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Library Services for Brandeis Online Programs

This research guide highlights the services and resources that will be most helpful to you throughout your Brandeis Online program. The guide also includes tips on searching more effectively and ways to get help with research, writing, and citations.

Library Resources for Brandeis Online Faculty

As your Library liaison, I can introduce you to the library's resources and services, and I can provide research help and library instruction for you and your students. This library guide highlights a variety of library resources for Brandeis Online students and instructors. I've outlined additional sources for faculty on this page. Please contact me to discuss your teaching needs!

 - Jen Giordano
Library Liaison to Brandeis Online
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Find Course Materials for Your Classes

Search for Books & Articles Available from the Brandeis Library

Visit the library homepage to search across our catalog and many of our electronic sources. We have more than 250 databases covering a wide range of academic disciplines.  (Need help finding something?  Email me! Or make an appointment!)

Request Course Reserves

Course Reserves are online materials (ebooks, streaming media, etc.) and physical materials (books, videos, and audio CDs) that faculty members and instructors can ask the Library to set aside for class reading and coursework. Course Reserve materials are searchable in OneSearch by course number or instructor name, so that students can easily find the readings for their classes. 

The Library encourages faculty members and instructors to place all required course materials (including ebooks & online materials) on reserve to ensure that these high-demand items are available to all students.   Faculty members and instructors may make requests via the Course Reserve Request Form

Note: If your students are having problems accessing a particular title, please contact us for further assistance. Our team can provide guidance on how best to link library materials in the learning management system (LMS), and we can explore options like purchasing additional licenses.

Purchase Requests for Course Materials

If we don't have the ebook or online resource you need for your class, we can probably get it!  Just place your request using the same Course Reserve Request Form you'd use for an item we already have. If we don't have it, we'll see if it's available for purchase.  

Linking to Library Resources from the online Learning Management System

If you want to link to library materials from our online Learning Management System, the best way to do so is by using the "permalink" found in the OneSearch record. This will ensure that students are always prompted to log in, and they will be able to access the materials even if they are off-campus.

Here's to find the permalink in OneSearch:

  1. Search for the desired resource in OneSearch
  2. Click on the title of the resource to open its OneSearch record
  3. Look for the “Get Permalink” button in the "Actions" section, just below the title. 
  4. Click on "Copy Permalink to Clipboard"
  5. Paste the permalink into your course management system where you would like the resource to be linked.

Other Purchase Requests

We strive to build a collection of scholarly resources that support research and teaching across campus. If we don't have the resource you need, please use one of our request forms to suggest that the Library purchase it:

Note: You can also use our Interlibrary Loan & Scan on Demand service to request materials that we don't have online access to!

Explore Library Workshops for You and Your Students

Brandeis Library offers workshops on a variety of topics that might be of interest to Brandeis Online students, including citation management, research strategies, data analysis and management, GIS, software for quantitative and qualitative analysis, subject-specific resources, and media production. Visit our workshop calendar to view a full list of upcoming workshops, including online workshops.

Explore More Library Services to Support Your Teaching

Sound and Image Media Studios

The Sound and Image Media Studios (SIMS) invites you and your students to record and develop narratives using visuals and audio.

Research Technology and Innovation

Our MakerLab and AutomationLab feature 3D printing, laser cutting, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, digitization, fabrication, and VR.

Data Analysis and Digital Literacy 

Our Data Analysis specialists can help students navigate the process of finding, cleaning, analyzing, and presenting data. You can schedule instruction sessions covering specific software for quantitative and qualitative research projects (including Stata, SPSS, Excel, R, and Atlas.ti).

Our Digital Literacy Specialist can help you incorporate a new digital project into your class and work with you to brainstorm, develop curiculum, host class workshops, or anything in between. We have resources and tools to teach students everything from website creation to non-linear storytelling to virtual reality creation!

Our GIS & Social Sciences librarian can provide course-integrated instruction sessions, individual and group consultations, and follow-up GIS support to assist you and your students with developing stronger data and spatial literacies through the use of GIS. Learn how to create maps, explore the spatial relationships of data sets, and so much more.