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Faculty Guide to the Library: :

Information especially for faculty members about the library.

Library Instruction Sessions

Library faculty are eager to help your students use our resources for your assignments. We would welcome an invitation to present library instruction sessions to your classes in order to facilitate effective use of library resources. Students can also schedule appointments to meet with a librarian for individual research assistance.

To schedule a library instruction session, please contact the librarian liaison assigned to your department . If you don't know who this is, visit the Subject Guide for your discipline, or contact Ryan Sittler, Instructional Technology & Information Literacy Librarian.

Faculty Research Assistance

In addition to helping students, librarians are also available to assist faculty with their research needs. If you cannot find what you need, talk to one of the research librarians. We will be glad to help!

There are several ways that you can contact the library. Ask the Library provides e-mail and SMS text options. During certain hours, we provide Chat service. You will find these and other options on the Library home page.

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you want in Manderino resources? There are two primary ways to get materials from other libraries.

BOOKS ONLY: Use E-ZBorrow to locate and request books (not articles) from more than 50 academic libraries in PA, WV, NJ, and NY. Requesting is simple, online, and the books are sent to Manderino Library in just a few days.

ARTICLES AND BOOKS: For articles (and books you can't find through E-ZBorrow), you can use our online forms to request them from virtually anywhere. Visit our Interlibrary Loan page for more details. The library provides articles via Interlibrary Loan at no charge to faculty, students, and staff. Books are normally free, although dissertations often are not. Patrons, including faculty, are responsible for these fees.

What's New in Manderino Library

Today's library is constantly changing. The library has several outlets to keep you up-to-date on what's new in the library.

Check out the "What's New in Manderino" section of the library's home page.

Our Self-Guided Tour of the Library (PDF brochure) provides an overview of the library, its resources, and services.

Online Resources

Our library has a large collection of online, electronic resources.  You can access more than 125 research databases, about 50,000 full-text periodicals, and about 275,000 electronic books through the library's Web site!

Faculty can also use our streaming video resource, Films on Demand, to create online learning modules by assembling video clips on a variety of topics.

How to find library resources:
Find Resources by Subject is a list of guides that group resources together by discipline or topic.
The A to Z List of Library Resources lists resources alphabetically by name. This is helpful when you already know the name of the resource you want to use.

Course Reserves

Our Course Reserves system makes class-specific information available to your students. Physical items are loaned for 90 minutes, enabling timely access by everyone in the class.

SCANNED ITEMS: Physical items (e.g., articles, book chapters) that meet copyright rules can be scanned to PDF files and made available within the electronic course reserve system.

BOOKS: If the amount of the book needed exceeds what is allowed under copyright law, the entire book can be placed on reserve. Personal copies can be loaned to the library and will be returned.

TEXTBOOKS: Given the high cost of textbooks, the library wants to expand our Course Reserves to include as many physical textbooks as possible. To this end, we purchase a copy of every required textbook for all 100 level courses. For higher level courses, we would encourage you to either loan or donate a personal copy to the library.

To submit materials, use our Course Reserves Request Form. For more information, see Course Reserves Info, or contact Skip Wounick.

Creating Direct Links to Library Resources

You can create direct links to online articles and other resources in your Desire2Learn pages, Web sites, etc.

PLEASE NOTE that the URL displayed in your browser address bar may be the WRONG link to use! When using a library database, do NOT simply copy and paste these links.

If you want to link to an article in a library resource, look for something called a "Persistent" or "Durable" link. EBSCO, our primary vendor for library resources, provides what they call a "Permalink" to a specific article or an entire set of search results. TIP: You can also link to a set of results as a potential reading list.

Whenever you create links to library resources, it is a good idea to test those links from both on- and off-campus locations. This will spare your students--and you--problems later on!

If you have questions, or need help, please contact Loring Prest, the library's Electronic Resources Librarian and Webmaster. He will be happy to help you create links to library resources.

This site is maintained by Loring Prest, Library Webmaster and Carol Jones, Library Information Systems Administrator.
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