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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 recieve 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? Watch the Video!

Use MOBIUS to borrow books from other libraries. Start at MOBIUS and search by title, author or keyword. Click on the title to find out more information about the book. Remember you can only borrow books through MOBIUS, even though other items are listed. 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 books will be recieved in 2-3 business days. If the book 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 3 weeks.

How do I find and access electronic books?

Electronic books can be found in the Archway catalog or a link to NetLibrary on the Online Resources page. You will access from the Archway catalog and login if you are offcampus and/or haven't created a free NetLibrary account.

Electronic books can also be found using Credo Reference. This online resource searches 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 recieve an ECC ID at Admissions, located in the Training Center.

Articles

How do I find online articles?

Start at the Library home page, choose Find an Article, select your general subject area. From the list of resources under your general subject area, select a resources to search. Common resources are Academic OneFile, EBSCOhost, Issues & Controversies.

How do I find articles using EBSCOhost?

Start at the Library home page, choose Digital Reference, in the left hand column choose EBSCOhost. The next page lists subsets within EBSCOhost. For most searching I would recommend using Academic Search Elite. On the basic search page enter your search terms and WAIT before you click submit, check the box for full-text and/or peer reviewed. This will limit your results to only articles that are completely online and scholarly in content. The list of article titles you get are in chronological order, the newest ones are first. 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 Digital Reference, in the left hand column choose Global Issues in Context. For more information review this brief document.

How do I find articles using Academic OneFile ?

Start at the Library home page, choose Digital Reference, in the left hand column choose Academic OneFile. On the basic search page enter your search terms and WAIT before you click submit, check the box for full-text and/or peer reviewed. This will limit your results to only articles that are completely online and scholarly in content. The list of article titles you get are in chronological order, the newest ones are first. 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.

You can select the source of information with the quick tabs at the top of the result list, the default is academic journals.

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 other online resources or digital reference ?

Start at the Library home page, choose Find an Article or Digital Reference, choose your general subject area or search for alphabetical list. Most online resources search by keywords. (more coming soon)

Digital Resources

How do I use Naxos Music Library?

Start at the Library home page, Digital Reference page, choose Naxos Music Library. Naxos is limited to 5 simultaneous logins. Please click for a brief video on general searching or advanced searching.

How do I use Credo Reference?

Electronic books can also be found using Credo Reference. This online resource searches 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.

How do I use Literary Reference Center?

Start at the Library home page, Digital Reference page, choose Literary Reference Center. LRC includes biographies, criticism, plot summaries and more. Please click for a brief video (4 min.) on general searching.

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I need help finding resources for my paper/presentation, where do I start?

Start at the Library! You can find online resources at the Find an Article or Digital Reference links, books at the F ind a Book 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, Academic OneFile, etc.) from off-campus. Access the database through the library website 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 World Wide Web but not all of it is reliable or accurate. You should evaulate the authority, purpose, accuracy, currency, style and functionality of the web resource. Visit the following websites for more information on how to evaluate.

Sonoma State Univeristy Library

Cornell University Library

Duke University Libraries

Wolfgram Memorial Library at Widener University

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 Instuctor's Course Reserve and where is it?

A Instructor's Course Reserve is supplemental material your instructor has placed at the Circulation Desk in the Library. Course reserves may be articles, books, DVDs, etc. Many do not leave the library or have limited check out times. 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.

What is a Course Reserve DVD and where is it?

A Course Reserve DVD is for classes that have a visual supplement such as English Grammar or Math classes. We have DVD and CD-rom format for many classes. You are limited to one item at a time and it checks out for 2 days. These are located on the first bookshelf upon entering the Library.

Audio/Visual

Do you have DVDs or CDs in the Library?

Yes the Library has over 800 feature film DVDs and over 500 music CDs available for check out. DVDs and CDs check out for 1 week, 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 3 weeks and are shelved with the General Collection of print books.

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Computers and printers

Is the Library wireless?

Yes the Library is wireless. You must be a current, student, staff or faculty with an eCentral account to login to the wireless internet. Wireless printing is not available.

Do you have a computer I can use?

The Library has many computer options. The 12 computers 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. In Word 2007, start at the radial button in the upper left corner, choose Print, choose Properties, and change the Layout tab to none for double sided printing. We do not currently charge for computer printing.

Photocopier

Where are the photocopier and how much does it cost?

The Library has a photocopier located near the computers. Single sided copies cost 10 cents and double sided copies cost 20 cents. A color copier is not available on campus, closest locations are UPS store or Quality Copy both located in Union.

Renew your library materials

You can renew many of your library materials online. Start at the Archway catalog, choose "Renew items/View own record", enter your name, student ID # followed by ec and choose submit. Choose "items checked out" and either select by checkmark or choose "Renew all".

*some items can not be renewed, please see Library for assistance

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If this page did not answer your questions please contact the Library for assistance.

636-584-6560

Contact web editor at: library@eastcentral.edu

Last Update: June 7, 2010

 
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