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Services for Faculty

This guide explains library services available to faculty such as, checking out materials, requesting library instruction, course reserves, and other helpful information.

What are Research Guides?

The MCC Library's Research Guides are the latest in providing our online information and resources.  Instead of linking to a specific library webpage, you will locate a guide for the information you want to show your students.  The Research Guides cover help with research (including video tutorials), library services, A to Z lists, and subject based resources (databases, journals and magazines, books, websites, search tips). 

How to Find a Research Guide URL

To locate a URL for a Research Guide:

1.  Click on the Research Guides tab in the Discovery Search box.


2.  Once you've located a guide you wish to use, copy the URL.  If you are in the list view, you can right click on the guide title and copy the link.  If the guide is open, copy the URL that is in the address bar or at the bottom of the libguide page.  


How to Link to Library Content

You can include an external link to a library page or resource within the Content, Discussions, or Assessments areas.  Library links should always open in an external window and can be added to a module, topic, subtopic or assessment.  You cannot create an external link to open directly from the Table of Contents; however, you can create a module for Table of Contents that includes a library link or other useful external links. 

After selecting the library page or resource and locating the URL, within Brightspace, select the area you wish to add the link.

1.  Click Upload/Create in the module menu.

2.  Select Create a Link.

3.  In the popup window, enter a title for the link and copy/paste or type in the URL. Check the box next to "Open as External Resource." While you cannot track the student progress of the link, you could track the content area in which the link is located.  Click on Create.

4.  If you want to include instructions or a description for the external library link, click on the context menu arrow next to the link title on the content page.  Choose "Edit Properties In-place." 

5.  You can add dates and restrictions and a description that the student will see on the content page.