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Distance Education Services - Faculty

Library Instruction


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

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


Division of Health Sciences faculty can complete a request form to have your liaison librarian embedded into your Blackboard 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


Joyner Library offers library research instructional content that can be embedded into your Blackboard 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

Electronic Course Reserves

Electronic reserves are provided through Blackboard 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? 
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? 
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.

Find forms and policies here

Library Materials

Online Access

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 it doesn't answer your questions, please Ask A Librarian

Free document delivery

Print material delivered both to and from your location (outside of Pitt County only) for free.

Complete a request through Interlibrary Loan and choose document delivery.

Is there something we don't have?

We can get it for you! Use Interlibrary Loan to request it.  (no requests for textbooks)

Access materials at any UNC system library

Our UNC Cooperative Lending page has more information on your privileges.

Publishing and Research Support

Book a Librarian

Free, individual research consultation with a member of the Joyner Library Research and Instructional Services Department. Submit this form to request a consultation.

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


Browzine is an app that gives you mobile
access to ECU Libraries’ electronic journals.
Download the app to find, read, and monitor
thousands of scholarly journals directly
from your iPad, iPad mini or Android Tablet.

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.

See more information at our dedicated Scholarly Communications page.

DE Questions or Requests?

David Hisle
Joyner Library
Learning Technology Librarian
(252) 328-4978
Dan Zuberbier
Teaching Resources Center (TRC)
Education & Educational Technology Librarian
(252) 328-0406
Carrie S Forbes
Laupus Health Sciences Library
Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
(252) 744-2226