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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Resources for Faculty

Library Instruction for Your Classes

To advance the educational goals of information literacy and critical thinking, the EWU Libraries offer virtual instruction, class and subject guides and online tutorials in library research methods.  To integrate library instruction into your curriculum, please contact:

Try to schedule at least one month in advance for a face-to-face library instruction session.  If you have a research-related student assignment, then please provide your librarian a copy of it to help with session preparation.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

For help finding Open Educational Resources for your classes, please use these links to our OER research guide.

Linking to Articles from Canvas

Do you have an article in one of our databases that you'd like your students to read for class?  The best way to ensure compliance with copyright restrictions, or database vendor contracts, is to link to the full text of that article.  To do so, find the persistent (aka permanent, stable or Permalink) URL and paste it into your Canvas site. To make sure that the article is accessible from off-campus, it must go through our proxy server. The URL for our proxy server [https://ezproxy.library.ewu.edu/login?url=] must go in front of the persistent URL of the article.  Some databases (e.g. Academic Search Complete) will automatically insert our proxy server URL in front of the persistent URL of the article.  Other databases, like JSTOR, will not include the proxy server URL and thus you will have to manually insert it.  For more detailed information on how to do it, see below for the link to the Help Sheet or contact the JFK reference desk [509-359-2263] for assistance.

Please contact Eastern Online for help with placing electronic content directly into Canvas.

Contact the EWU Libraries

*Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the EWU Library buildings are closed.  Please contact  your library liaison directly [https://www.ewu.edu/library/contact/] or our service points virtually (E-mail, etc.) to get help.

Contact the Learning Commons

Copyright Questions

Would you like some guidance on copyright and fair use issues?  Then use EWU's Copyright & Fair Use Research Guide.  You will find useful information on common copyright and fair use topics.  Plus each topic has contact information for the best person on campus who can help you (see the Get Help tab for a full list).