Library Resources for Concourse
- Electronic Reserves - The Libraries Electronic Reserves Service allows you to request that articles in print journals, book chapters, and other print materials be digitized for convenient use by your students. In the past, electronic reserves content was managed in a separate course folder. In response to faculty requests, the Libraries have developed a service which allows e-reserves content to be included inside your own section, using a link to our new electronic reserves management system. Digitized content will be protected to meet fair use criteria, in this way, but will be more transparently available to your students within the course section.
- Create Link to Database Resource
You can easily add a link to library research resources such as PsycINFO, Oxford English Dictionary, American National Biography in your course section. Links can appear on your main page, or can be moved into an Organizer folder. Following these instructions will ensure a persistent link which will not fail.
- Choose an electronic resource from the Libraries Website at http://www.library.nd.edu
- For IE users - Right click the resource title. Choose 'Copy Shortcut.'
- For Netscape users- Right click the resource title. Choose 'Copy Link Location.'
- For Mac users - Choose catalog icon next to resource title. Copy the link shown in the 'External' field. This is the persistent link for the resource.
- In Concourse Build mode, Choose URL Tool. Choose 'Create URL.'
- Paste the URL into the appropriate box, Add a title, and check the 'Open in a new browser window' box. This will ensure that the student can shut down the database and still be inside the course section.
- Add Custom Pathfinder Page
Your subject librarian will be happy to help design a 'custom' pathfinder where many database links can be organized according to your choices of description and layout. The pathfinder page can then be added to your course using the Concourse URL Tool.
- Pathfinder pages can include both database links and links to electronic journal articles that are subscribed to by the Libraries
- Create links to electronic journal articles
- Find persistent article link by using the Article Finder Tool (/eresources/ejournal_locator/articles.php)
- Use the URL Tool to add the article persistent link, and the article title information. Be sure to check the 'Open in new browser window' option.
- Why is this better than copying the article pdf file directly into my course? The suggested method includes the familiar FindText link to the needed article. FindText includes options for help and access to alternative providers that might exist. It is a preferred method because it preserves the IP authentication for access, thus supporting fair use best practices.
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