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Faculty Guide to Library Resources: Adding Library Resources to your WebAccess Class

This guide is for CSM faculty who want learn more about using library resources in their online and in-person classes and instruction.

Adding library resources to your WebAccess class

It's easy to embed library resources as a block in your WebAccess courses by following the step-by-step instructions below.  You can customize the listed resources to your course's subject or specific topic by using the HTML code snippets in the column to the right.  Please contact us if you would like us to create a list of custom resources for your course, or if you don't see your subject in the list to the right.

1. Log in to WebAccess and open the course you want to add resources to.  Click the "Turn editing on" button.


2. There should now be icons and options that will allow you to make changes to the page.


3. Scroll down to the bottom of the right-hand column and click the drop-down menu that says "Add..."  Select "HTML."


4. Your new block will appear at the bottom of the right-hand column.  Click the tiny pencil-and-paper icon to edit your new block.


5. You will be taken to a screen where you can edit your new HTML block.  Click on the "HTML" button to paste the HTML code you've copied from the column to the right of this page.


6. Paste in the HTML snippet, and click "Update" to see what the code will look like in your new block.


7. Give your new block a title -- we suggest "Library Resources."  Then click "Save changes" to save your changes and get back to your WebAccess page.


9. Success! The Library Resources block should now appear on your WebAccess page.  You can click-and-drag the block further up the page to make it more visible to your students if you would like.


10. Don't forget to Contact Us if you would like your own customized list of library resources to share with your distance students!

Resources for any course

Copy and paste the following HTML code...

<div style="text-align: center;"><span><img border="0" width="100" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="50" align="bottom" title="Book Logo" alt="Book Logo" src="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/images/book_logo_small.gif" /></span><br /><span></span></div><span> <a href="http://libguides.collegeofsanmateo.edu/" target="_blank">Research Guides</a><br /> <a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/bysubject.php" target="_blank">Library databases</a><br /> <a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/DEbasics.php" target="_blank">How to get a library card</a><br /> </span> <a href="http://www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/reference.php" target="_blank">Ask-a-Librarian</a><br /> <a href="http://catalog.plsinfo.org/search/X" target="_blank">Library catalog</a><br /> <a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/distanceeducation.php" target="_blank">Library's Distance Education info</a><br />

... to get this list of resources:

Art resources

Copy and paste the following HTML code...

<div style="text-align: center;"><span><img width="100" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="50" border="0" align="bottom" title="Book Logo" alt="Book Logo" src="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/images/book_logo_small.gif" /></span><br /><span></span></div><span><a href="http://libguides.collegeofsanmateo.edu/art" target="_blank">Art Research Guide</a><br /><a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/byart.php" target="_blank">Library databases</a><br /><a href="http://www.artstor.org/index.shtml" target="_blank">ArtSTOR</a><br /><a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/DEbasics.php" target="_blank">How to get a library card</a><br /><br /> </span><a href="http://www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/reference.php" target="_blank">Ask-a-Librarian</a><br /><a href="http://catalog.plsinfo.org/search/X" target="_blank">Library catalog</a><br /><a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/distanceeducation.php" target="_blank">Library's Distance Education info</a><br />

... to get this list of resources:

Business resources

Copy and paste the following HTML code ...

<div style="text-align: center;"><span><img width="100" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="50" border="0" align="bottom" title="Book Logo" alt="Book Logo" src="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/images/book_logo_small.gif" /></span><br /><span></span></div><span><a href="http://libguides.collegeofsanmateo.edu/business" target="_blank">Business Research Guide</a><br /><a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/bybusi.php" target="_blank">Library databases - Business</a><br /><a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/DEbasics.php" target="_blank">How to get a library card</a><br /><br /> </span><a href="http://www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/reference.php" target="_blank">Ask-a-Librarian</a><br /><a href="http://catalog.plsinfo.org/search/X" target="_blank">Library catalog</a><br /><a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/distanceeducation.php" target="_blank">Library's Distance Education info</a><br />

... to get this list of resources.

Nursing resources

Copy and paste the following HTML code...

<div style="text-align: center;"><span><img border="0" width="100" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="50" align="bottom" title="Book Logo" alt="Book Logo" src="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/images/book_logo_small.gif"/></span><br /><span></span></div><span> <a href="http://libguides.collegeofsanmateo.edu/nursing" target="_blank">Nursing Research Guide</a><br /><a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/bynurs_dent.php" target="_blank">Library database - Nursing </a><br /><a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/DEbasics.php" target="_blank">How to get a library card</a><br /><a href="http://www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/reference.php" target="_blank">Ask-a-Librarian</a><br /><a href="http://catalog.plsinfo.org/search/X" target="_blank">Library catalog</a><br /><a href="http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/library/distanceeducation.php" target="_blank">Library's Distance Education info</a><br /><br /> </span>

... to get this list of resources:

Want your own customized list of resources?...

... Contact Us for your own tailored list of links to library resources!