Faculty and Staff
- Online Databases including PubMed with Linkout
- Journals (Journal Finder)
- Videos and other interactive tools
- SOAR@USA institutional repository
- Tech Tools recommendations
- Physical materials as listed in the Library Catalog
- Interlibrary Loan (articles, books, book chapters)
- Article Delivery (email a list of article citations to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 SOAR@USA
- 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 SOAR@USA
- How to determine if a journal is predatory or legitimate
- How to protect ownership of your scholarly work (copyright retention)
- Uploading works to SOAR@USA, including copyright considerations
- Founding a scholarly research journal using the SOAR@USA (Digital Commons) platform
- Publishing your own online, open access book on the SOAR@USA 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.
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@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
The library provides access to to three anatomy mobile apps from Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas, Physiology & Pathology, and Muscle Premium. See the download instructions.
Note: the 2021 update included streamlining the modules. Content previously found in Heart & Circulatory Premium is now a part of Physiology & Pathology. Content previously found in Skeleton Premium is now included in either Muscle Premium or Human Anatomy Atlas. Content previously found in Physiology Animations is now a part of Human Anatomy Atlas.
Additional education resources related to these apps are available, including lab activities, videos, student handouts, and more.
While you can always contact email@example.com 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.
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
To link Acland's videos in your courses, you will need to use the persistent URLs listed in on Acland's About page (scroll to the bottom). BUT, you will need to add https://prx-usa.lirn.net/login?url= to the front of each URL you want to use. No spaces. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Links you copy from the site itself will expire after a time, but the persistent URLs will not.