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How do I request resources for the library to purchase?

The primary focus of the library collection is on the support of teaching and learning at Baker University. Faculty involvement in the development of the collection is essential to its success.

Single Purchases

Discipline-specific Choice Review cards are forwarded to interested faculty for consideration.  Additionally, the library encourages faculty to send requests from reviews in professional publications, publishers' flyers, or any other means discovered. Requests for print and audio-visual materials should be directed to Nate Poell.

Ongoing Subscriptions

If you would like the library to subscribe to a journal, database, continuation, or other resource that has an ongoing expense, please direct your request to Ray Walling.

How do I put a tangible resource on reserve?

Supplemental and required course materials may be put on reserve for students to use in Collins Library.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Loan period. The usual checkout period is three hours, but can be set to any appropriate time period. A 3-hour movie, for example, ought to have at least a 4-hour checkout period.
  • What can be put on Reserve? Materials from the Baker Library or your personal collection are fine – items borrowed from other libraries are not. Print materials, like books and articles, are easy. Materials that require special equipment to use require that we have the appropriate equipment in working order. We currently have players for CDs, DVDs and videocassettes. Keep in mind that videotapes are fragile.
  • What will happen to any personal materials I have put on Reserve? First, you’ll need to put your name on any personal items you give us. We’ll put security strips, barcodes and labels on them. If this isn’t okay, let us know and we’ll try to work around it.
  • How soon will Reserve items be available for my students? While we typically put materials on reserve the same business day, please give us two business days to process items for reserve.
  • Are there copyright considerations I should be aware of? Yes, as a matter of fact. Items that you can copy and distribute to your classes are all fair game for the Reserve Collection. To refresh your memory, please take a look at the guidelines for using copyrighted materials in Face to Face Teaching.
  • Can I put student papers on Reserve? Yes. To respect student ownership of their intellectual efforts, the library requires a permission form to be completed and signed by the student author before we will make the work available electronically or in print. After printing the form, please have the student(s) sign the form.  The signed form should be attached to the document being put on reserve.
  • What about electronic Reserves? We do not maintain an electronic reserves collection because we don’t have the software that limits use to the students currently enrolled in the class for which the materials are intended. You may link to articles and other electronic resources within Moodle (see instructions in the next box), always paying attention to copyright restrictions. The Harvard Business Review, as stated at the bottom of each article, limits the use of their articles as course materials.

What to do:

  • Bring items for Reserve to the Circulation Desk
  • Provide
    a. Your name
    b. Course name and number
    c. Special instructions

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How do I link to electronic library resources?

You are encouraged to incorporate electronic library resources in your Moodle course pages.  Due to our license terms, you are not permitted to upload a version of an electronic library resource (such as a PDF). Instead, instructors are encouraged to provide a link to the resource. Additionally, instructors must follow any legal instructions provided by the vendor or publisher (often noted at the beginning or end of each document). 

screen capture showing permanent link icon

If you click on the PURL icons located throughout the library website (as pointed to above), you will be taken to an image showing where you can find a permanent link to articles using that database.  You will notice some platforms require you to add a prefix for off campus students to access the materials, which is https://bakeru.idm.oclc.org/login?url=.  In these instances, you can just copy the prefix above and then add the url of the resource and presto a permanent link.

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How do I add a database search box to Moodle?

Is there a database that you would love your students to use for their research?  One solution is to add a search box for that database in your Moodle course.

  1. Select HTML from the "Add A Block" drop down menu in the left-hand column of your course.
  2. Configure the new html block.  Within the configuration, click the toolbar toggle button (the first next to Content) and then the html editor button ( <>).  
  3. Paste the html code from the appropriate database(s) (within the tabs above), and...voila a search box is born.

