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NOVA Online Library

The NOVA Online Library provides dedicated library services for students in online courses. We are your virtual source for guidance and instruction with research, citations, copyright, and other library-related topics.

Librarians are embedded in 60+ NOVA Online courses and 300+ course sections, hosting Ask Your Librarian discussion forums, teaching live webinars, and responding to student questions throughout the semester via email, chat, and phone.

Librarians also serve as the go-to resource for online faculty and instructional designers, collaborating to provide research and content creation for online courses with a focus in enhancing curriculum, engaging students, and promoting open educational resources (OER) to support student success.

For Faculty

NOVA Online Library Services Request Form

The NOVA Online Library Services Request Form is for:

The NOVA Online Library Services Request Form is for NOVA Online instructional designers and faculty to communicate the need for library services.

In general, most requests are submitted by NOVA Online Instructional Designers in the process of revising or developing a NOVA Online course. Requested services include a consultation with a librarian and faculty member to determine what library support is needed for a particular course, for example, research, content creation, collection development, embedded librarian, and live webinar/instruction.

If you are a current NOVA Online Faculty member and are not sure how to proceed, please email Online-Library@nvcc.edu.

NOVA Online Librrary Supports the OER-Based General Education Project.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials that are available for free and are easily accessible, usually online.

NOVA Online Library provides research, content creation, and copyright consults to online faculty and instructional designers. This combined effort gives every NOVA student the opportunity to utilize free and/or open course materials and digital content without requiring the purchase of textbooks.

Go to the OER Guide to learn more about open educational resources (OER), where to find them, and how to use them.

Swank Films is a service that provides streaming access to course-assigned feature films through Canvas. The license with Swank allows for NOVA faculty to link to films in Canvas. Go to the Swank Guide for information on how to request a film for your course, current Swank titles, and user guides.