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Faculty supports

NSCC Libraries provides access to a large collection of resources and services through our website. We support teaching and learning by developing resource materials, building collections, and delivering customized workshops. Other services we provide include education on copyright and Open Educational Resources, help with literature searches, and integrating resources into Brightspace.

We support you through:
Teaching resources

Subject Guides for every Learning Program

Subject Guides are collections of curated resources and research assistance compiled by librarians.


The NSCC Copyright Office provides guidance and support for use of copyrighted protected content in your teaching practice.

Library resources in Brightspace

The Library Resources in Brightspace Guide supports faculty and staff working and teaching in Brightspace. If you need help embedding library resources into your Brightspace course, connect with your Campus Librarian or reach out to the

Selection of library resources

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to recommend materials to add to our library collections. We review your suggestions using NSCC's Library Collection Development Policy. You can submit your recommendation for purchase by connecting with your Campus Librarian or using the Library Resource Purchase Recommendation Form (PDF 237KB).

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The Copyright Office and Campus Libraries provide resources and support in adopting and adapting Open Educational Resources (OER).

Article Permalinks

Create links to articles in NSCC Libraries' databases by saving the article's persistent or permanent link. These links can be shared via email or added to your Brightspace course. 


Supplemental course materials can be placed on short term loan in your Campus Library for students to access. Visit Reserves for Faculty for details.

Research assistance

Literature search service

Library staff can provide literature searches that support faculty and staff teaching and learning. Contact your Campus Library for assistance.

Journal search and alert service

You can save searches in some databases that can be run at a later time. You can also set up a journal alert where the table of contents of a journal is e-mailed to you. Contact your Campus Library for assistance.

Information and Digital Literacy Instruction

NSCC Librarians will partner with faculty to integrate library resources into a course, program and/or assignments. We do this by delivering library instructional programming that includes tours, orientations and workshops. This partnership enhances students’ information and digital literacy skills and fosters lifelong learning. The following list of topics are examples of what we can cover in class or online. Your Campus Librarian can also develop and customize sessions to fit your course, program or assignment needs. To book a session, contact your Campus Librarian.

NSCC Libraries’ Orientation

What does it cover: An introduction to NSCC Libraries’ resources, services and programs.

How to Do Research

What does it cover: The research process, including selecting a topic, doing a literature search and citing sources.

Introduction to the Library Catalogue

What does it cover: Learn how to locate and request books and articles in the Novanet Catalogue.

Database Searching

What does it cover: Orient students, faculty and staff to NSCC Libraries' databases and how to search them. This will be customized to focus on databases related to your course, program, or assignment.

Evaluation of Web Resources

What does it cover: Learn how to search for high calibre, credible resources on the Web and avoid pitfalls of misinformation and disinformation.

Academic Integrity

What does it cover: Learn how to avoid plagiarism and inappropriate collaboration, what contract cheating and Artificial Intelligence is, and how to demonstrate Academic Integrity in your work.

Compiling a Bibliography and Citing Sources

What does it cover: Learn how to cite sources and create a reference list according to a bibliographic style (i.e. APA, MLA).

Understanding Copyright

What does it cover: Learn about copyright responsibilities and when you have the right to copy as required in the Canadian Copyright Act, NSCC Use of Copyright Materials and Fair Dealing Guidelines.