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Research & Instruction

The Library at Champlain College offers an abundance of resources and instruction to make the research process as painless as possible. Have you hit a roadblock? Our award winning staff in the MIC and the assortment of digital resources offered through the library website can help!

  • Champlain College students and employees have access to more than 150 databases to utilize anywhere with internet access. The library offers a wide breadth of resources ranging from popular databases like ProQuest Central, to smaller, more niche databases focused on specific topics such as Mergent Online for financial information, GDC Vault for game design and game programming presentations, and Mango for language learning.

  • Browse our physical book and eBook collections from the comfort of your dorm room or office!

  • The library provides access to tens of thousands of streaming videos. Check out our video databases to start watching.

  • Print and Digital Course Reserves give faculty the chance to reserve materials for students to supplement classroom instruction. Students can check out physical materials reserved by their professors within the library for 3 hours and all digital materials can be accessed through the Digital Course Reserves with their Champlain login credentials.

  • Want to learn how to get the most out of key library databases? The Champlain College library provides a number of side-by-side and video tutorials focused on specific databases that focus on the tools and skills needed to be a proficient researcher.

  • Researching a specific subject area or topic? The subject research guides provided by the library put the resources you may need all in one place.

  • The Champlain College library provides a unique approach in ensuring that Champlain students are proficient in information literacy and library use. Our award-winning, embedded information literacy program in the Core Curriculum develops students’ abilities in locating, evaluating, and using information in a way that is beneficial to them intellectually and in their day-to-day lives. The impact of our library instruction program is also demonstrating through our work in School of Social Innovation signature courses, bibliographic and technical instructions sessions, and customized instructional course guides for in-person and online classes.