Library Content & Services

The Libraries can bring a rich array of content and services to your course. We can help in your course design and execution in a variety of ways: collaborating on crafting and supporting research assignments; connecting students to scholarly content in books & ebooks, subject encyclopedias, journal articles, and open educational resources; selecting streaming video and audio tracks. Here are some ideas:

Your Subject Librarian is eager and willing to collaborate with you to provide content and information literacy instruction to your students.

Librarian profile box

Crafted by our librarians, these web pages explain how to do research in a particular subject area, highlighting processes & appropriate sources. Some are topical, some created specifically for individual courses.

Research Guide Screenshot

Link to a Subscription Research Databasesee our list of databases, use the menu to browse by subject or alphabetically by title, and add the link to your course by right-clicking and copying the link from the list

Link to an Online Article or E-book

  • Contact the O'Shaughnessy Frey (2-5498) or Keffer Library Reserves Coordinator (2-4642) for assistance
  • Consult our web page on linking to online articles, or consult your liaison librarian

Please include a full citation or other descriptive material on what you're linking to: if there's a problem with the link, having some descriptive info may help library staff assist students find the material if they call in.

The Library collections include many thousands of streaming video and audio titles, which provide many instructional options. Content types include:

  • Documentaries
  • Feature Films
  • Instructional Video
  • Historical newsreels
  • Therapeutic instruction
  • Classical music & opera
  • Jazz & blues
  • Aboriginal music
  • Sound effects

Tools for finding and linking:

Please include a full citation or other descriptive material on what you're linking to: if there's a problem with the link, having some descriptive info may help library staff assist students find the material if they call in.

Films on Demand sample video

This content includes a Course Research Guide, a CLICsearch box, a list of course reserve readings (section omitted if the instructor hasn't set any up with the library), a link to other research databases in the discipline, and a contact information box for the subject librarian. See instructions.

Canvas Library Resources Page

OERs include open textbooks or a variety of other multi-media learning objects that can provide richness and depth to a course, and sometimes save students money; see our guide for good sources on OERs.

OpenTextbook Library

Open Course Library

MERLOT

Virtual Reality: see our guide for pedagogy and sources on VR.

Browse academic journals on your iPad or Android tablet:

BrowZine is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor content from the library’s academic journals just as you would any other ejournal.

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Manage research citations with RefWorks:

RefWorks is a citation manager that helps you organize your research by project, save or access article text, and create bibliographies.

RefWorks