Services for Faculty


Ask a Librarian

icon services

Any Question, Anytime

Search the Research Guides

Browse the Research Guides

Journals & Articles, By Subject, By Title, By Type, Guides A-Z

Print Services

print services

Poster Printing, Copy-Fax-Scan, Add Funds to SDSUcard

Citation Help

citation help

Book Collections, APA, Chicago/Turabian, CSE, MLA, Other Styles, DOI, Citation Software, Print Version

Writing & Tutor Ctr

writing & tutor center

Writing Center, Statistics 119 and Math & Calculus

Accessibility Information

Accessibility at SDSU

SDSU Accessibility, Web Accessibility, Accessible Technology Initiative

Home >> Help & Services >> Services for Faculty

Teaching Support

Citation Linker

Create links to articles to which the library subscribes.

Course Reserves:

About Course Reserves.

Course Reserves:

See options for streaming media and request a purchase.

Course Guides

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

Library Instruction

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

Library Resources for Canvas

Find out how to embed library resources into your courses in Canvas.

Open Educational Resources

Find out how to improve student access to course materials through the use of Open Educational Resources (OER).

Plagiarism Tutorials

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

Library Collections

Library Purchase Request Form

Recommend material that you feel should be added to the library collection. Consider also the Faculty Streaming Media Request form.

OneSearch (direct link)

OneSearch provides access to the 8 million items previously found in the SDSU Online Catalog, along with results from nearly 200 journal database packages.  Faculty may check out books for 365 days, with one renewal. Additional information about borrowing services.

Request materials from other libraries

  • Circuit is the San Diego-wide borrowing system for books.
  • CSU+ is the CSU-wide system for books and media, which you can access thru OneSearch.
  • Interlibrary Loan or ILL is for books, articles, and media.

SDSU Syllabus Collection

Online syllabi collection for San Diego State University. Faculty may email their syllabi to for inclusion.

Research Support

Citation Management Research Guide

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

Research Data Services

Tools and services to help you manage your research data.

Find Your Subject Librarian

Find the librarian with expertise in your subject area.

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.

Remote Access

Faculty may access library resources from off-campus, after authenticating with your SDSUid and password.

Research Services

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

Subject-Specific Research Guides

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

Article Publishing/ Processing Charges (APCs)

SDSU authors are able to publish open access, with no additional costs associated, through an updated 3-year agreement (2022-2024) between the CSU system and Elsevier.

Journal Impact Measures

Our FAQ page lists journal ranking tools available to SDSU faculty.

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.

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus faculty retain all Library privileges available to active teaching faculty, including checking out books and accessing online databases.