Randall Library Home

Find Your Librarian

magnifying glassRandall Library offers many services & resources for faculty to enrich university scholarship, teaching, and research.

Please contact your department's liaison librarian, who can assist you with all of your information needs.

Open Education Resources

open padlockOpen Education encompasses resources, tools, and practices that are free of legal, financial, and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared, and adapted in the digital environment.

Learn more about Open Educational Resources.

Instruction & Course Assistance

The Bridges to Information Literacy portal, created by Randall Library, provides resources to the UNCW faculty to facilitate the incorporation of information literacy into the curriculum. Resources addressing the information literacy requirements of specific academic departments and guides on the creation of Student Learning Outcome (SLO’s) are included.

Copyright, Fair Use, & TEACH Act

copyrightWhen can you use copyrighted content in a class? Your use may be covered under Fair Use exceptions or the TEACH Act. You may also use copyrighted works when they are in the Public Domain or with permission from the creator.  Learn more.

Applied Learning Gallery

connectionsThe Applied Learning Gallery highlights exemplary applied learning projects taking place at UNCW.  Created in partnership between Undergraduate Studies (ETEAL, Honors/CSURF, OIP, CTE), Randall Library, and the Career Center.

Ordering Library Materials

shopping cartTo request library materials (such as books, videos, journals, and more), please contact your liaison librarian.

Also check out our guide to streaming videos requests.

Scholarly Communication @ UNCW

sharingVisit our Scholarly Communication @ UNCW website to learn about the "Seahawk DOCKS" institutional repository, as well as for information on open access and author rights.

Alert Services


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Creating Journal and Article Alerts

 Many library databases will alert you when new records satisfying specific search criteria (e.g., journal title or keywords) are added. Click on the "alert" or "RSS" links on the  results pages. You may need to save your search or view your search history in order to access these features. You will be asked to create a free account with the licensed database provider. For help setting up article alerts using library databases, contact your liaison librarian.

New Title Alerts

We offer subject-based RSS feeds of new titles (Books, CDs, DVDs and Government Documents) that are updated on a monthly basis.

Randall Library Art Collection

paintingThe Randall Library Art Collection includes works from Southeast North Carolina and Lower Cape Fear Region artists. Paintings, prints drawings, sculptures, and pottery all demonstrate the creative output of the area’s visual arts community. Faculty and staff are allowed to borrow art from the collection.