Distance Education Services for Faculty

Library Instruction

In-Person Library Instruction

ECU Libraries offers course-integrated instruction sessions covering a myriad of topics relating to library research.

Request your in-person instruction session

Instruction sessions can cover:

  • Finding Articles via Subscription Databases
  • Finding Books using the Library Catalog
  • Evaluating Internet Sites and Scholarly Materials
  • Tips on formulating effective search strategies
  • Assignment-specific research

Health Sciences

Division of Health Sciences faculty can complete a request form to have your liaison librarian embedded into your Canvas course to put students in direct contact with their librarians and to help them access library resources at the point of need.

Contact your liaison librarian

Online Library Instruction

Joyner Library offers library research instructional content that can be embedded into your Canvas courses.

Request your embedded content

Available Embedded Content

  • Plagiarism/Academic Integrity Module: videos and interactive tutorials; pre and post tests automatically go into your gradebook
  • Subject Research Modules: Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Hospitality Management, Library Science, Recreation and Leisure Studies; includes videos and interactive tutorials to instruct students in how to conduct research
  • Research Guides: sets of webpages for each subject that provide research assistance for your students

If you would like to see the modules before embedding, please contact David Hisle at hisled@ecu.edu.

Electronic Course Reserves

Electronic reserves are provided through Canvas for items that are not available through an online database provided by ECU Libraries.

ECU faculty may provide permalinks directly to articles that are available in our online databases. Not sure how to best do this? Consult our FAQ for creating stable links.

How many items can I place on reserve?

There is no limit to the number of items you can place on electronic reserve. Faculty members are responsible for obtaining and keeping the copyright for all materials placed on reserve.

How long can I have items on reserve?

Due to copyright laws, all electronic reserves will be removed from the course at the end of the semester unless faculty members explicitly request they be continued for the following semester.

Learn more about requesting course reserves

Accessing Library Materials

Online Access to Library Materials

To access our online materials, you must search through the ECU Libraries webpage to authenticate/log in. When you conduct a search or choose a resource,
it will prompt you to fill in your PirateID and password.

Consult this guide if you are having trouble. If the guide doesn’t answer your questions, please Ask A Librarian.

Document Delivery

You can get print material delivered to and from your location for free (outside of Pitt County only).

Learn more about our Document Delivery service

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing

Is there something we don’t have? We can get it for you!

Learn more about our Interlibrary Loan Borrowing service

Borrowing Materials When Visiting Other North Carolina Libraries

You can borrow materials directly from many other college/university libraries in the state through UNC Cooperative Lending Agreements.

Learn more about the UNC Cooperative Lending Agreements

Publishing and Research Support

Book a Librarian

Free, individual research consultation with a member of the Joyner Library Research and Instructional Services Department is available

Book a librarian

Division of Health Sciences faculty and staff may use this request form.

Scholarly Communications

Research and Scholarly Communications (RSC) can help you manage citations, find a publisher and review publishing agreements, and write data management plans. RSC can also answer questions related to copyright and fair use.

Learn more about Scholarly Communications

Distance Education Questions or Requests?

David Hisle
Joyner Library
Learning Technologies Librarian
(252) 328-4978

Carrie S Forbes
Laupus Health Sciences Library
Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
(252) 744-2226