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Teaching & Course Resources

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 by email at or by appointment. 


You can point students to specific journal articles and ebooks by using persistent links from library electronic resources. Permalinks, also called persistent links, 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 permalink 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 Canvas class sites, syllabi, and reading lists. Using a permalink is preferable to posting the PDF or placing print articles on reserve, because it avoids copyright issues

How to Link

For resources other than EBSCO and Gale Infotrac you will need to add the library proxy prefix to the beginning of the permalink so that students can be authenticated to access the article when they are off campus. Always test a permalink before saving it in Canvas.

Below you will find directions for using persistent links for journal articles and ebooks.

Journal Articles


  • From an EBSCO result list, click on the article title to access the article record. From the right hand "Tools" list, select "permalink". Copy this permalink and paste it into Canvas.
  • You do not need to add the proxy prefix to persistent links (permalinks) from EBSCO.

Gale Infotrac

  • From a Gale Infotrac result list, click on the article title to access the article record. In the article record "Tools" box, select "Bookmark this Document". Copy the "Bookmark URL" and paste into Canvas.
  • You do not need to add the proxy prefix to persistent links from Gale Infotrac.

Boston Globe

  • In the article record, click on "Tags" near top of page. In the window that appears, copy and paste the "Document URL" into Canvas.
  • Add the following proxy prefix to the beginning of the URL:
    • Example:


  • From a JSTOR search results list, click on an article title to access to article record. 
  • Copy the "Stable URL" link into Canvas (listed right below publisher and DOI information).
  • Add the following proxy prefix to the beginning of the URL:
    • Example:

Sage Journals
Sage Journals is an online collection of journals.

  • You can find these online journals from Journal Finder by searching for the specific journal title.
  • You can also find online journals by browsing Sage's publication list:
    • ​Choose "Sage Premier All Access Collection," from the Library Databases list. 
    • Select the "Browse" link at the top of the page to view a full list of available journals. Find your journal by title.
    • Select "All Issues" to view the full list of available issues by date and volume. 
    • Select the "Full Text (PDF)" option to open the article in a new window.
    • Copy the URL as it appears in the top browser address bar.
    • Add the following proxy prefix to the beginning of the URL:
      • Example:

​E-Journals from Publishers

  • You can find online subscription journals by searching using the journal title in Journal Finder.
  • Under the journal name, choose the publisher link.


You can link to ebooks in Canvas. You can find ebooks from the library website two ways:

  • From the NOBLE catalog, search for the format "E-book" and a "keyword", OR
  • Choose an ebook provider from the Electronic Resources page Ebooks.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

  • After finding an "ebook on EBSCOhost" title in the NOBLE catalog or from the library electronic resources pages,
  • Go to the ebook record in EBSCOhost and copy the Permalink from the Tools list on the right. You will find Permalinks at the book, chapter and page level.
  • Paste the Permalink URL into Canvas.

Free Online Collections

  • Look for a persistent link on the book's main page in the online collection.
  • Paste this URL into Canvas.

Center for Teaching & Learning Book Collection

The following book collection is available to faculty at the Jenks Library. All books are housed behind the Circulation Desk. Please come with the call number and title you are look for and ask the desk attendant for assistance. These books are from the Center for Teach and Learning and are made accessible to faculty to help them think through learning strategies, online learning, and more. 

Click on the title of each book to open the book's record in the NOBLE Catalog. Multiple copies are available of some books.






Jenks Library can provide information literacy instruction for your students in a variety of ways. Below are some suggestions on how to integrate information literacy into your course:

Library Instruction

Library instruction on research techniques and library resources is available for individuals, small groups, or entire classes for general or subject-specific content. Instruction may be held in a single session or a series of sessions in a computer lab, in the Reference Room, or in the classroom. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all instruction is being offered virtually. 

Instruction Videos

Ask a librarian for help producing instruction videos to distribute to your class via Canvas or our Jenks Library YouTube page. This is the next best thing to in-person instruction, and in some ways better, because we can create highly tailored video content your students can access again and again. 

Subject Guides or Course Guides

The library can create a tailored subject guide or course guide for your class or discipline. These guides are curated resources designed to meet the needs of your students. They contain links and how-to information for the most relevant library resources and search strategies related to your discipline or class. 

Canvas Module

Embed information literacy directly into your Canvas course by asking the library to help you build a research module. This module will be designed as a self-passed resource for students to complete. It includes a mixture of reading and videos, followed by short assignments to help check for understanding. See an example of a Canvas Module by searching the Commons for PYL 257 Research Module. 

Copyright Basics

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.  

Quick Links to Faculty Forms

E-Course Reserves

Instructions for E-Course Reserves

As you are designing your courses for the fall semester, please plan to use alternative online information resources instead of physical Course Reserves. Jenks Library provides online access to approximately 225,000 e-books and over 87,000 journal titles. Finding materials that the library already offers is the best choice. We are available to help you to identify information resources, as well as provide permalinks or proxy-server access for off-campus access to library resources. Please note that the library has access to e-books through several sources, with varied borrowing agreements. Please see additional information below about how the library can help you find online access to resources:

  • If e-books are listed as available through OverDrive, please email for more information.
  • If you need to use a title which we do not currently have access to, please fill out the E-Reserve Request Form and we will see if it is possible to purchase a digital copy. Not all titles are available in an online format accessible to the library.
  • If an online journal article or e-book is not available, we may be able to digitize the journal article or one or two chapters of a book for your class. Unfortunately, this is often the most expensive option due to copyright fees for e-reserves.
  • In addition to linking the e-reserves on your Canvas course site, we can also add the online materials to our NOBLE Course Reserve system, providing your students with additional access points.

