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Faculty Resources

Research Support

Sherrod Library

Research Help: Make an appointment to get expert advice from a librarian one-on-one. We consult with faculty by phone, online, or in person. We can help with literature searches or descriptions of library resources and services to support your grant application.

Citation Management: Get advice on citation management tools available to retrieve, store, organize, and format source references in notes and bibliographies. Sherrod Library supports Mendeley and Zotero.

Data Sources and Tools: Data resources and services to support your teaching and research.

Workshops (faculty): Attend library workshops to explore topics like measuring your research impact, OERs, copyright and authors rights, and more. Suggest topics of interest to you.

Tennessee Academic Library Collaborative (TALC): Use your ETSU ID to visit and borrow from any participating academic library in Tennessee.

Digital Scholarship Services

Digital Commons Expert Gallery

Consulting Services: Ask questions on publishing topics such as author rights, copyright, online professional identity, research impact, open-access resources, and more.

Digital Commons @ East Tennessee State University: Make your scholarly and creative works available in ETSU’s institutional repository, which can store publications, presentations, videos, photographs, datasets and more.

eJournal and eConference Publishing: Request a customizable journal or conference website in Digital Commons@ETSU, with publishing tools to manage submissions, peer review, and online publication.

Selected Works Profile and Expert Gallery: Email your CV to and we will create your online SelectedWorks profile highlighting your scholarly and/or creative works. Departments or colleges can request an Expert Gallery, a searchable collection of their faculty profiles.

Undergraduate Research Collaboration: Include your Selected Works profile in the Faculty Mentor Gallery and encourage students to participate in the Undergraduate Research Gallery.

ORCID IDs: Register for your ORCID ID, a digital identifier that distinguishes you from other authors and is increasingly required by publishers and funding agencies.

Research Impact Metrics: Demonstrate impact with detailed metrics from Digital Commons, SelectedWorks, and Expert Galleries.

Teaching Support

Sherrod 309

Library Instruction: Build students’ research skills with library instruction for your class on campus, off-campus, or online. Schedule a library tour for your class.

Library Resources in D2L: Ask us to develop library research guides for your courses and help integrate library content in your D2L courses.

Course Reserve: Make class readings easy to find by putting them on course reserve. Print and media (CD & DVD) may be put on reserve in the library at the Ask Us desk. Digital/online reserves can be added to D2L course sites.

Workshops (student): Boost your students’ research skills by recommending library workshops on academic research, time and project management, citation styles, and more.

Open and Affordable Course Materials: Find freely accessible textbooks, media, and other resources for teaching and learning. Receive a stipend through our awards program when you implement free materials in your courses.

Sherrod 309: Reserve this flexible, technology-enabled space for collaboration and presentation.

Collections & Access

Collections and Access

OneSearch: Search all ETSU libraries’ collections in all formats. Sign in with your ETSU credentials for full access to all resources and services.

BrowZine: Browse, read, and monitor journals in your field on your computer, phone, or tablet.

Databases: Find specialized electronic resources for your research, including those that are new or being evaluated for purchase. Contact Library Technology Support ( for help with authentication and access issues.

Streaming Media: Search databases by type to find sources of feature films, documentaries, and training videos for course-related use.

Borrow, Renew, Request Delivery: Sign in to OneSearch to renew your items on loan and request items to be held for pickup or delivered to your campus office. Request home delivery of Sherrod Library books and media by mail if you live more than 30 miles from campus.

Interlibrary Loan: Request materials unavailable in the ETSU libraries' collections. Suggest a Purchase: Help build library collections in your discipline by recommending items to purchase.

Suggest a Purchase: Help build library collections in your discipline by recommending items to purchase.