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Faculty and Staff
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Faculty and staff members have access to the same library resources as do students. Namely:
- Online Databases including PubMed with Linkout
- Journals (Journal Finder)
- Videos and other interactive tools
- [email protected] institutional repository
- Tech Tools recommendations
- Physical materials as listed in the Library Catalog
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 Library offers several services to faculty:
- Interlibrary Loan (articles, books, book chapters)
- Article Delivery (email a list of article citations to [email protected], and we will email you the full texts)
- Faculty research support
- Library Instruction (for groups of faculty, within your courses, or one on one consultations)
- Assistance uploading documents to [email protected]
- Assistance selecting digital content (articles, videos, etc.) to be used in courses
- Copyright Education (for full information on the University of St. Augustine's copyright procedures, please see Copyright)
- Customized Course Pages for individual courses and assignments to provide students with library tips and help (such as the Occupational Therapy Capstone Resources page).
For more information on any of these services, please contact the library staff at your campus, or if you have no designated campus, contact one of our Distance Learning Librarians.
Your USA Library is prepared and eager to help you with library-related aspects of your research projects. Here’s what we provide:
- Full text access to online databases, books, and journals to support your literature searches
- Robust interlibrary loan and article delivery services – can’t find what you need in full text or don’t have time to look? Send us a list of articles you need to access and we’ll send you the full text
- Assistance with literature searches – from help determining appropriate keywords, all the way up to performing a literature search for you and sending you the results. Fill out our online form to request literature search assistance
- How to use citation managers to keep track of the literature you find
- How to build your scholarly identity
- How to choose a journal in which to publish your work
- Assistance with and information on the benefits of open access publishing, including on the University’s platform [email protected]
- How to determine if a journal is predatory or legitimate
- How to protect ownership of your scholarly work (copyright retention)
- Uploading works to [email protected], including copyright considerations
- Founding a scholarly research journal using the [email protected] (Digital Commons) platform
- Publishing your own online, open access book on the [email protected] platform
- One-on-one consultations with your librarian on any of these topics or for any of these tasks
Looking for more? Ask us!
Though librarians are not typically research methodology/design or data analysis (statistics) experts, if you have questions regarding those topics, we may be able to direct you to free, online resources that could help.
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.
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:
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.
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 fill out the form offline, you can download it below and email the completed version to [email protected].
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.
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.
To recommend eBooks for the library to consider for purchase, please email Ryan Gaylor ([email protected]) with your title or subject recommendations.
To recommend electronic resources, including journal subscriptions and databases, please email Julie Evener.
The library provides access to three collections 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 [email protected] with your request.
Creating Stable Links to Library Resources
While you can always contact [email protected] to have a library team member give you a stable link to a specific library resource, we know that some people will want to do this on their own. Please use our "How to Create a Stable Link to Library Resources" guide to create a stable link to a library online resource (article, eBook, etc.) to post in a Blackboard course or share with students or faculty members.
Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination
International Clinical Educators (ICE) Video Library
To create a permanent link to an ICE video, start with this stable URL to the full collection: https://prx-usa.lirn.net/login?url=https://videos.icelearningcenter.com/universityofstaugustine
Then go to the specific video you want to use and from the web address bar, copy the last half of the URL starting with /detail/ and paste it to the end of the stable link above.
This creates a permalink to the video, which would look like this: https://prx-usa.lirn.net/login?url=https://videos.icelearningcenter.com/universityofstaugustine/detail/videos/dementia/video/5284063784001/ambulation-part-1:-patient-refuses?autoStart=false
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.