Faculty and Staff Resources

Adult Education and Distance Learning

Books, Journals, and E-Prints

  • Academia - An online magazine and resource for academic libraries.
  • Connect Text Catalog - This Catalog is addressed both to professors who are seeking books for course adoption and to authors and publishers of online textbooks.
  • ManyBooks.net - Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook reader.
  • LANL E-Print Archive - This website contains cutting edge educational research conducted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • Political Methodology - The primary purpose of this site is to serve as the gateway to the Working Paper archive.
  • Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.
  • Social Science Research Network - Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

Copyright Issues

  • Copyright - Washington University put together an excellent website regarding copyright issues. This is legal information is not legal advice.
  • Copyright and Fair Use - Stanford University's website includes relevant statutes, judicial opinions, regulations, treaties, library guidelines, and articles on fair use.
  • Copyright Clearance Center - Providing the most complete and convenient access to copyright permission for millions of publications worldwide.
  • Copyright Law in the Electronic Environment - The University of Texas System provides an excellent overview of copyright for faculty.
  • US Copyright Office - The United States Copyright Office helps promote the progress of the arts and protects the works of authors.


  • Diversity at Manchester Community College - This website contains information about Diversity at MCC. In addition, this site contains a list of weblinks to other diversity related topics, a dictionary of terms, and a listing of books held in the MCC Library.

Educational Aids

  • BioEd - Welcome to BioEd Online, the online educational resource for educators, students, and parents. BioEd Online utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you instant access to reliable, cutting-edge information and educational tools for biology and related subjects.
  • Chemistry Education Resource Shelf - This resource archive is produced under the auspices of the Journal of Chemical Education Online. The Resource Shelf contains hyperlinks to nearly all of the publishers who maintain Web pages, with links to publishers' pages devoted to individual titles.
  • ERIC/AE Full Text Internet Library - ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
  • Journal of Chemical Education - The Journal of Chemical Education is the journal of the Division of Chemical Education, Inc. of the American Chemical Society. Published continuously since 1924, JCE is the world's premier chemical education journal. There mission is to help chemistry teachers stay current with research advances as well as share new ideas in teaching methodologies and course organization. A multimedia publisher, JCE welcomes materials in print, software, video, and other digital formats.
  • MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Research - A free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.
  • Teaching Business Ethics - The Institute of Business Ethics is a registered charity, funded by corporate subscribers and trusts. Subscribers benefit from a wide range of events, research, advice and networking opportunities.
  • Teaching with Documents - From the National Archives site. It includes pdf files of analysis worksheets for use in class.
  • Teaching Resource Collections in the English discipline - The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.
  • Teaching with Technology: History - The Center for Teaching History with Technology, is a resource created for teachers looking to incorporate technology into their classrooms! THWT aims to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses.

General Information the MCC

  • This website contains relevant information about the MCC Library. Learn more.

Grants and Philanthropy Information

  • Foundation Center - Includes a directory of grant makers on the net, directory of non-profit and government financing sources, and retrieve articles from Philanthropy News Digest.
  • Funding Sources for Individuals - The Grants Information Collection is located in Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It is one of a network of approximately 200 collections established by the Foundation Center, an independent national service organization in New York, to provide an authoritative source of information on foundation and corporate giving for nonprofit organizations.
  • Grants and Related Resources from Michigan State University Libraries - A collection of grants and related resources.
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics: Non-Profit Fact Sheets - The National Center for Charitable Statistics is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. NCCS is a program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Urban Institute.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
  • Non-Profit Organizations FAQ - The Nonprofit FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is based on questions and answers about nonprofit organizations exchanged on the Internet since 1994. Suggestions and corrections are always welcome.
  • Philanthropy - The Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library is an excellent resource of links put together by Indiana University, including grants, fund-raising, service learning, statistics, journals, etc...
  • Philanthropy Journal - Through a daily web site and free, weekly email bulletin, this website delivers news, information and opinions about charitable giving, fundraising and management, focusing in particular on organizational effectiveness, donor engagement and collaboration.

