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Library Resources For Faculty

Teaching Resources

Library Instruction/Information Literacy

This instruction program is designed to acquaint patrons with the physical layout of the library and to introduce them to the basic facilities, services, and resources available to meet their information needs. The library faculty are also available to present lectures and demonstrations on the use of subject specific resources to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other patrons. Go to Library Instruction Department.

Course Reserves

The course reserves system features course notes, syllabi, and assigned readings selected by the instructor. Materials placed on reserve must comply with both federal copyright law and university copyright policy.
Go to Course Reserves System.
Forms to Submit Course Reserves.


Turnitin is a plagiarism detection device meant to aid students and faculty in their joint effort to reduce plagiarism and promote originality in student papers. Go to Turnitin instructions.

Research Resources

Faculty Library Privileges

Winthrop faculty members may check out general collection materials for a period of one academic year.  Faculty may check out reference materials only with the permission of the reference librarian.  In order to protect accounts, all faculty must present a valid photo ID (preferably a Winthrop ID) to check out materials.

If a faculty member has a research, graduate or departmental assistant they would like to pick up and checkout library materials for them, the faculty member should submit a Dacus Library Proxy Card Application. The card will be sent via campus mail to the faculty member. A valid photo ID must be presented with the Faculty Proxy card in order to check out materials. A proxy account will also allow for the assistant to lace ILL requests and check them out on behalf of the faculty member.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a cooperative service between libraries that allows eligible Winthrop faculty, staff and students to obtain materials not owned by Dacus Library. This service includes borrowing from other libraries books, photocopies of periodical articles, microfilm copies of dissertations, and other needed items. Go to Interlibrary Loan Department.

Faculty members who have graduate/research assistants ordering for them:
         In order to avoid students being accidentally charged for your ILL items and so we can properly track your requests, faculty members need to request a Proxy Account for graduate/research assistants to use when ordering your items. Students should NOT use their personal ILL accounts for this purpose. Please fill out the Dacus Library Proxy Card Application to request an ILL Proxy account.

The faculty member will receive a Faculty Proxy card via campus mail that the assistant can use to pick up library materials. A valid photo ID must be presented with the Faculty Proxy card in order to checkout materials.

Please be aware that when a student is ordering in your name, you are responsible for any overdue, lost or damaged items.

Library Carrels

The library has 12 closed carrels available for faculty and graduate students who need the space for research projects.  The carrels are assigned for an academic year.  Application forms are available at the reference desk.

Library Liaisons and Ordering Materials for Your Department

The Library accepts requests from patrons and acquires materials within the guidelines of the Library's stated "Collection Development Policy" and within the confines of the library budget. Each department is allocated an amount for book and audio-visual purchases. Within each department, a faculty member is designated to coordinate requests and act as a liaison with the library. Faculty members should submit requests to this liaison, who will forward them to the Monographs and A-V Acquisitions Department. For more information, please view the Collection Management Handbook

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