You can link directly to online articles, ebooks, and book chapters in the library databases, and include these links in your course sites. See the Static Links guide for how to find and add stable direct links to content, or contact your liaison librarian for help with this. (Note: just using the URL in the browser address bar won't usually work. Learn how to find the stable link!)
See the Streaming Video Databases guide for information on Films on Demand and Kanopy, and how to link to or embed films from these platforms. Your liaison librarian can help you find the link or embed code.
If you want a film that is not available in one of our streaming services, there are a few other options:
If the Library is unable to acquire a streaming version of a film you want in your course and it isn’t available through Netflix, etc., the Library will purchase the DVD of the film (if available) and will work with you and the Center for Online Learning to convert (“rip”) portions of the DVD to make them available in your online course. A WHOLE DVD MAY NOT BE USED.
Further note: This option may not be suitable if you need immediate access to the content as the Library will first need to order the DVD and then process the DVD during a time of anticipated heightened demand for this service.
Follow these steps:
The librarians can offer online library instruction to your students in ways that fit with your online teaching. Feel free to reach out to your unit's library liaison.
Liaison librarians continue to offer bibliographic/information literacy instruction. Possibilities include:
A library research tutorial, currently under development, may be useful to students needing basic library and information literacy instruction.
The Library continues to order both print and ebooks, so please continue to submit your purchase requests. Print books and other physical materials are usually available 2-3 weeks after an order is placed.