Answered By: Karen Janke
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2022     Views: 180

You should have your syllabus on hand as you locate your non-textbook readings.

  1. Some readings are found on the open web (no password required) and links are provided in the syllabus.  Online courses will show these links in a module.
  2. The remaining readings that are not found in a textbook are made available by the library and are accessed through your course in Canvas.
  3. After you've logged in and are in your desired course.
  4. Look on the left navigation for a link to Library Course Reserves:

Screen shot of canvas with link to course reserves circled in red.

Online Courses may have a slightly different view, as a link to the readings found in Library Course Reserves is included within the module.  However, you can always get to the readings by clicking on the Library Course Reserves link on the left.

Each week, or module, you'll see a listing for that week's readings. Click the link for Course Reserve Readings to access those non-textbook readings. 

Screenshot of Canvas showing the Course Reserves Readings link

Here you will see the required readings provided by the library, and you can select the module or week to pull up the readings you need to access. You can also change the sort to Author/Title. 

Click on View Item to open the reading

Screenshot of library-supplied readings


Some View Item links will take you to PDF scans that are directly available to you in Canvas. Others will link to library subscription resources.

For readings available in library subscriptions, if you see the Microsoft login screen, please log-in with your Erikson e-mail address and password: 

If you have access problems, please email

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