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Faculty Information

The details about new resources, requesting material for the collection, placing items on reserve, and other nuts and bolts information about Memorial Library for Berry College faculty.

Faculty Newsletter

Request Materials for Memorial Library Collections

To request materials for the collection, regardless of format, please use our online forms. 

  • At this time, please limit requests to materials needed to support your fall teaching or immediate research needs that cannot be fulfilled through interlibrary loan.  
  • As you make the decision about requesting print vs. electronic, please consider whether more than one person will need to use an item. Sharing one print copy is always challenging, but the challenges are increased by the quarantining protocols we will be using. 
  • E-books come in several configurations, mostly related to how many people can access the item at one time and to what extent content can be printed or downloaded. It will be helpful to know if you think a single user version is sufficient or if multiple simultaneous users will be necessary, and if you have particular needs related to printing and downloading. We especially need to know if you will be expecting your entire class to use the same e-book. 
  • Although you will see duplication in the library catalog, mostly because a significant portion of our ebooks come via bundled packages, we try to avoid buying multiple copies of the same item, either in the same or different formats. If you have an item for which you think multiple copies are needed, please discuss it with the liaison librarian for your department.

Course Reserves for Fall 2020

In accordance with research related to exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 Virus on different surfaces, we have begun to quarantine all materials returned to the library for at least 3 days. Results from the REALM Project reveal that the virus is undetectable on most print surfaces after that time. Due to this new policy, some materials may be unavailable while they are waiting to be processed. This is specifically concerning for items of high demand and limited availability, such as course reserves. Any print reserve item would need to be held in quarantine for at least 3 days, thus limiting the availability of the item.  

If you require course reserves for Fall 2020, we can work with you to try to identify electronic resources. Contact Access Services Coordinator Morgan Stansell to discuss your course reserve needs.

Schedule a BCC 100 Library Instruction Session

We invite BCC 100 instructors schedule a library instruction session with us. We are offering two types of sessions this year. A General Library Orientation session, and a Berry History session.

For the General Library Orientation session you have two options from which to choose:

  • A virtual, synchronous session held over Zoom in which a librarian will familiarize your students with the resources, services, and spaces of the library.
  • An asynchronous session in which your students can access an instruction package that includes videos, a guide, and activities that provide an overview of the resources, services, and spaces of the library.

For the Berry History session, the Berry College Archivist, Michael O’Malley, will conduct a virtual, synchronous session held over Zoom that will provide your students with a historic overview of the college. 

If you would like to schedule a session for your class, please email your liaison librarian. Please include your preferred date for instruction and what kind of session(s) you would like us to present. 

For more information contact Student Success and Engagement Librarian Matt Collins.

Link to Full Text Library Resources

Add links to articles & other full text resources anywhere on that accepts hyperlinks.

It is important to note that for the links to work correctly both on and off campus, you must format the URL correctly. In most cases, you can’t just copy the link from your browser search box.

Copy the link

The method of capturing the link varies from source to source. In general, look for something called a stable link or permalink. Here are some examples:

  • JSTOR: Go to the full text display. In the citation at the top of the article, copy the “Stable URL”.
  • EBSCO databases: ‚ÄčGo to the full text display. In the list of “Tools” to the right of the text, click on “Permalink” and copy the resulting link at the top of the page. If Permalink is not available, click on "Cite" and copy one of the EBSCO links in suggested citations. 
  • ProQuest databases: Go to the full text display. Scroll down to “Indexing Details”. Copy the “Document URL”.
  • Oxford, Wiley & Project Muse journals: Go to the article pdf. Copy the link in your browser search box.

Check for the proxy instructions

Be sure the link includes the text necessary to let students access the material off campus, or using their cell phone data account: http://ucheck.berry.edu/login?url=  Add this text to the beginning of the URL if necessary.

For example, here's how the the url for "No Throwing Popcorn" from the Feb. 2009 issue of Cartographic Journal would look:

http://ucheck.berry.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=37380813&site=ehost-live 

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