Connecting Students with Library Resources

  • Tired of manually updating your course resource lists in your syllabi? 
  • Do your students have trouble finding resources you recommend/require in your courses?

Consider creating and maintaining your course resource lists using the library’s new Quick Search tool (via WorldCat Local).  This database represents the electronic and print resources available at Brookens Library, I-Share member libraries, and beyond.  Students will have direct access to the materials you require or recommend in your courses, whether articles, books, or DVDs, and you can easily delete or add items to the lists without having to update your syllabi.  The URL will remain the same.  Here is an example of a course resource list:  http://bit.ly/l0vB4P.

Benefits:

  • Easy to add/delete resources
  • Resource lists have a unique URL that you can link to from your syllabi
  • Provides direct access to electronic resources available through library databases
  • Students can place I-Share and ILL requests directly from the resource list
  • You can assign “notes” to each citation to specify chapters to read or questions to consider

How do you create these lists?  It’s easy.

  1. Create a FREE account in the Quick Search (via WorldCat Local)
  2. Create a list for a particular course, assignment, student, subject, or project
  3. Search for course materials in the Quick Search and add them to your list
  4. Place a link to the list in your syllabus

Need help with navigating through this process?  View these slides for step-by-step directions: http://slidesha.re/mqyOia, or contact Brookens Librarian, Amanda Binder at binder2@uis.edu or (217)206-8458.

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