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Syracuse University Libraries

Resources for New Faculty

Discover how SU Libraries can support teaching, learning, and research during your first weeks as SU faculty member

Advanced Research and Publishing Services

Syracuse University librarians can assist faculty, students, and affiliated researchers, through personal consultation and classroom instruction, in the pursuit of scholarly activities such as conducting literature reviews, locating needed materials, preparing and formatting manuscripts for press, or assessing the research value of journals and articles. For more information on the research support, research data services, and author and publication support that SU Libraries provide for faculty, please visit the Research Services portion of our website.

Open Access Publishing

SURFACE, the University’s open-access institutional repository, is a key service for sharing and preserving your work. It enhances access to Syracuse University’s scholarship on a global scale and increases its impact. SURFACE includes scholarly journal articles, books, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings, and more.

Additionally, the Libraries provides opportunities to publish open access at time of publication at no cost to the author through Transformative Agreements with publishers such as Wiley, Cambridge University Press, ACS, the Royal Society, and more. The guide to Transformative Agreements outlines how to take advantage of each of these agreements. 

Research Data Services

Syracuse University Libraries' Research Data Services assists with the discovery, collection, management, analysis, visualization, and curation of quantitative and qualitative data. You may also contact this service for assistance with Data Management Planning.


Syracuse University’s faculty, students, and staff produce, distribute and share a wide range of works. University members may want to use their own works, or others' works, while pursuing goals for research, teaching, instruction, or scholarship.  For online faculty and instructors, and anyone who instructs online, understanding and adhering to copyright law is crucial to protect yourselves, the University, and your students. As educators, modeling appropriate and legal use of copyrighted materials is critical in helping students (and future educators) to better understand the complex issues surrounding copyright. SU Libraries offers guidance to faculty and instructors on how and when copyrighted materials can be used for instruction. For more information on understanding copyright, please visit our copyright guide or contact our copyright team at

Funding Opportunities

In collaboration with campus partners like the Office of Research, and proposal development specialists, the Libraries provide guidance on searching for funding opportunities. The following tools are available through the SU Office of Research and SU Libraries for identifying funding opportunities by research interest or funding agency: