Incorporating the Library into Your iLearn Course

Incorporating the Library into Your iLearn Course
  • Collaboration on assignments which require research or information gathering.
  • Course-specific guides to help your students navigate the literature in the field.
  • Database searching aids that students can refer to while using one of our many online sources.
  • Instructive handouts which show students how to "do" something, such as evaluate Internet sites, develop search strategies, avoid plagiarism, or cite resources.
  • Supplemental reading lists, filmographies, etc.
  • Virtual instruction & chat about the research process and information tools.

Below are samples of how a Librarian and faculty collaborated to incorporate library skills into course assignments using iLearn. These worksheets were posted to the iLearn course by the Librarian and used in conjunction with a course-related library instruction session.

These were CHASS Connect courses. 

Resources & Tools

  • Link to SCOTTY, the UCR library catalog, as well as to specific search results.
You can link directly to SCOTTY using, or you can link to specific search results by following the steps below:
      1. Perform a search
      2. Copy the URL from the address bar
      3. Paste the URL directly into your course.
      1. Search for your course in SCOTTY in reserves
      2. Copy the URL from the address bar and paste it into your iLearn course.
  • Link to course reserves
  • Spotlight full-text articles available through the Library's vast collection of Electronic Journals and electronic reserves.
    You can link to the records for the material you have placed on reserve for your course.

The Library subscribes to numerous E-Journals that allow linking to specific articles. More information on E-Journals can be found at

  • Point to online tutorials which orient students to the research process.
  • The MAGician tutorial provides a general orientation to research in an academic library.
  • The Life Sciences tutorial teaches students how to do research in the sciences, specifically in the Biological Abstracts database, Melvyl, and SCOTTY.

Call or email us to start incorporating iLearn into your course today!

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Science Library

Anthony Sanchez: (951) 827-3232

Julie Mason: (951) 827-2817


Last modified: 12/15/2014 7:05 PM by J. Mason

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