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Faculty and Staff Information: Reserves


Most faculty are now putting links to readings and film clips on their Canvas site.  To stay within copyright guidelines, we recommend that you provide links to articles or chapters of books from within the databases that we license for TU community use.  These are often referred to as perma links or stable links.  If you need instructions on how to do this please see your librarian.

Some of the Resources that you can add to your Canvas course pages include:

  • Streaming films and clips are available from databases provided by the library. In some cases, we may be able to license a film from Kanopy if you are teaching it in your class. Talk with us about this before your class begins. 
    You can search the library catalog for available videos. Conduct your search, then limit to evideo on the left side of the page.

  • Academic Search Complete, JSTOR and many other databases with full text articles are available in a single list.

  • And of course we have around 200,000 e-books that you can find in the catalog.  Please let us know if you intend to use an ebook for class reading assignments so that we can be sure that we have licensed enough copies.  We license most ebooks for one-at-a-time use due to cost. Just like with physical reserves, it will take us a couple of days to check and then license additional copies.

If you need to place physical items on reserve, please bring them to the circulation desk and complete a reserve request form.  Remember that we need two full business days to prepare materials for reserve and add them to the database so that they can be checked out.   Dropping an item off at the service desk does not mean that it is immediately available to students.

Have Questions? Contact or call Susan Brown.

Download Printable Reserve Request Form