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<script type='text/javascript'>
var cqp = cqp ? cqp : {};
cqp.cqelsearch = cqp.cqelsearch ? cqp.cqelsearch : {};
if (!cqp.cqelsearch.server){
   (
      function(){
         var script = document.createElement('script');
         script.type = 'text/javascript';
         script.src = 'http://widgets.cqpress.com/cqelsearch/javascript/cqp.cqelsearch.js';
         document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);
      }
   )();
}
document.write('<img id="cql_cqelsearch_59a9bb12-5df7-4e15-8679-eef93f16dada.img" src="/" style="border:0;width:0;height:0"/><div style="border-style: none; padding: 0; background-repeat: no-repeat; width: 200px; height: 77px; text-align: center; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal;"><form style="padding:0;margin:0;" onsubmit="return cqp.cqelsearch.search(\'cqresearcher\', \'\', \'cql_cqelsearch_59a9bb12-5df7-4e15-8679-eef93f16dada\');"><input title="Search the CQ Researcher" id="cql_cqelsearch_59a9bb12-5df7-4e15-8679-eef93f16dada.term" value="" type="text" style="width: 100px; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt;"/> <br /><input title="Click to submit search" type="submit" value="Search" style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt;" /></form></div></div>');
cqp.cqelsearch.loaded = function(){
cqp.cqelsearch.baseurl = 'http://widgets.cqpress.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/cqelsearch/';
}</script>

<form action="http://www.credoreference.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org/search.do" method="get"><input type="hidden" name="view" value="facet" /> <input type="hidden" name="subject" value="all" /> <input onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="query" value="Enter search term(s)" size="20" /> <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Search" /></form>

<form  action="https://bakeru.idm.oclc.org/form?qurl=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/bakeru/search.action"  target="_blank" method="post">
<input type="text" name="p00" value="">
<input type="submit" name="search" value="Search">
</form>

The following code is for Academic Search Premier. If you would like to create a search box for other EBSCO databases (ex. Business Source Premier, CINAHL, ERIC, PsycINFO, etc.), replace the aph (in the line bolded below), with the code for the database you wish to allow your students to search See the code sheet below. You can search multiple databases by putting a comma between each abbreviation.

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<form action="http://search.ebscohost.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/login.aspx" method="GET" target="_blank"><br /> <input name="db" value="aph" type="hidden" /> <input name="custid" value="s6488757" type="hidden" /> <input name="groupid" value="s6488757" type="hidden" /> <input name="profid" value="patron" type="hidden" /> <input name="direct" value="true" type="hidden" /> <input name="site" value="ehost-live" type="hidden" /> <input name="scope" value="site" type="hidden" /> <input name="type" value="1" type="hidden" /> <input name="authtype" value="ip,uid" type="hidden" /> <input onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" name="bQuery" value="Enter search term(s)" size="20" type="text" /><input value="Search" type="submit" /> <!-- Limiter: Full Text --> <br /><span style="font-size: small;">Limit to Full-Text Only:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <input name="cli0" value="FT" type="hidden" /> Yes <input name="clv0" value="Y" type="radio" /> | No <input name="clv0" value="N" checked="checked" type="radio" /><!-- Limiter: Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed --></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Limit to Scholarly Resources Only: </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><input name="cli1" value="RV" type="hidden" /> Yes <input name="clv1" value="Y" type="radio" /> | No <input name="clv1" value="N" checked="checked" type="radio" /></span></form>

<form action="javascript:submit(document.forms.searchform)" method="GET" name="searchform" target="_self"><span class="searchtext"> <input onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="query" value="Enter search term(s)" size="20" /> </span> <span class="searchbutton"> <input type="submit" value="Search" /> </span> <input type="hidden" name="url" value="https://bakeru.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.britannica.com" /></form>

Gale Virtual Reference Library

<form target = "_blank" method = "get" action = "http://access.gale.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/cgi-bin/widgets/v2/search.pl"> <input type = "text" name = "keyword" id = "gvrlx_search"> <input type = "submit" id = "gvrlx_go" value = "Search"> <input type = "hidden" name = "test" value = "" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "id" value = "58175__klnb_baker" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "prod" value = "GVRL" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "host" value = "http://access.gale.com/widgets/v2/confirm.html?id=58175__klnb_baker&dir=gvrlx&prod=GVRL&image=&h=85&w=180&t=&ts=&tf=Arial&tc=FFFFFF&bc=&pub=&click=&v=3" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "pub" value = "" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "dir" value = "gvrlx" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "key" value = "" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "pw" value = "" /></form>



