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Portage Library: Research & Instructor Support

Faculty Toolbox

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Are you looking for instructor support in the classroom? Your friendly librarians and Student Achievement Center staff can provide a number of custom academic services!

Connect with our new Faculty Toolbox from the Madison College Library website.


Kanopy: Thoughtful Entertainment

Watch must-see classic films from The Criterion Collection, explore a variety of subjects with access to The Great Courses and PBS, or discover independent projects and world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes watching and sharing films easy.

Kanopy films operates under a Patron Driven Acquisitions model.  This means that the library has access to a large collection of titles, but purchases only the titles that the users actually use.  

V​isit our Kanopy guide for more information.

How to Use Films on Demand

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What Films on Demand has to offer:

Films On Demand (FOD) is an online collection of high quality, educational videos made accessible to the faculty, staff and students at Madison College.  

  • Web-based interface that is accessible 24/7, on- and off-campus
  • 10,000+ titles from quality producers: PBS, BBC, Meridian, National Geographic and more!
  • Easy-to-search collection via keyword searches or browsing subject categories
  • Viewable in the classroom or for presentations
  • Share links through email or integrate into Blackboard
  • Combine segments from different videos to create a customized viewing experience

Visit our Films on Demand guide for more information.

Proctoring Policy

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Madison College Libraries DOES NOT provide proctor services; however, we are happy to serve as a location for exam make-ups. Please note, we cannot guarantee students will be supervised while taking their exam.  

For alternative proctoring options, contact your individual department information services.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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Madison College Libraries are happy to try and retrieve material from other libraries for students, staff, and faculty.  We aim to obtain material as quickly as possible, but depending on availability of the item (and other outside factors) it is not possible to guarantee when and if the item will arrive.

To request item, please fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form

If you have questions about your request, ask your campus librarian, or contact the ILL librarian, Kelley Minica by e-mail or by phone at (608) 243-4086. 

Courtesy Card: UW-Madison Libraries

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Madison College faculty and staff may obtain a courtesy borrowing card for the University of Wisconsin Library System by presenting a photo ID and proof of institutional affiliation at UW-Madison Memorial Library.  

The faculty and staff courtesy card provides the following UW Libraries privileges:

  • Borrow UW-Madison materials
  • Place requests to have physical copies delivered to campus library of choice
  • On-campus ONLY access to databases & other digital resources
  • On-campus guest wireless access

Find Journal Articles

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Madison College Libraries provide a variety of journal subscriptions for academic use.

Know what you want? 
Search by title.

Want to browse? 
Search by subject.

Need an article we do not have access to? Fill out our online Interlibrary Loan form. If we can get it, articles will be emailed to you as a PDF.

If you need assistance finding journal articles, read our database help guide!