Course Planning Resources
Provide access to course readings and other materials
Utilize Research Subject Guides for students to easily access top resources (databases, journals, etc.) and library expertise for every subject
You can provide access to personal copies, library-subscribed content/books, and openly accessible resources available to your class(es) through Course Reserves and/or online through Canvas.
- Physical course reserves: provide access to physical materials for students in your course(s) in Boston (Snell Library) or Oakland (F. W. Olin Library). Place personal copies (e.g. textbooks) on Reserve or elect to use library-owned copies if available. Read more about Reserves here.
- Course readings and streaming media in Canvas: provide access to e-books, streaming media, articles from journals, newspapers, and other resources available online via Northeastern-provided databases or openly accessible resources. Follow these steps to add links to library resources in Canvas, consult the guide on finding/creating permalinks, and/or use the Leganto Course Reading List platform (for Boston-based Faculty/Instructors).
- Affordable course materials: utilize library-subscribed content and openly accessible resources/open educational resources (OERs) to provide students with affordable course materials. Contact your subject librarian for support identifying additional resources or consult the Affordable Course Materials guide or the guide for open access resources for more information.
- Online Research Subject Guides are curated portals for academic subjects/topics that save time by connecting students with the top resources in a field and library staff who can help. Students can book appointments online with librarians to consult in-depth about their research/assignments.
- Online Course Guides are customized guides for resources specific to a course. Like Research Subject Guides, they provide access to the top resources but tailored to the course and any key assignments or projects being assigned. Contact your subject librarian to request a course guide.
Well-designed, course-related assignments using library resources, tools, etc. are an effective way to introduce students to the research process and help them develop sophisticated research skills. Subject specialists are available to add perspective and/or concrete suggestions for designing/revising assignments.