The U of A Libraries subscribe to a large variety of electronic databases. We strongly encourage you to direct students to Augustana's Subject Guides, but for your own research, the U of A's complete list of databases will likely come in handy. For more information or assistance using any of these products, please contact a Public Services Librarian.
If you need assistance in any of the following areas, a Public Services Librarian will be happy to support you.
If you have a Research Assistant (RA), we strongly encourage you to have them contact a Public Services Librarian to ensure that they receive adequate research orientation and guidance. Support for RAs can include, but are not limited to:
RAs will use their U of A ONEcards to borrow materials. If your RA does not have a ONEcard, they are elegible to receive an RA library card.
Please direct any RAs/Interns without ONEcards to the Augustana Research Assistant Library Card Application/Renewal Form, and library staff will be in touch with the student and the faculty member with card information.
As a faculty member, you may suggest items for the Library to purchase in three ways:
Note: UA Libraries has an "e-preferred" policy, which means that when a book is ordered, the online (electronic version), if available, is purchased by default. If you prefer that the library purchase a paper copy instead, you must specifically ask for the print version.
Putting Items on Reserve
Items such as books, DVDs, reading packages, and more may be placed on Reserve at the library service desk. These items are given short term loan periods to maximize student access. Typical loan period are:
Putting Personal Copies on Reserve
Items owned by the library as well as personal copies may be placed on reserve. Please note that personal items will have labels and barcodes affixed to them. The library cannot be held responsible for any damage that may result to personal copies placed on reserve.
Extending Reserves for Individual Students
Faculty can leave exams at the Service Desk for students to write in the library. Please note:
For more information, visit the Service Desk or phone ext. 1156.