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Research

Citing

Learn how to properly construct your works cited pages and bibliographies, includes links to APA, Chicago and MLA style guides. 

Copyright and public domain

Get guidelines for copyright standards including Western Michigan University’s copyright policies and fair use terms.

Data services

Work with our data librarian to find and manage data for your research needs. 

Digital humanities services

Collaborate with our digital projects librarian to create dynamic, interactive scholarship using DH technology.

Information Literacy Microcourse

Learn college-level research skills by completing the modules in this microcourse. All WMU students are auto enrolled in this course in Elearning. Faculty and instructors will need to self-register for the course.

Mapping and GIS services

Partner with our map specialist to figure out the best way to analyze and visualize your geospatial data.

Subject and course guides

Use guides created by experts at WMU Libraries to help you with your research project or coursework.

 

Teaching

Course reserves

Place books, book excerpts, articles, videos and sound recordings on reserve in the library or electronically for class use.

Free-to-use course materials

Discover a variety of sources that offer materials that are free for students and instructors to use in WMU courses.

Information literacy and research instruction

Collaborate with our librarians to help your students to think critically, and effectively find, use and interpret information.

Learning Glass Studio

Record lectures and presentations while writing notes on a transparent lightboard and maintaining face-to-face contact with students.

Open educational resources (OER)

Learn how you can find, adapt and create OER and switch from traditional textbooks to high-quality, free open textbooks.

Streaming videos

Use our guide to learn about streaming videos available for instructional purposes. To browse for all videos including DVDs and videotapes, use our Library Search

Publishing

Journal impact and citation analysis

Learn how to measure the impact of your work on disciplinary scholarship and find the top journals in your field.

Transformative agreements

Find out how we provide financial support for WMU researchers who publish in open access journals.

Collaborating with the Libraries

Class visits

Brings students to our libraries for a hands-on experience using our unique collections and virtual reality.

Library engagement

Partner with us to develop programming that connects students to library resources, services and spaces.