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Pacific Oaks College Library: Faculty

Welcome to the Andrew Norman Library at Pacific Oaks College

Library Instruction

To request a library instruction session, please complete the form below:

FORM: Request library instruction for your class.

Please provide at least two weeks’ notice and two date options.

Library instruction sessions can be customized to meet the needs of your students. Typical sessions include:

• How to access and effectively use library resources and research strategies (key words, boolean searches, filtering results) and/or
• Overview of APA formatting guidelines

To request more specific instruction, please contact the Library and provide relevant information for upcoming assignments.

Resource Requests

All resource links posted to Canvas MUST adhere to copyright law.

Library staff can assist with locating resources. Please follow the steps below:

1. Complete a Resource Request Form.
2. Include a bibliography with a complete APA citation for each item.
3. Email the form and bibliography to the library at
4. If a resource is available, library staff will provide a permalink for posting in Canvas.

Resources must be in compliance with US Copyright Law. (Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107)

U.S. Copyright's office guidelines on fair use. (See also the Fair Use checklist below.)

Faculty Fair Use Checklist

Setting Up & Using Refworks

Register here using your PO email.

Do not use "login from my institution," fill out the email and password fields above it.

Find instructional videos and other materials here.

The citation style you will select is

APA 7th - No Case Changes (No Title Casing), DOI:

RefWorks APA7 citations are not always correct, please double check them before sharing with students.

Early Childhood Education Observational Video Links

Links to videos and video clips for ECE observation exercises.

SAGE Resources for Faculty

Publish with SAGE – A breakdown of the various areas for publishing with Sage

Journal Author Gateway – Including How to Get Published Resources, Manuscript Guidelines, and more!

How to Get Published Webinar Recording – Winner of the 2021 APEX Award for Publication Excellent

Journal Editor Gateway – Connect with New Journal Proposals, Open Editor Positions, and other guidelines

Peer Reviewer Gateway – If you’re looking for additional ways to contribute back to the academic publishing community

Open Access at SAGE – Learn more about our OA mission, options, and journals

SAGE Open Journal – With Information on publishing in this Gold Open Access publication

Open Access Portal – For use once you’ve begun the OA publishing process with SAGE

SAGE Journal Recommender – To find relevant SAGE journals for your manuscript

SAGE Path --  Our free article transfer service where we evaluate your manuscript for other suitable SAGE journals

SAGE Business Cases -- Information for Authors – Your go-to place for guidelines, writing tips, templates, FAQs, and submit a case for publication

SAGE Research Methods – Be sure to check out the Project Planner, including this section on How Do I Publish a Journal Article, and this search results of publishing content and support materials from the platform

SAGE Campus Courses on Getting Published – This includes 8 courses on publishing (among many others) and is a resource that librarians, faculty, and students alike can use. This is available for subscription access as a library resource and can be demoed or set up for trial access to explore further.

Learn Copyright Basics in Six and a Half Minutes