Online Access and E-Resources Center

Frequently Asked Questions - Research Assistance

Please include the full citation and link to articles or books from the Libraries’ e-resources within the LMS (learning management system, ie Brightspace) to adhere to copyright law. See the following example text: 
        Follow the hyperlinked article below to the required reading for the week:
Van Cauwenberghe, L., & Janssen, C. (2014). Microplastics in bivalves cultured for human consumption. Environmental Pollution, 193, 65-70.

Do not post entire copies of journal articles or ebooks to the LMS when the resources are available through Purdue Libraries.

For more information on copyright, please visit the University Copyright Office website

Yes! Please reach out to your librarian from the list of subject librarians for assistance with locating or adjusting materials for your courses. Librarians can be contacted via email, phone, or you can set up a video chat. 

For research help from a librarian, request a research consultation or chat with a librarian via AskaLibrarian

Please communicate directly with your librarian for options for how they can work with your course. Options may include co-creating videos or other instructional content, the librarian meeting with the course virtually, or providing a Library Research Guide (see examples) of useful resources for students. Librarians may also offer drop-in office hours or schedule consultations with your students to help them with their research projects. Discuss your preferences and options with your collaborating librarian, or submit a request for library classroom instruction here.

To set up instruction with staff from Purdue's Archives and Special Collections, please fill out the Archives' Class Visits and Instruction form here

Librarians are available for research consultations with students. Please communicate with your subject librarian for details. Alternatively, direct students towards our chat and email service, Askalibraian for expanded ways to connect with a librarian for help with an assignment. Students can request an in-depth consultation here.