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Faculty Handout : EWU Libraries Guide for Faculty
Instructors may place materials on course reserve by completing a Instructor Reserve Request Form, either on line or in person at a reserve location. The instructor is asked to supply his/her name, course name and course title, preferred loan period, preferred reserve location, length of time materials should remain on reserve, and a listing of the materials to place on reserve.
Instructors are notified when their material is on reserve and ready for student use. Please allow up to two weeks for processing. At the end of the reserve duration the library will gladly return instructor-owned materials its owner, via campus mail, if requested.
"Do you plan to show a video held by EWU Libraries in your class during a quarter? We advise you to place this DVD/video on reserve for the quarter. Then you will be able to retrieve the video whenever you need it during that quarter."
Would you like some guidance on copyright and fair use issues? Then use EWU's Copyright & Fair Use Research Guide. You will find useful information on common copyright and fair use topics. Plus each topic has contact information for the best person on campus who can help you (see the Get Help tab for a full list).
Are you planning on adding, deleting or otherwise changing a course or program? Then you'll need to complete the paperwork for one or both of the Course and Program Approval Committees (CPACs).
*Note: There is a new online system for completing and submitting CPAC forms. See the links above to access the system and more information.
See Services for Distance Education for instructions on obtaining books and articles, as well as library research instruction for your students.
While Canvas makes it easy to put up articles you have saved or scanned, doing so would be violating copyright. You have a couple options for adding articles legally.
If the article is full text in one of the library databases (i.e. Academic Search Complete or JSTOR), then find the permanent or persistent URL. For the article to be accessible from off-campus, it must go through our proxy server. Therefore the URL for our proxy server [http://ezproxy.library.ewu.edu:2048/login?url=] must go in front of the persistent URL of the article. For more detailed information, see the Help sheet on linking to library articles or contact the JFK reference desk [509-359-2263] for help.
If the article doesn't have a unique URL or isn't full text, you can arrange to have it put on electronic reserve by contacting the Circulation Department.
The Reference/Instruction Librarians at JFK Library and Spokane Academic Library can provide instruction on using library resources for your classes. This instruction can take a variety of forms, from face-to-face instruction in the Instruction Room at JFK or Spokane Academic Library, to detailed online guides created for the specific class.
Faculty input is valued for collection development at the EWU Libraries. To request a purchase, faculty should:
Useful databases for academic book reviews:
Subscription costs for serials and electronic resources have been increasing at higher rates than for other resources, and therefore, requests for new titles must be considered carefully, as these resources could consume a disproportionately higher share of the ongoing collections budget if not monitored.
Go to the Research Guides page to browse EWU databases by name or using our research guides by subject.
Because the Spokane Academic Library is shared with WSU, you have access to more databases, such as BIOSIS Citation Index. But you have to be at the Spokane Academic Library to access these WSU databases.
All of our databases may be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet. When you click on the link for that resource (i.e. database), you will log-in using your NetID username and password. This username/password is the same one that you use to log into campus computers, the wireless network, NetStorage,etc.
If you have problems logging in, see Troubleshooting Off-Campus Connections to Databases.
When you are searching in one of the our databases and the article isn't available full text right there, look for an icon or hyperlink that says EWU - Check for Full Text. A new screen will open showing you the various options you have to find it.
EWU Library Catalog Title Search -- Search to see if we have a particular periodical (journal, magazine or newspaper) online, in print or microfilm. Type in the name of the journal, magazine or newspaper in the box labeled in the title ♦ starts with and change the Material Type to Journal.
EJournals A-Z -- Alphabetical list of the journals, magazines and newspapers we have online in our databases. It will not show if we have it in print or microfilm in the library.
Use the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) online formsto request articles, books & other materials that aren't available in Summit. If you are using the ILL system for the first time, then you'll need to set up your contact information and user preferences. See the Interlibrary Loan guide for more information.
Do you have a suggestion, compliment or concern that you'd like to share with the library? Use our online form to send us your feedback.
You may authorize a research assistant to check out materials on your behalf. Contact the Circulation Department for the form.
To renew materials online, go to the View Your Library Accounts page to access the various library accounts. Most EWU materials can be renewed two times before you have to bring them back. Summit materials cannot be renewed.
Periodicals may be checked out by faculty for 3 days/no renewals. (Fines are rather steep -- $5 per day/per item, so be sure to bring them back on time.)
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