Info about UND Chester Fritz Library Distance Education Services
RE: Distance Education Library Services
DT: August 22, 2007
FR: Janet Rex
Coordinator, Distance Education Services
Chester Fritz Library
University of North Dakota
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9000
Toll Free Phone: (888) 557-7117, Press ext. 5
Local phone: (701) 777-4641
Fax: (701) 777-3319
Library web site: http://www.library.und.ed
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! NEWS FOR FALL 2007
1) A. LINKING FEATUREâ€" â€"Because our databases are linked with this new linking feature, you can now search one database and click on the symbol to get linking to full-text journal articles in other databases. With this new linking feature, you may want to revise the way you search for journals and begin with Resources by Subject (on our web site http://www.library.und.edu ) and then your subject area and key databases, instead of beginning with a general full-text database. Linking will often lead you to the full-text articles. (Otherwise I normally recommend going to Distance students or Article Indexes and Databases to use other databases, such as the general database entitled Academic Search Premier as a database of first choice for many full-text journals. Business Source Premier would be the first choice for Business or Economics students).
B. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT you can click on this icon on the left side of our Chester Fritz Library web page (http://www.library.und.edu).
C. ELECTRONIC JOURNALSâ€"Click on Electronic Journals to find a specific journal in the full-text format. This link searches most of our databases at once.
D. CITATION LINKERâ€"Click on Article Indexes and Databases to find the Citation Linker. Through this new feature, you can input a particular journal citation by journal title, article title, volume, issue, page, and date to check to see if the full-text article is available through our web pages.
E. INTERLIBRARY LOANâ€"If the above searches fail to produce the full text for an article, request your article through our InterlibraryLoan Services. (MAKE SURE YOU USE THE DISTANCE PATRON REQUEST FORM for Interlibrary Loan if you are an off-campus student/faculty member, so that we mail the interlibrary loan materials to you).
2) distance students web pageâ€"For library research at a distance, go to our library home page at http://www.library.und.edu then click on Distance students (on the right under Help) to find information about getting/activating your library card. If you have a UND ID card, you already have your library card; however, you will still need to click on the â€œSigning up for a library card' link to activate your distance patron status for your UND ID card. Please let us know if you already have the UND ID card, so we don't send you another library card. Please read through the Distance students web page for other information about your U-Mail account, Adobe Acrobat Reader, as well as lots of links to Resources by Subject and many full-text resources (journals, newspapers, government documents, etc.) for your studies. I have tried to make many of our best full-text databases, such as Academic Search Premier available from this page.
3) TOLL FREE NUMBER or E-MAILâ€"If you are long distance and need library assistance with your research, please e-mail me at the address above or call me at 1-888-557-7117, then press ext. 5 (Distance Education Assistance). Leave a message if I am not available, and I will get back to you.
4) JOURNAL ARTICLE INDEXES AND DATABASES & PASSWORDSâ€"Many full-text journal articles may be found through the databases (such as Academic Search Premier) located under â€œFinding Articles' on the Distance students web page http://www.library.und.edu/gethelp/distance_ed.jsp. A fuller list of databases can be found under Article Indexes and Databases on our home page http://www.library.und.edu. Simply supply your U-Mail username (usually firstname.lastname â€"or whatever is before the @ of your U-Mail address) and password to access our article indexes and databases from off-campus.
5) BOOKS in the ODIN Library Catalog & PASSWORDSâ€"Our ODIN Library Catalog at http://www.library.und.edu is one place to search for books. Sometimes your search will lead to full-text links to books in a collection such as NetLibrary. To access full-text materials from off-campus, you will be required to enter your U-Mail username and password. If you have difficulty clicking into full-text resources through the ODIN Library Catalog, you can always enter into NetLibrary or the other full-text databases through the Article Indexes and Databases link at http://www.library.und.edu. Your U-Mail username and password should allow easy access at this point. If you click into â€œMy Account' in the ODIN Library Catalog, you can view what you have checked out of the library. Simply enter your barcode number and your last name as your password, to view â€œMy Account' in the ODIN Library Catalog. Some book renewals may be obtained at this site through the renewal button. Check the due dates for each item to see if a renewal has been granted.
6) INTERLIBRARY LOANâ€" Off-campus students/faculty should continue to request their interlibrary loan materials through the Distance Patron Request form at http://www.library.und.edu/services/ill/illForm_Dis.jsp . (These requests will be mailed to your home). Some interlibrary loan book renewals might be obtained through the ODIN Library Catalog â€œMy Account' feature. Other interlibrary loan books (that cannot be renewed through the ODIN Library Catalog) can only be renewed via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling our Access Services Department through the toll free number 1-888-557-7117 (ext. 4â€"for Interlibrary Loan). Books need to be repackaged with First Class return postage by the due date. Journal articles are free to keep. Local students should use the general Interlibrary Loan Request Form on our web page at http://www.library.und.edu and pick up/return their materials in the Chester Fritz Library. Interlibrary loan journal articles are free to keep.
7) LOAN PERIODSâ€"Graduate students will now be able to borrow the general Chester Fritz Library books for an entire semester. Undergraduate loan periods are currently a month. Some Chester Fritz Library collections, such as the Dewey children's books, popular reading, and government documents collections, will now circulate for one month for graduate and undergraduate students. In all cases, loans are subject to recall after two weeks. The branch library circulation periods may differ from the standard one-month or semester-long loans. These loan periods are only good for Chester Fritz Library materials, and other libraries will determine the loan periods for materials from their libraries. If the loan period from other libraries is too short, request a renewal from the Chester Fritz Library via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our Access Services Department through the toll free number 1-888-557-7117 (ext. 4 for Interlibrary Loan). Send all interlibrary loan requests through the Chester Fritz Library.
8) USING THE CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY ON CAMPUSâ€"If you come onto campus to use the library, you will find that our library computers now request a login. To login to our library computers, use your U-Mail account. Your username is the first part of your U-Mail account (usually firstname.lastname) and your password is your U-Mail password.
9) LIBRARY SERVICES (in general)â€"In order to receive library services, especially interlibrary loan materials, you will need to be enrolled with UND during the current semester.
I hope this information is clear and helpful, but please feel free to contact me at any time if it is not or if you have any other questions.