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Access to Library Resources and Services are for Xavier University faculty with an active status, including adjunct and part-time faculty, and may require your MyXU portal user name and password and/or your Xavier ID (ALL Card). Please review the library's Notice of Responsible Use.
borrowing Services are available for materials in the XPLORE and OhioLINK library catalogs. XPLORE is Xavier's library catalog and OhioLINK is the combined library catalog for about 85 academic and public libraries in the State of Ohio. These materials may be requested online (help requesting). See borrowing privileges for information about loan periods, renewals, loan limits, overdue fines and replacement charges. XPLORE materials are picked up and returned to the circulation desk in Xavier's library; OhioLINK materials may be picked up and returned to Xavier or to another OhioLINK library more convenient for you (pickup anywhere help). If materials are overdue, it is more cost efficient to return them to Xavier's library. For materials not available through Xavier or OhioLINK see interlibrary loan services.
Collection Development Services provides books, journals, research databases and other materials to support your classes and research. Use the acquisitions online form to request new library materials. This form must be printed, signed by your department's liaison to the library or your department chair, and submitted via interdepartmental mail to Patty Greco, University Library, ML 5211.
Library Instruction Services include library instruction, faculty workshops, orientations, tours, research consultations, and library updates (in the library, your office, or during departmental faculty meetings). To make arrangements, contact your librarian liaison or Vicki Young at 513 745-4804 or email@example.com. In addition the following resources are available:
Electronic Collections, such as research databases, electronic full-text journals, electronic books, and the library's online catalog, XPLORE, may be accessed in the library and from on- and off-campus locations. See also Circulation Services.
Electronic Reserves (http://library.xu.edu/) is available with a password for both on-and off-campus locations. If you do not know your password, contact the research help desk at 513 745-4808 (hours). In addition electronic reserve services are available for you to use in your classes. You can manage your own account (online help) or have the library do it for you. Links can be made from Blackboard or MyXU courses to your electronic reserves course. For help see the Library Links Toolkit or contact your librarian liaison. Materials that need to be scanned before they are placed on electronic reserves must be accompanied by an electronic or PDF form and brought to the document delivery office. Materials in digital format may be attached to an email message that includes information about your course, and sent to Anne Davies at 513 745-4803 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See also Traditional Reserve Services.
Equipment & Supplies, such as computer workstations, wireless laptops, cameras, printers, scanners, microform reader/printers, audiovisual equipment, typewriter, microscopes and Elison Die, are accessible in the library at no charge. The following services have nominal charges and/or limitations:
- Laminator - $1/foot of laminating material
- Computer workstations and wireless laptops - log into computer workstations using your MyXU, capmus portal, user name and password; log out of the computer when you are finished using it, so that the next person to use that workstation does not have access to your files.
Help A to Z provides online help for many library resources and services.
Interlibrary Loan Services may be used to request materials not available in the library's collections, including electronic collections, or through OhioLINK. These services may also be used to request articles only available in the library's print journal collection and materials in the library's annex. These services are available at no charge and are accessible through ILLiad. ILLIad requires users to set up an account. Notices for the arrival of interlibrary loan materials are sent to the address you supplied in your ILLiad account. For many journal articles the email notice will provide a password and link to the full-text of the article.
Internet Access is available at library public workstations and laptops. Wireless access with a personal laptop is also available. Ask at the Connection Center Desk for more information about wireless access.
Print & Audiovisual Collections may be browsed in the library or accessed online through the XPLORE Library Catalog. See also Circulation Services.
RefWorks is an online bibliographic management service that permits you to create a database of references from search results in online research databases. In-text citations and and bibliographies are automatically formatted with the click of a button in a citation style of your choosing. For more information, view our RefWorks help page or contact Marcia Poggione at 513 745-3971 or email@example.com.
Traditional Reserves is accessible from XPLORE by professor or course name. These materials must be picked up and returned to the circulation desk in the library. Some of these materials must be used only in the library. For information about loan periods, hourly overdue fines and replacement charges, see your borrowing privileges. In addition traditional reserves are available for you to use in your classes. Materials to be placed on traditional reserves must be accompanied by a form (PDF) and brought to the circulation desk. See also Electronic Reserve Services.
TurnItIn (http://turnitin.com/) is the library's plagiarism prevention and detection service. To set up an account for your class and for help using this service, contact Michelle Early at 513 745-4817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject Guides group library resources by subject which help you and your students find articles in research databases, books, journals, media, websites, a librarian liaison and context-specific help in a specific academic discipline. If you have suggestions for an existing guide, would like a guide created for a particular course, or would like a link to a guide in your Blackboard or MyXU course, contact your librarian liaison. If you cannot find a guide for your academic discipline, contact Marcia Poggione at 513 745-3971 or email@example.com.
xu.tutor, the library's online tutorials, will help you and your students define a research topic, optimize search strategies, identify useful sources, evaluate websites, prevent plagiarism, and find library materials. These web-based, self-paced tutorials make good homework assignments. For students to take the quizzes at the end of each module, you must make arrangements with Anne Davies at 513 745-4803 or firstname.lastname@example.org