Research Support for Faculty (includes online teaching support)

Quick links: Discover Resources | Research Support | Classroom Support | Store Data | Spaces | Archives | Center for Teaching Excellence | Instructional Technology | Digital Media Center | Writing Center

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Discover Resources:

  • Sorin: The library has a search engine that searches almost all databases at once. Sorin is the library’s online catalog and it is now the primary search bar on the library’s website.  Sorin is designed not just for discovering resources such as journal articles, streaming videos, and books, but also for saving resources and creating “collections” of resources that you can even choose to share with others. First time users, watch this video.
  • Books: access over 700,000 e-books, see Finding eBooks in the Library.
  • Journals: access thousands of scholarly journals, see Finding Scholarly Articles.
  • Magazines and News: Explore magazine content on our new app, Flipster. The library also provides access to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, see Library Help Center.
  • Streaming Videos: stream video, documentaries, and great courses in video databases from the library. Note: not all streaming videos are discoverable in Sorin, see Library Help Center.
  • Specialized Databases: The library provides access to over 100 specialized databases to support your research and teaching needs.   The full list of databases is available here. Note that Research Guides provide subject access to these rich resources.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Make an interlibrary loan request to borrow book chapters or articles that the Library does not have. The library provides ILL free of charge for faculty and students, see more information and request form here.
  • WorldCat: WorldCat is a worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions. With millions of online records built from the bibliographic and ownership information of contributing libraries, it is the largest and most comprehensive database of its kind.
  • St. Edward’s University Archives and Special Collections: Contact the Archivist about primary resources available online: Browse our online exhibits.

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Get Classroom Support:

Store Data:

  • Faculty Projects: The library provides data management consultation and services to faculty projects, including storage, processing, visualization, data management plans, and website design. Please direct your inquiries to Casey Gibbs, Digital Services Manager, at

Explore Spaces:

  • Group Study Rooms: The library has 15 rooms for groups of 4-6. They can be reserved.
  • Computers: Use one of the 150 computers available for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Printing: Print for free (black and white only).
  • Quiet Study: Use the quiet study areas available on the first and second floors.
  • Co-located Services: Digital Media Center and Writing Center are co-located services in the library.
  • Global Digital Classrooms: GDCs in the Munday Library provide students, faculty and staff real-time, HD-quality video conferencing capabilities.


Other Academic Support Services for Faculty

The Center for Teaching Excellence (located in Holy Cross Hall 108B)

  • Consultations and observations for individual instructors
  • Programs for departments and schools
  • Learning communities and reading groups
  • Peer-to-peer teaching exchange
  • Workshops, seminars, and faculty circles
  • Orientations and support for new faculty
  • Awards for outstanding teaching
  • Resources, including the CTE library, website, and blog

Instructional Technology (located in Holy Cross Hall 101)

Instructional Technology focuses on the teaching and learning experiences at St. Edward’s – and how technology can improve both.  To learn more about how the Instructional Team can help you, visit our Web site.

The Digital Media Center (located in the Munday Library)

The Digital Media Center (DMC) supports the creation and use of digital media in education, scholarship and creative expression. We provide a learning space for in-person consultation and online resources for digital media, including audio, video, images and interactive media.

The Writing Center (located in the Munday Library)

The faculty and professional writers at the Writing Center are available to help faculty in all disciplines with their own writing projects, crafting writing assignments, and encouraging their students to utilize the Writing Center. For more information, visit the Faculty page on the Writing Center website or email

For more information, consult Faculty Support.