Instructors may select and place materials on course reserve for student use in specific courses. These materials may include books, copies of journal articles and book chapters, DVDs, CDs and other materials. Students request reserve materials from the circulation desk. These materials circulate for limited time periods, with varying fines.
ONLINE JOURNAL ARTICLES AND EBOOKS
You may want to consider using online articles from the library databases or online journal subscriptions, which students can access on or off campus anytime. From the Library home page, choose Electronic Resources to access the databases. If you have a specific article in mind, use Journal Finder to search for the journal title. You can also put links to these articles into your Blackboard Class sites. See Blackboard: Linking to Articles on the Library Web site under Library Services and then Faculty Services.
We have more than 80,000 ebooks in different academic subject areas, available to Gordon College users on or off campus anytime. They can be accessed from the NOBLE catalog and from the library website Electronic Resources E-book page. You can also put links to ebooks into your Blackboard Class sites. See Blackboard:Linking to Articles and Ebooks.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUTTING MATERIALS ON RESERVE
If you have questions about copyright and the reserve process, please contact Alec Li by phone at x4341 or by email.
There are a lot of books and journals that are in public domain. Most government documents and books published before 1923 are in public domain. These titles do not need copyright clearance and many are available online free. See Free Online Collections.
Photocopies of materials usually require copyright permission to be put on reserve unless they are in the public domain. If necessary, the library staff will act on your behalf to acquire the copyright permission for course reserve.
If you make photocopies of one chapter of a book or one journal article for the first time for one course, it is considered "Fair Use" and may not need copyright permission. Please look at the following webpages for more information related to fair use and copyright issues.
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