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Remote course support from Mardigian Librarians

Ways that librarians can support your online courses.

Online research guides & Canvas support for your courses

Joel Seewald, Natural Sciences, Geography, and Graduate Engineering (ECE, IMSE, & ME) Libraian, can work with you to create online research guides that are customized to your course and assignment requirements. You can link to these guide in your Canvas course sites. Skills covered in research guides can include, but are not limited to:

  • finding information sources (e-books, e-journals, online journal articles, etc.)
  • using specific databases (EngNetBASE, Kanopy streaming videos, PubMed, Reaxys, ScienceDirect, SciFinder, etc.)
  • formatting papers and citations in CSE, ESA, or other formats
  • geographic information systems

You can also add Joel to your Canvas course sites so he can add the course research guide to the side navigation bar and send point-of-need announcements to students. Please do not add Joel to your course without discussing it with him first.

Email Joel at to develop an online research guide for your course or assignments.

Natural science, geography, and graduate engineering guides

The following lists show some of the guides that Joel has created. These guides can be:
• modified because of changes you make to your classes this semester.
• used as examples for guides you want to create for your classes.

Natural Sciences
BCHM 396: Complex Systems
BIOL 312: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIOL 360: Population Genetics & Evolution
BIOL 404: Mech. Chronic Human Disease
BIOL 419: Behavior and Evolution
BIOL/ESCI 304: Ecology
ENST 485: Seminar in Environmental Topics
ESCI 301: Environmenatal Science

GIS and Mapping

Graduate Engineering (ECE, IMSE, & ME)
AENG 587: Automotive Manufacturing Processes
BENG 570: Orthopedic Biomechanics
ECE 542:: Introduction Power Management & Reliability
ECE 554: Embedded Systems
ECE 579: Intelligent Systems
Engineering Management (EMGT) Resources
ENGR 700

Other Guides
Embedding Kanopy Streaming Vdeo in Canvas
News & Newspapers

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