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Sociology : For Faculty

Library Services for Faculty and Instructors

Click here for a list of services available to Faculty, including but not limited to:

  • Copyright information
  • Scholarly communication and Open Access
  • Borrowing guidelines
  • Research and teaching support
  • Course reserves
  • Services for Research Assistants

For Faculty

Collection Development

Faculty input is essential to the ongoing development of relevant and responsive collections.  I encourage you to contact me any time with your recommendations.

To accommodate online learning, I'm happy to try to find an e-book or streaming video copy of required resources; however, not every title will be available or affordable in those formats. If we have enough time, we can work together to find an alternate resource.

Keeping Current - JournalTOCs

JournalTOCs is a free service you can sign-up with to ensure you're up-to-date on the most recent journal publications in your research area.  Want to know more?  Click here!

STP Resources

A selection of resources to help you gather data for extension of probation, tenure or promotion applications. Please feel free to recommend additional resources (

  • Self-archive in OPUS! Benefits include increased visibility for your work through an Open Access version, the ability to track use in OPUS, compliance with the U of L's new OA policy & granting agencies. Simply email a list of your publications to and they will check permissions for you.
  • ORCID id - What is it & why should I get one?
  • Who's talking about your research? Track "Altmetrics" through the Summon Search on the Library's homepage to find data from social media, blogs, news media, policy documents and more.
  • Regarding Google Scholar - see this guide for info on tracing Google Scholar citation data and known limitations of the database.
  • Please note that we do not have a subscription to Scopus.

See this guide for more information on the tools available in Web of Science.

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