Research Support and Curricular Technology provides services and resources to support faculty research and teaching, and delivers workshops, seminars and programs to enhance the curriculum. For more information contact Jessica McCullough, Director of Research Support & Curricular Technology. 

Books and Borrowing Privileges

The Charles E. Shain Library holds nearly 500,000 books, 11,000 e-journals, 200,000 government documents, and over 1,000,000 e-books. Consortial arrangements with Trinity College and Wesleyan University expand access to 2.2 million volumes. OneSearch is our shared catalog that facilitates easy borrowing between colleges. Faculty have access to millions of books through CTW and interlibrary loan and may borrow books for the entire academic year. For information on CTW and ILL, contact Lisa Dowhan, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The College has a new program to foster the use of open educational resources in lieu of traditional textbooks. For information on the OER initiative or to find open material for your course see the libguide Open Education Resources at Connecticut College or contact Ariela McCaffrey, Assistant Director of Research Support.

Articles and Databases

Use the library's research databases to find citations to journal articles, book reviews, book chapters, essays, and other documents. Some databases provide citations only; others also provide full text. Our journal search allows you to search for journal by title or ISSN.

Course Reserves

Shain Library will place library books, video tapes, and DVDs on Course Reserve. For help with Reserves, contact Bridget Pupillo, Assistant Manager Access Services.

Library Liaisons

Research and instruction librarians provide a variety of services that will enhance learning through class instruction and individual research appointments. Your library liaison can create online research guides tailored to the requirements of your course. For more information or to schedule a research session for your class, contact Jessica McCullough, Director of Research Support and Curricular Technology.

Special Collections and Archives

The Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives works with faculty to connect students to rare and archival materials and engage them in primary source research. Contact Lear Center staff to discuss ways of integrating these unique, engaging materials into your courses.

IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk provides computer technical support, hardware troubleshooting, and support for all standard software packages used at the College including email. Submit a ticket, and login with your network user name and password. The IT Service Desk is located on the lower level of the Shain Library.


Moodle is Connecticut College’s Learning Management System. Faculty can use Moodle to deliver course materials including text, audio and video, post grades, and communicate with students. For help with Moodle, contact Diane Creede, Assistant Director for Instructional Technology.

For help and information pertaining to computers, networks, wi-fi, software, etc. check the Technology Services site.