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Graduate Student Guide: Connelly Library Checklist



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Checklist for Library Patrons


Update Library record Unless you have an updated record you cannot perform an Interlibrary Loan.  Do not wait – it should be done in the first week of class, both in the fall and the summer semester. Look under  the Updating Your Record tab – links for Distance Ed ,Bucks  and Montgomery students. First check here to see if you are already updated!


Get a RefWorks account.  Watch a few of the videos available on the RefWork LibGuide to see how to use it.  Also install Write-N-Cite on your personal computers. Look under the RefWorks (How to Cite) tab for the link to the RefWorks LibGuide


Get an Ebook Central account We have over 150,000 e-books from scholarly and academic presses.  You want to take advantage of this! Look under the  e-book Collections tab


Download our Connelly Library app – we have a lot of great information which you can carry with you to check on when you need it.


Learn to use Summon.  We have training videos which show you some of the more advanced features. Don’t forget to click Search Beyond our Collection for more material.

Use the LibGuides – there are guides for every subject and also guides to help you use the library.  You can find out what databases and resources we have in your subject. Have you located them on the Library homepage? (Roll over Research)


Find the Library Catalog – it is the quickest way to find out what print books we have. Do remember that for e-books you must use Summon. You can also renew your books here.


Locate the e-journal portal.  You can find it on the homepage by rolling over Research.  The e-Journal Portal will let you know what journals you have access to through Connelly Library.


Find the Complete Database List – roll over Research


Need books and articles we don’t have? Learn to use EZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Fast and easy! Check the Books from Other Libraries & Interlibrary Loan tabs


If you want to use Google Scholar, be sure to configure your computer to have it work with Connelly Library.


News!! When you are on the Library homepage find the Twitter feed, the News and Events and the New Resources columns.  Then remember to check them – that is how we get the news out!


Contact the Librarians for help.  You can chat with us, call us on the phone, make an appointment to come in or just stop by the Information Desk.  Check out the Librarian Help tab on the LibGuides



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