- The High Library Faculty Guide
- Course Reserves
- Copies of journal articles held in High Library -- request these through ILLiad
- Your research
- Suggest an item for purchase
- Browse recent purchases
- Library resources about teaching & learning
- Library instruction
- Your departmental liaison
- Place library materials, personal copies and/or articles on reserve for student use.
- A time frame for student usage can be specified for each reserve. Example: one hour, three hours, etc.
- Items currently on reserve can be viewed from the Library Catalog, click on Reserve Desk.
- Copyright restrictions may apply to any photocopied article or item.
Options for placing items on reserve
- Fill out reserve forms which are available at the Circulation Desk.
- Email your reserve request with complete course and citation information to Sarah Penniman.
- Forms of citation should match those appearing on the course syllabus.
Faculty may request a complete or partial listing of their reserve materials. Email your request to Sarah Penniman. Please include your name and course number.
EbscoHost, JSTOR and LexisNexis Article Links
Articles that are full-text in EbscoHost, JSTOR or LEXIS-NEXIS can be retrieved via unique URLs. These URL links can be placed in a syllabus, on Blackboard, or in the library's reserve desk module, so students can easily access the article.
Links from sites other than the reserve desk will only be accessible from within the campus network. To enable off-campus access to these articles, contact Susan Krall.
To determine the link for an article in Ebscohost, click on the article title. The article link is identified by the phrase: Permalink.
To determine the link for an article in JSTOR, find the article. Click on the article title. The article link is identified by the phrase: Stable URL.
To determine the link for an article in LEXIS-NEXIS, display the article; click on the "i" icon (source information). Copy the URL that appears in the browser bar.
Course reserve policy:
Course reserves are materials placed on reserve for a specific class. An item on course reserve has restricted and limited use. Any item in the circulation collection, or any personal item, can be placed on course reserve if the item is not an illegal copy or the property of another facility. Items belonging to other institutions, public or private, cannot be placed on course reserves. This includes interlibrary loan items, Netflix, etc. Bootlegs, burned, or illegal copies of copyright protected materials cannot be placed on course reserves due to the federal copyright mandate. If the item is one created personally by the faculty member, or a non-copyright item, it can be placed on course reserves. Items are usually kept on reserve for the duration of the semester unless other arrangements are made with the Access Services Librarian.
The library strives to meet your research needs!
- Borrow materials from High Library. Check out our loan periods.
- For more materials on your topic, explore WorldCat, a database that contains information on libraries' holdings worldwide.
- Use ILLiad - Interlibrary Loan to get copies of journal articles held in the High Library.
- If we don't have it, we can probably get it for you via interlibrary loan.
- High Library has reciprocal borrowing agreements with area libraries, such as Penn State and Messiah. To learn more, check out the website of the Associated College Libraries of Pennsylvania (ACLCP).
- High Library also has reciprocal borrowing agreements with members of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI). Member institutions include University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers, and West Virginia.
- View scholarly impact factors (bibliometrics) to see how many times your research has been cited and where. Also get ideas for which publications are deemed the most prestigious.
Faculty members can request that books, videos, cds, etc. be added to the collection. The library collection supports the curriculum of the College; generally, textbooks are not acquired. Materials that support individual research interests can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.
For other materials, fill out an order form and forward the form to the department chair for signature. Order forms will then be sent to the library. When the item has been received and is available for use, you will receive an email which lists items purchased by your department.
You can type your requests directly into the High Library Order Form.
Items that require RUSH processing should be identified as such; these items will be made available as quickly as possible.
Choice Review Online - a database provided by the Association of College and Research Libraries, can be used to find reviews of materials appropriate for college library collections. Access is limited to one user at a time.
We design class sessions for your students, focusing on resources you want your students to know about. Why schedule a session? If you are requiring any kind of research-based project, a library session can point students away from Google and Wikipedia and toward more substantive scholarly sources.
If you've already been working successfully with one of our librarians, feel free to contact him or her directly to schedule a hands-on library session.
Or, contact me, Sarah Penniman, and together we can determine the best human and physical resources for your needs.