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Borrowing Information

Borrowing periods and fines.

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.

Borrowing a Laptop 

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.

Get help from a Librarian:

        Schedule a RAP Session --- One-on-one assistance for research assignments.
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 Library.
Contact a Subject Reference Librarian for help.

Need help starting your research?
Try SubjectsPlus -
Our Research Guides that list reference books, databases, Web sites, and other resources on various topics.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access to the library 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.

What can I check out and for how long? What are the fines for keeping it too long?

I need help finding information on a particular subject?  Do you have anything that can guide me through that process? Sure, try SubjectsPlus.

How can I make sure I am using quality web site information?  You might want to look at the Finding/Evaluating Internet Information guide.

What is a primary source and where can I find one? Here is a guide to Primary Sources .

What is a refereed or peer-reviewed journal article?  This gives you some help on finding and using Refereed or Peer-reviewed Journals.

What is the difference between Popular, Scholarly and Trade Articles?.

How do I find information for a for a speech I have to give? Use the Comm 170: Public Speaking page

How do I cite my sources properly? Citing Sources --- Selected guides to help you cite sources in APA, Chicago/Turabian, and MLA styles.

How do I avoid plagiarism in my assignments? Avoiding Plagiarism --- From the Purdue University Writing Center.

International Students


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