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Course Reserves

Expanded Course Reserves Service

Due to limited operations while the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center building remains closed, print materials on Course Reserves will not circulate. To assist faculty in making course reserves material available to students, we will provide a new Scanning & Permanent Link service starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Faculty members can now submit requests for course reserves material to be scanned for use in their course by filling out the Scanning & Permanent Link Request Form here, also linked below. 

  • If the library has electronic access to the requested items, library staff will provide you with a permanent URL (web link) to the material. If we don’t have electronic access to a title, but we do have the item in print, requests compliant with fair use copyright law will be scanned as a PDF and sent to the requestor via email.

  • Faculty may then share the PDFs or links with students via their learning management system, syllabus, or other platform.

Course Reserves Release Forms

What Can Be Placed on Reserve?

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center acknowledges and supports the appropriate use (i.e., reproduction, distribution, performance, and display) of copyrighted works and materials for teaching, scholarship, and research purposes consistent with the standards of fair use as enumerated in federal copyright law.

All faculty, instructors and other authorized personnel should be familiar with the fair use standard and are expected to adhere to federal copyright laws. It is essential that members of the University community make a diligent effort to stay within the bounds of copyright law.

The Library is unable to put course packs, photocopies of pages from workbooks, compilations of photocopied readings, complimentary copies of textbooks, or items requested from Interlibrary Loan on Reserve. Instructors may place compilations of their own lecture notes and examinations on Reserve, provided that they are the owners of the copyright for these materials. Materials will be placed on reserve only for the duration of the class. Materials will not be kept on Reserve for more than one semester without permission of the copyright holder.  Multiple copies can be placed on reserve if shelf space is available.

How to Place an Item on Reserve

Electronic Reserves

We have the ability to place licensed electronic resources such as ebooks and articles on reserve for courses using WorldCat.  To find out if we have access to an electronic resource, please take a look in WorldCat or fill out the Release Form and we will do the research.  If we do have access, we will include the link on the list of resources for your course.

If we do not have access to the resource through WorldCat, we can't place the resource on reserve.

Other Useful Information

HSLIC Resources

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Search PubMed for citations and abstracts from MEDLINE and other life science journals. Includes full-text links for UNM.

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