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Resources for Foothill Faculty: Library Resources

This guide describes library resources and services designed to support Foothill College faculty.

Library Streaming Media Options

images from different films

The Library provides access to streaming videos through digital site licenses and online subscription database collections. Our main platforms can be found on the library homepage under Featured Databases:

  • Films on Demand
  • Kanopy
  • Swank

For more information about each platform, including how to embed films in your online classes, visit the Faculty Guide to Streaming Videos LibGuide.

New Reading List Tool in Canvas

In Summer 2020, the Library embedded a new tool in Canvas called “Reading List.” It allows faculty to create reading lists for students to view without leaving their Canvas course. Students will be able to see in real time how many copies of a required textbook the library has and directly access class readings available in our library databases, links to websites, and instructor-provided digital documents.To learn more about Reading Lists in Canvas, please consult the following resources:

Off-Campus Access

For off-campus access to the online databases, journals, and eBooks, use your eight-digit faculty ID.

You can also renew your books online from home.


The Library provides access to NoodleTools, a a fully-integrated note-taking, citing, and documenting tool.  With NoodleTools, students can:

  • generate citations, parenthetical references, and bibliographies in the latest editions of MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian
  • create an online notecard system that allows them to write, link to, tag, share and export notecards
  • share their working bibliographies and notecards with their instructors.

The following tutorials, illustrate how to use NoodleTools with your students:

For more detailed instructions, please refer to the NoodleTools LibGuide