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Course Support Materials. To give students 24/7 access, many professors upload their syllabus and course readings to the web. If this is the case, Faculty will tell students in class where the materials are located. The 4 most popular sites are:
|O-Space||Full Learning Management System which includes instructional technologies for online discussions, assignments, announcements, etc. E-Portfolios are integrated into this software.|
|Pathfinders||Research guides for specific departments and projects.|
|Otis DID||Over 20,000 images and growing. Used for classroom lectures and study.|
|Course Reserves||Because of copyright issues, sometimes instructors put articles on hold at the Circulation Desk for use only within the Library. You can see what's there by searching that link on the Library website.|
|iTunes U||Sometimes podcasts and recorded lectures are available directly through the iTunesU now accessible from the iTunes Music Store!|
Library Website. Your gateway to essential resources...
|Research Gateway||The Library is here to support learning! Search the online catalog for books and DVDs, renew books, check your account, and more...|
|Research Help||Help sheets for research, web searching, citing sources, study skills, and other useful things.|
|Information Literacy||Everyone needs to become information literate. There are recommended Tutorials created by the Otis Library.
Academic Databases with 24/7 Access. Information found through subscription databases is often more reliable than what's available on the free web. Through the links below, you will find millions of articles. Maybe even billions! From off-campus, you will be directed through a proxy server where you will need to enter your Xnumber and password.
|Ebrary||24,000 searchable books for college research. With citation assistance. Available also through the Library Catalog.|
|Wilson Art Index||An invaluable resource: millions of full-text articles in hundreds of art and design publications.|
|Proquest||An excellent general research database. We have others as well.
Links to the many Otis subscription databases
|Images||Links to images databases created and offered by Otis + others.
Digital Portfolios are an excellent way to track the development of your work over your four years at Otis. Students and Faculty may easily create template-based Portfolios with a unique URL. A portfolio can be made available to potential employers or kept private. Access to the software is available to anyone in the Otis Community and students may continue using the software to display their work even as alumni.
Where to Go for Help. The staff of the Library and the SRC are available and ready to assist you with any of these technologies. They'll even answer basic computer questions. They are open until late into the evenings.
Just ask. You're not bothering them. Really!
For information on wireless, proxy server, copiers, etc. see also: Technology FAQs