Library Support for American Cultures Instructors

Message from Corliss Lee, American Cultures Librarian 

The Library is here to support your research and teaching needs.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions at

Library hours Moffitt Library starts 24/5 hours on January 22.   

Some other libraries have reduced hours or services.  Please check the hours database before going to a library, and remind your students to do the same.

Your Teaching

  • Course reserves require a lot of lead time for licensing, scanning, etc.;  send them as soon as possible to

    • If you need assistance with adding materials to bCourses or with copyright issues, please see our guide

  • I’ll be happy to work with you to teach research skills to your students; please fill out this form to make your request.   I’m also happy to discuss research assignments to make sure they are workable in the Berkeley context and that your students have a good learning experience.

  • The Library workshops schedule is up, including workshops on digital publishing, data analysis, GIS, and more.  Feel free to assign the introductory-level Research 101 workshops to your Reading and Composition students as homework; students will receive an exit ticket they can send you or upload to bCourses.  If your students are wrangling long bibliographies,Zotero, or other citation management software (many free), might be worth learning; both beginning and advanced Zotero workshops are available.

Your Research

  • Research Consultations:    I would love to speak with you about your research, and suggest resources that may be of use for your projects.  The more we know about what you’re working on, the more we can help.

  • Research Data Management:   If you’re looking for assistance in mining resources and data sets, or in managing the data you generate, you can consult with one of our research data consulting team:

  • Research Alerts:  We can help you monitor research issues and new scholarship of interest.  I can work with you on creating tailored alerts and feeds.

Your Scholarship

  • Publishing choices, visibility, and impact:  Staff at the Library's Scholarly Communication Office are available for consultations to help you: make your research and scholarship discoverable; discuss and evaluate publishing options; track and promote your publications; retain or negotiate your intellectual property rights; and discuss use of licensed materials or IP in your work, or the use of your work by others.  Please see our Scholarly Communication website or contact them at

  • Get funding to make your publication open access:  If you would like to publish your scholarship in an open access journal, don’t be discouraged by an  “Article Processing Charge;” we can help you get funds to cover this charge.  Please see our guide here to BRII, which covers open-access publications:

These and related library services are outlined more on theInformation for Faculty and Instructors web page

Reminder about the Connect from Off campus page:  choose between the VPN and the proxy (no set up necessary for the proxy, but make sure you start with the Library home page - don’t google the name of your resource!)  Here’s the A-Z list of our 1400+ library databases; the list can also be sorted by academic discipline.

If you navigate to a link to a library resource found via a search engine or a non-UCB library webpage or an old bookmark, you will need to use a bookmarklet to access the resource.

Students, staff, and faculty should feel free to chat with us 24/7, set up zoom appointments, or email us about your research needs.