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Spring 2021 Faculty Updates

by Rita Suarez on 2021-02-17T08:06:38-08:00 in Faculty Services | Comments

Welcome back to another work-from-home semester, ELAC faculty! We hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound as we enter this Spring 2021 semester. Below are a few updates to our library services and resources:


Library Textbooks Still Unavailable

  • The library’s course reserves and textbooks are not available for checkout during our campus closure, and most textbook publishers do not sell electronic versions of their books to libraries. 
  • If it looks too good to be true, it probably is! It is illegal to download articles and books from sites like Sci-Hub, Library Genesis (LibGen), and Z-Library. Do not not link to these sites in your courses and put students at risk.
  • Ready to adopt an OER textbook? Check out our OER by Department Guide.

Online Resources Available 24/7

Streaming Video Update

  • Kanopy funding is available again. Submit film requests in the Kanopy platform.
  • Check out Swank, our new motion picture streaming video collection. 
  • Access film request instructions and more on our Streaming Video guide. 

New Databases

Embed Library Workshops in Canvas

  • Faculty can now embed library workshop video tutorials and quizzes into their Canvas shells. Students’ grades will go directly to your gradebook.
  • Login to Canvas and import our Library Workshop module today.
  • To see step-by-step instructions and all of our research module options, check our Canvas research modules guide.

Live Library Instruction Services

  • We will be offering the following live workshops via Zoom, and students can sign up at Cite Right in MLA, Find eBooks and Articles in OneSearch, Website investigator, and [*NEW!*] Integrating Sources into Your Essay.
  • If you would like to schedule a librarian to host a live Zoom orientation during your class time, please use our instruction request form

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