Welch Library eReserves, and the CoursePlus, and Online Courses tool's Online Library provide options for incorporating course readings into your course. Additionally, you can use the Online Library to share resources such as weblinks, direct links to journal articles, videos, and supplemental materials. This section includes links to instructions and information about these options.
The Welch Medical Library provides eReserves service for the school. The school's Welch Library reserves coordinator can arrange to put print or online library resources for your classes on reserve.
In order to use eReserves, you must submit a request form to your reserve coordinator four to six weeks prior to the course start date. It is important to submit your request to the Welch team early. Each item you request must go through a copyright clearing process, which may take days or weeks. Thus, the earlier you make your request, the more likely your full set of readings will be available for students on the first day of class.
More information on eReserves can be found on the main Welch Library eReserves page.
Both Online Course sites and CoursePlus sites have Online Libraries where faculty and TAs can upload resources such as weblinks, direct links to journal articles, videos, and supplemental materials. Items can be organized into folders and linked to lecture pages or course sessions so that students can determine which resources are associated with a specific topic or session.
If faculty and TAs prefer to provide direct links to journal articles via the Online Library as an alternative to eReserves, they may want to use Stable URLs (persistent links) to ensure that the articles will be available. URLs pasted from a browser window may contain session or user information that can expire.
This URL for an article in Applied Research in Quality of Life (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11482-012-9174/?hp&_r=0&gwh=858DDB1A3DFB4706458369B49F2471B9) contains user information and will not work after the user's session has expired. However, the article does have a persistent link (stable URL) that will work for any user who has access to the journal or database: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11482-012-9174-x Learn more about posting links to journal articles: Sharing Journal Articles with Students and using DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) to create stable URLs Demystifying Digital Object Identifiers.
More information on how to use the Online Library in CoursePlus : CoursePlus help documentation.