Okay, my e-mail to department chairs in the social sciences is out.  I am hoping to sit in on the last of their dept meetings before the semester is over to introduce Scopus and suggest teaching students (beginning in the fall) how to find course readings through the Library’s full-text databases rather than struggle with the copyright issues involved in e-reserves.  Now that E-Res is migrating to MyCourses, professors will be on their own for locating, printing/scanning and uploading articles and e-books to their course pages.  Why not teach students a lifelong skill (being able to find specific resources on their own through the Library’s databases and/or the free web) rather than just handing them the required texts?  We are in a digital age and our actions in the educational process should support this.  Once students access their first and second required readings, the further practice throughout the semester can only enhance and cement the necessary skills.  We may be seeing less questions at the Reference Desk concerning the location of particular resources available in our full-text databases.

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