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Information Literacy at Belmont: Library Resources for Teaching

Belmont's Information Literacy program. Information for faculty.

Transition to Online Teaching

Bunch Library is ready to help you incorporate online library resources into your courses. We are here and ready to answer any questions you have. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your subject liaison with questions, or email research@belmont.edu 

Linking to Library Resources

You can link directly to many library resources (ebooks, articles, streaming audio, video), but you must ensure you have the correct link in order for it to work from off campus. 

Visit our Linking to Library Resources guide for detailed instructions on how to identify the correct link. 

Blackboard Library Resources Tool

The Library Resources tool in Blackboard allows you to add easily customized library content to your Blackboard course page. Want to direct students to the library for their research needs? Or have your students contact librarians for their research help expertise? The Library Resources tool can help you do both of these things.

Learn how to easily add the Library Resources tool to your Blackboard course. 

Proactive Chat Widget

Teaching Resources From the Library - Ebooks

Looking for ebooks to use for class? Check the library's holdings. 

Watch the video below for info on how to find them through the library. 

When using ebooks in class be sure to check for the following 2 things to ensure they are accessible to your students:

  1. Is there an unlimited license? Some of our ebooks are only accessible to 1 simultaneous user. The video will show you one way to check the license, or you can ask a librarian. 
  2. If linking to an ebook in Blackboard, be sure to include the proxy url for off campus access. Check the Linking to Library Resources guide for more information. 

The library may be able to purchase an unlimited use license for ebooks for your course. To place a request for a single title in ebook format, complete this form. If you would like to check on access and pricing for multiple titles, please email your subject librarian or send the list to research@belmont.edu

Teaching Resources From the Library - Streaming Video

The library offers streaming video via Kanopy and Swank.  If you don’t see the title you want, please request access and we’ll do our best to get it for you.

  • To request a video via Kanopy, search for the video and then scroll down until you see the section that says “videos you can request for your library”.  If the video is listed there, click on it to complete the request form.  The library will receive your request and process it as quickly as possible.  It usually takes around 48 hours to get access to films on Kanopy.
  • To request a video via Swank, you’ll need to be sure that you choose Faculty the first time you access their page.  If you’re not asked if you’re a student or faculty, then you’ll need to create an Instructor account.  After that, you’ll be able to search for and request films using the form on the Swank website.  Requests will be sent to the library, and we will process them as quickly as possible.  It can take up to a week to get access to films on Swank.
  • If the title you’re interested in doesn’t appear in either one, please email research@belmont.edu and we'll see if we can find it elsewhere.

Teaching Resources From the Library - Images

Images can help your students 'picture' your content and lectures. Check out the brief video for more info on our image resources.