E-Reserve Request Form

If you need our assistance to identify, purchase, or scan material please fill out this E-Reserve Request Form at least two weeks before your students need to access the materials. When filling out the form, please do not leave the page inactive (without submitting) for longer than one hour or you may lose the information you have entered.

Scanned Material

Scanned materials can be used for one semester only. If you would like to use them next semester, copyright fees must be paid again. These materials should be password protected, such as putting them in Canvas so that only students in your class can access these materials. They should be taken down or closed once the course is finished. Please see additional Copyright concerns under the "Teaching Resources" section of this guide. 

Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Access The Chronicle of Higher Education


  1. Go to the library homepage at
  2. In the search the libraries section, click on the Journals tab.
  3. Enter the name Chronicle of Higher Education and click search.
  4. You will see a list of access options for The Chronicle. Click on the link that says "Publisher."
  5. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Gordon credentials. 
  6. You should see a green checkmark with "premium access provided by Gordon College" in the upper right corner. This is what allows you to get access to articles.


  1. Scroll to the bottom of the CoHE website. 
  2. Click on the link for "Get Newsletters."
  3. CoHE has a number of different newsletters you can subscribe to. You must create an account with CoHE first before subscribing to newsletters. Please create an account by navigating to the Chronicle using steps 1-6 above. You must be on-campus or logged in or your individual account will not be linked to the Gordon College subscription. 
  4. Create an account by clicking the "log in" button in the upper right corner. Follow the steps for creating an account from there.
  5. Once your account is created, navigate back to the "Get Notifications" page and click on the "sign up" button next to any newsletter you would like to receive via email. 
  6. If you click the link to a premium article while off-campus, the Chronicle will not recognize you and display a screen saying the content is available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers and prompt you to subscribe.   Click on the Log In link in the upper right corner and log in with your individual Chronicle account to access premium content. 
  7. Contact the library with any issues or questions.

Material Delivery & Requests

Office delivery is a library service to faculty and is used to request journal articles and books available in Gordon's library.

Office delivery is a library service to faculty and is used to request journal articles and books available in Gordon's library.

To request an article:

  • Please check the Journal Finder for the journal title. If the article you need is full text, you can access it from the database. If the article is held in print or microform, then fill out the request form below and a photocopy of the article will be sent to you through campus mail.
  • ​Please do not abbreviate any information.

If you have checked Journal Finder and this article is only available in print or microform, please fill out the article delivery request form (link below).

To request books from Gordon's holdings for delivery through intercampus mail, please fill out the book delivery request form (link below).


You can set up a journal alert in EBSCO or Gale/Infotrac to receive an email with links to full text articles each time a new issue is available.

  • From the library home page, choose Journal Finder, and search for a journal title.
  • Choose an EBSCO or Gale/Infotrac database from the ones listed underneath the journal name.

In an EBSCO database (Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, PsycARTICLES, etc.) :

At the top right of the middle screen section, click on "Alert / Save / Share." Then choose "Create an Alert."

You will need a "My EBSCOhost" account to enable email delivery. If you do not already have one, select "I'm a new user" to set up an account.

Once you are into your "My EBSCOhost" account, follow the directions for setting the journal alert or editing the RSS Feed.

In most Gale/Infotrac databases (Expanded Academic ASAP, Academic OneFile, General OneFile, etc.):

Email Alert:
Click "Search Alert/RSS Feed" icon at the right of the center section of the screen.

Fill in your email address and select a frequency. You will receive an email alert for the journal whether or not a new issue is available. (The RSS feed feature below is more intelligent and will notify you only when a new issue is available.)

RSS Feed:
Copy the Feed URL at the bottom of the "Create Journal Alert" page and add it to your RSS feed reader. You will receive an RSS feed alert each time a new issue is available in the Gale database.

Faculty may request multiple titles from the NOBLE catalog, or multiple items by a certain author or on a specific topic, for class use. Please contact the Jenks Library Interlibrary Loan Office.

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you are looking for at Jenks? Request it through Interlibrary loan! 

Remote Instruction & Resources

As we transition from remote education back into the classroom, Jenks Library is committed to helping you think about how to provide the resources you need for your students to be successful. Many of the resources that we provided during the pandemic and remote instruction are still available and useful for your instruction, but some of the resources we shared are no longer freely available. This Guide is intended to be a collection of links and tools that provide you with easy access to four things:

  1. Open education resources (definitions, rational, and how to find).
  2. Updated links to publishers making content freely accessible for a defined amount of time.
  3. Guidance on copyright during this unprecedented time.
  4. Links to publisher created tools to help you succeed in moving your classes online.

Our Promise
We will do our best to keep this updated as more publishers offer to help in this time.

How can you help?
Many of you have sent along information from publishers who are making content accessible during. We ask that you please continue to share with us this information so we can keep this Guide active and updated. Please email: