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Information for Faculty

This "Information for Faculty" guide explains library services that are available to faculty, such as checking out materials, requesting library instruction, placing items on course reserves, and other helpful information.

How to Find a Periodical Link

1.  Go to the library home page and click on the Publication Finder button.

(alternatively, you can also search for journal/magazine/newspaper titles in individual databases)

2.  Choose to search for the periodical title with the "Title Begins With" or "Titles Exact Match."

3.  Type in the entire journal, magazine, or newspaper title and click on Search.

4.  Your results will appear listing multiple sources of the full text of the periodical. 

5.  Right click over the database link with the appropriate date coverage you are seeking and select "Copy Link Location."

6.  Follow instructions to provide the link in Brightspace.



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.