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Library Research & Instruction During Campus Closure: Instructor Resources

Library resources and services during Campus Closure

Instructor Resources

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

The library team, like each of you, is working on developing strategies for providing high-value services to students and faculty as we move services online due to COVID-19.  

As all of us puzzle through the logistics of teaching, learning, and offering support services to students in this uncertain time, we want to highlight some of the library’s online resources and services to help support you and your students.  

Flexible Library Instruction

We are able to support online classes 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. (To ensure access to this form please first sign in using your Los Rios Single Sign-on, which you can access under the Employee Login tab.) 

Liaison for your department

Contact the library liaison for your department.

Faculty Consultation

You can speak one-on-one with a librarian through a phone appointment. You can email the liaison to your department, or choose them from the list of librarians for a phone appointment.

Canvas Research Tutorials (NEW!)

Los Rios librarians have developed a series of information literacy modules in Canvas, which we have now updated for the new OneSearch and APA 7th edition! Module topics include Developing a Research Question, Identifying Keywords, OneSearch Basics, Evaluating and Selecting Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism, MLA Formatting, and APA Formatting. Each lesson includes readings, videos, activities, and a quiz to assess students' understanding of the material. Students can enroll in this new self-paced course at

24/7 Research Help Chat

Librarians are available 24/7 via chat reference. The Los Rios Libraries are now participating in a global chat reference service. ARC librarians are part of an international team of librarians who staff the chat service and  are available to answer questions during all times of day (or night). Click on the Chat with a Librarian icon to access this service when using OneSearch or when visiting the library homepage

Library Research Databases

As you think through the possibility of transitioning 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 see the full list of databases the library subscribes to; browse, or get in touch with us to discuss options for your class.

We recommend starting with the following:

See Sharing Links & Embedding for instructions on including in Canvas.