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Library Services and Resources for Faculty Teaching Online or Off-Campus

If you are teaching online, at GBTC, HCAT, Arundel Mills, or any of the other non-Arnold sites, the Library is eager to support you and your students. See below for details.

Make the Library Part of your Online or Hybrid Class:

  • Library Links: Provide links to some of the library’s Web pages (especially the For Distance Learners Web page) in your course
  • Link to Articles from our Databases: Create links to articles in the library's databases that students can access by clicking on a link. (See directions for Linking to Database Materials)
  • Include Electronic Resources: Ask a librarian to help you find electronic resources for your classes
  • E-mail a Librarian: Provide the Reference Desk ( and Distance Learning Librarian ( e-mail so students can request assistance from a librarian
  • Ask a Librarian to be available within ANGEL: Arrange for a librarian to be enrolled in your online or hybrid course so students can ask for assistance within ANGEL (through discussions and e-mail)
  • For more information contact the Distance Learning Librarian: 

Invite a Librarian to come to Off-Campus Sites for Library Instruction:

Access Database Articles (Electronic Books and Full-text Articles):

  • From scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, ebooks, encyclopedias, and other reference sources
  • Most are available remotely
  • Most require an AACC Student ID or Library Card in order to search
  • Distance students, faculty, and staff can apply for a library card on our Web site

Search the Library Catalog:

  • Search the catalog from off-campus
  • Find books, audio-visual materials, journals and magazines
  • Access electronic ebooks and reference books that are available online
  • Arrange for delivery of books to GBTC, HCAT, Arundel Mills, or Fort Meade's Army Education Center

Ask for Research Assistance:

  • Assistance in finding material and in developing a search strategy
  • Contact the Reference Department:
  • You can also contact the Distance Learning Librarian for assistance

For More Information:

  • See the For Distance Learners Web site for more information about obtaining a library card, delivery of materials to off-site locations, Interlibrary Loans, and more.

Other Useful Web sites:

Copyright Law/TEACH Act and Distance Education
Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism
AACC Student Library Card Application
AACC Faculty Library Card Application
Library Guides

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for ways the library can help you as you teach "at a distance" please contact or phone 410-777-2216.

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