Electronic Course Packets
The practice of archiving content from the Libraries' electronic resources for Electronic Course Packets is prohibited by most vendors and publishers.. Although twelve of our databases allow Course Packets, forty-one do not. For complete listings, see below.
It is the Libraries' opinion that the best practice of referring a student to a specific electronic journal article is to refer the student to the specific database and have the student search for the specific article. This practice satisfies database vendor and publisher restrictions, and also benefits the student by familiarizing the student with the Libraries' databases.
Alternatively, the student may be provided with a stable URL that links to the article. Not all URLs generated by a database are 'stable;' many databases use temporary URLs that expire within a few hours. This is overcome by creating a stable URL. A stable URL may be generated by going to CrossRef. Scroll down to "Search an Article Title;" Enter the article's title and the author's last name; CrossRef will generate a stable URL that may be copied and posted as a reference. This method is approved of by vendors and publishers and provides easy access to an electronic journal article.
|Databases that allow Course Packets:|
|ACM Digital Library||Emerald Fulltext|
|AnthroSource||Encyclopaedia Britannica Online|
|BioOne||General Science Full Text|
|CIAO Online||IEEE Computer Society Digital Library|
|CHEMnetBASE||Combined Chemical Dictionary|
|CultureGrams||Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage|
|Databases that DO NOT allow Course Packets:|
|AccessScience||Literature Resource Center|
|ACLS Humanities eBook Project||LLBA|
|American Chemical Society||LWW|
|ASFA||MDConsult & FirstConsult|
|Communication & Mass Media Complete||MLA|
|CredoReference||New York Times, Historic|
|EBM Reviews||Newspapers - ProQuest|
|Education Research Complete||Pacific Business News|
|Gale Virtual Reference Library||R2 Digital Library|
|Historical Abstracts w/ Full-Text||SciFinder|
|Hoover's||Social Work Abstracts|
|Hospitality & Tourism Complete||SocINDEX with Full Text|
|Humanities International Complete||SRDS Online|
If you have questions, comments or suggestions, we are here to help. Email the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (808) 544-1133.