Preparing for Success: Course Outlines and Textbooks

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Textbooks and Course Materials | Course Reserves | Course Materials Database (CMD)

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Interested in confirming required course materials before the start of classes? Course materials may include textbooks, course kits, software, and/or other materials that your instructor has deemed necessary for successful completion of the course.

Course materials are specified by instructor, by section. For example, if you are enrolled in ACTG 1000 Section A, please confirm the required materials for that course and section prior to making a purchase.

To confirm required course materials, please consult one of these two official sources:

  1. York University Bookstore listing – visit select the Textbooks link. Print your course list to identify required textbooks and/or other materials. Tip: for Schulich courses, the course listing will begin with “SB”.
  2. Course Outline – uploaded by Schulich faculty to the course offerings website. You will require your Lotus Notes Account to log in. To view the course outline specific to your course section, select the course code from the course list.

Faculty are encouraged to upload course outlines in advance of the beginning of term.

If your course section does not appear in the YorkU Bookstore online course list, then the instructor has not provided the list of required materials.

The York University Bookstore is your #1 resource for textbooks and course materials. Read more in our blog post including the GBC’s Textbook Exchange and options for purchasing used textbooks.


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Course Reserves – Print and Electronic Reserves

To find out what has been placed on reserve by your instructor or to search by course number  go the library homepage input the instructor’s name or course code in the Search Library Resources box and change the dropdown to Course Reserves.

Instructors will often make some or all of their course kit contents available electronically via course reserves in lieu of a mandatory, printed course kit purchase.


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Course Materials Database (CMD)

Close to the beginning of term, once you have received your Lotus Notes Account, you will gain access to the Course Materials Database (CMD). Most instructors use this resource for uploading course outlines, readings, and other important documents.

The CMD is accessible through your Student Portal. (Learn more about the Student Portal here.)

Learn more about the CMD from Schulich Computing.





2013-12-10T08:00:46+00:00 December 10th, 2013|Categories: Academics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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