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Library Support for Online Teaching : Home

How the Yale University Library can help Yale faculty who teach online.


Librarians can work with instructors to find freely available course materials that can be used by all participants enrolled in a MOOC, and advise instructors on the legal use of copyrighted materials or those available via open access.  In addition, we can support class instruction online by holding virtual office hours to assist students with their research and information needs.

Anesthesiology Online Class for new Residents

Communicate with librarians online

Online Course Guides

We can work with you to create a customized online research guide to support your class - online or in person. These guides pull together the best resources and recommendations for databases, web sites, journals, books and other relevant course support materials.

Here are a few examples that librarians have created:

WGSS 323 - HIV & AIDS in Africa

HSAR 115 - History of Art Survey

CLSS 851/HIST 515 - Theory and Method in Ancient History

Contact your subject librarian to have a course guide made for you.


Library staff have created numerous online tutorials that allow anyone to access helpful information on how to find information and use online and digital resources when they need it, 24/7.   These tutorials are easy to embed in your classes*v2 site.

Tutorials on:

Using Refworks
Keeping Current
Mobile Devices
Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles
Setting Google Scholar Preferences

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