Faculty Resources

The Beryl Ivey Library team is committed to supporting our community in the transition to online learning. If you have questions about library resources, services, or programs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you phone the library, please leave a voicemail message. A library staff member will return your call. For general inquiries, you can also fill out our Submit a Question form. We will respond within one business day by your choice of phone or email.

Course Readings
If there are readings you would like to make available for your students, the Library can add electronic reserve materials through the Course Readings program. Please submit your requests via the Ares, our Course Readings software, or email beryliveylibrary@uwo.ca. If you require access to course readings currently only available in print, please contact us and we will investigate the availability of an alternative format.

If there is an e-resource you would like purchased, please contact Caroline Whippey, Director of Library Services at caroline.whippey@uwo.ca. The purchasing of e-resources is subject to budget, licensing, and vendor availability.

Information Literacy
As you adapt to the new online delivery of classes, keep in mind that we at the Library are still here to help you and support the integration of the Inquiry & Analysis competency in your Intercession and Summer courses. We are happy to work with you to provide resources and/or instruction that best suits you and your students. Please reach out to Jennifer Foley, Learning & Curriculum Support Librarian for further information.

Free Online Resources
In addition to what is available through Omni and our databases, publishers have made resources available for free to support online learning during this time.

  • Kanopy has made select titles free to access for 30 days, beginning Saturday March 14. Download their Guide for more information.
  • Cambridge University Press has made the Academic Publishing titles free until the end of May: https://www.cambridge.org/about-us/covid-19/
  • University Information Policy Officers (2020) created a list: Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19.
    • From the UIPO: “This is a UIPO (and allies) community-sourced list of video and other licensed content that library vendors are making available on free or modified terms during the COVID-19 outbreak. We cannot vouch for any particular vendor, but will include press releases and other statements as we make them available.”
  • McGraw-Hill is offering complimentary Connect access to instructors & students using a McGraw-Hill text.
  • Nelson is offering access to up to 7 e-textbooks through their VitalSource platform
  • Western Libraries has created a guide for expanded and freely available online resources to support teaching and learning. They also have a guide for free resources related to COVID-19 research. Resources include:
    • A streaming video playlist from MacIntyre Media, including content helpful to Foods & Ntrition and Psychology
    • Bloomsbury Food Library
    • MIT Press E-books
    • Duke University Press E-books

Research Support for Students
The Library team is available to provide research and technology support to students as they complete their courses online. Students may reach a Librarian by: