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Information for Faculty

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Resources for Research


Search for and request books and media from all 23 CSU libraries with CSU+. Requested items arrive in 2-4 business days.


The Library provides access to over 290 electronic databases, supporting all majors offered at Fresno State

Citation Managers

Simplify your research process by saving and organizing your citations with tools like Zotero or EndNote Web.

Interlibrary Loan

Request materials which are not available at the Fresno State Library or CSU+

Loan Policies

See our circulation policies for faculty

Proxy Borrowing

Faculty may designate a proxy to check out library materials under their account. A request form for this service can be completed online or obtained at the Circulation Desk.

Suggest a Purchase

The Library welcomes purchase suggestions from faculty in order to build collections that serve our user’s needs. Please note that the library does not purchase textbooks.

Geospatial Information Services

We provide access to and assistance with GIS software and spatial data resources.

Resources for Teaching

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The library provides information and assistance for faculty to adopt a variety of low-cost and no-cost education resources.

Course Research Guides

Contact your subject librarian to request a research guide of library resources tailored for your students.

Reserve Services

Faculty may place personal copies of books and media on course reserves to provide students with short-term access to these materials in the Library.

E-Reserves Pilot Program

The E-Reserves service provides students with electronic copies of course materials. Fair use and copyright law guide our ability to include e-books, journal and newspaper articles, book chapters, and other materials that conform to the fair use provisions.

Subject Librarians

Contact your subject librarian to request library instruction, research consultations, or to answer any questions regarding our services, collections, or policies.

Distance Learning

Library services & resources for Distance Education based programs and courses.

Suggested Syllabus Text

Suggested language about library services and resources for inclusion in course syllabi.

Faculty Technology Lending

Borrow tablets, laptops, wireless hotspots, audio recorders, and more through our Faculty Technology Lending program.

Resources for Publishing


Want your publications to reach a wider audience? Need a long-term storage solution for data? Consider contributing your work to ScholarWorks, which provides open access to the scholarly and creative works of the California State University.

Fresno State Faculty Bibliography

Submit your publication citations to the Faculty Bibliography for higher visibility and increased access to your publications.

Open Access

Learn more about the Library’s Open Access, Scholarly Communication and Authors Rights initiatives.

Where to Publish

Learn more about finding the right journal or book publisher for your manuscript.