At Georgetown University Library, we understand that the distance learning community may need to access library services and collections in a different manner than traditional on-site users. This guide outlines the services the Library provides to distance users affiliated with credit-bearing academic programs. This guide provides information on library services and resources that can be utilized by Georgetown University faculty members and instructional designers in their BlackBoard or Canvas LMS courses. Please note that processes may differ for BlackBoard and Canvas users.
Faculty are encouraged to embed/ distribute the following Quick Links to students via BlackBoard/ Canvas and in syllabi.
- Research Guides (find YOUR program's subject guide and post it to BlackBoard)
- Journal Finder (check here to see if the University subscribes to a specific periodical title)
Access Services Department (including Reserves)
202-687-7607 | firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Continuing Studies Library
202-784-7389 | email@example.com
Collections, Research, & Instruction Department
202-687-7452 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright & Scholarly Communication
202-687-0302 | email@example.com
For information on linking material from your course shell, please see linking content in Blackboard and Canvas.
Electronic Reserves (Excluding Media) : There is no limit to the number of core required e-reserves readings a faculty member may have on reserve. An e-reserve is a single title of a book chapter, a journal article, or professors’ notes, syllabi, or handouts. The determination regarding how much of a work may be used is made by evaluating all four of the fair use factors. Entire books cannot be scanned and placed on e-reserve. If the library does not have the article, we will order a copy (depending on cost).
Media Reserves: For a list all options for using films and other media in your classroom, read our Guide to Using Films in Courses.
For more information about access to online video for your courses, check out our Streaming Media guide.
To request reserve services, complete and submit the electronic reserves form as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and students can take advantage of the Library's Research Consultation Service.
Click to schedule a research consultation . Appointments can be conducted face-to-face or virtually using Zoom (the University's video-conferencing software).
NOTE TO FACULTY: Due to time and staffing constraints, GUL cannot accommodate entire classes signing up for one-on-one Research Consultations.