What are Reading Lists?
Give Students Easy Access to Library Resources
Course Reading Lists are integrated with Canvas/D2L or linked from your syllabus, that enable faculty to easily create, maintain, evaluate, and share lists of materials. Reading Lists replace the course reserves process that has been used in the past.
You can assemble materials of all types into your reading list -- physical books, ebooks, journal and newspaper articles, websites, and streaming media including YouTube videos, podcasts, TED Talks, and more. You can build lists by yourself or collaborate with your subject librarian.
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If you want to give students links to many resources, consider using a Course Readings List (see section above)
But if you just need to figure out a way to save a URL for yourself, or send single items to faculty or students, then you're looking for a permanent link. Some of our databases make it easy to get links to items, but in others you'll want to add the EZProxy prefix information.
Finding Permanent Links in Databases
Many databases give you access to a permanent link to the article. They often refer to this link as the permanent link, persistent link, or permalink. Databases have these links in different places, so here are some examples:
- In LibSearch, click on the title of an item and under the Send To section you'll see the Permalink. (Here's a screenshot showing this)
- In EBSCO databases, you want to click on the article title and then look under the Tools on the right for the Permalink. (Here's a screenshot showing this)
- In ProQuest databases, you want to click on the Abstract/Details page of an article and scroll down to find the Document URL. (Here's a screenshot showing this)
- In Films on Demand, below the video click the Embed/Link link and then you'll see the Record URL. (Here's a screenshot showing this.)
Contact your Subject Librarian for more help linking to articles in library databases.
If you can't locate the permanent link, or if you want to link to the full database and not just one article, you can add the EZProxy prefix to a link. Off-campus access to library resources is made possible by our EZproxy server, which prompts you to login from off-campus. If you want to share a link with other people at St. Kate's, make sure the URL includes the EZproxy prefix:
For example, the URL for accessing JSTOR is:
To add the prefix, copy the link to the item you want from the database and paste it into this EZProxy box and click the Add Proxy button to retrieve the full URL:
Don't struggle with research. Ask a librarian for help!
Librarians are available to help both students and faculty throughout the research process - from helping a student get started with their research paper, to assisting faculty with the scholarly publishing process.
Research Help for Faculty
Research librarians want to partner with you to help you in and outside the classroom. We can:
- Help you design research assignments and digital scholarship projects
- Support you in the use of citations managers like Zotero and Mendley
- Answer basic questions about copyright, fair use and Creative Commons license
- Help navigate publishing options, including depositing scholarly works into Sophia, our institutional repository
Librarians are available to support faculty, staff, and students with copyright decisions by sharing resources to help guide decisions around fair use, scholarly publishing, and creative works.
Find your Subject Librarian
Each department has a librarian assigned who specializes in research for that subject area. Liaison librarians work with you to support research & learning in your department by:
- Purchasing materials (books, journals, databases, etc.) to support your department's curriculum
- Creating online research help guides for your students
- Providing information literacy instruction
- Acting as the "go to" librarian for your research & instruction needs.