Semester Two Library Resources
We welcome requests at any time but please:
- allow at least 6 weeks between the time you send us a purchase request and when your students need to use the item so that we can ensure it is available as far as possible (by Friday, 20 December 2010 if your teaching starts week beginning the 31 January, for example).
- send us requests to digitise texts (see below) by Tuesday 30 November 2010 to ensure availability for Semester 2.
Reading lists for new modules can be e-mailed to the library acquisitions team (firstname.lastname@example.org) or for the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences & Psychology to the Clinical Sciences Library (email@example.com) or to your Information Librarian.
- include the module number and name;
- let us know the anticipated number of students on the module;
- indicate which items are required/compulsory reading and which are recommended reading.
New books or other information resources for existing modules
- complete a Library order form (multiple items can be included on the same form);
- e-mail it to the library acquisitions team (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Clinical Sciences Library (email@example.com) or your Information Librarian.
If you do not use the form, it helps us fulfil your request if you make it clear (a) that the item you are requesting is for teaching; (b) whether it is required/compulsory or recommended reading; (c) what module it is for.
One or more of the following options can help provide large numbers of students with access to required readings at the same time:
We can digitise single articles from journals and single chapters from books (this is possible for most UK and US publishers) and make them available to your students on Blackboard. For further information, and a request form, please visit: http://www.le.ac.uk/library/about/copyright.html
Electronic books are increasingly available. Before we order a book, we check whether it is available electronically. Please let us know when ordering if you would like to prioritise electronic over print access where available.
Link to the Library’s electronic information resources
You can link your students to relevant electronic information resources by embedding the appropriate Library Web addresses in your Blackboard or other online course materials.
- Use Leicester e-Link [copy and paste THIS link: http://ezproxy.lib.le.ac.uk/login?url=http://resolver1.sirsi.co.uk ] for electronic journals. From here, students can access individual journals. Please note: The 'http://ezproxy.lib.le.ac.uk/login?url=' in this link is required in order to gain access to the content of journals off-campus using a CFS network username and password.
- Link to the access page for individual databases which you can choose from the A to Z list of library databases.
- For example, the access page for PsychARTICLES is http://www.le.ac.uk/library/digital/psycARTICLES.html
We recommend that you use these Library provided addresses to ensure that your students have access to resources both on and off-campus (we use specific access routes to ensure this) and to reduce the risk of links becoming quickly out-of-date.
Further information is available from your Information Librarian