Resources & Services for Faculty

Excelsior College Library

Visit the Library

Our library provides:

  • 24/7 availability
  • Millions of the world’s most current authoritative resources
  • Help and support from staff librarians

Faculty Support Center

Visit the Faculty Support Center

Our portal for faculty, course facilitators, and developers at all levels of experience, and for everyone else interested in online teaching and learning. Find all the resources and tools you will need to create and maintain high-quality learning experiences for adult learners at a distance.

Free Tutoring

Visit Smarthinking Free Tutoring

Work with a tutor online in real-time or submit questions or essays for a next day response. You can also pre-schedule online appointments using Smarthinking, a free online tutoring service.

Please Note
We have learned of a Web site that may confuse our students into paying for the tutoring support we make available to them – free of charge – via Smarthinking. NOTE the single “t” in the name of the legitimate site. An unofficial site has apparently been launched ( – notice the double “t.”) This unofficial site contains listings for an array of vendors, unaffiliated with Excelsior or the legitimate Smarthinking, offering fee-based tutorial assistance on multiple subjects.

As an Excelsior student, you can access the legitimate site and its services at no cost via the Resources tab at your MyExcelsior main page. (Login required.)

MyExcelsior Community

Visit the MyExcelsior Community

Gain access to chat rooms, discussion boards, a book exchange, and our Study Buddy Finder – all through MyExcelsior Community.

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Visit the OWL

The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free public writing resource covering all aspects of undergraduate writing from complex research projects to basic grammar. Watch a multimedia instructional video, print out writing tips from the Professor’s Desk, and discover strategies for composing a diverse range of essays.

Public Access to Health Care Research Database: OvidSP

Requires prior arrangement

The OvidSP research database offers full-text articles from select titles in the OvidSP collection. You can search additional Ovid titles for over 2,000 journals (indexed with abstracts) in fields including clinical medicine, behavioral and social sciences, life sciences, nursing, physical science and engineering, and psychology.

This public resource is made possible through funding from Coordinated Collection Development Aid, a New York State program that recognizes the contributions that academic libraries make in enriching the learning of all New Yorkers.


The OvidSP research database is available to the public on the Excelsior College campus at 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, N.Y., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm EST, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

To arrange access to the OvidSP database, phone any of the following people:

Bethany de Barros: 518-608-8358
Jane Weyers: 518-608-8372

Resource Videos

Visit the Resource Videos collection

Our collection of Resource Videos contain simple, easy-to-follow how-to instructions in a variety of categories:

  • Communication
  • Student Learning Resources
  • Courses & Exams
  • Degree Planning
  • Grades
  • Online Courses

Need help accessing the MyExcelsior Community? Requesting approval for online courses or practice exams? Using the MAPlanner?

Veterans Center

Visit the Veterans Center

The Lt Col Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center at Excelsior College offers resources and support for both academic and life needs to the more than 4,000 veterans currently enrolled in the college.

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