Library Research Guides
We can assist you with finding appropriate resources and linking to them in your courses. Please contact your Faculty Liaison Librarian for more assistance:
If you teach in Business, Communication Arts, or Skilled Trades, contact Faculty Librarian:
Meg Tyrell | ext. 3129 | Office Location: Cummings Library
If you teach in Health Sciences or Community Services, contact Faculty Librarian:
Peggy French | Office Location: IAHS Library
If you teach in Engineering Technology, contact Faculty Librarian:
Robert Soulliere | ext. 3936 | Office Location: Cummings Library
Equally authoritative, potentially more current, and most importantly 'free' Library resources can replace expensive resources from publishers. These resources are not technically 'free', but have been purchased to support academic research and learning. More rightly called, affordable course content (ACC), they can remove the added stress on students of earning or owing the average $1000 a year required to purchase course material.
Resources are not limited to readings, but include videos and other media. Between Library resources and exploring OER (open educational resources), you can curate and create current, engaging course resources that showcase your subject matter expertise without adding economic burden to students.
Connect with your Faculty Liaison Librarian to collaborate on saving your students' money and stress levels or to access the research on ACC | OER on student success and retention.
Learn more about Affordable Course Content and | or peruse the Library Guide on OER (updating for Fall 2020).
The Library provides access to many course-related Journal, eBook and Video Databases. Most of the resources contained in these databases are not freely available on the Internet. This guide provides instructions on how to add these resources to MyCanvas.
Things to note:
You can add a resource link in the content area of your course or within a page in the content area of your course.
If you prefer a visual walk through:
Rather than adding a standalone link to a resource, you may choose to insert a link at the students' point of need. This allows you create a comprehensive page, with prompts for the student on what to focus on during their interaction with the resource. It also allows you to model proper citation more easily (e.g., APA), providing how to access the resource in case there are issues with link and to follow Copyright Policy recommendations. Students receive a fuller picture of why the resource is included and important.
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