Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the JKM Library will not be offering physical course reserve services for the Fall 2020 semester. For alternatives, we suggest that you:
Learn more about Open Educational Resources (OERs) and how to incorporate them into your courses on our OER guide.
Consider making smaller portions of the resources available virtually, such as a book chapter in lieu of the whole book.
Find e-resources through our library databases and use the directions below (in the Linking Content to Brightspace box) to create direct links you can use in BrightSpace.
Reach out to your liaison librarian (see Library Liaisons box below to find yours) for ideas of alternative resources you could use.
Schedule a Virtual Instruction Session
Librarians are always eager to work with faculty to help students understand the depth and breadth of the resources available to them. To schedule a virtual library instruction session contact your library liaison. Instruction sessions can include, but are not limited to:
How to use the library catalog to locate books
How to use the library databases
Crafting an effective search strategy
How to focus a topic
Writing proper citations
Librarians can provide instruction through Brightspace and Zoom, as well as offer pre-recorded library tutorial videos. Work with your library liaison to craft the perfect virtual instruction session for your class.
Use the permanent links or permalinks in EBSCO databases to effectively link from within a Brightspace Course
In the library's EBSCOhost databases:
1. Click on the article title to enter the full record.
2. On the left side of the screen, click on the Permalink icon.
3. Cut and paste the address appearing above the article title into your Brightspace Course.
For Ovid databases:
1. From the result list, click on the article title to enter the full record.
2. Click on the E-mail jumpstart link above the article.
3. E-mail the link to yourself, then cut and paste the link into your Brightspace course.
For other databases not falling under the previous categories, you should first look for any type of link provided through a "Share" or "Embed" option. The link provided will likely need the following prefix attached