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University Libraries. We also provide support online for GVSU
students, faculty, and staff through our online services.
Some library systems will be offline from June 24th until June 29th for software upgrades. Physical materials can be searched at https://www.gvsu.edu/library/findbooks. Requesting, and checking out physical materials will not be available at that time, although articles, e-books, e-journals, and streaming videos will continue to be available. Learn more about the Library Services Platform Migration.
Library Online Services
The library website is your gateway to research
The University Libraries has a rich collection of online information resources to support your research, including thousands of e-journals and hundreds of article databases. You can access any of these information resources by logging in with your GVSU username and password.
New to online classes? We have great tips for making the most of online learning from the Knowledge Market.
Do Better Research
The Knowledge Market offers online support in two ways: online peer consultations during open hours and browsable resources that are available 24/7.
Subject and Course Guides
We have research guides for every subject and many courses. They're a great place to start your research.
Have a question about your research or what services the library offers? We have you covered! Drop by the Library's Help Site to find what you need.
Librarians are here!
Finding and using information can be challenging. There is a specific liaison librarian for each subject area at GVSU, and they can help you with your research.
Need Adobe software?
If you need Adobe software for one of your courses, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name, GVSU email, and the course you need the software for. Once approved, you will have access through the end of the semester.
Resources for Faculty
You do not need VPN (Pulse Secure) for accessing library resources. You will be asked to log in with your GVSU username and password when using library databases. Please keep the VPN system open for those working from home that need to use it.
In addition to direct support from your liaison librarian, University Libraries offers many other programs and services to support faculty teaching and learning online.
Moving your course online involves more than choosing the right technology tools. GVSU's eLearning group has your covered with resources and support as you transition to online teaching.
Online Video Tutorials
The University Libraries has online tutorials to help students navigation scholarly research. You can embed these in Blackboard, or coordinate with your liaison librarian to work them into library instruction.
Don't Have What You Need?
With the move to online classes, we will try to obtain online versions of materials to help support your courses. Fill out our Suggest a Purchase form and we will be in touch.
Check the Provost's website for a complete list of technology-related information for teaching.
We can help you better understand fair use and copyright as you move materials online.