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Faculty Resources: Chester Fritz Library

Support for your teaching and research

Library Materials

The library provides access to a variety of materials, including:

  • journals (in scholarly databases and some in print)
  • books (both print and e-books)
  • magazines & newspapers (both print and online)
  • theses/dissertations (both print and online)
  • government documents (both in print and online)
  • music (both in print and online)
  • maps (both in print and online)
  • streaming video / DVDs
  • rare and special materials

The library generally does not have textbooks, but you have options:

  • Work with the librarians to find alternates such as Open Educational Resources
  • Work with access services to place items on Course Reserve
    • Note for Fall2023: Any course materials already in the library collection have been relocated to Permanent Reserve for 2 Hour in library use - these could be transitioned to Course Reserve by faculty request
  • . You can also direct students to the Textbook Savvy guide.

If you have previously shown a DVD in class and are now teaching online, the library can help. Contact your subject librarian for assistance or see more information for Online Access to Videos for Classes.

Online Access to Videos for Classes


The Chester Fritz Library subscribes to Academic Video Online (AVON), which offers unlimited access and public performance rights for more than 70,000 streaming videos. If you want to ensure perpetual access to a video used for a class, provide your subject librarian with the title(s). More information can be found here.


Kanopy is available for limited use. Faculty can request a title that's available on Kanopy by navigating to a title and requesting access. The library will evaluate the requests and let faculty know when the video is available. We have limited funds for Kanopy, which means the library will determine which license to get (either 1 year, 3 year, or perpetual access) depending on the title. Please contact your subject librarian for more information.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Faculty, staff, and students have full access to the Chronicle through the CFL - use the link below.


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NYT InEducation

Now that you've created an account and can log into the New York Times website, it's time to register for your NYT InEducation account. This account will give you access to customized resources for a variety of academic disciplines. 

How to Register to Use the New York Times for Classroom Learning

  1. Step One: Navigate to the New York Times inEducation website
  2. Step Two: Register for inEducation
    • Register using your school email address
    • Indicate whether you are a student or faculty/staff
    • Optionally select your area of study to receive related notifications
  3. Step Three: Login to Your Account
    • Select "Click Here" to login to your account
    • Ensure you have access to inEducation

Faculty use of NYT inEducation:

  • Articles recommended by faculty are often accompanied by prompts for discussion, critical thinking, or analysis. Article recommendations typically include a summary of the article as well as sections such as "Why Does This Matter," "Digging Deeper," or "Discussion Prompts."
  • Faculty-recommended articles always include tags for sorting by subject and learning outcomes. These tags are useful when teaching a class with a specific learning outcome or one that focuses on a particular subject. 
  • There are also subject tags for different levels of study, such as “Level: 300-400" or “Level: Graduate” to help when deciding if the material is appropriate for a particular class.

Access and Checking Out Materials

Course Reserves

Linking to Library Materials

It's best to use the permalink (permanent link) to upload articles into Blackboard or to send to a student in an email. When articles are accessed with the permalink, it allows each individual who receives the item to log into the library system with their own UND credentials and ensures that people can access the items.

As shown in the screenshot below, permalinks are labeled with "permalink" or look for the chain link icon.

More detailed information about using permalinks can be found in the Research How Tos research guide.




Library Guidelines and Policies

Learn more about CFL Library Policies guiding the management of library resources, including