Resources
Faculty and staff members have access to the same library resources as do students. Namely:
Please use the "Resources" menu above to navigate through the many resources the library has to offer. On these pages, you can watch short tutorial videos and learn more about available resources.
 
Most of the library's online resources will ask you to log in with your usa.edu email address and the same password you use to access your usa.edu email account (also the same password you use to log in to your computer on campus).
 
The exception is the Library Catalog. To search the Library Catalog, you do not need to log in. If you wish to save search preferences or request an item from another campus, you will need to log in with your Library Catalog username and password. For most faculty members, your Library Catalog username and password are both your first initial and last name (i.e. jsmith). For assistance with your Library Catalog username/password, please contact library@usa.edu.
Services
The Library offers several services to faculty:
  • Interlibrary Loan (articles, books, book chapters)
  • Article Delivery (email a list of article citations to your campus library staff, and we will email you the full texts)
  • Copyright Education (for full information on the University of St. Augustine's copyright procedures, please see Copyright)
  • Library Instruction (for groups of faculty, within your courses, or one on one consultations)
  • Reserve course materials (articles or texts for a course kept centrally in the library for student reference)
  • Assistance transferring print article reserves to your online course platform
  • Customized Course Pages for individual courses and assignments to provide students with library tips and help.

For more information on any of these services, please contact the library staff at your campus.

Introduction

The USA library's online holdings include resources that could be professionally or personally useful for USA staff members.

When prompted, simply log in with your USA email address and the same password you use to access your USA computer/webmail.

eBooks

While some of our eBook collections are specific to health sciences, others contain titles from a variety of disciplines.

ProQuest eBook Central - provides thousands of titles on all different topics

Credo Reference - provides encyclopedias and other reference books in multiple subject areas

Articles/Databases

The easiest way to search for articles through the USA library is Search USA. Use the search bar at the top of this page to get started.

However, if you would like to search for articles in individual databases, the following two will provide the best multidisciplinary results:

Gale PowerSearch

ProQuest Central

See the Databases page for a full list of available databases.

Library staff are responsible for proctoring exams for students with accommodations under ADA law, but cannot proctor any other kind of exam except in special circumstances. Policies for test proctoring in the library vary by campus. Please see our Exam Proctoring Policies for specifics.
 
As of July 2016, faculty on all campuses should use the below form to schedule proctored exams for students with ADA accommodations with the library staff. Additional instructions are listed on the form. 
 
 
If you prefer to use the old form, you can download it below and email the completed version to libraryproctoring@usa.edu.
 
 
 
Faculty and staff have the capability to copy and print using the library's copy system. However, we ask that faculty and staff only use the library copiers/printers in those rare circumstances when it is not possible or logical to use the designated faculty/staff copy machine. For example, you are short a couple of copies of a classroom handout and are closer to the library than to the designated faculty/staff copy machine.
 
In these rare cases, faculty and staff can talk to a full time library staff member (not a student worker), who can log you in to the system with a staff login.
 
This service is not available during times the library is staffed by a student worker.
The library is always pleased to receive faculty recommendations for library materials. We will consider all faculty recommendations, but cannot guarantee their purchase (please see the Collection Development Policy for more information on how materials are selected and deselected). 
 
Books and journals that faculty need for one-time use are best requested through interlibrary loan. Faculty recommendations for library materials should reflect titles and resources that faculty consider important to the curriculum taught at USA and that should become part of the library's permanent collection.
 
Before recommending, please check the Journal Finder (for journals) or the Library Catalog (for anything else) to ascertain whether the library already provides access to the resource. If the USA library does not already have the item, or has the item at another campus but not your own campus, please use the following guidelines to recommend the item.
Physical Materials

To recommend physical materials such as print books, videos, equipment, etc. please contact the library staff at your campus. Please provide as much information about the item as possible, including (when applicable) title, author, ISBN, and/or a link to more information about the item.

eBooks

To recommend eBooks for the library to consider for purchase, please email Ryan Gaylor (rgaylor@usa.edu) with your title or subject recommendations.

Electronic Resources

To recommend electronic resources, including journal subscriptions and databases, please email Julie Evener.

The library provides access to a collection of eBooks published by Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. 

We welcome faculty members linking to these books in their courses, if you’d like, but if a particular title is a required text for the course, please also include the following disclaimer:

           Please note that library copies of required textbooks are not a substitute for purchasing your own copy of the text. Library access is not guaranteed.

 

As an added bonus for this collection, LWW has given us an institutional username and password to access thePoint faculty resources for the books in the collection, including PowerPoint presentations, images, and test banks. If you are interested in accessing these faculty-only resources, please email library@usa.edu with your request.

Our library's subscription to the ICE Video Library includes faculty only access to the Faculty Zone. Please contact library@usa.edu for the Faculty Zone password.

Acland's Video Atlas of Anatomy

To link Acland's videos in your courses, you will need to use the persistent URLs listed in this spreadsheet.

Links you copy from the site itself will expire after a time, but the persistent URLs will not.

 

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

To link Bates' videos in your courses, you will need to use the persistent URLs listed in this PDF and add the follwing prefix in front of each URL: https://prx-usa.lirn.net/login?url=

Links you copy from the site itself will expire after a time, but the persistent URLs will not.