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Library and Canvas Integration


Library Course Reserve Materials

Managing reading lists

Course reading lists are managed through the Course Resources tab in Canvas. Instructors should use this tool to submit requests to the library, reuse past course reading lists, and track the status of requested items.

  • In your Canvas course click Course Resources (left menu), or log into to Course Resources directly. 
  • Reuse a list from a previous semester or create a new list.
  • ADD ITEMS: search for library items or create your own; use Cite It! to import citations from websites.
  • LIBRARY DISCUSSION: request items / ask questions about your list.
  • SEND TO LIBRARY: submit your list to the library for processing and to make your list viewable to your students.

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Viewing Course Reserves

Students and faculty can access reserves for a specific course via the Course Resources tab in Canvas

Common Course Resources

Articles and Chapters - We will scan and provide links to articles, book chapters, lecture notes, and sample exams that comply with fair use guidelines. In general, we limit the amount of scanning to one entire chapter or ten percent of a book to comply with fair use, though slightly more may be appropriate when no digital options are available for purchase. When multiple chapters from books are requested, we will try to purchase an online version.

Books  - Most books placed on Reserve come from the circulating collection or are links to eBooks. Books may be purchased if there are no copies in the collection.

Media - Media includes CD's, DVDs and streaming video. 

Course packs - When materials are restricted by copyright and require permission from the publisher, a coursepack sold to students by the bookstore is an alternative. Subject Librarians can work with you to locate library material instead of using course packs that may not be affordable to all students. Coursepacks are sold directly to students through the bookstore and not available from the library.