Librarians create Research Guides for myriad disciplines and subjects. These guides bring together selected best resources and tips for doing effective research and discovering articles, books and more.
Librarians will work with faculty to develop customized Course Guides.
Library resources, while not free to the College, are another option for course materials that are freely available to students and faculty. These can include eBooks, streaming video and journal articles. Explore the links below and contact your librarian for more information.
These research databases can be used for alternative/ affordable course content — free or low-cost alternatives to high-cost educational resources. This includes course modules, textbooks, videos, tests, journal articles, assessment tools, and any other materials used to support learning.
Looking for a specific book, article, or other item?
Try Simple Search
Begin discovering eBooks using eBooks Search Everything. eBook collections can be browsed through various subscription databases, linked below.
Faculty must fill out a Reserve Request Form for each item you wish to have placed on reserve. Forms are available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk. All forms should be completed as fully and accurately as possible to ensure that reserve materials will be easily accessible to your students.
Reserve materials are listed in the Course Reserve Catalog
They are searchable by Title, Instructor's Last Name and Course Number. Please note that all reserve materials will be entered into the online catalog by TITLE. Therefore, it is essential for reserves to be listed by title in your syllabus. It is very important that both the Instructor's Last Name and the full Course Number (i.e. PSYC100, BIOL228) be listed on the form because they each provide a point of access to reserve materials in the online catalog. Reserve materials are not always accessible by author. Reserve materials may be listed under more than one instructor and/or under more than one course number. All pertinent information should be indicated on the Reserve Request Form.
The Milne Library purchase and subscribe to electronic resources including online journals, eBooks, and research databases. These resources are governed by license agreements, most of which allow the licensed material to be used for educational purposes by "authorized users." Authorized users are typically defined as Oneonta students, faculty, staff, and and walk-in users of the library.
Most license agreements allow authorized users to:
Using library-licensed resources for online courses avoids the need to perform fair use analysis or to seek permission from rightholders.
When using library-licensed resources, be sure to: