Reserves

Questions?

Questions about book or media reserves? Contact the Circulation Department at 212.817.7083 or library-reserves@gc.cuny.edu

Questions about accessing readings on Blackboard? Contact IT Services at itservices@gc.cuny.edu

Link to Articles in Blackboard

Most databases have a link to the article permanent link (also known as a persistent link or stable URL). This link guarantee users direct access to the article pdf. If you are adding a link to an article from a library database, you need to add the following proxy prefix to the URL: http://ezproxy.gc.cuny.edu/login?url=

Examples:

JSTOR stable URL: 
http://www.jstor.org/stable/1316160

becomes:
http://ezproxy.gc.cuny.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/1316160

Wiley Online Library PDF: 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8675.2010.00621.x/pdf

becomes:
http://ezproxy.gc.cuny.edu/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8675.2010.00621.x/pdf

To add this article link to Blackboard:

  1. Select the appropriate Blackboard course from the list under My Courses.
  2. Click Content or the desired area where the link will be accessed from.
  3. Click Build Content.
  4. Click Web Link.
  5. Enter a title for the link in the Name field.
  6. Type the permanent link URL (including the proxy prefix, explained above) in the URL field. Be sure to include the http:// at the beginning.
  7. Enter description in the text box, including complete bibliographic information about the article (i.e., author, title of article, journal title, volume, issue, pages, date).
  8. Click the Submit button.

Uploading PDFs

Be sure to consult the Library’s Copyright Guidelines and post reserves appropriately.

Select the appropriate Blackboard course from your list.
Click the Control Panel.
Select Course Documents from the Content Areas panel.
Follow the prompts to upload your documents.

Scanners

There are 7 touchscreen bookscanners on the table behind the reference desk (directly north of the elevator) on the 2nd floor and a KIC Bookeye scanner in the southeast corner of the second floor near the PQ call numbers. Read about it here.