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Research/services support for instructors: Start here

Selected library databases, library instruction for your classes, NYT account ; websites with copyright information


We hope you will take advantage of using the library for your research and/or directing students to use the library. To help you get familiar with the William Hessel Library, take a look at this guide (note tabs above) to see what services and resources we have.

  • Diane Baker, Reference Librarian, 269-927-6287
  • Vickie Semrinec, Public Services Assistant/Cataloging Technician, 269-927-6281
  • Kaelyn Goss, Library Generalist, 269-927-6542
  • Circulation desk, 269-927-8605

Selected Online Databases

The library databases are accessible 24/7.  Coverage includes full-text content from magazines, academic journals, news sources, books, streaming video, and music.

See below for a sample of databases. Or visit the complete listing: Library databases

Handout - library databases

Checking out materials

Present your College ID to check out materials in the library. If you teach from, for example, the South Haven campus, you can log into the Online Catalog, search for library held materials, and then request items to be sent to South Haven (or other non Benton Harbor campus). Or, if that is not possible, you can contact us at 269-927-8605 and we can send your requested items to the requested campus.

*Note: Library staff may need to set up a password for you to utilize the log in option.

Citation tool for students - create the citations and export to Word for an instant reference page

Library instruction

Do you assign your students a research paper? Do you want your students to learn what materials - print and online are available?  The library is here to help.   Please contact Diane at 269-927-6287 to set up a library presentation.



Streaming and Audio Services

Purchase suggestion

Have a title suggestion for the library? Please email Diane.  Please include your name and LMC status. Thank you.