Higher Education Sources

  • CollegeNet.com - CollegeNET, Inc provides over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program you save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.
  • Higher Education: Understanding the Issue from a Public Policy Agenda - The Understanding the Issue section lays out the facts and policy alternatives. The Public Opinion section offers a detailed profile of public thinking about the issue.
  • Peterson's College Guides - A comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the Internet. Their publications connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations through its critically acclaimed books, Web sites, online products, and admissions services.
  • Universities Worldwide - This website provides links to 7634 Universities in 187 countries worldwide.
  • University Links - Find all essential information about any college or university you want anywhere in the USA. It's FREE! Search on institution name, or state or even on study discipline!

Other Useful Sites

  • Academic360.com - Academic360.com is a meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions.
  • Associations on the Net - The IPL Associations on the Net (AON) is a collection of over 2000 Internet sites providing information about a wide variety of professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, political parties and advocacy groups, labor unions, academic societies, and research institutions.
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP) - The AAUP's purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.
  • CampusSafety.Org - Security On Campus, Inc. is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization whose mission is to prevent violence, substance abuse and other crimes in college and university campus communities across the United States, and to compassionately assist the victims of these crimes.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education - The Chronicle of Higher Education is academe's number one news resource. A weekly edition prints and mails on Friday, 49 times a year. (See MCC Library)
  • College Quarterly -The College Quarterly is an academic journal devoted to the improvement of college education and the professional development of college educators.
  • HighWirePress - A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1007 journals and 3,985,097 full text articles from over 130 scholarly publishers.
  • National Center for Education Statistics - The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
  • The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal - An electronic publication about academic advising in higher education.

Policy, Statistics, and Research and more

  • Apple In Higher Education - The Apple Corporation website, including projects, programs and a learning community for interactive learning.
  • The Critical Thinking Community - The Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking aim to improve instruction in primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.
  • Department of Education - The Department houses and supports organizations that provide research, evaluation, and statistics.
  • EDUCAUSE Information Resources for Management in Higher Education - Includes a free job posting/job searching service for higher education, and an institutional database that allows you to compare your institution to others on any parameter.
  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation - Ericae.net provides balanced information concerning educational assessment, evaluation and research methodology, and resources to encourage the responsible use of educational data.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - files created by many government agencies, searchable, and with a subject index.
  • Inclusion in Science Education for Students with Disabilities - This site presents accommodation and inclusive strategies for students with disabilities. Topics include teaching strategies, learning environments, and assistive/adaptive technologies.
  • National Center for Education Statistics - Find statistics on American education.
  • Second Moment - Second Moment is a platform for showcasing leading edge work and research in the fields of analytics and applied statistics. It is also a resource for analysts and businesses interested in using the latest statistical tools and technologies to identify profit opportunities, improve operations, and deploy resources more effectively.
  • World Lecture Hall - World Lecture Hall website is an entry point to free online course materials from around the world.


Reference Assistance

Reference support is available for faculty. You can access a Librarian in various ways:

  • Telephone a Librarian (Call 860-512-2880)
  • *Email an MCC Librarian
  • **InfoAnyTime - Chat with a reference librarian via the Internet 24/7 (add link)
  • One-on-one consultation (Fill out a form at the Reference Desk)
  • Face to Face

*Manchester Community College Library provides online email reference service via the World Wide Web. Online email reference questions are answered by MCC reference librarians only.

**The 24x7 online reference service allows you to pose a question in real-time chat to a professional librarian. This is a service offered by InfoAnytime. For more in-depth reference questions, please consult any MCC reference librarian.

Request Form (Library Instruction)

Library instruction classes are given at the request of a faculty member and the class is taught by one of the reference librarians. For more information regarding Library Instruction, click here.


Any full- or part-time faculty member may put materials on academic reserve in the library. Materials may include textbooks, supplemental reading books, photocopies of articles, videos, DVD's, CD's, audiocassettes, answer keys, and study guides. Learn more!

Suggest a Book, DVD…

To suggest books, periodicals, DVDs, or CDs for the Library collection, please complete the request form.

When you have completed the form, click on "Submit" and your request will be routed to the librarian responsible for ordering materials for your division.

Last Update: February 07 2013
For additional information, contact: Randy Fournier