Fall 2021: What to know about using the Mina Rees Library.
Access Blackboard through the GC Portal.
Once you login to Blackboard, available courses for which students are properly registered and for which instructors are associated will automatically display.
Instructors usually post reserve readings and/or links to books on reserve in the Graduate Center Library in the Documents section of the course page, available on the left panel. Course materials are kept in Blackboard for 3 semesters. Back-up your course materials and links in your personal archive.
Instructors may enroll students in a course. Instructors may also assign students or other assistants to “course builder” status to allow them to add reserve readings or other elements.
Most databases have a link to the article's permanent URL (also known as a persistent link or stable URL). This link guarantee users direct access to the article. However, to gain access to the PDF through the library's subscription you will need to create a link containing the library's login page (our "proxy"). If you are adding a link to an article from a library database, add the following proxy prefix to the URL: http://ezproxy.gc.cuny.edu/login?url=
JSTOR stable URL:
Wiley Online Library PDF:
To add this article link to Blackboard:
Permanent links guarantee users perpetual access to catalog records or articles. To get a permanent link to a book in OneSearch, go to the screen that lists the full details of the book, click permalink and copy the URL.
To add this link to Blackboard:
Be sure to consult the Library’s Copyright Guidelines and post reserves appropriately.
Some Grad Center departments use “Grad Exams” to post or link to readings required for 1st and/or 2nd exams. Find your department’s Grad Exam under “My Organizations” on the lower right panel, or perform an “Organization Search” (lower left Search Tools) for the phrase “grad exam” to find a list of departments. Students may use the Enroll button to enroll in the “Grad Exam” for a department.
Departmental faculty, APOs, and Grad Center librarians are generally assigned “leader” status in the Grad Exam lists, with the authority to add and delete files and links to readings.