Make the Library Be More a Part of Your Course: Curriculum Builder, Maker's Space, New Databases and More!: Hi!

The Library has lots of new resources available for both your physical and online classroom! Take a peek and enhance your courses with the Library!

Welcome!

Welcome to our workshop!  With these new nifty Library tools, you can now assign course readings from our databases right within Blackboard itself, learn about some new subject databases that may be perfect for your course, and yes, now the Library Catalog will have a familiar EBSCOhost look that will make all of the Library's resources organized and findable in a more uniform format!

Also, our Maker Space is about to debut!

Meanwhile, right below is our window for 24/7 Chat Reference!  Students get help from a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via our chat window!

Make the Library Be More a Part of Your Course!

At this workshop, we will discuss many new features that are available in the library, 

Curriculum Builder-- Find and Link Articles and E-Books right in your Blackboard Course! (Yes, this will be done via Canvas, also, eventually.  Hopefully some time this Fall it will be up by then)

New Catalog Front End-- OneSearch, EBSCO's Discovery Service (EDS) provides more common/predictable records to ALL of the Library's resources

Maker Space-- Team projects on crafts/posters and other class-related projects

New Databases-- New subject oriented databases that may be PERFECT for your class to use for their research assignments!

More Devices for Checkout!--Our Laptop Lending program is GROWING!

24/7 Chat Reference!--Librarian available to help a student any time of any day!

Data-Planet-- Create Statistics graphs on the fly!

Testing and Education Reference Center-- Practice tests and materials on college/employment entrance tests available online!

Noodle Tools--New Look and Already Working with MLA 8!

 

Sample Curriculum Builder Reading List

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EDS search results for Poodles

 

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Discovery results for Poodles