Support for Instructors
Have questions about your research?
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The UCLA Library provides a variety of services to assist instructors in inspiring student learning, research, and success. Let us know how we can help you!
UCLA Library staff are available to consult with you on the selection of research materials for courses, the development of research-related assignments, and the use of new technologies and learning spaces.
UCLA Librarians guide students through all stages of the research process, from forming a research question to finding and evaluating sources to putting together a bibliography. We tailor each instruction session to the needs of your class.
The UCLA Library teaching toolkit provides a variety of handouts, interactive online modules, and other activities that you can include in your course.
This Library initiative encourages instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials, such as open-access scholarly resources, Library-licensed and owned resources in print or digital form, reformatted special collections items, and learning objects and texts that faculty create themselves. By more closely aligning Library collections, services, and expertise with instructional needs, it has helped lower the cost of course materials for thousands of UCLA students while achieving instructors’ educational objectives.
Copyright law does limit what instructors can share with their students. Though Fair Use allows for much flexibility, there are limits. Start here to learn more about your options and/or schedule a consultation with a copyright expert in the library.
UCLA Library hosts and sponsors workshops and conversations to build community and promote conversation about teaching, learning, and libraries.