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Resources for Faculty & Staff

The Library supports faculty teaching and research.  The Library also partners with faculty to promote student success through providing research help and instruction, as well as access to resources.

Each department is assigned a library liaison.  Your liaison can assist you with questions about library resources and services, provide help with a research project, collaborate with you on the design of assignments requiring information skills, or discuss suggestions for new materials for the library collection.

Quick Links

  • Course Reserves
    Faculty can request that the Library pull course material and scan it for e-reserves or put it on reserve at the preferred campus. 
  • Library Instruction
    Librarians are available to provide library research instruction for DePaul classes.  Support is also offered for online courses. 
  • Open Educational Resources
    Guide to OERs and materials available through DePaul Library at not cost to our faculty, students, and staff.
  • Creating a stable Link to a Library Resource
    Use the EZproxy URL generator to create a stable link that allows access to library resources on and off campus.
  • Research Help for Your Students
    Reference librarians are available to provide one-on-one support for students who stop by the Research Help Desk in person or make an appointment for an in-depth consultation.
  • Special Collections & Archives
    Special Collections & Archives provide general instruction in handling and use of the collections, introduction of collections relevant to a specific course, and provide a forum for students to encounter original documents and primary sources.  

The University Library is committed to supporting the information and research needs of the entire DePaul community. University staff members are encouraged to make use of our teaching and research support services such as Ask A Librarian as well as our print and electronic collections.

DePaul Staff Borrowing Privileges

See borrowing periods for different material types and other library privileges.

Submitting to Research Collections

There are several ways to submit material to DePaul collections. To learn more about how you can help to build special collections at DePaul, contact Special Collections and Archives at:

If you have questions about archiving your documents including electronic theses and dissertations or submissions of university records, contact the University Archivist at:

Electronic theses and dissertations submitted by university departments can be viewed within the Library's Digital Commons platform at:

Research Assistance

  • Ask A Librarian 
    Get answers to questions via  IM chat, text, telephone, or email.
  • Subject Liaisons
    Contact your subject liaison for in-depth research help.

Access to Research Collections

There are several ways to get access to material that is not held by the DePaul University Library:

Research Analytics 

To identify top publications for submission and to track citation of your publications, the Library offers the following resources:
  • Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities
    Directories of publishing opportunities in the fields of Business, Education, Psychology, Computer Science, and Health.
  • Journal Citation Reports
    Provides ISI's journal impact factor metrics based on citation data. Helps determine a publication's impact and influence in the global research community.
  • Web of Knowledge
    Search platform that provides single point of access to Web of Science, Biological Abstracts, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports. Dates covered: 1980-present.

Digital Scholarship


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