The Library purchases subscriptions to several databases that contain magazine, journal and newspaper articles along with full-text books and images. Access to thousands of streaming/online videos is also available. These databases can be accessed from anywhere on campus. They can also be accessed remotely from the Library website as long as you have MEID and password (the same one used for Canvas and my.maricopa.edu). We also provide a 24 hour/7 day a week chat service called Ask a Librarian. You can use this service or recommend it to your students for help using the Library's resources, finding information, and finding the best sources.
Most of the electronic resources licensed by the Library can be easily incorporated into Canvas and websites you create for your students. Refer to Creating Persistent Links to Licensed Content for more information.
The Library has a reserve area behind the desk. You can place materials that the Estrella Library owns or materials that you personally own on reserve. When you do this, you decide if students can check these materials out for three hours, overnight, three days or one week.
If you would like to place something on reserve, please fill out and print a reserve item request form and submit it with your items at the Library Desk or contact Terry Newbury at 623 935 8196, email@example.com .
You can ask the Library to order any materials (books, magazines, journals, streaming video, DVDs, CDs) you need as resources for your classes. We love it when faculty request materials because then we know that we are supporting your curriculum and that we will have what your students need to succeed. For information on how we decide which items to purchase, please review Collection Development Guidelines.
To request materials, please complete our online Suggest an Item for Purchase form or contact Nikol Price, our Collection Development Librarian, at 623 935 8087 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library maintains copy of previous sabbatical proposals. You can search the list of proposals online and then borrow any of interest at the Library Desk.
Nearly every form of tangible expression (books, drawings, software, etc.) is subject to some sort of copyright protection. The Legal Department of the Maricopa Community Colleges provides the website Intellectual Property that offers legal and District-wide guidelines on copyright protection, including direction on when (under the Fair Use Doctrine) copyrighted materials may be duplicated.
If you have a research assignment, you can request that a Librarian visit your class to talk about the resources we have that are relevant to your particular assignment. Librarians are also available to come and give a general overview of the Library, web validity and searching skills. These visits can range anywhere from a ten minute session to an entire class period. We will work with you to create a session tailored to the specific needs of your class and the assignment. Library sessions can be tailored to any discipline.
It is recommended that library visits not take place during the first or last week of class.
In order to better prepare for your session, please request instruction at least one week in advance so we can better serve you and your students.
The class instructor or substitute will need to remain with the class for the duration of the library visit.
Library visits are most effective when:
a.) The instruction is tailored to related coursework or an assignment, making the instruction more relevant to student need.
b) The instruction and assignment due date are aligned. Students have an immediate research need and are more engaged.
To request library instructions, at least one week in advance, please complete a Library Instruction Request.