Overview | How to Place Materials on Reserves | Copyright and Fair Use
Instructors can use Course Reserves to post articles and book chapters in electronic format. Books and other materials owned by the library or by the instructor can be placed on reserve in the Health Sciences Center Library.
For reasons of copyright compliance, journal articles available at Emory should be linked with a stable url, not posted as pdfs.
How to Place Materials on Reserve
Articles, Book Chapters, or Other Publications
The faculty member or a proxy teaching the class can add materials to Course Reserves. A proxy can be: an administrative assistant, a student, or another instructor.
To add materials:
- Log into Course Reserves with your Emory NetID.
- For articles available electronically at Emory:
- Create stable links using the link generator within Course Reserves or go to http://bit.ly/2n7sf1a.
All electronic items will be added to the Course Reserves copyright queue for review. Once an item has been cleared for copyright compliance it will be visible in the class materials.
Do not post pdf copies if the article is available online. (If no full text is available electronically, scanned copies of articles from journals in print at Emory can be uploaded as pdfs.)
Books or Other Print Items
If the book is available at Emory Libraries, use Ask a Librarian to request that the book be placed on reserve in the library. Please include:
- Call number
- Course name
- Course number
- Instructor’s name
Requests for books should be placed prior to the start of the semester to assure that the book is available. If it is checked out by another patron, a recall of the book will be issued.
If the item is your personal copy, please bring it to the Information Desk in the Health Sciences Center Library.
Reactivate Electronic Reserve Materials
When items are reactivated, the information for the item will display. It is necessary to check and edit this information to be sure it is complete and up-to-date. If a pdf of an article was previously used, it is necessary to check if the electronic version is available and to change the pdf to a link if one is available. If the system does not prompt you to “get URL”, then go to the url generator and add additional information at http://bit.ly/2n7sf1a.
Copyright and Fair Use
All materials placed on reserve are solely for the non-commercial, educational use of Emory University faculty, staff and students, and must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). No one should post content consisting of copyrighted material or portions of copyrighted material without first:
- determining that the content falls within the public domain.
- obtaining permission from the copyright owner.
- determining, after a reasonable analysis, that the use of the material meets the Fair Use doctrine.
For additional assistance, please phone the Information Desk at (404)727-8727 or send a request via Ask a Librarian.