Using the Library in Online Learning
The Library's Online Collections
The library's substantial online collections include journals, e-books, streaming video, encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, historical photographs, and more. You can include any of these materials in your courses at no additional cost to the school or to your students.
- Brandel's Online ResourcesThis page provides links to our subscription databases. By default they are sorted by academic discipline. Switch to the A-Z view if you'd like to skim the complete list.
- Brandel Library CatalogOur library catalog is the place to look for books and multimedia items. This includes e-books and streaming media as well as print resources. To limit your search to items available online, select the "e-Resources" filter under "Location."
Featured Online Resources
- Features thousands of full-text journals covering a broad range of academic subjects.
- Contains the full text and complete back runs of scholarly journals in a variety of academic disciplines.
- A collection of films in the Humanities and Social Sciences including Communication, Education, English, History, Psychology and Sociology.
- Critically acclaimed documentaries covering human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century.
- Policy Map is an online data and mapping tool that gathers a variety of data sources to create visualizations and data rich maps.
- Provides full-text access to a scholarly collection of ebooks in most humanities disciplines.
Using our e-books as course texts can be a great way to save your students money. However, there are two things you should be aware of before doing so:
- Most of our e-books are only licensed for use by one person at a time. Contact your library liaison if there's an e-book you'd like to use in a course so that we can upgrade to an unlimited license.
- Students will need to install e-reader software to use our e-books. See our guide to using e-books for step-by-step instructions.
Getting Full Text Articles
The Brandel Library can often provide a link directly to the PDF of the article you need. After searching a library database, links with the phrase "Full Text" should all resolve to the PDF of the article.
Some of the time, however, the library won't have access to the full text of the article. In those cases, you will need to use the "Request via WorldShare Interlibrary Loan" link to request the article. The WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service is free to students and most articles arrive within 4 days.