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Drexel Library

Library Resources and Services for Remote Teaching: Home

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Drexel University is moving all courses online for the spring 2020 term. The Drexel Libraries compiled the following list of resources and services to help students and teaching faculty and staff transition to remote instruction. Please see the Libraries' COVID-19 Response page for the most up-to-date information about our library spaces, services, and resources.

This guide will provide you with quick information on how to remotely access personalized assistance, course material, and instructional resources.

Personalized Assistance

Icon of chat bubble with headphonesRemote Information Assistance

Libraries staff will be available remotely to answer questions. See ‚Äč“Chat” and “Get Help” on the Libraries homepage.


Subject Librarians

Subject librarians have expertise in a variety of areas and will be available for online consultations.


Other Key University Resources

The Teaching and Learning Center, the Online Learning Council Fellows, and the Instructional Technology Group have all developed webinars and other resources for adapting your class to a remote teaching model.


Instructional Resources

Projector icon with magnifying glassReady-to-Go Lesson Plans

Interested in improving your students' research skills? The Library has created a core package of lesson plans on academic integrity, searching, and evaluation that you can use for your online class and adapt as you see fit.

Use the Ready-to-Go Lesson Plans


Library Tutorials

Library tutorials are static resources that can be added to your Drexel Learn course, and students can review and re-visit at their own pace. These resources are created by subject experts in their fields. 

Tutorials on Searching, Evaluation, and Academic Integrity


Online Instruction by Librarians

Interested in having a librarian visit your class, either in a synchronous session or via asynchronous instruction? Librarians can connect with your students directly to help them prepare for their projects and assignments. Contact your subject specialist to arrange for a session!

Contact Your Subject Specialist

Course Material

Icon - book on computer screenReserves: Review of Assigned Syllabi Citations for Faculty

Faculty members can request a review of their syllabi by submitting a digital copy (in Microsoft Word format) to Only complete citations will be checked for availability. Within 2 business days, the Libraries will identify links to online resources that can be used in Course Reserves or copied in Blackboard Learn syllabi.

For any unavailable material, subject librarians will contact faculty to help them identify alternative formats or to find new course materials as appropriate.


Subject-Specific Library Guides 

Created by Drexel’s expert librarians, these guides provide detailed information about resources important to different areas of research, teaching and learning.

Browse all Library Guides


Open Educational Resources (OER)

Resources for faculty and instructional designers looking for open access textbooks and other free educational resources in support of courses and curriculum.


Academic Video Online

A comprehensive video subscription available to the Drexel community that includes nearly “70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.”

Connect to Academic Video Online


SAGE Research Methods Online

Supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process, including books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences.

Connect to SAGE Research Methods Online


Data in ICPSR

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences, including 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism and other fields

Connect to ICPSR