Gordon Library offers faculty research support in a variety of forms, including online guides and tutorials and research consultations at the library or at your office. Please contact Laura Robinson, Librarian, Faculty Development and Research Support Lead for coordinated services to faculty in the following areas, or schedule a consultation.


Investigating a new area of research or teaching?  Let us guide you through Gordon Library’s resources and Open Access collections available through the web.  We can also direct you to research facilities and collections around the world that are related to your areas of inquiry.  

Citation Management

Interested in learning a new tool to manage your pdfs and citations?  Gordon Library provides access to institutional editions of RefWorks, Endnote, and Mendeley.  We can also provide assistance with using Zotero, BibTex and other tools. For more information visit Citation Tools.

Grants and Funding

The library works with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Research Solutions Institute to provide assistance in using Pivot and other research tools to find funding opportunities from government, corporations, foundations & private entities. Search in Pivot for research funding, fellowships, travel, equipment, prizes and more.

Measuring Research Impact & Performance

Interested in citation analysis, impact factors, altmetrics or profiles such as ResearcherID, ORCID, Scopus profiles, or Google Scholar profiles? We can work with you to tell the story of the impact of your work.

At the institutional or departmental level, let us assist you with SciVal, a tool that enables you to benchmark research performance and provides data on 8,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide. 

For more information visit Assessing Research Impact.

Publishing and Copyright

Ask us about copyright, scholarly publishing models, fair use, and more.  Looking for places to publish or present?  We can assist with that as well. For further information visit Copyright Basics.

Scholarly Communication and Author Rights

Considering open access publishing? Wishing you had more rights to your own work?  We keep current on these issues and can meet to discuss your options. For further information visit our Open Access guide.