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Services for Faculty

Research & Instruction Services for Faculty

The mission of the UHCL Libraries Research & Instruction department is to foster academic and lifelong success within the UHCL community through the development of information literacy, critical thinking, and research skills.

Librarians can support faculty teaching efforts in a variety of ways:

Library Instruction

Library instruction sessions teach students research strategies and effective use of information resources.  Librarians tailor instruction sessions to a course's specific subjects, assignments, and learning outcomes.  In-person and online instruction sessions are available.

Library Course Guides

Librarians can create research guides for specific courses. Course guides are tailored to a course’s syllabus and assignments, and guide students in the use of relevant research resources. Course guides can be linked to directly from Canvas courses.

To request a research guide for your course, contact your library liaison or email

Embedded Librarian

Embedded librarians are added to a Canvas course under a custom “Librarian role”.  Embedded librarians can add a customizable Canvas module to the course that can include the following:

  • Links to relevant Library Course Guides or Subject Guides
  • A discussion board where the librarian can post discussion topics, answer student questions, or follow up on faculty recommendations
  • Copies of library instruction hand outs
  • Chat box for live chat with a librarian during Research Desk open hours
  • Relevant tutorials (e.g. APA citation tutorial)
  • Instruction Librarian profile and contact information

Research Help

Librarians are available to:

  • assist users with all types of information requests
  • answer questions about the library's resources and how to use them
  • provide support at every stage of the research process

Assistance may be requested at the Research Help desk during open hours, as well as:

  • by phone (281-283-3910)
  • using Live Chat or email on the Ask a Librarian page
  • by text (281-816-4341)
  • by appointment

Interactive Module

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