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SMEs and IDs for Doctoral Online Programs: Information for SMEs

Choosing resources for your course

Use Adler University Library:

  • Reliable scholarly and professional literature
  • No copyright limitations
  • Guaranteed access 

Check out the "Find Resources" tab on this guide to learn how.

Problems with using other libraries:

  • Links to resources you find in other libraries won't work for Adler students
  • Instead, check if we provide access to the same article; or
  • Place a request for it through ILLiad.

Access issues with print resources that aren't available as e-books

  • If the library doesn't have the e-book, check with the Librarian - we will purchase it if possible
  • If e-book is not available:
    • Consider financial implications
    • Consider that students overseas may face delays in getting print textbooks delivered in time for the start of classes

Who does what

The SME:

  • Begins with the Adler University Library catalog to find e-books; e-book chapters; and streaming videos, and with the Library's databases to identify articles from the scholarly and/or professional literature in the field.
  • Includes article permalinks in the course plan.
  • Includes e-book permalinks in the course plan.
  • Checks to see if articles they have found elsewhere are available in Adler databases
  • Checks RightFind Academic (if the article is not available through Adler Library) to determine if our copyright license allows for use in the LMS
  • Places ILLiad requests for database articles that aren't available full text at Adler if our copyright license allows use in the LMS.
  • Determines suitability of those articles after receiving and reading the full text versions and if they approve, sends the article PDF to the instructional designer.
  • Identifies sources that have been published in the past five years.  Older sources should be foundational, or classics in the field.
  • Choose website resources that are written by authoritative voices in the field and cite their sources.

The faculty teaching the course:

  • 2 weeks prior to the start of term, checks that all links to library resources work

 The Librarian:

  • Provides instruction & reference in how to navigate Adler University Library resources--article databases, e-books collections, and streaming video collections
  • Checks if books we do not own can be purchased as ebooks for your classes
  • Provides information literacy instruction