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Departmental Liaison Librarians

Online Research Guides

Liaison librarians create and maintain online subject & resource guides. These LibGuides cover various subject areas, providing overviews of key resources and library information, and can be useful entry points for students embarking on research projects.

Your liaison librarian can also work with you to create a course-specific guide designed to assist your students in navigating resources they need for research they are doing in a specific class.

Embedding LibGuides

Embedding a Research or Course LibGuide in your Blackboard Learn course space can be a great way to connect your students with library resources. Follow these steps to embed a guide:​​

Screenshot of Blackboard's Content Tools dropdown menu

  1. Go to Blackboard, log in, and select a course.
  2. Select a module, or folder, and then select the "Tools" drop down menu.
  3. From the “Tools” dropdown menu, select “LibGuides.”

    Screenshot of Blackboard's Create LibGuides screen
  4. In the “Create LibGuides” screen, enter a name or title in the “Name” box. [You may enter a description, attach files, or adjust the options for student access as well, but filling out the “Name” box is required.]

    Screenshot of Blackboard link to LibGuides content selection
  5. Clicking on the “Submit” button pulls up a LibGuides link, but it isn’t yet really linked to any LibGuide.
  6. Click on the link you see to open up the screen that allows you to select LibGuide content.

    Screenshot of Blackboards LibGuides content selection screen
  7. In the Content Selection screen, select LibGuides – as the LibGuides type.
  8. For Content Type, you can select a full guide, a single page, or a content box. Usually selecting a full guide is the best option.
  9. For Guide, select the name of the LibGuide you’d like to embed. [You can also select an optional landing page for the guide you’ve selected, but you don't need to.]
  10. Click the Embed Content button to finish.







If you run into difficulty embedding a LibGuide, you can consult your librarian for assistance.

WSU Research Exchange (Institutional Repository)

The WSU Research Exchange is Washington State University's Open Access Institutional Repository (IR). WSU Research Exchange collects and maintains intellectual writings such as published journal articles (pre- and post- print), conference papers and proceedings, creative research, data sets, reports, theses and dissertations, and other scholarly endeavors by Washington State University faculty and provides free open access to anyone in the world.

Benefits include:

  • increased exposure through search engines such as Google/ Google Scholar
  • durable links to your research
  • preservation of digital scholarship
  • options for copyright licensing
  • the ability to control your own research materials

For more information, please contact Trevor Bond.

Journal Hosting @ WSU!

The WSU Libraries are pleased to offer journal hosting through our Research Exchange repository service using Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open access journal management system. If you are interested in hosting your journal on this system, please contact Trevor Bond..

Journals currently hosted at WSU:

Articles & Books Delivered to You!

The Libraries offer office delivery of books and articles to WSU faculty and graduate students.

Whether you are requesting an item through Interlibrary Loan or from the WSU collection, the material can be delivered to your WSU office.  Graduate students who are able to receive mail at their departments or who have a stable office addresses can also request items this way.

To enable Office Delivery on your existing ILL account:

  1. Go to ILLiad and log in:
  2. Scroll down to Review Personal Information
  3. Click on Change User Information
  4. Leave (or change) Preferred Article Delivery Method = electronic
  5. Change Preferred Loan Delivery Method to Faculty/Staff Office Delivery or to Grad Student Office Delivery
  6. Make sure your campus zip is correct.
  7. Click the Submit Information button.  
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