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Faculty and the Library Toolbox: ACC Library Resources for My Course

How to integrate library resources into your course

Link to an item in the library

You can create a link to any item in the Library Catalog by using the permanent link.

Link to:

  • Book
  • E-book
  • DVD

TO UPDATE YOUR BOOK URL: Search by title in the Search the Library box.




 

Click on the book title to open up a detailed record.

 

Click Permalink to find your new URL.

 

Copy  the Book Record Permalink.

 

Does the library offer many subject-specific resources?

ACC Librarians have created web pages for your subject area and courses. Below you will find:

  • Subject Guides: Library resources, recommended web sites, research help for your subject area such as Accounting
  • Class Guides: Provide the details of an assignment for your course, and a librarian will build a page to support your student's work, or adapt an existing guide to better meet your needs. See examples for your discipline and others
  • Library Guides: Getting started with college research assignments, helpful instructions for your students, how to cite sources 
  • Information Plus Guides: Technology guides, local information guides and resources for special populations at ACC

We can custom-create a guide for your Subject area or Class- just ask us

Example: How to Find Literary Criticism:

literary criticism

Can I request that the Library purchase new items?

If you have a request for the ACC Library to purchase materials, here is a link to our procedure for submitting a purchase request:

What about E-books?

Search the Library Catalog to find books, e-books, DVDs and streaming media:

How do I read an e-book?

     After you find an e-book in the Library Catalog you can read it online by choosing View Now: 

Screenshot of View Now - to open an ebook

More Ebook FAQs including -

How many people can use an e-book at the same time? 

Does the library offer ADA Accessible resources?

ACC Library Services is committed to making its collections and resources accessible to students, faculty and staff with disabilities. Libraries, media centers and computer centers provide a number of services, plus adaptive technology, and group study rooms which can be used by students with disabilities and their learning assistants. 

Find more information at http://researchguides.austincc.edu/accessible :

LibGuide - Library Services is ACCessible - click here

A variety of adaptive technologies are available at ACC- here is more information about what is available at each campus: 

http://www.austincc.edu/support-and-services/services-for-students/disability-services-and-assistive-technology

For more information on services and equipment, contact the Student Accessibility Services Office at your preferred campus.

Library Tutorials feature ADA-compliant access- choose the Resources link for ADA accessible transcripts:

  • Large Print
  • Screenreader

 

ADA resources

Subject-Specific Databases

Browse by Subject OR find Multidisciplinary Databases:

Course Reserves

Faculty Reserves Information

 
How Do Students Find Course Reserves Items?
 
Search by exact title or use the specific search for Course Reserves on the Library Home page.

If you know the exact title of the reserve item, you can use the large search box at the top of the Library Home page.  If you prefer to search by Instructor, Course Name or Course ID, use the more specific search option for Course Reserves as indicated in the image below.
 

 

 
If you use the specific search, at the Course Reserves Screen, choose how you want to search for reserves:
CourseReservesOnly-menu.png
 
Note the menu options at the
Course Reserves screen,
  • Course Name (e.g., Art History)
  • Course ID (e.g., ARTS 1303)
  • Instructor Name (e.g., Schele, Elaine)
 
When you search for any course name, course ID or instructor name, you will access an alphabetic list to choose from.
 
In this example, we searched for the course ID art 1303.
   
 
After you choose the course (ARTS 1303), you will see a list of the the instructors who have placed items on Reserve for that course.
   
 
Once you choose the instructor, you will see a list of items the instructor has placed on Reserve.


 
Click on a title to see more information, such as
  • The loan period.
  • The campus where you can check it out.
   
 
 
Items are placed on Course Reserves by instructors for limited loan periods.  Please note that in this example, the item has a loan period of two (2) hours and must be returned to the Checkout Desk after that time.
 
See more information on the Library Web Site about other loan periods on this page: Loan Periods & Overdue Info

Request a Class Guide

Imagine how well a custom course-specific guide can connect your students with the resources they need.

Here are some examples of Class Guides:

Contact your subject librarian or one of your campus librarians to request a new class guide.

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Does the library offer resources in other languages?

EBSCO databases offer an option to choose your preferred language in the Advanced Search options. 

We also offer detailed information about library resources en español:

Spanish Language Databases:


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