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Library Research and Instruction During Campus Closure

This guide is for students and faculty who may have questions about library resources during the closure.

Instructor Resources

This page lists a variety of ways you can utilize the library and its services to supplement your courses.

Ebooks, Journals, and Streaming Video

As you transition your on-ground course to an online format, consider the volume of supplemental materials available online through the library. Any of these resources can be used to complement your lectures, class discussions, or research material for course assignments. Visit the Research Databases page to browse, or get in touch with your CAC Librarian to discuss options for your class. We recommend starting with the following:

  • Films on Demand - Documentaries in the humanities, history, health, technical education, archival films, and much more. See CRC's guide on Sharing Links & Embedding for instructions on including in Canvas.
  • EBSCO Ebook Collection - Ebooks on social sciences, information technology, the humanities, business, economics, and more.
  • Gale Ebooks - Background information from general and subject encyclopedias.
  • Kanopy - Feature films, documentaries, and educational videos.
  • OneSearch - Los Rios Libraries' online catalog and access to the content of most databases held at Los Rios.

Flexible Library Instruction

The library building is closed, but hands-on research instruction is not limited to use of our facilities. We are able to meet with your class synchronously using Zoom or asynchronously using any combination of recorded video and Research Guides that would be most useful for your course assignments. Please fill out the Library Instruction Request Form and let us know how we can best support you.

Online Faculty Consultations

We can easily set up virtual librarian appointments over Zoom, over the phone, or via email. Contact us if there is specific content you're trying to access for a class, or if you have any questions about library services.