For Faculty

Personal Research Consultation

Subject librarians are available for research consultation. Set up an appointment to learn more about the library collections, databases, and services available to support your research needs.

The Library Catalog and most database providers have alert services or RSS feeds where faculty can establish a profile of research interests and be notified automatically when a book on the subject is received or when new journal articles are published. Contact your subject librarian for more information.

Research Instruction For Your Class

Subject Librarians are available to come to your classroom and guest lecture on a research or instruction topic of your choice. You can choose to hold your class in the Library Education Room (MLIB 226) with 24 laptop workstations, or arrange for the librarian to come to your Smart Classroom.
- Check Library Education Room Availability
- About the Library Education Room (LER)
- Online Research Tutorials


Reserve provides a short loan, high turnover “reserve service” for both your own personal material and library material.
- Reserve Information for Faculty

Circulation & Borrowing

As a faculty member you have an extended checkout period and unlimited interlibrary loans. Select the appropriate link for more information.
- Faculty Circulation Policies
- Interlibrary Services
- Authorizing Research Assistants To Check Out In Your Name
- Spouse/Domestic Partner Policy

Online Curriculum Support

Get help in finding online materials to support your teaching. 
- Online Curriculum Support
- Research & Subject Guides

Ordering Library Materials 

If you are interested in having the library purchase a book, DVD or periodicals fill out a purchase order form and send it to your department book chair.  Contact your subject librarian with any questions or concerns you have about the library.
- Book/DVD Purchase Request Form
- Periodical Purchase Request Form
- Faculty Book Chairs
- Faculty Wishlists
- Subject Librarians

Plagiarism Prevention

Register to use the campus plagiarism detection software Turnitin and find out what resources are available to help educate your students on how to avoid using sources inappropriately.
- Turnitin
- Citing Sources

Use of Copyrighted Materials

This website provides information about U.S. copyright law and CSU, Chico copyright policies and guidelines.

Chico Digital Repository (CDR)

The CDR promotes discovery, research, cross-disciplinary collaboration and instruction by collecting, preserving and providing access to scholarly work created at Chico. The CDR can provide persistent and centralized electronic access to faculty and student work, promote research and collaboration and provide a public archive that reflects the development of knowledge on campus. Currently the CDR is being used as the repository for our digital Master's Theses but we welcome suggestions for additional content.

Affordable Learning/Open Educational Resources

Find out where you can locate affordable and open educational resources to enrich your classes and lower student textbook costs.

General Education Pathways

Find your Pathway Librarian and more information here.

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