Business Insights Global

<form action="http://bi.galegroup.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/global/search" class="spinner JSsubmit" method="GET" title="Home Search">
<input class="fullTextLimiter" type="hidden" id="limitFullText" value="Off"/> <input class="search-assist" id="bigSearch" type="text" name="q" placeholder="Enter countries, companies, industries, topics, etc..." value="" title="Search Term"/> <input type="submit" class="spinner" value="Search" title="Search"/></form>

<form id="basicSearch" name="basicSearch" action="http://widgets.jstor.org/wsearch/searchredirect" method="get"
target="_blank"> <input name="searchTerms" id="basicSearchBox" type="text" value="" maxlength="200"> <input type="submit" value="Search"/> <input type="hidden" name="proxyinfo" value="https://bakeru.idm.oclc.org/login?url="/> <input type="hidden" name="count" value="25"/> <input type="hidden" name="sorigin" value="bakerU.edu"/> </form>

Search News

<form action='http://www.lexisnexis.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/hottopics/lnacademic/?' method='get'> <input type='hidden' name='verb' value='sr'> <input type='hidden' name='csi' value='8399'> <input type='hidden' name='stp' value='fr'> <input name='sr' value=' ' size='20'> <input type='submit' value='Search'><br> </form>

 

Search Legal Cases

<form action='http://www.lexisnexis.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/hottopics/lnacademic/?' method='get'> <input type='hidden' name='verb' value='sr'> <input type='hidden' name='csi' value='6496,6318'> <input type='hidden' name='stp' value='fr'> <input name='sr' value=' ' size='20'> <input type='submit' value='Search'><br> </form>

 

Search Companies
<form action='http://www.lexisnexis.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/hottopics/lnacademic/?' method='get'> <input type='hidden' name='verb' value='sr'> <input type='hidden' name='csi' value='6496,6318'> <input type='hidden' name='stp' value='fr'> <input name='sr' value=' ' size='20'> <input type='submit' value='Search'><br> </form>

Library Collections

<strong>Choose a collection:</strong><form id="wcfw" class="unpadded" action="http://bakeru.worldcat.org/search" method="get" name="wcfw" accept-charset="UTF-8" target="_blank"><br /><select id="scope" class="pulldown" name="scope"><option selected="selected" value="1">Baker University Library</option><option value="2">- Main Collection</option><option value="3">- Government Documents Collection</option></select><input type="hidden" name="qt" value="search_item" /> <input id="q" onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="q" value="Enter search term(s)" size="23" /> <input type="submit" name="" value="Search" align="absmiddle" /><input type="hidden" name="dblist" value="283" /><br /><input type="radio" name="fq" value="" checked="checked" />All Formats<input type="radio" name="fq" value="x0:book x4:digital" />eBook</form><br /><a href="http://bakeru.worldcat.org/advancedsearch" target="_blank">Advanced Search</a>

 

Search Libraries Around the World
<strong>Search for resources from libraries worldwide<br /></strong><form id="wcfw" class="unpadded" action="http://bakeru.worldcat.org/search" method="get" name="wcfw" accept-charset="UTF-8" target="_blank"><br /><input type="hidden" name="scope" value="0" /><input type="hidden" name="qt" value="search_item" /> <input id="q" onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="q" value="Enter search term(s)" size="25" /> <input type="submit" name="" value="Search" align="absmiddle" /><input type="hidden" name="dblist" value="283" /><br /><br /></form><a href="http://bakeru.worldcat.org/advancedsearch" target="_blank">Advanced Search</a>

Oxford English Dictionary

<form id="oed_search" action="http://www.oed.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/search" method="get" name="oed_search" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"><input onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="q" value="Enter search term(s)" size="20" /> <input type="submit" value="Search" /></form>


