Faculty - Library Resources and Services

Services and resources to support UPEI faculty teaching and research:

Instruction
Collections

Research Support

Scholarly Communications

  • To recommend a purchase: contact your Liaison Librarian or use this form.
  • Reserves - print and e-reserves
  • Library Collections (how to recommend material for purchase)
  • Obtaining Materials (including borrowing; Interlibrary Loan and document delivery; searching other library catalogues; and borrowing in person from other libraries)
  • Your Liaison Librarianyour resource person for matters regarding the collections, your information and research needs (and those of your students), and other library-related issues (including Moodle Library block customization for specific courses)

  • IslandScholar Repository (more info): of faculty profiles, publications and student theses; library staff enter your citation information as they find it, and can help you upload the appropriate fulltext version for each citation; email publications@upei.ca to add or update your own publication list
  • Open Textbook Resources: Liaison librarians can help you find high quality free alternative to expensive commercial textbooks for your students (also known as OER)
  • Article Processing Charges (APC) Discounts: learn about discounts available for open access publoshing charges for some publishers

Obtaining Materials

  • Borrowing Library Materials - See Circulation Borrower Regulations for Faculty. Note: print journals are for in-library use only.
  • Scanned articles/chapters from the Library's print journal/book collection - Submit your requests using the Interlibrary Loan form. Each scanned article will be delivered as a link in an email message, subject to the same conditions as an article obtained through Interlibrary Loan. A single book chapter from a print book available in the Library may be requested the same way.
  • Search other library catalogues, as well as Voilà (the union catalogue of Libraries and Archives Canada) and WorldCat (an international union catalogue).
  • Borrowing in person from other university libraries - A CAUL card from the Robertson Library gives UPEI faculty, students, and staff borrowing privileges at other participating university libraries throughout Canada.

Information Literacy Instruction

If you plan to give your students library-related assignments or research papers, please contact your Liaison Librarian to arrange for your students to have a library/information research class (on how to develop research strategies, how to develop efficient search techniques, how to find and evaluate web resources, etc.).  Whether you schedule such a class or not, please send a copy of your assignment to your Liaison Librarian so that the Information Desk staff will be prepared to help your students.

Librarians are also available to provide assistance in designing student assignments and to work with you and your department to incorporate information literacy skills into the curriculum.

UPEI's course management system, Moodle, provides a standard block of library resources for your students. Your Liaison Librarian will collaborate with you to ensure that course-specific resources are added.

Updated: February 2022