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1. Get help using library resources?
 
   
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2. Get help with technology-related issues?
 
   
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3. Ask a librarian to visit my class?
 
   
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4. Find out if the library has a certain journal?
 
   
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5. See a list of the new books available at Gutman?
 
   
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6. Request that the library purchase an item?
 
   
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7. Place items on hardcopy or multimedia Reserve?
 
   
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8. Get an MDID account so I can teach with the digital slide collection?
 
   
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9. Configure Google Scholar to connect to full text articles via Gutman Library?
 
   
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10. Put  links to articles from the online databases into my Blackboard site?
 
   
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11. Find out when new issues of my favorite journals are available?
 
   
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12. Obtain a RefWorks account to manage my research?
 
   
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13. Import my EndNote database into RefWorks?
 
   
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14. Get help with Blackboard?
 
   
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15. Borrow a laptop, iPad, digital camera or other audio-visual equipment?
 
       
 

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Get help using library resources

Getting help using library resources is easy. Contact your College's librarian liaison or Teresa Edge at edget@philau.edu: to set up an appointment. The Tutorials Research Guide can also help get you started.

 
  Answer   Get help with technology-related issues?

Support for technology-related issues is handled by OIR. Please email the Help Desk at HelpDesk@philau.edu or call 215-951-4648 for assistance. See the OIR Faculty and Staff Technology Information page.

 
 

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Ask a librarian to visit my class?

Please refer to the Requesting Library Instruction section of the previous page.

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Find out if the library has a certain journal?

Journal List is an online list of both print and online journals held or accessible via Gutman Library. Click here to search by title or browse by subject.

 
 

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See a list of the new books available at Gutman?

The New Books list is published almost every month during the Fall and Spring semesters. Click here to see the latest New Books.

 
 

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Request that the library purchase an item?

Suggestions for additions to the collection are always welcome. Please communicate your request to your librarian liaison or directly to Stan Gorski at GorskiS@philau.edu, Coordinator of Collection Development.

 
 

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Place items on hardcopy or multimedia Reserve?

Meg Leister is the Coordinator of Reserves. For additional information, please contact her at LeisterM@philau.edu. Also see the Placing Items on Reserve page.

 
 

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Get an MDID account so I can teach with the digital slide collection?

Max Margulies  is the administrator of MDID. For additional information, please contact Max at marguliesm@philau.edu to request an account and schedule a training session. Click here for more information about MDID.

 
 

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Configure Google Scholar to connect to full text articles via Gutman Library?

Google Scholar communicates with our JournalList tool to indicate what is available in fulltext at Gutman Library. On campus, these links are visible in your Google Scholar search results list. If you are off-campus you need to configure your Google Scholar settings:

Connect to Google Scholar at http://scholar.google.com
Click the Settings link in the upper right corner of the Google Scholar search screen
On the left side of your screen click on Library Links
In the search box, enter Philadelphia University and click Find Library
Select Philadelphia University-Full-Text@Gutman Library and click Save

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hen you conduct a Google Scholar search, you will now see associated with the items in your results list links that read Philadelphia University-Full-Text@Gutman LIbrary. These links enable click-through access to items we hold electronically in full-text.

 
 

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Put  links to articles from the online databases into my Blackboard site?

Persistent Links to articles from some online databases can be added to your Bb site.

    • In EBSCO databases: when viewing the fulltext of the article, click the icon in the right frame entitled Permalink. The Permalink URL will appear in a box at the top of the article text. Copy and paste the *entire* URL and add it as a Weblink in your Bb site.
    • In ProQuest databases: when viewing the Citation/Abstract (not the fulltext) of the article provides a Document URL at the bottom of the citation information page. Copy and paste the document URL into your Bb site.
    • JSTOR provides a Stable URLfor articles. The Stable URL is visible in the citation information of the JSTOR article.

      You will need to add two versions of the Stable URL to your Bb site, one for on-campus access and one for off-campus access.

      For on-campus students: add the Stable URL, and add it as a Web link in your Bb site. Do not copy and past the URL you see in your browser's web address bar, this is not the Stable URL.

      For off-campus students: the proxy server prefix must be placed at the beginning of the JSTOR Stable URL for off-campus students to authenticate against with their network user ID and password. The EZ proxy prefix to add to the stable url is  http://ezproxy.philau.edu:2048/login?url=

      Add the entire proxy server url to the front of the JSTOR Stable URL: http://ezproxy.philau.edu:2048/loginurl=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/657448

      For additional assistance, contact Stan Gorksi at gorskis@philau.edu.
 
 

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Find out when new issues of my favorite journals are available?

Table of Contents Alerts for your favorite publications can be set up in different ways. The Tutorials Research Guide: Creating Search and Table of Contents Alerts can help.

Many publisher websites also provide the option to set up TOC alerts, regardless of whether or not the library has a subscription to the publication. Contact the reference desk by email for assistance.

Note: Table of Contents alerts are also referred to as TOC Alerts, Journal Alerts or New Issue Alerts.

 
 

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Obtain a RefWorks account to manage my research?

RefWorks is a tool similar to EndNote. We have a university-wide subscription to RefWorks. Connect to the RefWorks Research Guide for instructions. Contact Stan Gorski at GorskiS@philau.edu or Karen Albert at AlbertK@philau.edu for assistance.

 
 

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Import my EndNote database into RefWorks?

Importing your EndNote database into RefWorks is easy. Follow these steps for Converting EndNote.

 
 

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      Get help with Blackboard?

      Blackboard training sessions for faculty are offered by OIR at various times during the semester. Check your email for notices of upcoming training sessions.

      Individual training can be scheduled by contacting the Help Desk via email, by phone at 215-951-4648 or by submitting an online Self Service Form.

      Online training modules from Atomic Learning are also available. To connect to Atomic Learning, you must enter your network userid and password.

 
 

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    Borrow a laptop, iPad, digital camera or other audio-visual equipment?

    Media Services, located on the Ground Floor of the library, has an array of hardware you can borrow. Contact the Media Services Desk at 215-951-2975 for more information, or see the Faculty and Staff Equipment Check Out page.

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