Schaffer Library

Resources and modules to enhance teaching, learning, and research

What online resources and modules does the library support to enhance teaching, learning, and research?

  • Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

    Center for Research Libraries (CRL) offers topic guides listing a selection of key source materials that can support research in various areas. New citations are added from time to time; reformulated guides also provide an overview of the current “landscape” of information dissemination and collecting in particular fields, and reference selected online resources available through CRL.

  • Credo

    Credo is a set of electronic modules including tutorials, videos, and quizzes that are designed to give students a foundation in information literacy and critical thinking.Topics include: identifying and using different types of sources, search strategies, evaluating information, citations, and more. The modules can be used together as a full course or they can be broken up and embedded in Nexus at appropriate points. The last module is directed towards faculty with information on getting started using Credo as well as ideas for using the modules in assignments. Contact Lindsay Bush ( for assistance as well as information on using the modules separately.

  • HathiTrust

    HathiTrust (pronounced “hah-tee”) is a collaboratively produced digital library of over 17 million digitized items, a collection that is growing and fully accessible to member institutions, of which Union is one. HathtiTrust’s holdings are mainly books and articles, many of which are historical, full-text searchable, and downloadable. As such, HathiTrust is an essential repository of primary sources for historical research. It is accessible at; log in via the button in the top right corner of the home page using your Union credentials. Additionally, the HathiTrust Research Center at enables the collection to be text mined via such methods as topic modeling and named-entity recognition. Please contact Adam Mazel ( with questions or for assistance with HathiTrust and its Research Center.

  • Kanopy

    Kanopy is a purchase-on-demand film streaming service. The service provides access to educational, international, independent and documentary films. You can connect to Union’s Kanopy account directly or find it through our Database A-Z guide.

    With the support of select content partners, Kanopy has made a collection of films free of charge to our institution for the next 30 days. This list will continue to grow as Kanopy connects with their content partners in the coming days. We will send regular updates as necessary.

  • RefWorks

    RefWorks is a personal information manager that allows you or your students to create their own online database of citations that can be organized and used when writing a paper or article. You can find more information about this resource on our RefWorks LibGuide or by contacting Adam Mazel (

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, and the Washington Post Subscriptions

    Union College community members can sign up for a personal subscription to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Chronicle of Higher Education using your Union credentials. For more information on signing up see our guide to these subscriptions. If you are having trouble logging into your account, make sure that your subscription is current (these subscriptions need to be renewed periodically) and that you are signing in with your Union credentials. For other login issues, look for the troubleshooting links or email address in the guide for the subscription you are having issues with.