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Faculty Support: Faculty FAQs




Only FAQs specific to Faculty are posted on the Faculty FAQ Page.

FAQs relevant to all users are posted on the Library FAQ Page.

NOTE: Some answers link to documents on Sharepoint (the AU Intranet) and can only be accessed by authorized users.

Attention NEW FACULTY!


Answers to these questions are noted in the drop down menu located under the Faculty FAQs Tab above.


  1. How do I find out how much departmental money I have? Budgeted? Expended? Balance?
  2. Can you explain the DeptBud Report?
  3. Can I spend periodical money on books or vice versus?
  4. Can I add a new periodical or database this year?


  1. What Citation style do I use?
  2. Who is in charge of teaching students proper APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, NLM, etc. styles.
  3. How will the library support me in this task?
  4. Is there any software available to help?


  1. What is Collection Development and how do I do it?
  2. How do I order a book or video?
  3. How do I order an eBook?
  4. What is an ISBN?
  5. How do I order a periodical?
  6. How do I order a database?
  7. How do I check the status of a book or video order?
  8. How do I use Choice Reviews?
  9. Choosing a format. Book or eBook? DVD or Streaming Video?


  1. How do I teach my students about Plagiarism, Copyright, and Citing Sources?
  2. I have a question about copyright.


  1. How can I reserve a room in the Thrift Library Building?


  1. What are Research Guides?
  2. Can one be created for my class or major?
  3. Are Research Guides suited for use with online classes?
  4. Can I make a Research Guide?


  1. How do I get to the library’s reports located on the AU Intranet?
  2. The AU Intranet won’t let me in. What do I do?
  3. Is there an FAQ for using the AU Intranet?


  1. How do I schedule a library orientation?
  2. Who do I contact to schedule a Freshmen Orientation?
  3. Can the library do orientations online?


  1. How can I prevent plagiarism?
  2. What do I do if I detect and act of plagiarism?
  3. What is and how do I use it?
  4. How do I teach my students about Plagiarism, Copyright, and Citing Sources?


  1. How can I reserve a room in the Thrift Library Building?


  1. How do I place an item on Reserve?
  2. How can I know what I have on Reserve?
  3. What are the rules regarding copyright as they apply to Reserve?
  4. How do I know if my students are using my reserve materials?
  5. Is Online Reserve available?

Got a question not listed here? Contact the LibGuide owner, noted in the box to the right.