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Course Reserves/Streaming Media: Finding Library Materials for Reserves

Chapters from Books

Faculty can search for books the library owns by searching the Library Catalog, and in the drop down menu for "Material Type" select "Books"

If there is a portion of the book a faculty member would like to use for their course, the library will scan the selection and make it screen-reader accessible for students. 

Due to copyright, the library is unable to scan large portions of the text or books in their entirety.   For copyright and fair use information, please see the eReserves Scanned Materials Policy. 



Unfortunately, not all books are available for purchase as ebooks, and even those that are don't always have the proper licensing to share with an entire course.  We recommend that you contact our course reserves team prior to using an ebook in a course, to check any limitations on a specific ebook.   The library aims to purchase ebooks with unrestricted use and unlimited users, but many books are not available with this flexibility.  

Faculty can search the ebooks  the library owns by searching the Library Catalog, and in the drop down menu for "Material Type" select "Books"




The books that say "Online Access" or "Full-text Available" are ebooks.  If faculty find an ebook for use in their course, they can email to have the book linked to a CI Learn course.  This will allow the library to verify the license for the book to ensure that all students will be able to access the content.  

Articles from Databases

The Library can link journal articles directly into your course in Canvas.   Faculty can search for journal in our databases.  If faculty are unfamiliar with the library's database offerings and want to find the databases relevant to their discipline, they can look at our Research Guides to get started.  

Sometimes faculty have favorite articles that they want to use and aren't sure if the library has access to the articles.  Faculty can always email us at for help with this as well!