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We can supply your information needs for the courses you are taking. For example, if a research paper is required in an online, audio or other distance course that you are taking, you can contact us, explain your information need, and we will send library materials to you so that you can write your paper.
We support your teaching and research needs. We are happy to assist by providing research services and materials that will help in course preparation and faculty-related research, and to provide library instruction via audio conference.
If you need JOURNAL ARTICLES for your class, try Academic Search Premier, a collection of peer-reviewed articles and academic journals. Once you're logged into the site, be sure to note the "Full Text" and "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" options below the search fields.
Full text for scholarly publications covering social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
Use the library catalog for find books, videos, oral histories, maps, government documents, musical scores and other items physically located in the library.
Use the Library Catalog to find items physically located in the library, with the exception of electronic books which you can link out to from within the catalog. Note, you can't use the Library Catalog to find journal articles.
Looking for newspaper articles? Try this database.
What You Can Expect From Us
The Off-Campus Library Services unit is committed to fast, efficient, and accurate responses to the people requesting our service.
If you are working on a twenty-page paper, you will receive more material that if you are writing a two-page paper.
The type of material you receive (books or photocopies of articles) depends a lot on your topic and what we find when we do the search.
If you are not satisfied with what you receive, please let us know.
Occasionally a topic will be so obscure or so complex to search that is goes beyond the amount of time that we can allot to it. If this should occur, we will contact you and ask if you have an alternative topic.
What We Expect From You
When you contact us by telephone, we will ask routine questions such as your name, mailing address, telephone and FAX number if you have them, course name, and instructor. We will also ask for your UA ID number so that we can set up a library checkout record for you. (We check out the books to you if we send books).
We will then ask questions about what you need. These questions are especially important if we are doing the searching for you, because we want to search for and send exactly what you need. Before you call, it might be helpful for you to write down a sentence or two description the topic you are working on.
If you contact us by mail, e-mail, or fax, please try to provide information to the questions we would ask you via the phone (mentioned in the previous two paragraphs).
If you reach our answering machine, please leave a message with your name, how and when we can reach you best, and some idea regarding your information need.
Last, but definitely not least, we ask that you contact us as soon as possible with your topic!