You can access library databases, journals, and most e-books by logging in with your Gordon email and password. Go to https://www.gordon.edu/password if you have questions about your password.
These materials circulate for limited time periods, with varying fines. Students request reserve materials at the circulation desk and should know the course ID and title of the book or DVD on reserve.
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 Databases to search or view 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 Canvas Class sites.
We have more than 230,000 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 Canvas Class sites.
More information about copyright and linking to Canvas is available in our Teaching & Course Resources.
If you have questions about copyright and the reserve process, please contact Naomi McDermott by email or by phone at x4122.
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.
Please include the following statement in your syllabi:
Students are responsible for obtaining 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by appointment.
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.
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.
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.
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The Jenks Library offers notary services in person at the library free of charge to the Gordon community. While walk-ins are accepted, appointments are recommended to guarantee we can notarize your document when you need it. To schedule an appointment, please use the Jenks Library Notary Appointment form, listing 3 possible meeting times.
Notaries witness document signing. They verify, by their signature and seal, that you are who you say you are.
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.
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.):
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Sage Journals is an online collection of journals.
You can link to ebooks in Canvas. You can find ebooks from the library website two ways:
eBooks on EBSCOhost
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