Faculty Resources

[Getting Started] [Instructional Resources] [Tell Us What You Need!] [Research Tools] [Open Access Course Materials] [Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing]

Getting Started

  • 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)

Tell Us What you Need! Suggest Library Resources

Are we missing important books, journals, or other resources? Let us know!

Research Tools

  • 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 mbillings@library.umass.edu.
  • 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