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Library As Teaching Resource

  1. 1. Using Today’s Library as a Teaching Resource<br />Britt Fagerheim<br />Coordinator of Library Services for Regional Campuses and Distance Education <br /> <br />435-797-2643<br />
  2. 2. Electronic Collections<br />Large number of electronic journal subscriptions, plus full text access to many more journals via the article databases.<br />Over 150 article databases <br />Increasing numbers of e-books and electronic book collections available from the library<br />
  3. 3. Print Collections<br />Online request form to have print books sent to the student’s home<br />Online form to request a scan of any print articles available in the library<br />Interlibrary Loan for articles available to all students (articles sent as pdf files)<br />See the Regional Campus and Distance Education Library Services Guide<br />
  4. 4. Online Encyclopedias<br />Two large encyclopedia collections: Gale Reference Collection and Oxford Reference Online<br />Collection of individual, specialized encyclopedias<br />All encyclopedias are full text<br />
  5. 5. E-books<br />Library catalog contains all print and electronic books owned by the library<br />Search for e-books in the library catalog by typing a keyword and choosing e-Books within Type.<br />Coming: Purchase on Demand trial for e-books in psychology and education<br />
  6. 6. Library Databases<br />See full collection of library electronic databases<br />Select just a few to point students for class research: PowerLink within Blackboard<br />Will be available within the Add Content link.<br />Get help from your subject librarian<br />
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  11. 11. Library Databases<br />Find permanent/durable links for sources in the library databases.<br />Also find instructions for linking to a database from within Blackboard<br />Create links to specific items in the USU Digital Library using shorter URLs than the URL which appears in the menu bar.<br />
  12. 12. LibGuides<br />A way to collect together select resources for a course or subject with the help of your subject librarian<br />Example: ENGR 1000<br />These can be linked within any page in Blackboard and can either open in a new page or within Blackboard.<br />Example of LibGuide linked within a class.<br />
  13. 13. LibGuides – Research Tips<br />You can link to one-page tips for accessing library resources and conducting research.<br />You can access these links from the LibGuide for RCDE instructors. <br />Find tips for accessing library resources, plus a guide for citing sources and searching a specific database.<br />Also find a Guide to Research, broken down into specific steps. You can link to specific pages within the guide.<br />
  14. 14. Subject Librarians<br />Your subject librarian can create a LibGuide for your class<br />List of subject librarians<br />Your subject librarian has expertise in the library resources for the particular discipline and can: <br />create a library research guide<br />provide research help within Blackboard by responding to students’ questions via e-mail <br />monitor a discussion thread to help students with individual or group research projects.<br />
  15. 15. Library Help “Widgets”<br />Currently, two “widgets” are available within the Blackboard course template. <br />The Library Tips widget lists a selection of LibGuides related to research in general and accessing the library resources. <br />The chat widget enables students to send an instant message to the reference desk and interact with a librarian.<br />These are available in the current Blackboard template and can be added into any page by your instructional designer. <br />
  16. 16. Questions?<br /> <br />435-797-2643<br />Subject Librarians:<br />