FAQs

Books, CDs, DVDs

  • How do I find books, CDs, DVDs, etc. in the ECC Library?
    Use the Archway catalog to search by title, author, or keyword for items in the ECC Library. If you receive a list of materials, click on the title to find out more information. You will need the location, call number and status to find the item on the shelf.
  • How do I find books using MOBIUS?
    Use MOBIUS to borrow books and other items from other libraries. Start at MOBIUS and search by title, author or keyword. Click on the title to find out more information about the title.  Click on “Display holdings” to see if a copy if available.  If available click on “Request”, choose Archway as your cluster, enter your name, student ID # followed by ec (0123456ec) and select your pick up location. Available items will be received in 2-3 business days. If the item is checked out you can still place a request and when the book is returned it will be shipped in 2-3 days. Books check out for 4 weeks, audio/visual items for 10 days.
  • How do I find and access electronic books?
    Electronic books can be found in the Archway catalog or a link to EBSCO ebooks on the Articles and Online Resources page. You will access from the Archway catalog and login if you are offcampus and/or haven’t created a free EBSCO account. Electronic books can also be found using Credo Reference and Gale Virtual Reference.   These online resources search many titles for full entries on facts, people, places, concepts and more. Review an online tour to help with searching to achieve the best results.
  •  What do I need to check out books, CDs, DVDs, etc from the Library?
    Students, staff and faculty need a current ECC ID to check out any library materials. You can receive an ECC ID at the Karen Sue Wieda Student Service Center, located in Buescher Hall.

Articles

  • How do I find online articles?
    Start at the Library home page, choose Articles and Online Resources, select your general subject area. From the list of resources under your general subject area, select a resources to search. Common resources are Credo,  EBSCOhost, Issues & Controversies.
  • How do I find articles using EBSCOhost?
    Start at the Library home page, choose EBSCOhost listed under Quick Links. The next page lists subsets within EBSCOhost. For most searching I would recommend using Academic Search Premier. On the basic search page enter your search terms and select other limiters of your choosing.  To view the entire article click on the link that says HTML Full-Text or PDF Full-Text. Print the article you have on the screen.
    If you have too many results, you can enter an additional search term (such as “and recycling”) in the search box or select the limit options in the left hand column.
  • How do I find articles using Global Issues in Context?
    Start at the Library home page, choose Articles and Online Resources, in the left hand column choose Global and Cultural Studies and then select Global Issues in Context.

 

General Research

  • I need help finding resources for my paper/presentation, where do I start?
    Start at the Library! You can find online resources at the Articles and Online Resources, books at the Archway Catalog link and can stop by an talk with a Librarian for assistance as well. If you cannot find the resources you need, just ASK! A brief consultation with a Librarian can set you on the right track and save you time in the long run. You can set up an appointment time or just drop in.
  • How do I log on to the Library resources from home (off-campus)?
    A log in is required to access certain databases (EBSCO, Opposing Viewpoints, Global Issues, etc.) from off-campus.  Access the database through the Articles and Online Resources page, after you select the specific database/resource and you will then be prompted to log in. Enter your student ID # followed by ec (0123456ec) and only your last name.
  • How do I know a website is a good/reliable source?
    There is a wealth of information available on the Web but not all of it is reliable nor accurate. You should evaluate the authority, purpose, accuracy, currency, style and functionality of the web resource.

    • Use ECC library website and links to online resources available through the web and you can remove suspicion from many resources.

Reserves

  • What is an Instructor’s Course Reserve and where is it?
    A Instructor’s Course Reserve is supplemental material your instructor has placed at the Service Desk in the Library.  Course reserves may be articles, books, DVDs, etc.  Many do not leave the library or have limited check out times.Present your student ID at the Library Service Desk to check out a course reserve.

    • Some course reserves are available online and can be accessed using the Archway catalog. Choose “Course Reserves”, click “Professor” and enter your instructor’s name. You will see the instructor and class listed if they have online reserves. Click on the class, click on the title of the reading and click on the web access link. Some course reserves require login of your student ID followed by ec (0123456ec) and your last name.

Audio/Visual

  • Do you have DVDs, Blu-rays or CDs in the Library?
    Yes the Library has over 1,600 feature film and documentary DVDs or Blu-rays and over 1,200 music CDs available for check out.  DVDs, Blu-rays and CDs check out for 10 days, with a maximum of 4 audio/visual items total.  You can search for DVDs using the Video Subject List and select Feature Films and you can search for CDs by Artist (author) or Title using the Archway catalog or search by Genre.
    The Library also has a collection of audiobooks on CD. Audiobooks check out for 4 weeks and are shelved by LC call number.

Computers and printers

  • Does the Library have wifi?
    Yes the Library has wifi available to current, student, staff or faculty with an eCentral account. Wireless printing is not available.
  • Do you have a computer I can use?
    The Library has many computer options. There are 23 computers in our Quiet Zone near the back of the library and 4 near the Library Service Desk.  These four are reserved for academic student use only, such as research, typing papers, Moodle.
  • How do I print single sided?
    The printer is defaulted to print duplex pages (back to back) If you need to print only on the front side you can change the settings on your computer prior to printing.
  • Why is the printer asking for a code?
    A print card is required to print from a computer.  Enrolled students receive 200 free prints each semester, a card can be obtained from the Library or Learning Center Service Desks with your student ID.
  • Where can I buy more print cards?
    The Buescher Hall Cashier sells print cards in various increments from 8am – 6 pm, Monday –  Thursday and 8 am – 4:30 on Friday.  The Library Service Desk sells print cards when the cashier is closed and can only accept cash.  Increments vary from 20 prints for $1.00 up to 500  prints for $20.00.

Photocopier/ Scanner

  • Where is the photocopier and how much does it cost?
    Two black and white self-service photocopiers can be found in BH 192, near the Learning Center Service Desk.  Copies cost 10 cents a page.  These copiers also serve as scanners to any e-mail address.  Scanning is free of charge.  A color copier is not available on campus, however Quality Copy is located in downtown Union.
  • Renew your library materials
    You can renew many of your library materials online. Start at the Archway catalog, choose My Library Account, enter your name, student ID # followed by ec and choose submit. Choose “items checked out” and either select by check mark or choose “Renew all”.
    *some items can not be renewed, please see Library for assistance

Community Members

  • Adults members of the college’s community district may obtain a Library Community Users Card.  You will need to complete an application and present a Missouri ID at the Library Service Desk.  A card is required to use a computer, purchase a print card and check out materials.

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