Faculty Resources

To reserve a study space or computer in the library, use the Dallas College Appointment Booking website. To return checked out library books, use the Book Return Box. The Back to Campus Guide details steps to visit campus.

Instruction Sessions - Online & In Person

Library instruction sessions can be scheduled anytime your classes meet (7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday) for any duration (20 minutes, full class, multiple classes).

Sessions can take place online in a virtual classroom. Content is customized to your students' information needs, covering such topics as the following:

  • Library databases (periodical articles, including scholarly/academic journal articles)
  • Library catalog (books/ebooks)
  • MLA, APA, or AMA citation
  • Evaluating sources (websites and more)
  • NoodleTools or RefWorks citation management tools
  • Library tours
  • Microsoft PowerPoint or other presentation programs
  • Additional topics as needed

Library Research Guides often accompany sessions, along with an in-class assignment providing students with hands-on practice with resources. Please adhere to the following guidelines when scheduling and attending instruction sessions:

  • Make requests at least three days before session date
  • Instructors are required to accompany class or make appropriate arrangements
  • To provide a syllabus or assignment, email items to Dana Corbin

Submit a session request using the 2020 Library Instruction Request form or contact Dana Corbin. You will be contacted within 48 hours once your request is submitted.

Customized Research Guide

If you would like to have a Library Research Guide created for you subject, course, or other topic – please email Dana Corbin.

Embedded Librarian

By adding an embedded librarian to your eCampus class, you and your students can receive customized assistance with anything research, citation, or library related. Once added to your class and able to see your course requirements and assignment directions, an embedded librarian is able to assist with the specific needs of your students via email, chat, discussion boards, or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. You can work with your embedded librarian to create a schedule of virtual assistance "office hours" or online library instruction sessions with some or all of your students. Or, your embedded librarian can review student research sources or source citations via email or even as eCampus assignment submissions.To discuss these offerings and any other assistance you would like from an embedded librarian, please contact Dana Corbin.

Online Library Assignments & Guides

The Online Library Research Assignments linked below include three videos that walk students through completing online Library Research Assignments.

The infoLAB library tutorial is customized to Dallas College resources and includes an online quiz. It is a useful tool for distance learners and students who need an introduction prior to attending an instruction session. Click on the link below to access infoLAB.

Dallas College Faculty Resources

Using Library Databases


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Dana Corbin
Email: dCorbin@dcccd.edu

Virtual Reference Desk:
A librarian is available to assist you online (via video, audio only, or chat) during library hours. Directions and details are on the Virtual Reference Desk Guide.