The UCC Library is here for you! We are OPERATING virtually while the building is temporarily closed to in-person services. Please see all of our current resources and services:
Library Resources for Your Students
- See our Library Services Fall 2020 Students page for all of the resources we're offering for your students including:
- Ask-a-Librarian help, online library resources (e.g., ebooks, articles, streaming video), Library Research Tutorial, print book, CD, DVD check-out, reserve/e-reserve textbooks, graphing and financial calculators, interlibrary loan, and computer labs.
Request Reserve Textbooks, Scanning, Library Materials
- Please use this form to request:
- Reserve textbooks (including scanning for e-reserves)
- Print books
- Open educational resources (OER)
- We hope to provide you with the first readings for your courses as e-reserves in accordance with our Course Reserves Policy
- In order to do this for Fall Term, we need two things for each of your courses no later than September 21:
- Your physical textbook on reserve at the library.
- The pages/chapters needed for the first two weeks of readings for your course.
- To accomplish this, complete the Faculty Requests for Textbooks/Library Collection form ASAP since we may need to order the current version of your textbook.
- If you have a physical copy of your textbook that we could use to create e-reserves, please let us know.
- Students use the Textbook and Calculator Request Form to request their ECE textbooks from the library. (This form is also used by students to request other reserve textbooks and graphing and financial calculators.)
Open Educational Resources
- As your students may be experiencing greater financial stress than usual due to the coronavirus, you might want to consider investing your time in trying resources and tools that will continue to be free to you and your students after the crisis is over. Contact the library to get started or see our OER guide.
Copyright and Fair Use
- Unsure whether and how you can share a resource or video via Canvas with your students? Contact the library with questions or see our Copyright guide.
- Find ebooks, academic articles, news, magazines, encyclopedias, and streaming video on the Library website.
- You can check out print books, DVDs, and CDs from the library.
- Find a print book, CD, or DVD that is "On Library Shelf" using the UCC Library Search Box on the Library website.
- Click on, fill out, and submit the "Check-out and pick-up this item form."
- Interlibrary loan will continue to be available for online and physical material.
- We will be available to help students 1-1 with research for their assignments and questions about Canvas, Zoom, technology and the college via email, phone, and Zoom. See our Ask-a-Librarian page for these contact options.
Ask-a-Librarian Forums in Your Canvas Courses
- We can add an Ask-a-Librarian discussion forum in your Canvas course. When students post to these, I can respond ASAP.
Library Research Tutorial
- You can add this link to your Canvas course so that students can refer to it when they have questions about research, finding, choosing, and using sources, and citations. http://guides.ucclibrary.com/research
- Since having credible information about COVID-19 in order to inform our daily decisions is so important on a global level right now, here is a guide to credible sources for COVID-19.
Information Literacy Instruction
Library Research Tutorial
Link to the Library Research Tutorial from your Canvas course. This tutorial has videos and text to help your students with the basics of library and Web research. http://guides.ucclibrary.com/research
Library Research Tutorial Canvas Module
- You can embed the Library Research Tutorial Canvas Module into your Canvas course. Here are instructions.
Zoom and Customized Canvas Modules/Activities
- For those of you who have assignments that require research, the purpose of information literacy instruction is to help your students learn how to find, select, incorporate, and cite sources from either the library or the Web for your assignments.
- Below is what I've been suggesting, but I am open to new ideas and am willing to do whatever works best for your class.
- Please get in touch with me if you are interested.
Zoom + Assignments in Canvas
- I’ll design the lecture and assignments to help your students learn how to research for your course.
- We would do any combination of the Zoom sessions, quizzes, discussions, and assignments below.
- I’ll schedule a live session and post the invitation in your course. During the live session, students will be able to attend if they would like to. The benefit is that they get to ask questions if they want. The live session is recorded.
- As soon as its ready, I’ll post the recording of the live session in your course so that students who weren’t able to attend the live session can watch it later.
Assignments in Canvas
- The purpose is basic comprehension of what they just learned. These might be based upon the Zoom lecture or upon an existing short tutorial video. These are multiple choice and true/false. I try to make these extremely easy since the purpose is simply comprehension. These are graded automatically by Canvas.
- The purpose of these is usually for them to be able try out what they have learned and discuss how it went with other students and myself. The instructor is also welcome to join in, but it’s not necessary.
- Usually, the instructions ask them to try something out that they just learned and report back on what they did and how it went for them or what tips they have for other people. They need to make their initial post by a certain date and then respond to two classmates by a later date.
- These can be great because then I can respond to individual students and make suggestions.
- The instructor would need to do the grading (you could make it simple: full points for participation).
- The purpose of these is for students to put into practice what they just learned.
- These assignments usually asks them to go do what they just learned and submit it via Canvas. For example, it might ask them to find an website related to their research topic, discuss why they think it’s a credible source, summarize what they learned from it, provide an in-text citation, and provide a bibliographic citation.