How to place course materials in Reserve?
Try our new online course reserves request forms. This is a beta version using Qualtrics forms, please send any feedback to MSL Reserves.
To place material on reserve:
Review the Guidelines for Electronic Course Reserves Materials and assess your materials.
Certification will be required once every 12 months. Once certified, you will no longer be presented with the certification screen.
Contact Course Reserves (979-845-7428) so we can begin processing electronic materials for your classes.
Requests may be made through email or at the Client Services Desk.
Print reserves may include items owned by the University Libraries or by the instructor.
For items owned by the University Libraries, email to following information to MSL Reserves:
Instructors name, UIN, and Department.
Course name, number and title.
Semester and year for which the reserves are required.
Title, author, edition, and call number of the item(s) to be placed on reserve for the class.
To place instructor owned materials on reserve, please bring the item to the AskUs Desk between 7 am and 6 pm Monday through Friday.
The MSL has several licensed graphics resources for presentations/lectures, listed below. For assistance with custom graphics, contact Brian Bingham.
Can I post materials (journal articles, book chapters, videos, films, etc.) on Blackboard or on electronic course reserve for student use?
You might need to decide if the material you desired to use/share is fair use specifically whether the use is transformative. This guide provides some examples that might help you conduct the assessment.
Texas A&M University Libraries has principles and guidelines on placing materials on electronic reserve .
If you need answer to copyright questions or address permission issues for your publications, please contact Texas A&M University Copyright/Fair Use Librarian, Emilie Algenio. She can be reached at (979) 845-1496 or by email: emilie [underscore] a [at] library [do] tamu [dot] edu
Staying Up To Date
1. Use journal reading app BrowZine:
BrowZine apps are available for Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Palm and Windows. When you start using the App, choose Texas A&M University, log in with your NetID and password, and you will be able to access the full text content of the library subscription journals. You can also get started with BrowZine Web from your desktop or laptop computer.
2. Set up topic email alerts from major databases (e.g.,PubMed/Medline, Embase, ...)
3. Set up table of content (TOC) alerts of your favorite journals
4. Set up topic/TOC alerts using RSS feed
If you need assistance and have any questions, please contact the librarian: Lin Wu firstname.lastname@example.org