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Library Course Guides

Your liaision librarian can develop a research guide that is customized to your course learning outcomes. The Sociology 122 guide is an excellent example that introduces first year students to academic research and writing 

Articulate Rise Modules

Librarians can also develop modules using Articulate Rise. For example the Law Library developed a module on Legal Citation using the McGill Guide

Meet your departmental liasion librarian

Every department has a subject specialist (Liaison Librarian) who is dedicated and responsbile for subject-specific collections and providing both teaching and research support for faculty, students, and staff. 

You can find your liaison librarian by selecting your department from the list of Subject Librarians by Subject in our staff directory or by selecting from the following list:

  • Education : The Education faculty liaison team provides collections and research support for Teacher Candidates, Continuing Teacher Education, Faculty and Graduate Students in Education, and community teachers and librarians.
  • Engineering and Science : The Engineering and Science faculty liaison team supports the research and teaching of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Science departments of the Faculty of Arts and Science, as well as the research centres in Engineering and Science.
  • Health Sciences: The Health Sciences faculty liaison team is a partner in the Faculty of Health Sciences vision, serving faculty, staff, students and health professionals who study, work, and conduct research in the health science disciplines of medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and the life sciences.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: The Humanities and Social Sciences faculty liaison team provides resources, services and collections for students, faculty and community members in the Humanities and Social Sciences departments of the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Smith School of Business and the School of Policy Studies.
  • Law: The Law faculty liaison team provides collections, legal materials and research support for the Faculty of Law
  • W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC):  staff will happily work with you to identify material from rare books and special collections relevant to the course you’re teaching. RBSC offers classes of up to 30 students at a time a firsthand introduction to primary source literacy. Submit a class request via this form, or reach out to us directly
  • Archives
    Queen's University Archives manages, preserves, conserves, and makes accessible the information assets and historical record of the University in support of the teaching, research, service, and administration interests of Queen's University.  As well it has private papers related to Kingston and the region, and houses the City of Kingston Archives.

Your Liaison Librarian can:

  • Develop tailored workshops and presentations for your courses. 
  • Meet with your students to guide them in their discovery of information resources.
  • Offer advice on developing assignments that target research skills.
  • Train teaching and research assistants on searching library resources.
  • Assist in linking to course readings and other materials in myCourses.
  • Create course guides to highlight relevant resources for course assignments.
  • Buy additional material you need to support your teaching. Please let your Liaison Librarian know about any gaps in our collection or complete our Recommend a new collection acquisition form

Library Subject & Course Guides

  • The library provides Research by Subject and Research by Course information. Guides include recommended databases, reference materials, multimedia (images, photographs, theatre performances, music, audio, video-streaming), government documents, data sets including geospatial data and maps, and open access materials 
  • Library guides are curated by librarians and help you make the most of the Library’s resources, guiding you to the best resources in your discipline (databases, articles, handbooks, websites and more).
  • Guides cover many subjects and topics and some have been prepared for specific courses

Course Materials

  • The library provides course materials through the Course Reserves service, scanning print books and journal articles that meet the requirements listed in the fair dealing policy, creating and providing links to electronic library resources, and acquiring and processing copyright permissions via the Copyright Advisory Office.
  • Faculty and instructors are invited to create course reading lists in the course reserve system to enable one single access point for all reading materials and to support copyright compliance. For more assistance with creating your Reading List, please complete and submit the Course Reserves Form.
  • For information about how copyriht applies to teaching materials and online content, how to conduct a fair dealing assessment, how to interpret the fair dealing policy, etc. please visit Copyright & Teaching at Queen's University, consult with your subject librarian, or email