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

Discover Resources:

  • Sorin: The library has a search engine that searches almost all databases at once. Sorin is the library’s new 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.
  • Collections: the library has about 70,000 print books and 200,000 e-books. The library also provides access to over 100 databases containing articles, streaming video databases such as Kanopy and other specialized resources. The full list of databases is available here.
  • Suggest a Purchase: If you would like to suggest a purchase or you need additional resources please fill out this form.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Make an interlibrary loan request to borrow books or articles that the Library does not have. The library provides ILL free of charge for faculty and students. See request form here.
  • TexShare: The library is a member of a state-wide consortium of libraries, called TexShare. You need to fill out this form prior to gaining borrower privileges at the partner institutions.
  • 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.

Get Research Support:

  • Research Support: The library primarily provides assistance to faculty and students by Chat.  Walk-ins and/or virtual consultations are available during library hours and/or by appointment.
  • Library Liaisons: Liaisons are a bridge between the library, teaching faculty, and academic departments. Liaisons can serve their departments in many ways, but some of the more traditional roles library liaison play involve serving as the point of contact for the department, selecting library materials for the collection, providing instruction sessions and orientations, and discipline-specific research assistance such as subject related Research Guides and FAQs. Liaisons can also help faculty with literature review and systematic review strategies.

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 rgibbs@stedwards.edu.

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.

Archives:

Academic Support Services Not Affiliated with the Munday Library 

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 writingcenter@stedwards.edu.

For more information, consult Faculty Support.