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Library Resources for Online Courses

A guide to library resources for faculty to incorporate into their online courses

Library Resources for Online Courses

Your librarians are eager to provide instructional support for your online courses. Here are some examples of what we can do:

  • Develop a specialized library guide for your course or assignments
  • Design targeted instructional videos to help your students with research assignments
  • Provide virtual office hours for research assistance for your students via Collaborate Ultra or Skype
  • Librarian presence in the course discussions (all or preselected discussions)
  • Links in eLearning to library resources & online guides
  • Create specific widgets for eLearning that provide access to our chat or email reference service
  • Create specific widgets for eLearning that will allow students to directly search library resources
  • Assistance finding online resources for students to access
  • Electronic Reserves (including streaming video) can be inserted directly into your eLearning course
  • Provide a synchronous library instruction session for students
  • creating pre- and post-tests to assess students' research skills

Some resources are available for you to include in eLearning right now:

  • General search widgets
  • General contact the library widgets
  • Widget of our guide to library resources for online learners
  • Our awesome online tutorials, which cover everything from basic research skills to how to structure a literature review (see a list of topics here)


Get Help

Use the link about to chat LIVE with one of our librarians...or, if it is "after hours" the link will automatically help you generate an email so someone can respond to your question when we are open again!

Online Students' Guide to the UWF Libraries

If you are a student in one of the over 500 online courses that UWF offers each semester, then this guide can help you navigate the library resources available to you.

What can you access online?

Use the tabs above to find out more about the best resources for online students.