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Selected Resources for Graduate Students in Biological Systems Engineering : Teaching and Student Support

Browse this guide to identify library resources to support your research and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Libraries & Instruction

undefinedLibrarians partner with faculty, instructional staff, and TA's to provide a variety of resources and services to support instruction. We can create custom guides for your course, help design assignments, and provide instruction on library resources - both in person and virtually. 

Please contact us at with any questions. We have provided links on this page to our course-related resources and services. 

Library Course Resources

The Libraries have several resources for instructors, including: 

Course reserves: Physical materials, such as books, and online content, such as articles or book chapters, can be placed on reserve for your course. Physical materials can be placed on reserve at the library of your choice.   

Course guides: Will your students be doing projects or papers that require them to use library resources?  We can work with you to craft a course guide to introduce them to resources and information concepts that they can use for their research. 

Course-related instruction: Librarians will provide customized instructional sessions to meet the learning goals of your course's research assignment. This can take place in a library or in your regular classroom. 

Adding a Librarian to Canvas: Are you using the Canvas Learning Management System? If so, consider adding a Librarian to your course site for more efficient collaboration, and participation with your students. 

Assignment Consultation: Well-designed, course-related library assignments are an effective way to introduce students to research. Librarians can consult on the information literacy goals of your assignment and make recommendations for ways to maximize the students' learning experiences. 

Campus Support for Instructors

undefinedAs you begin your work as an instructor, there are many resources for professional development and building community with campus instructors. 

Visit the Teaching and Learning Office of the Provost to see a comprehensive overview of campus opportunities. 


Here are a few highlighted resources: 

Supporting Your Students


Here are some of the campus resources that can help you support your students: 

BioCommons: A place where bioscience students can think about their unique path, get inspired, find answers, cross boundaries, and build community.

Writing Center: Both undergraduate and graduate writers can get help at any stage of the writing process.

Software Training for Students: Free technology training and project support to registered UW-Madison students and instructors.

Tutoring Services: Comprehensive list of tutoring available to students

Student Services: Comprehensive list of support available to students

Bias Report Form: How to report an incident involving bias or hate at UW-Madison.