Services For Faculty
Many publishers have alerting services. Look for details regarding individual journal titles on their website.
Library Catalog Alerts
You can perform searches in the Library Catalog, and save them to be matched against new items received in the Library’s collection.Here’s how to set up your profile.
- 1. Click on: My Library Account on the Library’s Home Page
- 2. Enter your login credentials
- 3. Click one of the Search Options — Advance keyword, Title, etc.
- 4. Perform the search you want to save
- 5. Click on Save as preferred search
- 6. Click on Return to My Account
- 7. Click on Preferred Searches
- 8. Mark the box Mark for Email
- 9. Click on Update List
Ebsco Databases Alerts
You may 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. Here’s how to set it up:
- 1. Go to EBSCOhost.
- 2. At the Choose Database screen, locate the database you are interested in and click on the Title List link.
- 3. Locate the journal title and click on the RSS feed Icon . This will open up a dialog box for creating alerts.(If you have not already logged into your personal EBSCO account, you will be prompted to log in. If do not have a personal EBSCO account, click on sign-in and then: Don’t have an account, Sign-up)
- 4. Follow directions to create your alert.
- 5. When you have finished, click Save. You will be returned to the Publication Overview Screen. A message is displayed that indicates a journal alert has been set for the publication. You will receive an e-mail message confirming your new alert.
If you have any questions, call the Library Service Desk at 660-785-4533 or use the Ask-A-Librarian form.
Faculty may request a photocopy of an article from a journal owned by Pickler Memorial Library. Library staff will make one copy at no charge and deliver it electronically. This service includes articles/chapters from material that cannot leave the building, such as microforms and Reference books.
You may fill out the online request form or e-mail requests to email@example.com. Turnaround time will be 24 hours, excluding weekends or holidays. If a hardcopy is needed, your department will be backcharged 10 cents per page.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Library Service Desk at 660-785-4533.
Keep your own personal record of all items you borrow from Pickler Memorial Library* with My Reading History.
Here’s how to get it started:
1. Open the Library’s home page.
2. Sign on to My Library Account.
3. Click the My Reading History link.
4. Click on Opt In.
You can delete individual titles any time, or you can delete all titles and then click on Opt Out to deactivate the service. This service is strictly confidential–you are the only one who can access your account.
Once you are set up, your Reading History will begin for items you check out in the future.
*MOBIUS book titles are not stored.
Class Guides and Tutorials
Research & Instruction Librarians can create Class Guides and Tutorials to assist your students in doing research for a particular project. For some examples, see the list of Class Guides or view this recording: Getting Started with Zotero.
Contact the Research & Instruction librarian who appears in the research guide for your discipline.
Research & Instruction Librarians can provide workshops on finding, citing, and evaluating information resources for class assignments and projects. We will work with you to customize the instruction for your class. Topics can include:
- Developing effective search strategies and identifying appropriate key terms
- Finding and evaluating information resources in a variety of formats
- Going beyond books and articles to use primary sources, statistics, data, maps, and government documents
- Using subject-specific databases for a discipline
Workshops may be held in the library’s computer classroom (PML 103), your classroom, or online via Zoom. To schedule a session, contact the Research & Instruction librarian who appears in the research guide for your discipline.