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Library Instruction

The UT Libraries are partners in student and faculty success. We offer expertise, services, and resources to support in-person, online, and hybrid instruction for pre-college through doctoral populations. Visit the sections below to explore our offerings.

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Incorporate Libraries’ materials

View instructions for accessing e-resources and adding to a Canvas Page (downloadable PDF).

Electronic Resources

The Libraries offer thousands of online books, journals, and articles to incorporate into your courses, including peer-reviewed publications, newspapers, magazines, conference proceedings, and image collections.

Digital Collections

Digital Collections feature digitized versions of physical materials, such as a scan of student publications or photographs. Items feature a range of Special Collections materials, including sports programs, playbills, and maps.

Streaming Media

Streaming resources include documentaries, interviews and testimonies, and other primary source perspectives. Training videos, feature films and theatrical performances are among the other offerings you’ll find here.

Explore librarian-created teaching tools

View instructions for accessing teaching tools and adding to a Canvas Module (downloadable PDF).

Students with laptops and notebooks study in Hodges Library


Online tutorials offer a self-paced approach to navigating specific databases, research tools, and information literacy concepts such as topic development.

Research Guides

Curated by librarians, research guides connect you to resources on broad topics or subject areas (e.g. Anthropology, Primary Sources) or focus on a specific topic or course (e.g. Transcultural Nursing, Civil War in Tennessee). 

Research Guides and Databases can be seamlessly integrated into your Canvas course. View instructions for adding research guides and databases to Canvas using the External Tool feature (downloadable PDF).

Featured Resource

Searching as Exploration Learning Collection

This collection of self-paced teaching resources is designed to help students learn how to develop skills and use UT Libraries’ resources to search for information effectively. 

About Teaching and Learning in the UT Libraries

Each year, the UT Libraries reach learners from pre-college through post-doctoral populations. Librarians are committed to meeting students and faculty where you are and to fostering intellectual curiosity, creativity, and lifelong information literacy.

Librarians lead sessions about information literacy concepts such as strategic searching, information creation and evaluation, and research as a process to support first-year student success. Our Studio team offers specialized instruction on media literacy topics and technology-based assignments, and Subject Librarians provide discipline-based research sessions. Special Collections librarians can introduce you to primary sources and archival materials, including digital collections.

Through our instructional practices, we seek to acknowledge, incorporate, and amplify the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our community of learners. We are committed to engaging in dialogue and investing in the ongoing learning necessary to do this work. Visit the Libraries’ Belonging and Engagement page to learn more about our commitment to inclusion and to read our Diversity Statement.