference -- Have a research related question? We can help answer it.
- Reserves -- Put your class materials on reserve.
Tell Us What you Need! Suggest Library Resources
Are we missing important books, journals, or other resources? Let us know!
- BioSciences Library Resource Recommendation Form
- Library Resource Recommendation Form
- Collection Development
- RefWorks-- web-based citation software, for organizing your research.
- To use Refworks, you'll need to set up an account at http://refworks.com/.
- If asked for a group code, click here to get the UAF group code.
Note, if off-campus you will need to login with your UA username/password. If you are unable to login to access the group code, call the reference desk at 907-474-7482 and ask for the Refworks Group Code.
- Document Delivery -- request book chapters and paper journal articles be scanned and emailed to you as a .pdf file.
- EndNote Connection Files -- to search databases from within EndNote, you may need a special connection file.
- Interlibrary Loan -- borrow materials that aren't available on campus.
- Off-campus Services -- if you're a remote faculty, we'll support your teaching and research needs.
Open Access Course Materials
These are links provided for your convenience; the library has not evaluated and does not recommend any particular resource.
- Open Education Initiative - at University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Open Education Initiative is a faculty incentive program that encourages the use of existing low-cost or free information resources to support our students’ learning. Now in its third phase, the Open Education Initiative has generated a total savings of over $750,000 for students in classes that utilize open educational resources and library material. For more information please contact Marilyn Billings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OCW - OpenCourseWare Consortium, links to a number of colleges and universities with posted free courseware
- Open Access Textbooks -- Consider using online course materials, free to students.
- MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
- Science360 - Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this site features educational videos provided by scientists, colleges and universities, and the National Science Foundation. Can be re-used on your website, course sites, blogs, etc.
- Wikiversity - You already know and love or hate Wikipedia...
- Wikitextbook - It is pretty bare-bones at this time, but it's a start!
- Wikibooks - A different Wikipedia page, with other book options (other than textbooks).
Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing - Some Considerations
- DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals, lists 6500+ open access journals for you to consider when deciding where to publish
- PLOS - Public Library of Science, a non-profit org featuring a number of peer-reviewed, open-access, and respected scientific and medical journals
- Open Access Increases Citation Rate. MacCallum CJ, Parthasarathy H (2006). PLoS Biol 4(5): e176. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040176
- What You Can Do to Promote Open Access. Suber, P. (2007)
- Scholarly Communication and Open Access: Research and Publication in Flux. Rutgers University Libraries - web page