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Syllabus Statement

We encourage you to copy and paste the following statement about the library into your syllabus*:


       This class requires students to find information sources for a speech, research paper, or project. College-level research requires college-level sources. Appropriate sources include scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles, scholarly books, and well-respected news magazines and newspapers. The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons located on the second floor of Beatty Hall has these types of resources, as well as other tools and services to help you research confidently and successfully. 

       Not sure where to start your research? Explore the Library's [insert name of subject or course with corresponding hyperlink]* Guide.

       Still need help finding, choosing, or using sources? Librarians are available to help. No question or task is too big or too small, and there are many ways to get assistance:

(Adapted from Murray State University's Business College 2013 Library Syllabus Statement)

*Find subject or course guides using this list. For more information on research guides, read the two boxes below.

Course Guides

Course guides list library and other information resources specifically chosen by a librarian, in cooperation with the instructor, to support learning outcomes and research in a given course.

Here are some examples:

Would you like a subject specialist librarian to make a research guide for a course you are teaching? Please send an e-mail along with your syllabus to

Alternatively, if you are requesting instruction for the same course, you can simply mention you'd like a course guide in the comments of the Instruction Request Form.

Subject Guides

Subject Guides are research guides our librarians have prepared to introduce students to the most useful resources in their area of study. These guides are for all levels of researchers in any phase of their research.

We encourage you to link to these subject guides in your syllabus and/or list them as a resource in Blackboard. To pick one from your discipline to use in your course, visit our Subject Guides List.

Here are a few examples:

Printing & Plotters

Direct students to the printing page of the website for full information for any of their course needs.