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Faculty Resources

Explanation of the ILAC Plan (Information Literacy Across the Curriculum) plus common research-related resources for faculty

The Searching Squirrel, a Library Newsletter: Oct 2021


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1. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database Trial!

  • Wartburg has trial access to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database until October 29. Many of our students discover the "perfect" source in their research journey, only to see that it is a dissertation available only on microfilm--or not available for lending at all. The Dissertations & Theses Database solves this problem by connecting students directly to the digitized content.
  • The most frequent topics this supports are those in the humanities and those on lesser-examined topics, especially those historically left outside the canon of disciplines, such as non-white, non-male individuals.
  • Be sure to tell your students to take advantage of this awesome resource while access lasts, and let us know what you think!
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3. Hispanic American Heritage Month display

  • Stop by our 2nd floor display table to see this month's display supporting the national Hispanic American Heritage Month. Read about whether you should use Hispanic, Latino, LatinX, and more, and check out a sampling of our LatinX-related items in the library (there are hundreds), including a memoir by Sesame Street's "Maria," Sonia Manzano (PS her new PBS children's show is also starting this month).
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1. DVD Collection - FRESH LOOKS

  • Stop by our DVD collection on the 2nd floor to experience our new expanded shelving and user-friendly alphabetical shelf labels! Our DVD collection supports the same collection goals as our overall collection policy; as always let us know of any DVDs recommended for purchase. Streaming film licenses come and go, but DVDs are forever*.
  • The library has portable DVD drives available for checkout--with handy USB connectors!

*at least until the toothpaste no longer fixes the scratches.

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2. Streaming film databases - expanded instructions

  • Speaking of streaming film, we've expanded our instructions for requesting and embedding streaming film due to the sometimes complicated nature of these things. The expanded instructions will open on the same subpage of this guide as before, but now the instructions live on their own separate guide.
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4. Group A - Who to contact for instruction and collection

  • Are you a faculty member in Group A and still not sure who to contact in the library for collection and instruction needs? Please start with, and the librarians will discuss how to best take care of your needs! It's also fine to stop by in person, and we will get it sorted out that way, too.

That's all for now! Head over to the FAQ page if you have any questions.

Until next time...

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