Faculty Services

Library Research Help

Having trouble finding information on a topic? Or locating a specific source?  While faculty are the experts in their subject disciplines, librarians are experts in finding sources, formats, and information about sources, knowledgeable about database content and search capacities, and other bibliographic tools.  


Liaison Librarians are available for scheduled research consultations.  So, when you are having trouble finding a particular source, searching a specific topic, or managing your research data, citations, or research impact, the NPML Librarians can help you troubleshoot your research.


Journal Metrics & Selection Tools

Digital Scholarship

Open Access


Data Management

View the Data Management guide for helpful resources on writing data management plans, locating open repositories, citing data, and more.

Electronic Alerts

Many of the journal publishers allow you to set up electronic alerts so that you will be sent the Table of Contents whenever a new issue is published.  This is a great way to keep up with journals in your field of study.

In addition, many databases also allow you to set up search alerts that will email you a notification if a new item has been added that meets your search criteria or if a new article has cited a work that you would like to follow.  

Most of these resources require you to set up a free login account to use these features.  Check the "help" features in any database or journal site to see if e-alerts are provided.

For assistance in setting up e-alerts, contact a Poynter Librarian.