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Black Lives Matter (BLM) Resources

Black Lives Matter – Website
This is the official website of the #BlackLivesMatter network which was founded in 2013 by Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors.

#BlackLivesMatter Web Archive
Web Archive for URLs related to Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Matter Syllabus
Frank Leon Roberts is an educator and political organizer on the frontlines of the contemporary movement for black lives.

Ferguson Syllabus – Sociologists for Justice
Sociologists for Justice seeks to build a racially just and equitable society through research, education, advocacy and action.

Black Lives Matter: A playlist of powerful StoryCorps interviews
From TEDBlog

Pod Save the People
Organizer and activist DeRay McKesson takes you inside conversations about culture, social justice, and politics by exploring the history, language, and people who are shaping the struggle for progress — and talking about the steps that each of us can take to make a difference.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The Danger of a Single Story
In this TEDTalk, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet

Black Lives Matter LibGuides for Additional Resources

University of South Carolina – Black Lives Matter LibGuide
Madison College – Black Lives Matter LibGuide
Gustavus College – Black Lives Matter LibGuide
Framingham State University – Black Lives Matter LibGuide
Princeton University – Black Lives Matter LibGuide
Michigan State University – Black Lives Matter LibGuide


COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

In addition to checking the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) for reliable information, the links below will lead you to many publishers who are providing special access to COVID-19 articles for free during the pandemic, as well as to local resources.

  • Links to Covid-19 Resources: The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) recognizes these publishing and information organizations  for contributing to the common good by providing access to relevant science, news and educational content related to COVID-19 and the novel Coronavirus causing it. The CCC team is regularly updating this list.
  • KQED Coronavirus Resources: As California grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, KQED offers resources and gives information to support communities in our region during this time of change.

Learning-at-Home Resources

  • Links to Learning-at-Home Resources: During these challenging times, schools and educators are quickly shifting from in-classroom to in-home teaching. The resources on the list below are offered by a variety of educational publishers and content providers to help and support our teachers and our children. The CCC team is regularly updating this list.
  • Moving Your Classroom Online: To help educators manage the disruption caused by COVID-19, Harvard Business Publishing Education curated a few resources that might be useful when transitioning to teaching online.

Managing Stress & Anxiety

Identifying Scams & Fake News

The novel coronavirus outbreak around the globe has spawned countless online rumors and hoaxes, promising false cures and causing panic amid uncertainty. Be skeptical of unsolicited emails, text messages, phone calls, advice, etc. Here are some sites to help you identify scams and fake news.

  • Fact-Checking COVID-19 – Since 1994, Snopes has been investigating urban legends, hoaxes and folklore. Today it’s the oldest and largest fact-checking site online. In this special report, the website’s investigators look into conspiracy theories, fake treatments and more.
  • How to Spot Fake News – Check out the infographic by IFLA, a global voice of the library and information profession. Check out their downloadable infographic  with translations into dozens of languages.
  • Facts about COVID-19 and Myth Busters – The CDC and WHO debunk several rumors related to the coronavirus. (No, taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19.)


Open Educational Resources (OER)

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

OER are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. OER include textbooks, course materials, streaming videos, tests, modules, full courses, software, and any other tools, materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

Why OER?

OER is a relatively new movement in education; educators and learners as well as learning institutions are driving its development. Open textbooks, a subset of OER, can help improve the learning experience for students while also making education more affordable.

Textbooks & Online Learning Support Materials


2019 Online Professional Development Seminars

Below are the online seminars from Magna Commons selected so far for faculty in-service training in 2019. Magna Commons is an online, cloud-based professional development resource, offering 60-minute  seminars with actionable information on an array of topics for higher education faculty and administrators.

Access instructions: Links are provided below. You do not need a login and password on campus. To set up your own account (preferable), go to Activate Your Subscription and enter the Authorization Code (get from Nicole:



Best Practices in Flipped Class Design

See how the flipped learning model can meet the challenges of today’s student body. This seminar gives you the knowledge about how flipped learning works in different disciplines and the conceptual tools for constructing a flipped classroom of your own.


The Flipped Classroom: Strategies to Overcome Student Resistance and Increase Student Engagement

Explore strategies you can use to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students. Find out how to identify the reasons that some students resist the flipped classroom model and how you can address those challenges to increase the likelihood that they will come to class prepared.


Assessment Strategies for Flipped Learning Experiences

Explore strategies you can use to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students. Find out how to identify the reasons that some students resist the flipped classroom model and how you can address those challenges to increase the likelihood that they will come to class prepared.


Teaching Critical Thinking to Students: How to Design Courses That Include Applicable Learning Experiences, Outcomes, and Assessments

You’ll learn the importance of building CT outcomes, assessments, and activities into your courses. Discover the likely misconceptions your students will have about critical thinking and what you can do to dispel them as quickly as possible and why tying CT to a specific discipline can help students better understand the concept.


Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus

Critical thinking is a skill that students in all disciplines must master. This seminar leads educators through the process of developing and teaching a discipline-based course that targets critical thinking skills and shows participants how to effectively encourage students to think for themselves.


Course Design Strategies to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills

Learn how to deliver fundamental course concepts in a way that helps develop the skills that students need in order to think like professionals in your discipline. This seminar helps you adjust your course design and components to focus on the most important materials and concepts and use them to foster engaging interactions during class.

2018 Online Professional Development Seminars

Below are six online seminars from Magna Commons selected for faculty in-service training in 2018. Magna Commons is an online, cloud-based professional development resource, offering 60-minute  seminars with actionable information on an array of topics for higher education faculty and administrators.

Access instructions: Links are provided below. You do not need a login and password on campus. If you need remote login credentials, please contact Lincoln University Library.



Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity

Discover concrete practices you can use right away to communicate expectations clearly for student ethical conduct, which are much more effective than spending time trying to catch cheaters after the fact.


Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness

Examine the three primary worldviews and cultural dimensions and increase your intercultural savvy. This increased awareness will help you teach in ways that better include and support culturally diverse students to improve your teaching effectiveness and further your students’ success.


Strategies for Making Lectures More Active, Engaging, and Meaningful

Participants will learn a series of low-risk, very easy to implement strategies, tips, and tools that they can implement to make their lectures more student-centered and engaging in order to promote higher level learning.


Four Common Teaching Traps and How to Avoid Them

Discover how to recognize misalignment, expert blind spot, content overload, and over-identification.


Creating Critical Thinkers in the Information Age

Learn to be more mindful of how to critically access information. You will gain a toolbox of skills to apply to your own information use as well as that of your students.


Aligning Student and Faculty Perceptions of Rigor

Gain strategies to help you expand students’ concept and definition of learning, get students thinking about how they learn, and promote self-directed learning.


How to access Forbes in Nexis Uni

How to access Forbes in Nexis Uni

Step 1: Go to the Library’s list of Electronic Resources:

Step 2: Choose “Electronic Databases” and scroll down to Nexis Uni database. (Request remote login credentials via email to LU Library.)

Step 3: Choose A Publication in the Guided Search and type “Forbes” in the Find publication search box. Then, click Search.

Step 4: The Sort By field is defaulted with the most recent articles at the top. You can use keywords in Search Within Results to find articles within Forbes magazine.

Instructions with Images (PDF): How to access Forbes in Nexis Uni

APA Writing Style

Writing styles exist to ensure consistency and quality. LU students are expected to use APA Style, unless a professor asks you to follow another writing style.

Resources for APA Style

Online Guides

APA Tutorials

Free Citation Creator

  • BibMe – a free automatic citation creator that supports several writing styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting:
  • Go to “Format” and select “APA”
  • Enter the ISBN or other bibliographic information
  • Select “Find Book
  • If the search pulls up the book you’re looking for, then select “Add to My Bibliography”
  • Once your bibliography list is complete, you can download it into a Word document.
  • To download your bibliography, you will need to register first — but, don’t worry,  it’s free!

Books in LU Library

Browse the “Research & Writing Collection” on the 1st Floor of LU Library to find books on using APA Style correctly, including the following:

A Few Other Tips

  1. Use the “References” tab in MS Word to automate your citations and reference list.
  2. Create your own “Style Sets” in MS Word according to the style rules (e.g. , for APA: double space, 12-pt, Times New Roman, etc.)
  3. Find a sample citation for the type of resource and mirror it (e.g. journal article, book, web site, etc.)
  4. Email the APA Style Expert:
  5. Ask LU Library Staff!


Library Workshops & Events

Students and faculty are encouraged to join the library workshops and events held throughout the year. Announcements are made via email, notice boards, and flyers, and reminders are sent closer to each event. LU Library is continuously adding new workshops and events, and welcomes any suggestions. Email your suggestions to


  • Information Literacy
  • Electronic Resources
  • APA Style
  • MS Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • QuickBooks
  • SmartPLS
  • Public Speaking


  • San Francisco Public Library Tour
  • UC Berkeley Libraries Tour
  • Speaker Series


Turnitin enables instructors and students to check the similarity of student work comparing submissions to other sources on the Internet and in Turnitin’s extensive database. Additionally, instructors can directly mark-up student submissions – saving your frequently used comments in libraries of “quick marks” for improved work flow.

Why Should I use Turnitin?

  • Check for potential plagiarism
  • Drag and drop frequently used feedback comments
  • Leave voice comments
  • Grade by rubric

Here is a link to the “Instructor QuickStart Guide” which includes additional Training Videos as well:

If you have questions about setting up and/or using your Turnitin account, please contact LU Library staff.