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Bethel University Library: A Brief Guide for Faculty

Online Guides & Tutorials

Would you like to know what resources are available for research in a certain subject area?

Would you like assistance with a specific online index/ database?

Looking for a place to direct your students for citation and writing assistance?

Check out the BU Library's Subject & Research Guides


Accessing Books, eBooks, Audiobooks, Videos, & Music

  • Lists books, eBooks, audiobooks, videos, music recordings, music scores, theses and dissertations, and more
    held in the Bethel University Library and other partner libraries

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  • Books not held in the Bethel University Library or other member libraries can often be located in WorldCat and requested from other libraries via interlibrary loan

Accessing Reference Materials

  • The BU Library provides online access to a number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference titles such as:
    • Encyclopedia of Leadership
    • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
    • Dictionary of Business
    • and more!

Accessing Periodical Articles

  • The Bethel Libraries subscribe to numerous online indexes/databases (indexing primarily journals, magazines, and newspapers) covering a variety of subject areas
  • Many journal articles are full text
  • Articles in journals to which the BU Library does not subscribe can be requested from other libraries via interlibrary loan

  • NOTE:  It is crucial that faculty are familiar with the resources in their field so that they can direct their students to the best resources, as well as efficiently conduct their own research

Accessing Videos

The following resources are great places to start:


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Open Educational Resources

Looking for free educational resources you can use to engage your students and enhance your instruction?

Check out a this guide providing information about these great open resources!

Open Textbook LIbrary

Posting Links to Articles in Moodle

Need assistance with posting links to articles in Moodle?

Check out this guide to locating and using persistent links / permalinks

Links of a chain

Reminder: When you use persistent links (or permalinks) to articles found in one of the Library's research databases, you usually don't need to deal with copyright permission!

Assignment Suggestions

Looking for assignment ideas that encourage research and critical thinking?

Check out these Suggestions for Assignments!


Alerting Services

Would you like to be alerted when a new issue of your favorite journal has been published?

Would you like a research database to let you know when it's found articles on a specific topic?

Check out the BU Library's Alerting Services information!


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