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Library Resources for Faculty & Instructors

Reserves

To place Reserves for your class, bring the item(s) to the Library Services Desk along with a completed Reserve Form, or submit an electronic form (see below). Reserves will be processed within 24 hours of receiving the completed form. Reserve Forms are available at the Library Services Desk, or can be printed out (below). If you have any questions about Reserves, ask Pam Wheeler (Access Services Coordinator) or Marge Kappanadze (Information Services Librarian), both of whom can be reached at 735-1862.

Print the Reserve Form

Submit the Reserve Form Online

Room Reservations

To reserve a room in the GTL, contact the Library Services Desk at 735-1862. A room schedule for the current term can be viewed at the Library Services Desk.

Library Instruction

We can meet with your class and teach your students the best ways to use the library to complete a specific assignment. We can also give general tours or basic library skills workshops. To request a library instruction session, contact Martha Smith at 735-1866, or msmith@elmira.edu.

Help us help your students. Please send a copy of any assignments that involve library research to the Library Services Desk. Drop it off at the GTL, send it through campus mail, or send it by by email to Martha Smith, msmith@elmira.edu.

Research Help

Ask for help at the Library Services Desk - in person, by e-mail, or by phone (735-1862), or make an appointment to meet with a librarian. We can help you form a search strategy and choose the best electronic and print resources to use for your research. We can also assist with general publishing questions, citation style, and more.

Plagiarism

The College has a subscription for Turnitin's plagiarism prevention program. Turnitin prevents and detects plagiarism by comparing submitted papers to billions of pages of content located on the Internet, selected commercial research databases, and the Turnitin proprietary database of papers. An "originality report" is generated for each paper submitted. An instructor can view the originality report and choose whether or not to allow the student to view the report.

Turnitin is integrated into the ANGEL courseware management system. Instructors create a Turnitin Drop Box within their ANGEL course. Students enrolled in the course submit their papers to the Turnitin Drop Box, and the papers are automatically run through the plagiarism program.

If you need more information about plagiarism and how to handle it, contact Martha Smith, Mark Woodhouse, Marge Kappanadze, or Liz Wavle-Brown for confidential assistance.

Ordering Library Materials

Members of the full time faculty are invited to participate in the collection development activities of the Gannett-Tripp Library by suggesting books or DVDs for purchase that are suitable for inclusion in the collections.

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