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Add Course Readings to bCourses: Add "Reserves" to bCourses

This guide is for instructors who would like to add library resources to their bCourses sites.

Linking to Library Resources

The Library recommends linking to public domain, library-licensed, or open-access online content rather than uploading copyrighted materials to your course site when possible. If you wish to upload copyrighted materials, consult the companion guide Course Instructor Guide to Copyright & bCourses for best practices.

If you cannot find a particular resource, contact a librarian for assistance.  

To link to library-licensed content:

  1. Locate the library resource online 
  2. Copy the permanent link for the resource
  3. Use the Libproxifier to prepend the proxy prefix, which ensures off-campus access  
  4. Add the proxified link to your syllabus or bCourses

Finding Library Resources

The Library subscribes to thousands of databases. Below are some basic tips for looking up materials, but don't hesitate to contact a librarian for help. 

How to find:

  • Articles
    Use the Citation Linker to locate known articles in the library’s article databases.
  • Books & eBooks
    Search for book titles in OskiCat, using the available online option to limit your results to online resources.
  • Journals
    Use UC-eLinks to search for online journals by title.
  • Streaming audio and video
    Search for audio and video via these special subscription databases.

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