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Design Toolkit for Library Integrations

Wish list of all library integrations and services for online courses.

What Can Our Resources Do For You?

Library resources include more than just research-related products and features. This section of our toolkit is dedicated to the value-added features and resources which can help support student learning, composition, and collaboration in both the online and seated environment. 

Facilitate Group Work

The following resources allow students to share projects and collaborate with other students and/or their professor:

Academic Writer

Academic Writer is a robust tool which provides tutorials for various writing situations, including document formatting, citation, and identifying bias in source material. There is also a sharing feature to make document collaboration easier.

View the tutorial and share the link with your students.

Visit Academic Writer:


NoodleTools

Students can collect information from source material for group projects and share with each other inside NoodleTools.

View the tutorial and share the link with your students.

Connect to NoodleTools:


EBSCO Databases

Students can use the My EBSCOhost account feature to create their own account and share source material they find with groupmates. This is available in DragonQuest and in individual EBSCO style databases.

View a tutorial and share the link with your students.

View our full list of EBSCO databases.


Very Short Introductions

Students can create a “my group” collaborative space by signing up for an account inside this database and sharing resources and annotations with groupmates.

View the tutorial and share the link with your students.

Connect to Very Short Introductions:

Help Students Avoid Plagiarism

The following resources allow students to check their own work for plagiarism:

Grammarly

Students can check their own work for web plagiarism by creating a free account through Grammarly using their university email address.

View the tutorial and share the link with your students.

Connect to Grammarly:

Help Students with Citation

The following resources include citation guidance which can help students master proper citation:

Academic Writer

Academic Writer is a robust tool which provides tutorials for various writing situations, including document formatting, citation, and identifying bias in source material.

View the tutorial and share the link with your students.

Visit Academic Writer:


NoodleTools

Students can use NoodleTools for a variety of things, including generating citations, creating annotations, and composing a document.

View the tutorial and share the link with your students.

Connect to NoodleTools:

Add Multimedia Resources

The following list provides access to multimedia materials you can use in your course. Multimedia materials include streaming video and sound files. The resources in this list have been vetted for longevity and reliability. Some resources can only be linked, while others can be embedded within the LMS. We recommend that you consult with the library to ensure that links and embed code are accurate for off-site students.

Available for link only:

Facilitate Pro/Con Discussions

Points of View Reference Center can provide students with point/counterpoint information on a variety of topics. Use the right-click shortcut to copy the proxy link for the database, or connect directly to the database to browse, via the following link:

Enhance Instructor/Student Collaboration (Outside of LMS)

The following list of resources, with accompanying tutorials, can help facilitate collaboration outside of the LMS.

Academic Writer

Use the Writing Center in Academic Writer to collaborate with others on the construction of documents.


Google Docs

Google Docs can help students easily share/comment/review their work with others and/or their instructor. Google Docs are a component of the university email system, so they are secure to use and free of viruses.

The following tutorial will lead students to the Google Help Center for more information on Google Docs. A Google Docs and NoodleTools tutorial is also available, and linked here for your convenience.


NoodleTools

There is a collaboration feature within NoodleTools. Students may share information with instructors (account creation required), and instructors can guide the writing process within the resource.​