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Permanent Proxy URLs

When adding links to library resources, you want to make sure these links are permanent and are accessible from off-campus.  This information will help you create such links: 

To access licensed resources from off-campus, the link must contain information that redirects the user through P.I.T.'s proxy server. To do this, place this proxy information in front of the permanent URL:

https://pit.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

The result will look like this:
https://pit.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A536243650/PPCJ?u=pl9014&sid=PPCJ&xid=56c3a77c

Library Director

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Kristin Bernet
Contact:
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Library
800 Manchester Rd. Media PA 19063
610-892-1524

Course Integrated Library Instruction

The Library can provide information literacy instruction to your classes that are online or hybrid. Contact Kristin Bernet (kristin.bernet@pit.edu) for more information or to schedule Library instruction for your course(s).  The library can provide synchronous or asynchronous classes, instructional videos, and many other ways to teach your students the needed information literacy skills for your classes. 

Session Basics
An instruction librarian from the P.I.T. Library conducts class sessions based on the research needs of your students. A successful session will:

  • Address a specific assignment at a point in the semester when your students are conducting research, increasing their motivation and learning

  • Include the faculty member, whose presence emphasizes the importance of the research instruction and enriches student learning

  • Be planned by the faculty member and the librarian together, in order best to suit the course content, the students' learning styles, and the tenor of the faculty member's instruction

Instruction librarians are also happy to visit your course to participate more informally in discussions about research.

The libraries' instruction program aligns with Information Literacy standards established by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and The Association of College and Research Libraries.

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Grammarly

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Grammarly is a third-party, automated grammar, proofreading, and writing revision tool for academic writingGrammarly is a learning tool that works one-on-one with a student to develop writing skills, reinforce proper revision habits, and prevent plagiarism.

Grammarly will not fix your writing for you; it is up to you to incorporate Grammarly's feedback and decide what suggestions are most appropriate.

Getting Started:

  1.  Go to grammarly.com/enterprise/signup
  2.  Provide your name, @pit.edu email, and set up a password.
  3.  Check your inbox and spam folders for the invitation email and click on the activation link.


Note: If you already have a free account, you would need to log out and log in again at grammarly.com/enterprise/signin. The Pennsylvania Institute of technology provides free access to Grammarly Premium to all students and faculty members. 

Need Help? Contact your librarian at library@pit.edu

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