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Resources for New Faculty

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

Research 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.


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

Open Publishing Services

Syracuse University Libraries are committed to providing all SU students, faculty and staff access to the resources and services they require, and as a result offer a wide variety of open publishing services, including:

  • Open Access (OA) reference & instruction related to education and instruction, identification, collection, publication, reference on open-access works.The Syracuse University Libraries support open access by helping students, faculty, and staff understand the processes and benefits of making their scholarly work freely available as well as how openly licensed teaching and learning materials can be created and integrated into curricula, and through a number of Open Publishing services.
  • Author Rights & Copyright Reference & Assistance
  • SURFACE, the University’s open-access Repository, is a key service for sharing and preserving your work. Operated by the Libraries, 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.
  • Research data services related to the identification, collection, management, analysis, and curation of quantitative and qualitative research data

For  more information about these or other issues or services related to open publishing, please visit the Open Publishing Services area of our website.