Using the Library
Curriculum Builder is a BOLT plugin for Search Everything @ BU, the Bloomsburg University Andruss Library's EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). It provides course instructors with a way to create and manage course reading lists within BOLT and allows them to bring library databases, ebooks, streaming video, and other digital resources directly into the online learning environment for students to use.
For the most part, links to selected sources will be stable, especially to journal articles. The Library is committed to work with course instructors to maintain access to reading list resources. Please contact your liaison librarian with issues regarding access or for more information.
Module 1 - How Do I Search?
Module 2 - What Sources Can I Use?
Module 3 - How to Find Books in Andruss Library
Module 4 - How to Find Articles in Andruss Library
Module 5 - How Can I Use the Web?
Module 6 - How Do I Cite Sources?
Faculty may assign any modules they wish, preferably before students begin a research assignment. Students will need to work through each module in order to unlock the quiz at the end. There are 6 module quizzes, each with 3-4 questions (20 questions in all). After completing a quiz, students should print and/or save their results as a PDF to give to their professor as evidence of completion.
To request books the Library does not own, please try E-ZBorrow first. E-ZBorrow (unavailable 7/30/21 thru 8/12/21) is an unmediated system comprised of 50+ academic libraries in Pennsylvania and surrounding states that allows you to request your own books. You will need your HuskyID and network password to submit requests. Books may also be requested via ILLiad, but ILLiad requests are channeled through the ILL Office so they may take longer to arrive than E-ZBorrow requests. You will need your HuskyID and network password to submit requests via ILLiad.
To request articles the Library does not own, please use ILLiad. You will need your HuskyID and network password. Consult the Interlibrary Loan web page for more information, or contact Andrea Schwartz, Coordinator of Interlibrary Loan, 570-389-4218, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and students may also request electronic document delivery of print and microfilm journal articles owned by the library by using ILLiad, the library's interlibrary loan service. Copies of book chapters owned by the library may also be requested. You may fill out a form here, or use the library's link resolver within our databases or Google Scholar to fill out the form automatically. To use the link resolver, look for links labelled 'Check Availability' or 'Article Linker' in your search results. For more information, call the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery office at 570-389-4218.
Recommendations for the purchase of books, videos, compact discs, or other materials for the Library are welcome. The availability of funds and the appropriateness of the material to our collections will determine whether it will be purchased. Use our online request form to recommend a Book for Purchase (under Services).
For additional information or assistance in requesting library materials, please contact your Departmental Library Liaison.
The Harvey Andruss Library maintains traditional course reserves for faculty to use in order to make required course materials available to students. Traditional reserves include such items as library-owned or personal copies of books, musical and visual recordings, old exams, etc. Traditional reserves are generally used in the library but can be copied for use off-site.
For more information on the Library's reserve & Fair Use policy, visit this page.
Remote access to the Library’s electronic journals and subscription databases from computers not connected to the University's network is available by using your ‘Lib #’ from an activated Bloomsburg University ID or by using the username and password you use to log onto oncampus computers. If you experience difficulty accessing the databases, call or email Linda Neyer, the Database Coordinator, (x4801, email@example.com). Please provide as much information as possible regarding any error messages to pinpoint the problem.
Expert faculty librarians can help you and your students with information research skills and questions. Librarians provide tailored instruction and collaborate with subject faculty to develop course-related assignments that develop research skills. Information literacy sessions may be scheduled in AL 243, the Library classroom, or in other classrooms on campus depending on availability.
Request an instruction session(s) by directly contacting your department liaison librarian or by completing the Request for Library Instruction form. Groups not assigned a librarian liaison may also use the form or contact Michael Coffta, Coordinator of Library Instruction, 570-389-4124.
Please allow a two week lead time for scheduling and preparation. Also note that there is a growing number of tutorials available on our Web page.
To learn more how librarians can work with you in the development of your students' information fluency, visit our Information Literacy page.
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