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Faculty Guide to Globalizing the Curriculum

A guide to global education resources for LSC-CyFair faculty.

Library Services & Resources That Support Globalizing the Curriculum

Many of the LSC-CyFair Libraries' services and resources can help support efforts to globalize the curriculum. For example:

  • Library instruction sessions. Library instruction can be tailored to support a specific assignment or class project.
  • Information literacy. Librarians can help you ensure that information literacy is incorporated in your assignments.
  • Online research guides. Librarians can create custom online research guides (aka LibGuides) on virtually any topic.
  • Instructional videos. Librarians can create custom instructional videos to help students with research or to provide tips on using library resources.
  • Streaming video. Streaming video from Films on Demand, Academic Video Online: Premiumor Kanopy can be shown in class or assigned for students' viewing.
  • Books and e-books. We have a large collection of books and e-books at your disposal, and you can request additional materials as needed. 
  • Articles and databases. We also have over 100 databases full of articles, statistics, and more.
  • Resources beyond the Libraries' collection. Resources not in the Libraries' collection can be borrowed via interlibrary loan.

What Types of Material Will Help Me Globalize My Course?

Material you might want to utilize when globalizing your course includes:

  • Books and articles written by experts and scholars from other countries.
    • Recommended keywords include curriculum planning, higher education, globalization, internationalization, college curriculum, education & globalization, study & teaching of globalization, curricula, college students, global studies. Dewey Decimal subject headings include "education and globalization" and multicultural education.
  • Case studies set in other countries or that explore international themes.
    • Librarians can help you locate this material too.
  • Foreign films, TV or radio broadcasts, podcasts, and the like.
    • Our streaming video database Kanopy has an extensive selection of foreign films. The Internet is a great source of foreign TV and radio broadcasts. Librarians will be happy to help you locate this type of resource.
  • Websites or blogs with an international perspective.
    • Librarians can help you vet this material, and we always enjoy figuring out the best Google searches to use.
  • International datasets or statistics.
    • Some good sources include UNData and World Bank Data. Librarians can help you locate international data as well.