Library Research Guide
K-State Libraries offers Reserves as a way to place course readings, films, and other material on Reserve to ensure students in your class can access the material. We will place items from our collection or professor/instructor owned items on Reserve.
For titles other than textbooks, if we do not own copy, we will try to purchase a copy for reserve. Simply fill out the Reserves add form below; we will contact you if there problems with purchasing a copy.
K-State Libraries initiated the Textbook Affordability Program to increase student access to course textbooks. If your course is using a textbook, please consider placing a copy on Reserve.
Reserves questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
K-State Libraries offers several ways to stream videos for courses, either in or out of class.
Request titles from Swank/Digital Campus (popular or mass market films) or Kanopy (documentaries, independent, or international films). We have a limited number of titles we can access every year, so be sure to request needed titles ASAP. If we get a title for one class, it is available for any other course to access.
Instructions for Digital Campus/Swank:
Some titles include the statement: Additional fees & time may apply under the title for films that are difficult to get the rights for; we may not be able to obtain those films.
Instructions for Kanopy:
Films that we currently have access to are already linked in our Kanopy account. If the film you need is not already linked:
K-State Libraries subscribes to several databases that include theatrical performances, documentaries, and other films. Look for a permanent link option (sometimes referred to as embed, permalink, or permanent URLs).
K-State Libraries accepts requests for materials to be added to our collection.
You may contact one of our content development librarians directly, or complete a Purchase Recommendation Form.
Casey Hoeve is the content development librarian for humanities: email@example.com
Do your students need help learning to navigate the Libraries' resources, how to translate a research topic into a database search, or how to evaluate the relevance of information once they locate it? Request library instruction!
Sara K. Kearns is the primary librarian for the humanities. You may contact her directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that she is out of the office or unavailable, another member of the Libraries' Arts, Humanities, & Design Team may be able to work with her class. You may place a request using the Library Instruction Menu.
When working with a librarian:
Library instruction can take many forms including, but not limited to:
We can also consult with you while developing a class to include:
These online videos and lessons help students learn aspects of the information research process.
K-State Libraries is a founding member of New Literacies Alliance (NLA). NLA is comprised of academic librarians from across the U.S. who are developing tutorials to help students find and evaluate information. The tutorials focus on information literacy and critical thinking concepts, rather than how to use specific databases. Students who complete the tutorials can apply the concepts to any database, website, book, etc...
The tutorials can be easily embedded in K-State Online/Canvas. You are welcome to request lesson links on your own, or contact Sara K. for assistance.
Students can use these handouts to break down their research processes.
The MLA Style Center offers teaching resources, including lesson plans, handouts, worksheets and answers keys. Below are a sample of activities that you can use or adapt. Resources cover style, research, and writing.
Librarians are available for research consultations for our students, faculty, and staff. A research consultation may include:
Not sure if we can help? Ask anyway!
Sara K. Kearns is the primary librarian for the humanities. Contact her directly via email: email@example.com