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Virtual Librarian for Faculty

Get a virtual librarian embedded in your online course.

Custom Content Designed for Each Online Course

The Virtual Librarian creates custom announcements for your online course.

  • The first announcement is a general introduction to the Virtual Librarian program, with broad information on library hours, resources, and how to get help. 
  • Second and 3rd announcements include helpful library links, guidance on research, citation help, and more. See the examples for the second and third announcements for American History. 

2nd Announcement

Here Are Some Great Resources!

Looking for Help? We're Here for you! Here are some great resources for your course that can make your research and citations easier. 

As your Virtual Librarian, I'll be sharing some information that can make your research and citation easier. I'm also here if you have any questions.

I'm also including some specific COM Library links that you can use to complete your assignments in this course. These guides are designed to both save you time and help you with researching, writing, and citing sources.

American History Guides
Access resources for your class in the American History Guides. There are guides for each specific era or time period on the guide homepage. We’ve collected articles, books, media, and primary sources for you.

Another way to find academic history sources is to visit the A-Z Databases: American History page. The Gale American History eBooks and Salem Online History eBooks are great sources to use. When off campus, you must login with your COM account for off campus access.

Primary Sources
Primary sources can be hard to find but we have some great collections for every time period of American history.

Citation can be more time consuming than you think. Luckily you can just grab your citation from the databases where you find your articles. Go to the Grab a Citation page in the Cite APA Style guide for screenshots and step by step instructions and tips on what to change.

You may find Tips for Finding Primary Sources or Tips for Finding Academic & Scholarly Articles helpful.

You Can Get Help With...
The Virtual Librarian can help you with grabbing citations, finding sources, doing research, or other library questions. You can ask your questions in this Virtual Librarian Forum, chat live on the Ask the Virtual Librarian page, call or get face-to-face help in the library during our open hours. When we are closed you can find answers in our Knowledge Base or send email. Here is some contact info:

Later in the semester, I will send out a list of resources to help you with your Social Responsibility Paper. 

If you have questions, please contact me. Have a great semester!

~ Your Virtual Librarian

3rd Announcement

Hi Everyone!
Looking for Help? We're Here for you! I just wanted to make sure you were aware of some great resources that you might find useful for your Social Responsibility paper. 

Social Responsibility
The Social Responsibility in American History guides have great sources for your assignment and links to even more specific guides on topics like: 

There may be more movements included than what your assignment requires, so make sure to pick one that your instructor has specified. Also note that in some cases, books or eBooks may include only a chapter on your topic and that they may cover more than one era in American history.

To find more sources visit the A-Z Databases: American History page.

Great Tips
We also have some more great tips you might find useful:

You can see all our tips here:

Hopefully something here makes your research go a bit more smoothly! As always, don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.

~Your Virtual Librarian