The University Libraries offer New Faculty Collection Development Grants to newly hired full-time tenure track faculty. These grants provide eligible faculty members with up to $1,000 to order books and media materials for our permanent collection.
Faculty are invited to apply for the annual Robert B. Bradley Library Research Grants supporting the research and creative endeavors of faculty while developing world-class collections.
The Open Access Publishing Fund supports publishing costs for eligible open access (OA) journals and books when no alternative funding is available, thereby fostering the exploration of new and innovative publishing models.
Librarians can meet with you on a one-on-one basis to help you develop your research project. Please select the most relevant service below and reach out!
Subject Librarians help you navigate resources and find information. They also provide support for areas like management, plagiarism, and copyright. Schedule a consultation with a Subject Librarian.
FSU Libraries offer many ways to get access to the material for your research needs. As faculty, you can make use of the Library Express Delivery Service (LEDS) to have print materials or scans delivered right to your department. Once you register for LEDS and are approved, you may begin using the service.
If you want to narrow down your search before you begin, you can search only within a specific database. The A-Z Database list organizes over 750 databases by subject and type.
Special Collections & Archives comprises more than half a million items, ranging from ostraka, papyri, and incunabula to modern artist books, literary manuscripts, and business records.
If all else fails and you simply can't get access to a resource you need for your research, let us know! We may be able to purchase the item for our collection so that you may use it. Please fill out the Materials Purchase Suggestion form, and a member of the Libraries' team will reach out.
Research Data Services
Data Librarians can help you with, finding and using research data, data visualization techniques, and research data management planning. For more information regarding any of these services, please email our data librarians (email@example.com).
Data Visualization and Analysis
Creating visual data outputs, including charts and graphs, that make impactful statements and tell powerful stories. Performing statistical & data analysis techniques. Support programs including: Excel, MATLAB, SPSS, and SAS.
Research Data Management
Creating and implementing data management plans, applying best practices for managing data, and finding data management services at any stage of the research process. More information may be found at our Data Management Research Guide.
GIS and Spatial Data
Using GIS tools to create maps and perform spatial data analysis. Support programs including: QGIS, GoogleEarth, and ArcGIS. Finding and evaluating spatial data for research application.
The Copyright Act grants creators protection in their works by bestowing upon them a bundle of exclusive rights with respect to their works. To learn more about publishing agreements, IP ownership and licensing, and using copyrighted materials in research, please use the Copyright Research Guide.
Florida State Open Publishing
Florida State Open Publishing provides publishing services for journals, monographs, open educational resources, and digital scholarship projects.
Open Scholars Project
The Open Scholars Project (OSP) is a community of practice for researchers and practitioners who are curious about open access publishing, open science, and FAIR data at Florida State University and in the Tallahassee area. OSP includes faculty, graduate students, postdocs and practitioners. The goal of this community is to connect researchers and scholars from all disciplines and provide a supportive space to learn from each other, engage in candid discussions, and apply open principles to research practices.
DigiNole Research Repository
The DigiNole Research Repository provides open access to thousands of research outputs like thesis and dissertations from our students and faculty.
In addition to supporting traditional publishing, FSU Libraries also supports digital transformation and communication of your research, whether that be through web, podcasts, 3D modeling, video, or more.
Use leading web platforms to build innovative digital research outputs and disseminate them to a global audience. Learn more about createFSU.
Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology provides free video resources and training to educators and students. Learn more about GEOSET.
Embedding Materials into Canvas
The FSU Libraries and Canvas Integration helps faculty and instructors integrate library resources and services into Canvas courses. Use the tools provided to search for materials, request eReserves, access our research services, and import library modules, videos, and tutorials from Canvas Commons into your course.
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials that were created to be free to use. This can save your students hundreds of dollars each compared to traditional texts. Learn more with the Libraries' guide to Open Educational Resources.
Course-related materials can be placed on Reserve for students to use in the library for short periods of time (2 hours for books/microfilm; 4 hours for DVDs/media). To place a physical book on Reserve, fill out the Course Reserve Request Form.
In order to support student success and equitable access to information, FSU Libraries identifies titles currently available as eBooks and assigned as textbooks and course materials. Simply search by book title or course code.