Please include the following statement in your syllabi:
Students are responsible to obtain any library resources assigned for this course. Questions about library resources should be directed to librarians in the Jenks Library. Librarians are available to assist you from the library reference desk, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone (978) 867-4878.
You can point students to specific journal articles and ebooks by using persistent links from library electronic resources. Persistent links, also called permalinks, durable links, or bookmarks, are Internet addresses that connect directly to specific full text articles or ebooks. For most databases it is important to copy the persistent link from the article record rather than the URL appearing in the browser address bar, which is temporary and may not work later on.
Most persistent links can be placed within Blackboard class sites, syllabi, and reading lists. Using a persistent link is preferable to posting the PDF or placing print articles on reserve, because it avoids copyright issues. Additionally, using a persistent link acquaints students with library resources and allows the library to evaluate databases through usage reports. A few journals do not allow their persistent links to be used in Blackboard or online syllabi. Such use restrictions will always be stated at the end of the full text article.
For resources other than EBSCO and Gale Infotrac you will need to add the library proxy prefix to the beginning of the persistent link so that students can be authenticated to access the article when they are off campus. Always test a persistent link before saving it in Blackboard.
Below you will find directions for using persistent links for journal articles and ebooks.
Project Muse is an online collection of journals.
Sage Journals is an online collection of journals.
E-Journals from Publishers
You can link to ebooks in Blackboard. You can find ebooks from the library website two ways:
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Free Online Collections
Subject Research Guides point students to the library resources most helpful for research in specific subject areas -art, biblical studies, biology, chemistry, etc. Each guide covers library electronic resources (databases), journals, books and other materials, as well as selected websites.
You will find the Subject Research Guides on the Library website, under "Research." In addition, the library suggests that faculty place a link to a guide on each Blackboard class site. The subject specific guide will help your students find the most appropriate library resources for course related research.
The Jenks Library homepage is automatically a part of each class shell, but you will need to add a link to a Subject Research Guide yourself, if you choose to do so.
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