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The screencasts on this page are 1-3 minutes long, and can be viewed in your browser. You do not need any special software. Please stop by the reference desk for further assistance.

Renewing Books Online

Learn how to renew items online. 

Other ways to renew are to:

Remember, there is a two day grace period after the due date, before fines accrue.

Create & Email a Booklist

Booklists are a great way to gather library resources in one place. Lists can be printed by emailing them to yourself and others. These are the steps you need to take:

  1. Type your topic in the Library's homepage search box
  2. Login to your account (top right-hand corner)
  3. Check the titles you are interested in
  4. Add them to the cart
  5. From the cart select all the titles you you want to email
  6. Make sure the address in the email cart is yours
  7. Change the subject if you wish
  8. Send and check to see your booklist has arrived safely in your in box.

eReserves

Accessing eReserves

This tutorial shows you how to access eReserve documents.

Have the following on hand:

  • The password your course instructor emailed you.
  • If working from home or on an unregistered laptop, your 14 digit library bar code.

Remember you must use the Firefox browser.

Databases

Search Everything: Homepage Search Box

This is a very easy way to search for articles using keywords from the Library's homepage. Using this method patrons search all of the Library subscription databases, the Library catalog and a lot more.

Find an Article with a Citation

If you only have a citation, use "Find a Journal," to identify:

  • an appropriate database for the fulltext item (check the date range)
  • if the library owns the journal in print.

My EBSCOHost: Saving Articles to a Folder (new)

Sign-up for a free account and save articles to a folder whenever you search an EBSCO database. Login from any computer to access articles you have previously saved. Your account stays active as long as you sign in once a year.

My EBSCOHost: Saving a Search

It is possible to work smarter and save searches to a My EBSCOHost account. At a later date, searches can be retreived and re-run. It's also a great way to keep track of your search history.

Citation Help: EBSCOHost & ProQuest (new)

Nearly all databases provide help with citing journal articles. Some databases do a better job than others, they might not be perfect but they do most of the work. Look for links like "Cite" and "Citation/Abstract."

The Library Catalog

Advanced Search: Books (new)

Demonstrates how to search for items in different parts of the Library's collection. For example juvenile picture books or theses.

Making a List (new)

Booklists are a great way to gather library resources in one place. They are defaulted as private, but can be made public so you can share them with others. Lists can be printed by emailing them to yourself.

Electronic IMPs (new)

Shows how to find an Electronic IMP in the Library's online catalog, and also how to check that it is in WorldCat.

MS Office

PowerPoint Handout

Making a PowerPoint handout for your yourself and classmates is a great idea. This screencast shows you how to be "green" and print a handout with several slides on one page.