Online Instruction Services


Our goal is to provide services and access to library resources to distance education faculty and students that mirror those Library services offered to on-campus students.  Listed below are some of our services and resources. For more information, please contact the subject librarian assigned to your discipline or contact Suzanne Beckett, Information Services coordinator.


Submit your class readings to E-Reserves, and we will make them available for your students online through the Library website. Visit the Library Reserves page for more details or email Reserves if you have any questions.

Online Tutorials

We have a variety of instructional videos and PDFs that explain basic and advanced library research skills and techniques. You can embed these into your course web page as appropriate. If there is something you want that isn't listed here, please just ask your subject librarian.

Library Course Pages

Your subject librarian can create a library resource guide for the students in your class that will direct them to the best library materials for their research assignments. (See these examples: POLS 2311, MANA 5333, EDAD 5376, and CE 1105.) We can also embed search widgets within your course to make it easier for students to search just the database(s) you want them to use.

Link Guide

The library has millions of articles and e-books that you can link to from your course site. The link guide helps you create these links to ensure that your students can access these articles on and off campus. If the resource you need is not listed, contact your subject librarian to help you construct the link.


Video and audio are increasingly important for online instruction sessions. Many multimedia resources (images, streaming video, audio, etc.) are available to you through the UT Arlington Library.

Embed a Librarian

Add contact information for your subject librarian or ask a librarian to hold reference hours via Blackboard's chat or discussion board by adding them as a course designer to your Blackboard page. Schedule an online library instruction session for your class, and have a librarian teach your students how to use the library and how to find the best resources for their research assignments.

Article and Book Delivery

The Library provides free delivery of library resources to Distance Education faculty and students.


Determining what you can use under the fair-use provision of the copyright law can be confusing. The Library has guidelines that can help you decide how you can use copyrighted materials.