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Portage Library: Research & Instructor Support

Faculty Toolbox

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Are you looking for instructor support in the classroom and/or in Blackboard? 

Your friendly librarians and Student Achievement Center staff can provide a number of custom academic services!

Kanopy

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.  

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

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.  

To request an item: 

If you have questions about your ILL request, contact 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.  

Find Journal Articles

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Madison College Libraries provide a variety of journal subscriptions for academic use. Know what you want? Want to browse?

If you need assistance finding journal articles: