May 2020 Library Newsletter (Access From Home)
The Virtual Library
The library is here to support students learning and faculty teaching as we continue social distancing from home.
The physical library is still closed to students but you can still access library books and videos via curbside pickup. Read about that below.
We do, however, have a robust online library with journals, databases and librarians available to answer your research and writing questions. This newsletter contains tutorials on how to use the library from off campus but you can also contact a librarian if you would rather have personal instruction (email@example.com).
Table of Contents
Library: The Physical Space
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
- How to link to library materials (PDF)
Contact-Phone, Email and Chat
You can reach the library by calling 952-885-5419.
For more specific questions about library resources, feel free to contact Krista Jacobson, the Public Services Librarian, directly at 952-885-5463.
If you prefer, you can contact us via email. You can use the firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
You can email the library director, Anne Mackereth at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email Monica Howell directly at email@example.com
You can email Susan Vossberg directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (Pictured slightly above and to the right). You will see the logo when someone is available. Otherwise, there will be an option to email us.
The Library Is Temporarily Closed but Curbside Pickup is available
The library is temporarily closed to guests. However, if you would like access to a book, CD or video, contact the library. We have instituted curbside pickup with limited hours. If coming to campus isn't an option, contact us and we'll discuss alternatives.
We are not lending reserve textbooks, though. If you'd like an older edition in our general collection, we can make arrangements to get that to you. For current textbooks, we are working exclusively with instructors so please go through them.
Books that are checked out are not due back until students are allowed back on campus. We will work to renew your books through June.
If you only need a book chapter (again textbook requests need to go through an instructor) or an article we only have available in print, either email us or submit an interlibrary loan request form.
Online Library Workshops
If you'd like to learn about how to use Mendeley to store your citations and automatically add citations to the papers you write, join me for a webinar on Mendeley.
When: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11 a.m.
Where: TEAMS (Email email@example.com if you'd like a calendar invite sent)
+1 952-686-6428 United States, Bloomington (Toll)
Conference ID: 177 559 742#
Searching Strategies (Beginning or Advanced)
Do you feel lost when searching PubMed? Do you wonder which databases to use that aren't PubMed?
Join this session for tips and tricks from a librarian. The format is casual. We'll walk through some searching strategies but the direction of the session will be determined by the experience or specific questions of the participants.
When: Thursday, May 21, 2020 at noon
Where: TEAMS (Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like a calendar invite)
+1 952-686-6428 United States, Bloomington (Toll)
Conference ID: 404 891 486#
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 the nwhealth.edu) and enter the password you use for email/computers.
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.
IF you'd like to link to subscription library resources, please use this guide below.
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.