Oxford Art

<form action="http://www.oxfordartonline.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/shared/views/search_results.html " target="_blank" method="GET"> <input type="hidden" name="subview" value="search_subject"> <input type="text" size="20" maxlength="30" name="query"> <input type="submit" value="Search"></form>

Oxford Music

<form action="http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/shared/views/search_results.html " target="_blank" method="GET"> <input type="hidden" name="subview" value="search_subject"> <input type="text" size="20" maxlength="30" name="query"> <input type="submit" value="Search"></form>

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For more information on creating a search box for a ProQuest database, open the  ProQuest Widget PDF

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How do I add library web content to Moodle?

You can add any subject guide, page, or block of the library website (http://lib.bakeru.edu) into your Moodle Course. Here is an example of how this is accomplished:

  1. First, determine the resource you want to add to Moodle. From exploring the subject guides, you know that there is a block about finding SWOT analysis reports that would be useful for your students (located in the company information guide on a broader SWOT Analysis page).
  2. Within your Moodle course, turn editing on.
  3. Click Add an Activity or Resource.
  4. Select External Tool and click the Add button.
  5. Type in activity name, select LibApps under External tool type, and click the Save and Display button.
  6. Select the appropriate settings and click the Embed Content button.

When clicked upon, your students will open a page showing how to find SWOT reports.

If you need further guidance or would like the library staff to develop additional content, please send an email to reference@bakeru.edu.  

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How do I incorporate information literacy into my course or program?

Information Literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand” (National Forum on Information Literacy, 2013).

As experts in information literacy, the Baker University librarians are happy to work with you to incorporate information literacy into your courses and programs. Consult the Staff Directory below for contact information.

We have provided a series of resources in the tabs above to aid in your course and program planning, including:

  • Ideas on how you can collaborate with the library staff
  • Outcomes for Baker's Quest Program 
  • guidelines for higher education and specific disciplines

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Examples of typical librarian involvement in courses include developing information literacy assignments, making classroom presentations, and meeting with students to review progress on projects. Instructors should meet with a librarian as early as possible to work on information literacy assignments/course content.

Below are several ideas for inquiry-based assignments which can be used in courses. Librarians are willing and able to assist in adapting the assignments to specific courses.

  1. Research Proposal:
    Students write a proposal for an extensive research project. Students outline where they think they can find information brainstorm search terms, suggest search queries, etc.
  2. Develop a Research Query
    Students are required to find a reference source for a topic. From the reference source they develop a query that demonstrates their understanding of Boolean operators, limiters, fields, etc.
  3. Research Log
    Students record what they did during the search process. This should include success and failures. In this assignment students prove they know how to search, brainstorm, narrow topics, identify appropriate information sources, etc.
  4. Research Interview
    Before the final draft is due, perhaps before the first draft, students meet with the instructor and/or librarian and discuss the steps they have taken in the research process, what they have learned during the process, and additional steps they plan to take. For this assignment, giving students a list of the questions they will be asked beforehand is recommended.
  5. Research Presentation
    Students give a presentation to the class about the progress they are making on their research.
  6. Research Evaluation Project
    Students find two different scholarly articles on a topic and write a paper comparing, contrasting, and evaluating the research in both articles.
  7. Critique the information
    Students gather information about a topic from several types of sources (Wikipedia, website, journal article, book, etc.). Then they evaluate the information found in each of these sources.
  8. Annotated Bibliography (Information Literacy based)
    Students summarize the main idea of their sources and information such as:
    • Evaluate the depth and scope of the topic coverage:
    • Comment on the expertise of the author (who is the author and their background information);
    • Recognize why the item was written and the intended audience;
    • Identify the type of resource (scholarly article, book, etc.).
  9. Critical Choice Assignment
    Students explain why they are going to use certain sources and why they are rejecting other articles/books/websites.
  10. Good/Bad Websites
    Students locate a "good" website and a "bad" website on a topic.
  11. Identify Primary/Secondary Research
    Students must find both primary & secondary sources on a topic.
  12. Reverse Research
    Students are given an article with the citations removed. Students must identify the section of the article that require a citation and research to find sources to cite.

