Using library content in your course

When getting ready to teach a class, have you ever found yourself scanning an article or book chapter, saving it in a giant file, then uploading it to your Moodle site?  There is an easier way!  You can simply share a link to the library’s vast collection of e-books, journals, and streaming video.

Linking to library resources has several benefits:

  • Linking to library content is copyright-compliant.  It also complies with licensing terms set by database providers and publishers.
  • Library content is paid for by the institution, so there is no fee to the user.
  • Online library content is available anytime, anywhere.  Your students can access our e-books, streaming videos and journal articles, from Boston, Worcester, or Singapore… even if it’s 3 a.m.

Find out how to do it in this quick tutorial:

Still not convinced?  Here are a few more reasons to link to library content:

  • We collect usage statistics for making subscription decisions, so every click is like a vote that a particular journal or database is important to the Wheelock community.
  • Linking to library content, rather than uploading your own PDFs, may give students access to versions of articles and e-books compatible with screen-reading software.

We understand that generating links to library content is not always the easiest process, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.  And if you’re revising your reading list or creating a new syllabus, we’d love to help you find the right content for your course.  If you’d like to consult with a librarian, please get in touch!

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