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Library Research Guides

Integrating Library Services and Resources with CTools: Welcome!

Information for instructors on how to integrate University of Michigan library resources into CTools course or project sites. Also, how to give someone Librarian access to your site.


Library tools provide students with access to library materials and services through CTools course sites. 

As an Owner or Instructor of a CTools site, you can add any/all of the following tools to your site:


Library Help for displaying the "Ask a Librarian" live chat window. 

Kresge Library Help specifically for business classes.

Library Materials for displaying a list of physical materials on reserve at the UM Libraries.

Library Search for finding U-M Library books and articles

Research Guide for displaying a library research guide (like this one).


You can also add a Librarian to your course site. Adding a librarian to your site can allow your librarian to easily access course materials, add to course content, post to the announcements and discussion areas, and work more efficiently as a collaborator.