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Where can I learn more about copyright?

How can I book a room in the library?

Faculty can either book library rooms directly using Astra or by contacting Lynda Lewis (785.594.8334). 

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How do I checkout library equipment and what equipment is available?

Equipment may be reserved in advance by faculty or staff and checked out at the circulation desk.  At the time of reservation, you will need to indicate when you plan to return the equipment.  We ask that you be conscientious of other members of the Baker Community by only checking out equipment for a limited time.  Should there be conflicting needs, classroom use is the priority.  The following equipment is available for check-out at the library circulation desk:

Cameras: two digital cameras, a digital video camera, and a desktop video conference camera 

Copiers: a DVD writer, a tape recorder, and an audio tape copier

Projectors: a data projector, a 16mm film projector, a filmstrip projector, and a projector screen 

A laptop

A VCR/DVD player

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How long can I borrow materials from Collins Library?

Baker University faculty (including emeriti) and staff can borrow materials from the library.  Most materials can be borrowed for an initial period of sixteen weeks and can be renewed up to three times.  However, the following types of materials can only be borrowed for one week and renewed up to three times:

  • Audio-Visual (DVDs, video tapes, phonodiscs, music CDs, and audiocassettes)
  • Periodicals
  • Reference books
  • Theses

Materials on reserve for a course can be borrowed as needed.  Rare books can only be used within the library.

Due dates for materials acquired through interlibrary loan are at the discretion of the lending library.

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How much does the library charge for overdue materials?

Four weeks after the due date, faculty and staff are billed for replacement of the item.  Overdue interlibrary loan items damage our relations with lending libraries, so please be extra cognizant of due dates for these resources.

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How do I get help using library resources?

The library staff is always willing to help answer any questions you might have or provide research assistance.  You can either contact a specific staff member using the staff directory or if you do not know who to contact we recommend sending an email to reference@bakeru.edu or calling our main phone line, 785.594.8414.

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Are my library records confidential?

The Baker University Library upholds the principle of the library users’ right to privacy and confidentiality of personally identifiable information in accordance with federal and state laws and institutional policies.

We keep only the personally identifiable information that is absolutely necessary for the operation of the library – for lending or providing access to library materials, providing library services such as reference, interlibrary loan and workshops. We regularly purge, delete, or shred information that is no longer necessary.

Student, faculty and staff borrower records are supplied by the University administrative systems and updated on a regular basis to ensure accuracy. You may review your records upon presentation of proper identification. Non-Baker library users may also review their records upon presentation of proper identification.

Only the Chief Information Officer is authorized to receive or comply with requests from law enforcement officers and to confer with University legal counsel before determining the proper response. No records will be released without a subpoena, warrant, court order or other investigatory document, issued by a court of competent jurisdiction that shows good cause and is in proper form.

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How do I create alerts for searches and publications?

Developed the perfect search, but don't want to miss future articles on the topic? One option to stay up-to-date on a search topic is to create an alert for new articles that meet your search criteria. Here is how to setup search alert in our two most popular database platforms: 

Can't find time to walk over to the library to browse the most recent print issue of a publication? Find it difficult to remember when an e-journal releases its newest issue? Rely on a full text journal within a database to keep up-to-speed in your discipline? A simple way to stay up-to-date with the most recent publications from your discipline is by using publication alerts. Here is how to setup an alert in our two most popular database platforms:

Please contact Ray Walling if you want guidance on setting up alerts for other resources.

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How do I log into the library databases off campus?

When trying to access electronic library resources off campus, you will be prompted to login using the following screen:

screen capture of the login screen

If you have a @bakeru.edu email address, you should use your email login credentials (the username should be in the form firstinitiallastname@bakeru.edu). If you have a @fac.bakeru.edu email address, you should use your email login credentials (the usermame should be in the form email@fac.bakeru.edu).

If you do not have a Baker email account, please contact Ray Walling for further assistance.

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