Teaching with Cornell University Librarians
Instruction support provided by Cornell librarians will be handled primarily via synchronous guest lectures with Zoom, or through packaged asynchronous content, such as pre-made tutorials and videos. Use our form to set up an instruction session or simply to learn more about all that we can offer in support of your class.
Contact your Subject Liaison
Liaisons are your go-to librarians, connecting you to library services and collections. They are subject specialists who provide support for faculty and student research, instruction, and scholarly communication, who build rich library collections or can refer you to other library experts. Find my subject liaison.
The availability of accessible content varies across library resources, but in general using the HTML version of an electronic book chapter, journal article or other content when available is recommended because it is more likely to be accessible. PDFs obtained from library resources will most likely not be accessible and need to go through a remediation process. See Cornell IT's Create Accessible PDFs and Sensus Access for more information, and the Center for Teaching Innovation's form to request support with accessibility.
- How to submit course reserves
- Linking to library e-resources
- Request a purchase
- Copyright information
- Digital collections - browse or search our large collection of items that have been digitized and curated.
- Online and electronic materials - visit our guides for help find Open Educational Resources (OER), e-books, and e-journals.
- Library materials for loan that can help with structuring an online course.
Assignment Support for Students
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Passkey - When you’re off-campus, connect to databases, journals and e-books that would otherwise be restricted or hidden behind paywalls through Passkey.
- Meet with a librarian remotely - Get help finding more information on your question. Meet with a librarian remotely (via zoom or some other technology)
- Research/course guides - our librarians have developed course guides, research guides, and skill guides to help with assignments or research.
- Our librarians offer expertise in areas that can benefit your students: data management, GIS, digital humanities, visual resources, Bloomberg and much more!
Teaching with Special Collections
The Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections, the Kheel Center, Mann Library, Kroch Asia Library, and the Law Library have digital images, collections, and online exhibitions on a wide variety of subjects that can be used for primary source writing and research assignments. Special collections librarians can help instructors incorporate these materials into their classes.