Resources in Courses

The UI&U Library contains a wide-variety of resources available for online courses, including articles, e-books, and streaming videos.  Including library resources in a course encourages students to use the library, prevents copyright concerns, and ensures students can obtain a copy of the readings assigned.

Adding Library Resources to a Course

  1. Check. Verify the resource is available in the library collection. Go to the library website and enter the title in the OneSearch search box.  (For more information, see search tips.)  If available, there will be a read or view online link that you can click to access the resource.
  2. Update Course. Add the bibliographic citation along with a non-hyperlinked message that the resource is available in the UI&U Library.

First Message Example

Baker, S. (2011). Life after death: An activity to investigate the scientific, legal, & racial issues of the Henrietta Lacks story. The American Biology Teacher, 73(6), 337-340.

Available in the UI&U Library

Skloot, R. (2010). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Broadway Books. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31828bfecc

Available in the UI&U Library

 

Second Message Example

The following required readings are available in the UI&U Library:

Baker, S. (2011). Life after death: An activity to investigate the scientific, legal, & racial issues of the Henrietta Lacks story. The American Biology Teacher, 73(6), 337-340.

Skloot, R. (2010). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Broadway Books. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31828bfecc

 

Third Message Example (Instructions for Articles and Books)

The following required readings are available in the UI&U Library. Instructions. 1) open a new tab/window in your browser, 2) go to the UI&U Library homepage (library.myunion.edu), 3) copy & paste the book or article title into the OneSearch search box, and 4) click the Read Online link to access the resource. If there are too many search results, try adding the author’s last name or quotation marks around the title e.g. “Moby Dick” Melville. When looking for a book chapter, search by the book’s title and use the table of contents to locate the chapter.

Baker, S. (2011). Life after death: An activity to investigate the scientific, legal, & racial issues of the Henrietta Lacks story. The American Biology Teacher, 73(6), 337-340.

Skloot, R. (2010). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Broadway Books. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31828bfecc

 

Fourth Message Example (Instructions for Videos)

The following required videos are available in the UI&U Library. Instructions. 1) open a new tab/window in your browser, 2) go to the UI&U Library homepage (library.myunion.edu), 3) copy & paste the video title into the OneSearch search box, and 4) click the Watch Online link to access the resource. If there are too many search results, try adding quotation marks around the title e.g. “Developing a Persuasive Proposal: Crowdfunding and Grants”.  You can also use the left sidebar to limit the source type to Videos (you may need to click the show more link to see the videos option).  

 

Note on Permalinks

Permalinks or direct links to library resources can cause access problems and are generally not recommended. However, in certain circumstances, for example, when a resource cannot be found using OneSearch, creating a permalink may be the best solution. Please contact a librarian for assistance in this situation.

Two bibliographic citations with the message "Available in the UI&U Library" beneath. The second "Available in the UI&U Library" message is hyperlinked.

Problems with Permalinks

  • Permalinks are difficult to create and maintain
  • Redirects from HTTP to HTTPS can fail
  • Link mistakes can be made when a course is transferred to a new term
  • When a permalink is copied from Microsoft Web Outlook into Microsoft Word, the link may reformat with Outlook login information
  • The displayed link text may be different from the actual URL
  • Browser URLs can be accidentally used instead of permalinks

Embedding Videos

Alexander Street Press*

*includes Education in Video and Counseling and Therapy in Video

  1. Use OneSearch to locate your video
  2. Click Watch Online
  3. Click Embed/Link
  4. Copy the embed code
  5. Open CampusWeb in a new browser window or tab
  6. Add an element to your course
  7. Click the Source Code <> button
  8. Paste the embed code into the textbox

Films on Demand

  1. Use OneSearch to locate your video
  2. Click Watch Online
  3. Click the Embed/Link icon
  4. Copy the embed code
  5. Open CampusWeb in a new browser window or tab
  6. Add an element to your course
  7. Click the Source Code <> button
  8. Paste the embed code into the textbox

Kanopy

  1. Use OneSearch to locate your video
  2. Click Watch Online
  3. Click the Share icon
  4. Select Embed
  5. Copy the embed code
  6. Open CampusWeb in a new browser window or tab
  7. Add an element to your course
  8. Click the Source Code <> button
  9. Paste the embed code into the textbox

Psychotherapy.net

We recommend these videos be shared using a standard message that the video is available in the UI&U Library.

You can also create a clip of part or all of a video and share if using the clip’s embed code. Instructions:

  1. Use OneSearch to locate your video
  2. Click Watch Online
  3. To make a clip, pause the video
  4. Select the content in the transcript you wish to clip
  5. Click on the “Make Clips” button to the right of the transcript, and then name it
  6. When a clip is created, the embed code is automatically generated
  7. To find the clip, please go to the “Clips” tab found to the right of the video viewer.
  8. Click on the “Green Share Icon” next to the clip’s name.