Resources & Services for Faculty & Staff

Faculty resources
Research Instruction

Request Library Research Workshop

  • Librarians can collaborate with faculty to provide business-centered library instruction by teaching information literacy workshops, developing research strategies for your classroom assignments, and/or developing supplementary digital resources.
  • Workshops may be:
    • Synchronous via face-to-face or Zoom
    • Asynchronous modules via Blackboard or Canvas
  • Learning objectives can include, but are not limited to:
    • Formulating research questions and scope
    • Understanding information hierarchies
    • Searching strategically for information
    • Assessing authority and relevance
    • Matching Business information needs with the appropriate information product
    • Citing information as part of the scholarly discourse
Course Reserves

  • Faculty can place textbooks and other materials on reserve for student use in McLeod Business Library. Additionally, we are able to digitize chapters or sections as well as short video clips for electronic reserves. Finally, if W&M Libraries do not have the material you need, we can often order it through the course reserves process. Submit course reserves requests.

Business Databases A-Z (McLeod Business Library)

All Databases (W&M Libraries)

  • Access is available to more than 50 databases for Business research, including WRDS (Compustat, Execucomp, I/B/E/S, SEC Analytics, CUSIP, etc.), Refinitiv Eikon, and Bloomberg
  • Most databases can be accessed remotely with your W&M Username and Password.
  • Many Business books, journals, magazines, and daily newspapers are available both online through W&M Libraries and on-site.
  • Additional periodicals are available via our electronic database subscriptions.
  • Our Popular Book Collection includes both fiction and nonfiction and can be checked out for 28 days.
Research & Reference Assistance

Research FAQs

  • Librarians can support your research; schedule a research appointment with us, or contact us to learn more.
  • McLeod Business Library is proud to support faculty scholarship! If you have recently published, please let us know. We do our best to obtain and display copies of your work.
Learning Platforms
Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Ten Tips for Encouraging Belonging
  1. Honor students' identities by using their preferred name and stated pronouns. These might differ from their W&M official records.
  2. Incorporate diverse and/or historically marginalized authors, guest speakers, and case protagonists into your course. Sage Business Cases - available through W&M Libraries -  provides a number of DEI-focused cases (and teaching notes for faculty only). Faculty can write their own diverse cases through Open Grant funding from VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium.
  3. When possible, choose library and/or Open Education resources for required course readings and report course costs to the W&M bookstore by the deadline. McLeod Business Library curated a list of open and library resources for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, but a librarian can also work with you to find and link to relevant content. Additionally, VIVA Open Adopt Grants award $2,000 for adopting an OER in a recurring course, and VIVA Open Course Grants award up to $30,000 for adopting, adapting, and/or creating open course content.
  4. Place required course readings - including textbooks - on reserve in McLeod Business Library. In addition to placing items on physical reserve, librarians can help you obtain eBooks, articles, and other materials for inclusion into your course. Librarians can also help you digitize born-print materials and link to them in the LMS. Submit course reserves requests.
  5. Include a diversity statement on your syllabus. Diversity statements communicate welcoming and belonging to students. Consult this Diversity statement, which has been used by current Mason faculty, as an example.
  6. Link to the HEART fund for students facing financial hardship. The HEART fund is administered by the W&M Dean of Students office.
  7. Don't assume company or brand familiarity. In particular, international and culturally diverse students might not be familiar with some US companies or brands (e.g., Enron, Archer Farms). Consider assigning company or brand "presearch" using library content. The library can help you obtain company profiles, reports, and brand data, which you can link to in your syllabus and/or on the LMS (Blackboard or Canvas).
  8. Record and post automatically transcribed recordings of class (using Zoom and/or Pantopto) onto Blackboard for students to review. This can assist English Language Learners, as well as provide an ADA accommodation for neurodivergent students and students who are deaf, hearing impaired, and/or who have an auditory processing disorder.
  9. When granting extensions to one student, ensure that the extension is offered to all. Students from historically marginalized groups may not ask for favors, and some cultures forbid making requests.
  10. Incorporate library instruction into your class. This instruction ensures that students have the same exposure to library and research resources. Library instruction can also prevent academic dishonesty and plagiarism by incorporating formal instruction related to information discovery, evaluation, authority, and proper use (citations, common knowledge, paraphrasing, etc.) as part of the scholarly conversation. Request a library instruction session. 
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