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Choosing Resources for Your Course
Start with Adler University Library resources:
- Reliable scholarly and professional literature
- No copyright limitations
- Guaranteed access for our students
This guide will show you how to use our databases and catalog, and you can always have a Zoom meeting with the librarian on your course design team for additional assistance.
See the document below for a reminder of points from your kickoff call and important links.
If you are doing your research in other libraries:
- If you have access to another university's library, don't use links to resources you find in that library in your course plan as they won't work for Adler students.
- Use the links to the right to see if we provide access to the same article or place a request for it through ILLiad.
Consider access issues with print, and cost to students:
- If you want to use a single book throughout the course, ask the librarian if it's available as an e-book.
- If it is, the Library will purchase an e-book copy as a back-up reserve copy for students.
- If it isn't, the library cannot provide a reserve copy for students.
- Either way, students will still have to purchase their textbooks--many library e-books are only available to three or fewer students at one time.
- Please consider our students overseas who may face delays in getting print textbooks delivered in time for the start of classes, as well as financial implications.
- The librarian can help you identify e-books owned by Adler's library as well as scholarly open access materials. Or, consider using scholarly journal articles and chapters from e-books owned by the library as weekly readings.
Who Does What
- Provides assistance identifying Adler University Library resources--article databases, e-books collections, and streaming video collections-- that can be used to supplement or replace text books
- Advises on copyright and other access issues
- Provides assistance finding the most reliable and appropriate online learning materials from outside of the Library's collections
- Creates online library instructional materials to accompany research assignments
The Faculty Teaching the Course:
- 2 weeks prior to the start of the term, checks that all links to library resources work.