TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Services for Faculty and Staff

BorrowingClassroom SupportAlerting Services  | Research Help | | Building Services | Help

Borrowing Information

What you can check out and how long you can keep it.  See Faculty  or  Staff

Your Library AccountRenew materials without having to bring them to the Library.
You can also save searches to run weekly and keep a record of books you check out.

When it's not in the Library --Try MOBIUS or Interlibrary Loan.

When the item you want is checked out -- Place a recall or order it through MOBIUS.

Your Designated Guest has some special borrowing privileges.

 Classroom Support:

Reserve - You can put books, articles, class notes, old tests, etc. on reserve at the Library Service Desk for short term loan.  You can also put materials on electronic reserve so that students have 24/7 access. 

Classroom support - Librarians can talk to your classes, create Web pages, help with assignments, etc.

Ordering materials for the Library - See which librarian is the Collection Development librarian for your discipline

Photocopying Requests - Submit requests for copies of articles in items from the Library's Periodical, Reference, or Microform collections.

Office calls - A reference librarian will come to your office to help you discover the many resources available at your fingertips.

Copyright Information for Instructors - Truman State University's Copyright page

An Educator's Guide to Detecting and Preventing Plagiarism

Alerting Services:

Library subscriptions - Select up to 8 periodicals which the Library subscribes to and
receive photocopies of the tables of contents whenever the new issues arrive in the
Library.  You may select from the List of Current Subscriptions.   You will be contacted
at the beginning of each fall semester for changes in your choices. 
Contact Susan Hamilton in the Periodicals Department for more information.

EBSCO Journal alert - Select journal titles from the various EBSCOhost databases to receive
e-mail alerts when new issues are added to the database.  If the journals are available full-text,
you will be able to click to get the articles.

EBSCO Search alert - EBSCO databases allow you to store searches and then will notify
you by e-mail when articles that meet your search criteria are added to the database.  This
can be especially useful when working on your thesis.

New Library materials notification

Monthly list  You may sign up to be notified by e-mail when the list of new materials is posted on the Web.

PicklerAlert! for new titles received in the Library - Save searches to run weekly in Pickler Library's catalog. You'll be notified by e-mail when new items match your searches.

Building Services - about 20 services provided by Pickler Memorial Library.

Research Help:

Connecting to databases from home:
           On campus you only need to be connected to the University network.
           Off campus you will need directions to connect to the network.

EndNote  - Commercial reference management software available from ITS.  Get instructions for installing it on your computer, and directions for downloading references from the library catalog and other subscription databases.

SubjectsPlus: Guides to resources in different subject areas

Citing sources --- Selected guides to help you cite sources correctly  in APA, Chicago/Turabian, and MLA styles.

Open access publishing

Get help from a Librarian:

 Schedule a RAP Session ---One-on-one assistance for research.
 Ask-A-Librarian ---  E-mail your questions and receive a response within 24 hours
 Call the Reference Department at 785-4051
 Visit the Library Service Desk --- First floor in Pickler Memorial Library


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