The University of Utah Libraries: Serving U Wherever U Are

Library Services for Online Learning

The UU Libraries are dedicated to supporting undergraduate and graduate research and learning, and faculty teaching and research.

We provide online services and support using tools and technologies supported by the University of Utah.

Let us help you reinforce research and information literacies and skills and assist with research, reference, and scholarly-communication questions.

Updates on Library Services during the COVID-19 Timeframe

Library Services for Online Teaching

The UU Libraries are dedicated to supporting undergraduate and graduate research and learning, and faculty teaching and research.

We provide online services and support using tools and technologies supported by the University of Utah.

Let us help you create assignments to supplement existing curricula and to reinforce research and information literacies and skills, AND assist with research, reference, and scholarly-communication questions.

Main Campus Support

Marriott Library Subject Specialists are available by appointment for online and/or phone consultations. These can be scheduled via email and using platforms such as Zoom or Skype. 

Health Sciences Support

Eccles Health Sciences Subject Specialists are available by appointment for online and/or phone consultations. These can be scheduled via email and using platforms such as Zoom or Skype.

Law library Support

Reference help and research consultations are available from the Faust Law Library; via email and via live chat on the Law Library’s website from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Support services available

Online and/or Phone Consultations: Appointments can be scheduled with your subject specialists via email and using platforms such as Zoom or Skype.

Supplementary Embedded Curriculum for Research Skills: Where needed, assignments can be created to supplement existing curricula or to reinforce research skills. We can also embed research strategy tutorials in Canvas courses.

Stand-alone Online Library Classes: We have resources to create an online class to support your curriculum goals, especially for research assignments.

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Classes – ranging from Accounting to the Honors College to the Office of Undergraduate Studies (LEAP & Block U) to the University Writing Program.
  • Crafting a Powerful Presentation – Tips and recommendations for how to present to a group. Also covering best practices for PowerPoint and other presentation applications.
  • Citation Management – What it is, why it’s important, how to get started. Citation styles. In depth coverage of one or more tools: Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley.
  • Data Management – Where and how to store your data; Policies and best practices.
  • Forming the Research Question – What makes a good research question? How to develop a RQ and frame it in terms that are searchable and testable.
  • Impact and Scholarship/Publishing Metrics Useful for graduate students, staff, and faculty
  • Introduction to Library Resources – How to use the website and the physical collection. Finding the right research tools, and how to get help.
  • Literature Reviews, Environmental Scans, and Evidence Synthesis
  • Library Databases & Resources – How to use the website and the physical collection. Finding the right research tools, and how to get help.
  • Primary/Secondary Sources – What’s the difference and when to use each one?
  • Quality of Information – What makes good information? What is the hierarchy of evidence? How do we evaluate resources from outside of academia? Includes information about finding journals and authors appropriate for your needs.
  • Special Collections – A (virtual) tour of the Library’s many special collections, including rare or unique materials related to almost every discipline.
  • Subject or Audience
    • Any college, school, or discipline on either campus
    • State, Federal, Government, International, United Nations, patents and/or trademarks
    • K-12, continuing education, undergraduate, Honor’s, graduate, and faculty
    • Art, design, music, and media resources
    • School of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Health, School of Dentistry, and College of Pharmacy
    • Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship
    • Law and legal studies
    • GIS
    • 3D or Prototyping technologies
    • Statistics and business analytics

Scholarly Communication Services: Appointments can be scheduled via email, and we can use platforms such as Zoom or Skype (or even just the phone). Email Allyson Mower or consult various research guides.

Digital Scholarship Services:

  • U’s institutional repository, USpace, archives and preserves faculty, student and staff scholarly works, including papers, articles, presentations, posters, and more. Submissions less that 10MB may be submitted at https://forms.lib.utah.edu/uspace-contribute/. Submissions in excess of 10MB may be made by adding the work to http://box.utah.edu and sharing with both anne.morrow@utah.edu and cindy.russell@utah.edu.
  • Theses and dissertations. If you need help locating a thesis or dissertation, or, would like to request we provide a digital version of a print thesis or dissertation, please contact: digital-scholarship-services@lists.utah.edu 
  • Digital publishing services aimed at supporting the dissemination of scholarship produced by the campus community are also available. We support journal hosting using Open Journal System (OJS), as well as monographic works, using a library-hosted instance of Wordpress. Publications are cataloged, added to WorldCat, and the library catalog, ensuring an archiving, preservation, and dissemination strategy for your work. Past projects may be viewed at https://lib.utah.edu/digital-scholarship/. For more information please email Anne Morrow.