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Faculty Resources

Information about course reserves, information literacy instruction, class resources, and other resources for instructors

A Quick Guide to Using Library Resources in Your Courses

1. Find Useful Articles, Chapters, Video Clips, and More

Search & browse for library resources to include in your course using the tools on our Start Your Research page or go directly to your favorite database from our Database List.

2. Save Reusable Links

When you find something you want to review or include in your course, be sure to grab and/or a stable link. URLs copied from the browser often expire in just a few hours.

Find help for locating stable links here [page to be created].

3. Optional But Recommended: Copy the Citation, Too

Best practice is to also save the citation.

Need help quickly capturing a citation from a database? Click here. [another page to be created]

4. Make that URL "Park-Friendly"

Once you have a stable link (sometimes called a permalink), you'll need to "athenize" it. This simple process creates links that are routed through Park's single sign on system, ensuring that all of your students can access all of your links, no matter where they are.

The OpenAthens link generator does this for you.

5. Optional But Always Welcome: Meet with a Librarian

If you'd like to talk to a librarian about this or any other topic, please contact us! You can email or set up a meeting through your calendar.

We're happy to walk through steps, discuss options, and help you become familiar with our library resources.

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Phone: (816) 584-6285
Toll-free: (800) 270-4347