Special Virtual Edition-March 2020
The Virtual Library
The library is here to support students learning and faculty teaching during this sudden period of online education.
But we understand most students and faculty use library resources while on campus and might have questions about how the library can serve you in an off campus virtual environment. This newsletter aims to answer some questions you may have. If your question isn't answered here, please don't hesitate to contact the library via email, phone or chat.
Table of Contents
Library: The Physical Space
- The Library Is Open
Books Checked Out
The Online Library For All
- How To Use the Library From Off Campus (PDF)
- How Do I use Ejournal Finder/Login From Off Campus? (video)"
- How Do I Find Full Text Using PubMed? (video)
- How Do I Access Full Text Using Google Scholar? (video)
- How Do I Add Citations to Mendeley? (video)
- How Do I Add Citations to My Paper Using Mendeley? (video)
- Differential Diagnosis Ebook
- Library Support For Faculty
- Copyright Questions
- Linking to Library Materials (PDF)
Contact-Phone, Email and Chat
The library has a new phone number. You can reach us at 952-214-1182 for general questions.
For more specific questions about library resources, feel free to contact Krista Jacobson, the Public Services Librarian, directly at 952-885-5463.
Even better is contacting us via email. You can use the email@example.com email address as librarians check and respond there often. They can make sure the person who can answer your question gets it.
You can also email Krista directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email the library director, Anne Mackereth at email@example.com
You can email Monica Howell directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email Susan Vossberg directly at email@example.com
If you prefer text, you can send a message to 651-504-1542.
We also have a chat button located on the main library page. You will see the logo in the picture when someone is available. Otherwise, there will be an option to email us.
The Library Is Open
At this time, the library intends to be open regular hours throughout the week. Should that change, we will update the hours on the website an send and email specifying those changes.
While using the library, please follow recommended hygiene and social distancing practices to slow down the spread of this disease.
- Try to maintain six to ten feet of distance from other library users not in your party whenever possible.
- Use the study rooms.
- While the university is increasing its cleaning, make sure you thoroughly wash your hands after using the library.
During this time, faculty librarians may be working some of their hours from off campus. If you need to meet with a librarian, please contact them to arrange when and how you'd like to meet.
Books Checked Out
Consider all loans, other than reserve items, to be extended while classes are online. You can ignore any overdue notices.
If you'd like to check out a whole book but would like to limit your time in the library, you can put in an email request (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll let you know when you can pick up the book. Once again, this would not apply to reserve items.
If you are looking for only a specific portion of any book, email the library and specify whether or not you'd only like a chapter.
How to Use the Library From Off Campus
This section will offer tutorials on how to access library resources from off campus. The PDF document below is the most comprehensive guide.
There will also be short videos of how to do some of these steps. If you'd like to see anything "in action" please contact the library.
How do I use Ejournal Finder/Login From Off Campus?
How Do I Find Full Text Using PubMed?
How Do I Access Full Text via Google Scholar?
How do I Add Citations to Mendeley?
How Do I Add Citations to My Paper Using Mendeley?
Differential Diagnosis Ebook
Find it in our catalog!
Barring technical difficulties, it is available for students in our catalog. To access it, go to the main library page and search for Differential Diagnosis in our catalog (i.e. use the search for books feature instead of searching for journals bar).
Then look for the copy that says "Downloadable." Click on the downloadable button. To log in from off campus, type in your full email address (including @nwhealth.edu) and enter the password you use for email/computers.
Shortcut: You can also click on the gray headline above that says Differential Diagnosis for the Chiropractor 24/7 and be taken to the book.
Library Support For Faculty
Naturally, faculty and staff have access to the library resources above..
We are also a resource for your questions about linking to library resources, emergency open access resources and online teaching books and resources.
This newsletter will be updated as we gather more resources. Numerous publishers are taking extraordinary measures to expand access to institutions going into emergency online education.
The library can continue to provide guidance for your copyright questions. Ultimately, faculty will have to make the determination for themselves whether the materials they want to use constitute fair use but we can help you in that process.
Anne Mackereth will be sending out an email to faculty with more specifics.
The University of MN libraries have a good page on copyright when faced with the challenge of having to suddenly move courses online. Some of the information is U of MN specific but overall, it's a good guide. If you have questions about NWHSU resources, you can contact the library at email@example.com.
Guide To Linking Directly to Library Resources
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.