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Library Services and Resources During COVID-19

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Library Support During COVID-19
Service Changes (last updated 5/7/2020)
Contact: library@stcloudstate.edu
  • Library building hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Library building access is currently limited to active students and employees who need to use the 2nd floor computer lab. Swipe your Campus Card to enter.
  • Physical checkout of print and media material is suspended.  Users who need a chapter or section from a library-owned physical book or reserve item are invited to submit a Library Resource Digitization Request.
  • Interlibrary loan services are limited to online items. Physical items will not be delivered at this time. 
  • The due date for all materials currently checked out is extended to September 4, 2020. 
  • Equipment check out is suspended.
  • University Archives is physically closed but all inquiries can be emailed to Tom Steman.

Reference and Research Assistance
Librarians are prepared to assist you remotely through email, chat, or Zoom. Email all questions to askref@stcloudstate.edu or Chat with a Librarian above. 

Library Instruction
Librarians are prepared to provide library instruction remotely using course guides, recordings, Zoom sessions, and other tools. Please contact askref@stcloudstate.edu to make arrangements.
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Finding Online Articles, Books, and Media
To access the library's online content from off campus, login with your StarID and password. For more information, see Library Access from Off Campus.

The library website contains hundreds of databases and resources that are available but to save you time, here are the best starting points:

Journal Articles

Quick Search for Articles

Limit Your Results:

Databases with Expanded Access During COVID-19
All Research Databases
Streaming Video Collections
eBook Collections
Streaming Music Collections
Finding Online Instructional Materials
To acquire new resources for your course, contact Rachel Wexelbaum or Tina Gross.

For information about digitization of media, please contact Rachel Wexelbaum or Plamen Miltenoff

For questions about copyright, fair use, or Creative Commons, contact Rachel Wexelbaum or visit Copyright Fair Use and Performance Rights.

For information about Open Educational Resources, public domain, and free licensed content to use online, contact the library's OER Support Team or visit Open Access.
How to Find Relevant Sources
How to Develop a Search Strategy

Direct link: https://youtu.be/SeYOs_wtgrQ
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Using EBSCO Databases
How to Use a Database
This video demonstrates some tips for searching library databases. Please note, however, we use  FindItButton  to lead you to additional online articles, rather than the GetIt@UTC button mentioned in the video.
 

Direct link: https://youtu.be/YlStByygQVw
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