Library Services: Faculty
Research Made Easier!
The following resources are available to our faculty through your campus library. Please contact a local librarian if you have any questions. If you're seeking an advanced degree, learn more about our Library Resources for LSCS Employees Working on Advanced Degrees.
Request Library Instruction
Librarians offer instruction sessions designed specifically to meet the needs of your classes. The goal of library instruction is to teach students how to navigate the library, assist students with the research process using both online and print sources, develop critical thinking skills in selecting and evaluating information, and emphasize the value of information through academic integrity and the ethical use of information through use of citations and other best practices. Complete the form to request library instruction.
Request Research Guides
Your libraries offer basic or customized research guides for student use. Librarians are always happy to create a subject or assignment guide designed exactly for your class. Contact a campus reference librarian to make arrangements.
Discuss Academic Integrity Issues with Students
Proactive discussion of academic integrity issues such as plagiarism and copyright helps to clarify what is expected of students when they prepare coursework. View the LSCS academic integrity brochure (PDF) for more details.
Put Items on Course Reserve
Place personally-owned or college-owned books, videos, articles and other materials on reserve for your students at any LSCS library. You may complete a form in person at the library or you can fill out this library reserve request form (PDF) online, save an electronic copy for your files, print it, and take it to the library along with the materials.
Search for reserves by item title in the library catalog.
Design Effective Assignments
Your librarians are always eager to help you make the most of your time and energy. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating library assignments.
Search the Library Catalog
Use Meeting and Study Rooms
Check room availability and reservation procedures for individual/group study or meetings at campus libraries.
Add Streaming Videos to D2L classes
Learn more about the academic video databases available for viewing in face-to-face classes or linking/embedding in D2L courses.
Note: Videos in the Films on Demand database will be purchased on a title by title basis beginning September 1, 2017. Please submit all titles of films or film segments you are currently using to ensure continuing access. *Availability may change due to streaming rights provided to Films on Demand and may be limited due to budget constraints. Submit your title suggestions using our online form.
Request Books, Videos, CDs, Articles, & More
Discover how you can borrow items from other libraries not listed in the library catalog.
Find Articles in Research Databases
Search an amazing array of research databases in science, history, art, news, literature, and more topics. For off-campus access, login with your fourteen digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID/library card.
Locate e-journals available directly or through LSCS Libraries' databases by searching the Lone Star College A-Z Electronic Journal List. Included is Chronicle of Higher Education. Find this and other professional development resources on the LSCS Libraries' Research Databases: Education & Careers page.
Find Suggestions for using New York Times in Your Classroom
Lone Star College faculty and students now have a complimentary subscription to the New York Times. In addition, the NYTimes in Education companion is designed to provide faculty support with features, lesson plans, and ideas to help you integrate news literacy into your classroom. Register at NYTimesinEducation, using your LoneStar email. To register for your complimentary subscription to the New York Times:
- Start at AccessNYT.com.
- Search for Lone Star College and select.
- Follow the instructions on the next page to register your personal account, using your MyLoneStar email address.
- Your expiration date will display upon registration.
- Access on your computer, tablet, or mobile app.
*The New York Times Crossword (full version) and NYT Cooking are not included in your complimentary subscription.
Locate My Campus/Subject Librarian
Each academic discipline is assigned a librarian who specializes in that subject area. Your library liaison is an excellent resource for assisting with library research assignments, suggesting appropriate research materials and any of your information needs. To find your liaison, select a campus location below.