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Faculty Services and Resources

Recently started at Oxford? Use this guide to learn about key library services and services.

Research Practices Instruction Program

The Research Practices Instruction Program at Oxford College Library orients students not only to the use of library resources but also to the nature and processes of research and critical inquiry. We work with faculty members from all departments across campus to design a library instruction session that is unique to that class and based on instructor-selected student learning outcomes. The sessions are focused and tailored to student needs in a given class. For examples of activities that can be integrated into a session, consult our Teaching Information Literacy at Oxford guide. 

Request a session or learn more on the Research Practices Instruction Program page.

Research Consultations

Students can schedule one-on-one research help with a librarian. Things we can help them with include, but are not limited to:

  • Building a search strategy
  • Expanding or narrowing down a research topic
  • Identifying databases and other resources relating to a subject or discipline

Students can make a research appointment to get focused research support. For more information about the one-on-one help we provide students with, contact your Personal Librarian.

 Research Guides and Canvas Modules

Research Guides/Canvas Modules help students negotiate the research process by presenting them with a curated selection of resources that can be subject or course-specific.

Tailored: Instructors can select resources they would like to see emphasized, or provide feedback to ensure a given guide/module answers their students' needs.

View existing Research Guides, or contact your Personal Librarian to learn more.

 Course Reserves

Placing materials on reserve

Course Reserves is a library service that allows instructors to make course materials available to students in the library and/or online. View the Course Reserves LibGuide for more information.

 To request that items be placed on reserve for your course, send an email to the Oxford Course reserves team at (OXRESERVES@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU) with your course name, number and a list of items you would like on reserve. 

Here are some links to online resources that Emory has available to assist you:  

E-Book guide:  This is an Emory Libraries guide that explains further about the e-books available at Emory and how to use them in your courses.  This is a great guide to share with your students.

Finding Open Educational Resources for Your Class:  The resources here will assist you in finding the right open educational resources (OERS) for your class. These are free to use.

Citation, Fair Use and Plagiarism

Resources for Students

Resources for Faculty

  • For information relative to copyright and applying fair use, visit the Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office's Using Copyrighted Works page.
  • The Turnitin Originality Check tool is embedded in every Canvas course. Visit the Using the Turnitin Plagiarism Checker page for instructions on how to get started and a sample paragraph to include in your course outline if you intend to do so.

 Classroom Technology and Canvas Support

  • Academic Technology provides classroom technology and Canvas support. They can be reached at 770-312-6766.
  • For educational technology consultations, contact Scott Foster, Director of Academic Technology, at


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