For Faculty: Library Resources for Remote Teaching


Where can I find materials from SAIC faculty on teaching remotely (pedagogy, best practices, tips, etc.)?

Please go to Faculty Resources for Rapid Transition to Online Teaching. This is a new guide created by librarians with SAIC faculty, CRIT and others in the SAIC community to provide guidance for teaching. It will be updated frequently.

I need new materials for my online course, can the library help me find them?

Yes! The librarians are able to help you locate any materials that you may need for your online courses and assist you in making sure they are easily accessible to your students. Email to start this process. 

I was planning on using library materials for my class, can I still get access?

Yes! If there are materials including books, articles, or other coursework that you were hoping to use in your course, email and we will do our best to get electronic access for you and your students.

Where can I find digital content (eBooks, eJournals, streaming video, full-text articles)?

The library has eBooks, eJournals, streaming video, full-text articles in many databases. Please see our Where to Find Online Resources page. You can also continue to use Databases A-Z, Find Journals, and Research Guides to go directly into the content.

Can I screen films online for my class?

Our librarians are working hard to find electronic access to the films that you need for your courses. Please send the title and date in which you need the films to our librarians, and, they will do their best to connect you with these resources.

At this time, VDB has a selection of its collection available on Panopto. If faculty or students need other titles from our collection, please email outlining your needs, and we will work to add those titles to Panopto. We will start with the most needed titles and will continue to add other requests as soon as possible.

How can I access the materials I have put on Reserve?

Materials that were placed on Reserve for your course this semester are being reviewed to see if electronic access is available. If there are materials that are time-sensitive such as course readings, please email with the specific information (title, page range, etc.) and a library staff member will work with you to see what’s possible.

I’m having trouble accessing something I found through the library website. What should I do?

The easiest way to get help is to contact us via email at Library staff are continually checking this email account and will be able to assist you quickly.

How do I add library materials to my Canvas course? 

  • Make the link accessible from off-campus, add our proxy server prefix [ ] to the front of the stable or persistent URL so that the above example becomes:
  • TIP: Do not copy the link from the top of the webpage, look for a link within the page that says Stable, Persistent or Permanent Link.
  • A few licensed resources do not allow or do not support stable linking. In these cases, you may have to provide a citation or other instructions in Canvas. Please contact the Flaxman Library ( with questions or for help.
  • For further information on posting licensed or copyrighted resources, please see our “Posting to SAIC Course Pages” page on the Academic Integrity web page.
Last update:
Monday, March 23, 2020