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    • Using Today’s Library as a Teaching Resource
      Britt Fagerheim
      Coordinator of Library Services for Regional Campuses and Distance Education
    • Electronic Collections
      Large number of electronic journal subscriptions, plus full text access to many more journals via the article databases.
      Over 150 article databases
      Increasing numbers of e-books and electronic book collections available from the library
    • Print Collections
      Online request form to have print books sent to the student’s home
      Online form to request a scan of any print articles available in the library
      Interlibrary Loan for articles available to all students (articles sent as pdf files)
      See the Regional Campus and Distance Education Library Services Guide
    • Online Encyclopedias
      Two large encyclopedia collections: Gale Reference Collection and Oxford Reference Online
      Collection of individual, specialized encyclopedias
      All encyclopedias are full text
    • E-books
      Library catalog contains all print and electronic books owned by the library
      Search for e-books in the library catalog by typing a keyword and choosing e-Books within Type.
      Coming: Purchase on Demand trial for e-books in psychology and education
    • Library Databases
      See full collection of library electronic databases
      Select just a few to point students for class research: PowerLink within Blackboard
      Will be available within the Add Content link.
      Get help from your subject librarian
    • Library Databases
      Find permanent/durable links for sources in the library databases.
      Also find instructions for linking to a database from within Blackboard
      Create links to specific items in the USU Digital Library using shorter URLs than the URL which appears in the menu bar.
    • LibGuides
      A way to collect together select resources for a course or subject with the help of your subject librarian
      Example: ENGR 1000
      These can be linked within any page in Blackboard and can either open in a new page or within Blackboard.
      Example of LibGuide linked within a class.
    • LibGuides – Research Tips
      You can link to one-page tips for accessing library resources and conducting research.
      You can access these links from the LibGuide for RCDE instructors.
      Find tips for accessing library resources, plus a guide for citing sources and searching a specific database.
      Also find a Guide to Research, broken down into specific steps. You can link to specific pages within the guide.
    • Subject Librarians
      Your subject librarian can create a LibGuide for your class
      List of subject librarians
      Your subject librarian has expertise in the library resources for the particular discipline and can:
      create a library research guide
      provide research help within Blackboard by responding to students’ questions via e-mail
      monitor a discussion thread to help students with individual or group research projects.
    • Library Help “Widgets”
      Currently, two “widgets” are available within the Blackboard course template.
      The Library Tips widget lists a selection of LibGuides related to research in general and accessing the library resources.
      The chat widget enables students to send an instant message to the reference desk and interact with a librarian.
      These are available in the current Blackboard template and can be added into any page by your instructional designer.
    • Questions?
      Subject Librarians: http://library.usu.edu/coldev/subject-librarians.php