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 copyright considerations.
What can you put on reserves?
- Physical items such as books, dvds, textbooks, personal books, library books, CDs, software, or other items can be put on reserve.
- Electronic items such as journal articles, scanned book chapters, homework solutions, web videos and articles, and sample exams (if cleared for copyright) can be added to your Canvas course space.
How do I arrange to have a physical item put on reserve?
- Use the request form to submit your items to library reserves staff.
- For questions about course reserves please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If the library does not own the items you need for physical reserves, you may request the Library purchase the physical item by using the online request form, or provide us a copy.
How long can a physical item be checked out while 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 electronic journal articles, book chapters, videos, and other short documents put on electronic reserves?
- Submit a list of all the readings you wish to put on Electronic Reserve in Canvas along with your name, course name, course number, request date, and semester. Please include the full citation for each item in either MPA or APA style. Your request may be returned if the citation is incomplete or incorrect.
Is there a template I can use to create my list?
- Feel free to use the Electronic Reserves Request List template. Enter the requested information, then send the completed document to email@example.com.
If the library does not own items you need for reserves, you may be asked to provide personal copies or scans of the documents you requested. If you do not have them in your possession, the library can request them via Interlibrary Loan, which may delay your request.
When your request has been completed, you will be notified by your liaison librarian with instructions for importing your electronic reserves list into your Canvas course.
For all reserve items, please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
If you have questions, contact your liaison librarian or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact your liaison librarian
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.
For information on the acquisition, selection process, please refer to the Library's collection development policy.