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 Bailey Library - Rock Solid Research 



For Faculty

The Library provides the following special services for faculty members.  Please contact your liaison librarian with additional questions.

Print and E-Reserves

Print reserves and
E-Reservescan be arranged by filling out the Course Reserve Request form and contacting Kathy Manning, 724-738-4458.  Course Reserves must be materials owned by the faculty member or the library and must comply with Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for TeachersPDF.  Instructions for accessing e-reserves are available here

Audiovisual Reserves

Films, CDs and other audiovisual materials can be placed on reserve by filling out the
Faculty Audiovisual Reserve Form and contacting Kathy Manning, 724-738-4458. Course Reserves must be materials owned by the faculty member or the library and must comply with Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers

Document Delivery

Faculty can obtain full document delivery services by filling out the
interlibrary loan request form, whether the item is owned by Bailey Library or is to be obtained from another institution.  Articles will be digitized and sent to the faculty member's email address.  Questions should be directed to Joe Drobney, 724-738-4457.

Research Alerts

Free email alerts can be created for searches, keywords, journals, and web sites to keep you informed of the most recent developments and publications in your field of interest.  For example, researchers can set up search alerts and journal alerts in EBSCO databases, keyword alerts in Google, current awareness and research alerts in RefWorks, and journal alerts on individual publisher's web sites.  A personalized account can be created by choosing a username and password.  EBSCO databases also support RSS feeds that can be read in an aggregator such as Bloglines.  Contact your liaison librarian for additional information.

Linking Journal Articles

Most major journal article and research databases provide a "
durable url*" to articles that may be copied and pasted into web pages or Blackboard course sites.  For example:

  • EBSCO databases:  Email the article to yourself, copy and paste the durable url that appears at the bottom of the email.
  • GALE databases:  Choose Bookmark This Document, copy and paste the resulting durable url.
  • WILSON databases:  Persistent urls are provided at the bottom of citations and abstracts.  Copy and paste the url into your application.

Some durable urls expire within a set amount of time.  For that reason, faculty may prefer to save articles as pdf or web files and upload or link the entire document.  This type of usage must be aligned with Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers.  Linking to articles via a durable url complies with copyright guidelines and vendor licensing.  Consult the HELP screen for individual databases to determine specific procedures. 

 *Durable urls are also called persistent urls or PURLS.  


Hours of Operation*

7:45 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-11 p.m.

*Service points close 15
minutes before closing time


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