Teaching Support

Library Instruction
Book a library instruction session for your class, including sessions in Special Collections and University ArchivesFind out how the library can support your teaching.

Library Resources for Blackboard
Find out how to embed library resources into your Blackboard course.

Article Linker
Create short links to articles to which the library subscribes and grab the citation as HTML for your online reading list.

Course Reserves: Books (Call 619.594.6793)
Find out how to put a book on reserve for your class.

Course Reserves: Media
Find out how to put media on reserve for your class. Read the FAQ.

Course Guides
Librarians have developed course-specific guides, with links to relevant resources.

Plagiarism Tutorials
Librarians have developed tutorials on plagiarism and paraphrasing, which can be used in conjunction with a class assignment.

SDSU Syllabus Collection
Online syllabi collection for San Diego State University.

Library Collections

Online catalog
The library's online catalog contains our holdings.  Faculty may check out books for 183 days, with one renewal. Additional information about borrowing services.

Library Purchase Request Form
Recommend material that you feel should be added to the library collection.

Faculty Publication Request Form
Suggest that the library purchase your book, DVD or other material.

Request materials from other libraries
Circuit is the San Diego-wide borrowing system for books.
Interlibrary loan is for books, articles, and media. 

Research Support

Find Your Bibliographer
Find the librarian with expertise in your subject area.

Research Guides
Librarians have developed subject-specific research guides, with links to relevant subject databases and related resources.

Reference Services
Help for your questions about library resources in person, by phone, by text, by email, and by 24/7 online chat.

Remote Access
Faculty may access library resources from off-campus, after authenticating with last name, Red ID, and library pin.

Proxy cards
Proxy cards permit faculty to designate individuals of their choosing to borrow library material in their name.  Forms are available at the circulation/course reserves desk.

New book alerts
See what's new in your subject area.  Click the share this page/RSS button to add it to your RSS feed reader.

Citation Management Research Guide
Describes the SDSU recommended software packages (both free and fee) for keeping tracking of all your articles, books, etc.

MyRI: Journal Impact Metrics & Ranking
Explains journal metrics and describes journal ranking tools available at SDSU.  One of 3 guides in the Measuring your Research Impact (MyRI) series.

Data Management Plan Support
Find out about library data hosting and description services to help satisfy grant applications.