Distribution of Examination ('Blue') Books to Faculty
Faculty members or the departmental administrative assistants are required to obtain the booklets in person. With advance notice, students may obtain unopened cartons of blue books for a department. Supplies of blue books will be maintained at the Library Service Desk of the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library, during the following hours:
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Contact Marian Courtney (X1905) for more information.
An online guide that provides information and tutorials to assist faculty with making materials accessible to students.
Instructors or departments may place items on Reserve in the Library, subject to Fair Use and copyright restrictions.
What can you put on reserve?
- If cleared for copyright, journal articles, book chapters, homework solutions, and sample exams will be added to your Canvas class.
- Physical items such as books, dvds, textbooks, personal books, library books, CDs, software, or other items can be put on reserve.
How long can an item be on reserve?
- Borrowing periods for physical materials are: Room Reserve (In-Library only), overnight, 3-day, and 7-day.
How do I arrange to have a physical item put on reserve?
- Use the request form to submit your items library reserves staff.
- For questions about course reserves please email email@example.com.
Please include your name, course name, course number, request date, the semester the item needs to be on reserve, and how long you would like it to be on reserve.
How do I arrange to have journal articles, book chapters, and other short documents put on Reserve?
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name, course name, course number, request date, and semester. Include complete citation information in either MLA or APA style. Your request may be returned if the citation is incomplete or incorrect.
For all reserve items, please allow one week for processing.
If you have questions, contact your liaison librarian.
If the library does not own items you need for reserves, you may request the Library purchase an item using the online request form.
Research Guide for Online Instructors
A central source for information on journal evaluation and acceptance rates, citation analysis, book reviews, and resources related to predatory journals.
Please contact your Library Liaison to organize a Library Instruction session for your course.
Information Literacy is defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries as the skills needed to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
The goal of the Library Instruction Program is to teach students about academic research, the publication patterns of the academic community, and how to effectively use the search systems offered through the Library. Sessions encourage students to engage with larger issues that surround the search for, evaluation of, and use of information.
By working with the Drexel Library's Instruction Program, you will be working to improve student's investigative skills, their understanding of the academic world as a whole, and their critical thinking abilities, both in and out of the classroom. We're happy to work within the structure of your syllabus to see where information literacy most appropriately fits in.