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Online Learning Support Handbook

Subject Specialists

Each Niagara College program has a designated Subject Specialist with specialized knowledge regarding relevant Library resources and services that will help students succeed. 

Your program specialist is happy to work with you to provide the teaching and learning materials you need for your class. Look for your liaison's contact information in your program's Research Guide.

Course Reserves

Faculty members may request that the Library put specific items on Reserve for their class for a given term by filling out a reserve request form at your campus library. These may be items already in the Library collection or items belonging to the faculty member to be kept in the Library for length of the term.

The faculty member decides whether the items may be loaned out and, if so, for what length of time (usually a much shorter loan period than regular circulating items).

  • your name, extension, and office number
  • course code and course title
  • title of the item
  • format of the item: book, article, cassette, video, folder, or other
  • length of the Reserve: for the whole term or specific start and end dates
  • loan period: 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, 7-day, or In-Library Use Only
  • owner of the item: item belongs to the Library, item is being permanently donated to the Library collection, or item belongs to and is to be returned to the faculty member

Interlibrary Loan and Borrowing from other Libraries

Can't find what you need in the library collections and databases?

We might be able to borrow it for you from another library - simply fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form and you'll get a timely response from the library staff.  You might also be able to borrow it yourself directly from another College or Brock University.

For more information please see this page on ILL and direct borrowing agreements.

If you have any questions please email us at library@niagaracollege.ca .

Video Streaming Databases

Niagara College Libraries subscribes to several video streaming databases, which are fully licensed alternatives to YouTube.

For example, check out the thousands of educational videos available through Films on Demand:

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Journal Databases

Thousands of scholarly journals, news sources, streaming videos, data sources, and more are available through NC Libraries databases. 

You will need to use your network login I.D. and password to access any of the databases both on- and off-campus. 

View the full list here or find results from many of the databases at once by searching here: 


You can link to these sources in Blackboard by using the persistent link provided by the databases, e.g., look for the permalink (Ebscohost) or document URL (Proquest). See the video below for more information:


Add a Research Guide to Blackboard

Do you want to add curated library resources to Blackboard for your students? Use the new LibApps LTI Tool to add a Research Guide to your course. Follow the directions below or watch the video for more details:

In your Blackboard course go to:

  • Add a new "content area"
  • Give it a name that describes that content; e.g., Library Resources
  • In your newly created content area, select "Build Content", and then "LibApps"
  • Give the tool a name; e.g., "Resources for Nursing"

The tool will now appear in the menu of your course! Please note that each library resource page is customized to the program associated with the course.

LibApps LTI Tool Video

LibApps LTI tool video screenshot


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