For Your Teaching

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Let us be your partner in instruction. Library services like reserves for class readings, tutorials, and course-specific reference guides will make your day-to-day teaching easier. We can also provide instruction sessions to introduce students to the research process, experiential learning sessions with primary sources and other unique items in our special collections, and support for digital scholarship.

  • Give your students easy access to classroom readings by putting them on reserve. We can scan journal articles and a limited number of chapters from a book(s) as PDFs for faculty to post to Canvas as course documents. We purchase ebooks when possible so the entire text is available digitally. To request articles and book chapters, please fill out an Electronic Reserves Form and submit to We also provide media reserves via Canvas. To request media reserves please complete a Media Reserves Form.
  • Our Research Guides will get your students started in learning about a broad subject area. These curated collections of information highlight the major databases, journals, statistical sources and more to get anyone up to speed on topics from climate change to sports management. We can also create guides for specific classes, how-to guides to aid in developing valuable skills, guides to notable library collections, and video tutorials on a variety of topics. 
  • Librarians can provide instruction sessions in person or via Zoom to your classes on course-specific resources and general research strategies.
  • Classes can work with unique primary source materials and other artifacts from the Booth Family for Special Collections. Booth staff can also help create assignments based on collections, and collaborate in teaching synchronous or asynchronous sessions. Specific teaching tools available include a "digital course packet" of primary sources relating to your class, video tutorials on specific topics or research methodologies, instruction on using finding aids and other reference resources, facilitation of class discussions or analysis, and facilitation of class projects such as a website or exhibit. Contact Booth curators for more information.
  • Add compelling and skill-building digital assignments to your course with the help of the Digital Scholarship librarian. Have students create a map of the places they're studying, create their own digital exhibit, or turn their papers into an interactive narrative website. The Library can support all of these assignments and more. The Gelardin New Media Center also provides multimedia instruction sessions for classes.
  • Subject-specific software, from ChemDraw Professional to ArcGIS to MatLab are all available for student use in the library. Many programs installed on Library lab computers are also available for download and installation on personal computers; visit the Georgetown University Webstore to browse the full list of software available for free for Georgetown students, faculty, and staff. The Library has also identified a list of Recommended Software for Instructional Continuity, available for free or at low cost on a trial basis.
  • The Maker Hub is available for class tours, activities, lectures, and independent student visits.
  • The Bioethics Research Library will work with you to incorporate bioethics-related resources into your classes.