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OneSearch FAQs and Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Staging OneSearch Permalinks In Canvas to Create Easy Access to Resources

PERMALINKS

Every OneSearch record has a permalink.  By staging these permalinks directly in Canvas you can provide stable and streamlined student access to the resources.

OneSearch Record With Arrow Pointing to Permalink Feature

Embedding Videos

All of the library's streaming videos are licensed for classroom use.  While adding a video to course reserves remains the best practice, it is also possible to embed streaming videos directly in Canvas.

The process is similar for each of the library's streaming video collections:

Course Reserves

  Course Reserves

The library will be offering physical reserves once again starting in Winter 2022, in addition to eBooks and other electronic materials for course reserves.  We will be happy to help you make course materials available for students using library-owned print materials, eMaterials in our collections, ordering eBooks and, in some cases, digitizing print materials for course reserves. Instructors are also welcome to bring in personal copies of books (and other materials) to be placed on reserve.

Instructional faculty can place their requests for items to be put on Reserves using the Submit Course Reserves form.

To request that the library purchase an e-book or other digital resource for your course, please check OneSearch to see if the library already owns the item. If you can find a library copy in OneSearch, please fill out a Course Reserves request form, and include a OneSearch permalink to the item in the “Special Instructions” box.

If you cannot find the item you are looking for in OneSearch, please submit an E-Reserves Purchase Request Form.

If you’d like to inquire about digitizing course materials to use for Fall 2021, please email your request to Caleb Nichols, Course Reserves Coordinator at reserves@calpoly.edu . Make sure to include as much detail about your request as possible including course code, number of sections, title, and edition of the book, author, etc. we will reply to your request as soon as we are able to.

Accessing Course Reserves and Materials

To access course reserves you can search for course reserves and materials by course number (ie COMS 101) or instructor name
 

Search Course Reserves