Important Changes at the Library this Fall
Since most of our buildings are closed, some in-person Library services or resources described on this page are currently unavailable. For more details on how the Library can help this semester, check out our services updates or feel free to email us, chat with us, or reach out to a librarian or specialist in your discipline.
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Library Support for Online Learning

Library Support for Online Learning

 

Specialized Research Assistance

We provide research consultations for students and faculty using Microsoft Teams, email, and other platforms. Contact your Research Librarian to book an appointment.

Research is difficult and finding the right information can be frustrating. Librarians and specialists maintain research guides for each discipline that provide subject-specific search strategies, curated links to databases, and other resources.

E-Book Collections

We offer a large collection of digital titles which you can access by searching Omni, the Library's discovery tool. Can’t find a specific title in our collection? Suggest a purchase or contact your Research Librarian to request it.

Many publishers and suppliers have made their publications accessible freely during the pandemic. It is unlikely, however, that these resources will still be available this Fall. If you are planning to use materials, be sure to:

  1. Verify the title(s) in Omni. We may already have access to the material.
  2. If the title does not appear in our collections, send a purchase request or contact your Research Librarian to request it.

Course Reserve Service

Our course reserve service allows instructors to set aside course materials for the short-term use of students. We are currently offering a digital course reserve service (PDFs, e-books, streaming videos, etc.). We can also help find online alternatives to physical collections.

For more information, please contact ares@uOttawa.ca.

In-Class Support

We offer a range of instruction sessions tailored to your course and learning objectives. These sessions may be presented live or recorded in advance for asynchronous delivery.

Topics vary by discipline and may include:

  • Developing a search strategy
  • Systematic reviews versus literature reviews
  • Using citation management software
  • Key resources for your area of study

Contact your Research Librarian early to discuss your needs.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

An OER is a freely and openly available learning object that can be retained, reused, revised, remixed and redistributed, often under the terms of a Creative Commons licence. Consider using OER in your courses for easy and free access.

Visit the Library’s OER Guide for suggested sources and search tips.

For assistance, contact:

Webinars for professors

Introduction to Creative Commons Licences and Open Access Content

Friday, 18 September 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Mélanie Brunet, Copyright Services Librarian
Jeanette Hatherill, Scholarly Communication Librarian

Does CC BY 4.0 ring a bell? It is one of the six Creative Commons licences used to communicate that a work is available for free, without the usual copyright restrictions. In this webinar, you will learn how to distinguish these licences, how they work with copyright, how to apply them to your own creations, and how to find open access content (articles, books, images, videos and more) that you can easily and legally incorporate into your teaching and research activities. 

*An Adobe Connect link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Introduction to Creative Commons Licences and Open Access Content

Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mélanie Brunet, Copyright Services Librarian
Jeanette Hatherill, Scholarly Communication Librarian

Does CC BY 4.0 ring a bell? It is one of the six Creative Commons licences used to communicate that a work is available for free, without the usual copyright restrictions. In this webinar, you will learn how to distinguish these licences, how they work with copyright, how to apply them to your own creations, and how to find open access content (articles, books, images, videos and more) that you can easily and legally incorporate into your teaching and research activities. 

*An Adobe Connect link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Open Educational Resources (OER): What They Are and How to Find Them

Friday, 25 September 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Mélanie Brunet, Copyright Services Librarian
Michelle Brown, Head, Learning and Student Success

Looking for teaching materials that are easy to integrate into your online courses and that all your students will be able to access on the first day, wherever they are? Consider using open educational resources (OER)! OER are free and can be reused and adapted for your course without the usual copyright restrictions. In this webinar, you will learn how to identify open educational resources, how to look for them on the Web, and how to incorporate them into your teaching.

*An Adobe Connect link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

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