Although it’s always best to shoot and use your own photographs for assignments and independent studies sometimes it’s not possible.
The following three websites allow visitors to use and manipulate images without worrying about onerous copyright restrictions.
It’s free, high resolution, and there are “collections,” i.e., sets of photos on a theme. Unsplash has a nice clean feel. Citing or crediting is not required but greatly appreciated! In the example below the crediting is in the form of a clickable unsplash logo.
All images on Pexels are stock, and are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means all pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. If you like what you see, sign-up and make use of Pexel’s free online tools: chrome extension, Mac & Windows Apps, Photoshop plugin, and MS Office Add-Ins.
What makes Pixabay a little different from other free image sites is it’s search box. As you can see you have a lot of option to drill down to what you want. Sometimes you will find Shutterstock images in the mix as well.
Today there are options to include high quality images to help make an assignment “pop” without having to worry about copyright. But, be judicious, selective and ask the question “Do I really need this image?”
Davis, L., Park, J., Dantus, S., Davidson, C., Lafazan, B., & Petit, J. (2017). Marketing for the beginner: Resources from the ACRL Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group. College & Research Libraries News, 78(11), 612-615.
It is getting easier to share articles with students and colleagues, but there are a few things you need to know to make things go smoothly. The key is to look for Permalinks in EBSCO databases and Document URLs in ProQuest.
Below is how to find permalinks in EBSCO:
Remind your reader that they should have their 14 digit library barcode (or access code) handy if they are off campus.
Here’s how to find the same type of link in ProQuest, which is called a Document URL. You can find this link by searching for the Abstract/Details link in the short or full view of the article’s record.
Your link should start with the libproxy prefix. This prefix will allow readers off campus to login and enjoy the reading.
If you copy the web address of the article and it looks like the one below, it will not work.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you are still having issues with links.
Using Google docs to write an assignment is a popular option these days, but sometimes patrons run into a glitch when it comes to printing. That print icon sometimes work, and then again sometimes it doesn’t. Here’s how to manage this issue:
Download your document as an MS Word Docx, and then print it from the desktop. You may have to do some reformatting before you hit the print button.
This is probably the better option. Use these keystrokes to active the Library’s print dialog box.
This is the print dialog box you should see on a MAC. This is the window where you can also choose orientation (portrait or landscape), and two-sided printing (for most jobs choose “long edge”).
On a PC the print dialog box looks a little different – see below. To do extra formatting explore options under Preferences. Make you sure you save your setting as you move between screens.
If you need further assistance please ask a librarian at the reference desk – we are more than happy to help you.
eReserves is a very convenient way for faculty to share readings with students, that are:
Spoiler alert: There is a lot of clicking involved!
Tip: Use Firefox for best results. Chrome on a MAC also seems to work.
Yes, the other tabs also work but most people find the instructor tab is the easiest.
Nearly there! Click the PDF icon. In this example it is “Child Life Assessment.”
Read and Enjoy!
The Library is open at reduced hours for the month of August (Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm). Please note that we are open normal hours for all of Summer Session 2.
There are three energy conservation days (August 18, 21, 25), and Labor Day weekend (Monday, September 4) when the Library is closed. Normal hours resume Tuesday, September 5.
With every new iteration of the Library’s catalog Koha, we find we have to re-learn simple tasks such as creating and emailing booklists. It was with surprise and delight that this time around creating and emailing a booklist was kind of easy. Just remember, it’s all about “logging in and the cart.” Here’s what you need to do.
If click the blue hyperlinks above in your email (highlighted in yellow), you’ll be taken to the item’s catalog record. You can also see the call numbers – remember, all the numbers and letters are important for finding items in the stacks.
It sounds like a lot of work but once you have down it, your book list can live on forever, especially if you leave a copy in the cloud of your choice.