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Get Started Using the UI&U Library (Unit 1)

Welcome to the UI&U Library!

The Union Institute & University Library provides a broad range of library resources and services, including e-books, article databases, presentations, reference and research assistance, and interlibrary loan.



The library collection contains millions of online, scholarly resources to support the academic and research needs of UI&U’s students, faculty, and staff.  A brief review of how to locate these resources will be included in Unit 2.

  • Articles
  • E-books
  • Journals
  • Dissertations
  • Newspapers
  • UI&U Student Studies
  • Images, Videos, and Multimedia Resources

Library Services 

  • Letters of welcome to new students, faculty, and staff
  • Course & academic residency presentations
  • On-demand research assistance by email, chat, phone, and in-person
  • An interactive research guide
  • A help center with instructional guides, images, and videos
  • Citation formatting tools (Zotero and the Google Scholar@UI&U Cite Tool)
  • APA, Chicago, and MLA citation examples


Contacting the Library

Library staff members are here to assist you by phone, chat, email, or in-person whenever you have questions or need assistance tracking down research resources.  We can be reached in the following ways:  

•       Phone: 800-871-8165, extension 8747

•       Live Chat

•       Email: library@myunion.edu

•       Mailing Address: 28 Vernon Street, Suite 210, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Staff Members
Matt Pappathan, Library Director

  • Matt is responsible for the overall administration of the UI&U Library. He is also a member of the UI&U Library reference/research instruction team. 

Susan Whitehead, Reference Librarian

  • Susan is responsible for reference and research instruction.

Tess Zimmerman, Assistant Librarian, Interlibrary Loan Services

  • Tess is your contact for questions about getting research materials from other libraries in cases when they are not directly available within our own online library system. 

Bethany Nummela-Hanel, Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian

  • Bethany is responsible for the cataloging and classification of library materials.  She is also a member of the UI&U Library reference/research instruction team. 

Login & Password

Many of the databases, journals, and other resources you can access through the UI&U Library are restricted to the UI&U community by publisher license agreements and will require logging in. You do not need to log in before using the library website. When you encounter a resource that is restricted to the UI&U community, you may be prompted to log in at that point.

Your login and password for the library are the same as for CampusWeb. To reset your password, visit CampusWeb and click the "Reset Your Password" link on the right. You can also contact the IT Help Desk by phone at 888-858-6466 or by email at help@myunion.edu.

Please note: All UI&U Library resources are free to current UI&U students, faculty, and staff. If you are asked to purchase an article, please contact the library. Some UI&U Library resources will ask you to create a personal account in order to access certain features, but these are always free and will have some kind of "create an account" link to get you started. If you have any questions, or encounter a login form that is not free, please contact the library.


Navigating the Website
The UI&U Library website (www.myunion.edu/library) is comprehensive, with a wide-variety of resources and services.  Below are the five main sections of the website: Library Home, Services & Policies, Help Center, About the Library, and Site Index.  Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these resources and where they are located on the library website.

Library Home

Services & Policies

Help Center

About the Library

Site Index

Ask a Librarian


Unit 1 Assignment (required, 20 points)
: The assignment for Unit 1 is to make sure you know how to navigate to the pages below.  We’d also recommend that you save these sites in your browser for future use (bookmark, add to favorites, etc.). To complete the assignment:

  1. Enter your name
  2. Search for each item listed below and check it off the list
  3. After you have found all the resources on the list, hit submit to send this assignment to the instructor


Name  *

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