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Top 10 Things for Faculty in the Library

This research guide is meant to help faculty navigate library resources.

Top 10 Things for Faculty in the Library

Check out the Top 10 Resources for Faculty


‚Äč10  Information Literacy Instruction 

We’re here to teach the art of critical thinking and research both in person and online. See the instruction page for more information, or go directly to the Library Instruction Request forms.

*See #8 and #3 for other options.


Electronic Resources*

Access millions of full-text articles, images, videos, and more.  Most provide citations in MLA & APA. The library has expanded its eBook collections, subscribing to additional eBook packages. Additionally, title by title eBook purchasing will considered more robustly in the coming year. If you need an online edition of a title, be sure to use our Collection Request Form or contact your library liaison. 


Research Guides

Use the specialized subject and course guides we create to help your students become research



Streaming Video*

Show academic videos in class or have your students watch them at home.  Thousands are available from

Films on Demand and Kanopy databases.


6 Citations (see also NoodleTools)

Everything your students need to properly format citations, including sample papers, guides, tutorials, and class instruction:


Course Reserves

Place textbooks and supplemental material on reserve for your students to use in the library.


New E-reserves: if you have a textbook on physical reserve, we can scan up to 3 chapters that will be accessible to students in the course Canvas shell under the Library Resources tab. Contact lead Pamela Gautier for questions about the E-Reserves program. Click here for a list of courses that currently have scans.


4 Department Liaisons

The Library Liaison Program is an initiative at the library that will help faculty receive the personalized support and attention they need for their specific departmental needs. Each department has a personal librarian meant to help assist faculty in utilizing the resources and services of the library. Whether it be finding ways to integrate library instruction and research into the classroom, identifying information resources to help support curriculum, or developing innovative educational experiences for GCC students-- your librarian liaison is here to help!

Here you will find a listing of the GCC Faculty Librarians and the liaison areas in which they support Please don't hesitate to contact your librarian liaison if you have any questions. You may also contact Liaison lead Pamela Gautier for questions about the Librarian Liaison Program.


3  Tutorials and Videos

Plug-and-play tutorials on library overview, plagiarism, MLA, and APA that can be uploaded to Canvas for a student grade. We also have a number of how-to videos on various resources:

Additionally, we have a new Information Literacy module program from Credo with videos, tutorials, and quizzes. See the Credo Info Lit guide for more info.


2  Collection Resources- 

The GCC Library offers a large selection of print titles, CDs, and DVDs. Click here for more on borrowing and requesting materials.

Request items to be added to our collection:


Ask Us

Call Us! If you have any questions, please call give us a call (623) 845-3112 during the normal business hours.

Ask a Librarian You can contact us via our 24/7 chat service if you are looking to do some research and need assistance.

Reference Desk - Librarians are available to help at the reference desk during building hours.

Email Service If you have a specific research question but don't wish to chat, send us an email and library staff will be able to help you find resources and answer your questions. Most questions can be answered the same day.

1-on-1 Consultations If you need some substantial help, you can set up a 1-on-1 consultation appointment and we would be willing to chat with you either in the library or virtually through either the phone or a video conferencing method such as Google Meet.



Main: 623-845-3112                   North: 623-888-7112



*Can be integrated into Canvas

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