Online Library

Integrate Library Resources

There are many ways to integrate the large variety of information resources available through the library into your courses or other teaching environments.

Below are sections on: 1) creating article permalinks 2) customizable learning objects 3) consulting with a librarian for course or assignment design ideas 4) Open Educational Resources (OER) and 5) copyright help.

Article or Video Links

Do you want to embed a stable, persistent link to an article, video or e-book from within a library database?

Consult How to Get Permalinks to Library Journal Articles and Other Database Items for database-specific steps.

Also, view Grab a Permalink for an EBSCOHost database article (video tutorial).

Research Skill Learning Objects

The library has created several customizable learning objects that can be used to teach or reinforce research and information literacy concepts and skills, as well as the basics of navigating the library website.

Instructional Design Consultation

The librarians can also work with faculty members and/or course developers on several other aspects of instructional design:

  • integrating help tutorials, learning objects and other assignment-scaffolding materials into courses
  • recommending or creating customizable help text for assignments
  • providing embeddable videos, Ask a Librarian chat widgets or database search widgets, or other learning objects to help students grasp various research concepts
  • getting direct access to library resources and services
  • design assignments that aim to instill or reinforce any research or information literacy skills.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Visit the clearinghouse of open educational resources licensed for reuse and learn about the open access movement in general.


For copyright and fair use issues and other questions about using copyright material, please consult our Copyright Information Resource Center.


Contact Dana Longley, assistant director for library instruction and information literacy, with inquiries, questions, or ideas for collaboration.