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Student Newsletter: Library Tips

Quarterly quick tips and intros about the Library Department for students.

Spring 2020

Welcome to Spring Quarter 2020!  Your classes are online and so is the library.  Check out the Contact Us options at the end of this post, or contact your Program Librarian for help today.

In This Edition:

  • Searching the Library Collection
  • Did You Know? Interlibrary Loan
  • Citation, References – Help!

Searching the Library Collection

Not sure where to get started with a research topic?  The library’s Discover Search is a single search box option to find articles, books/ebooks, videos and other items in the library’s online and print collections. Discover is located at the top of the library homepage. Like Google, enter your keywords and hit search to get started. Library tutorials on how to use Discover can be found on the Tutorial page, and in the “How-To Video Tutorials” menu.  Stuck and not finding the right articles?  The library’s Ask a Librarian chat button is embedded in Discover for quick access to a Reference Librarian for help!

Did you know?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available when you need resources not included in the library’s subscriptions or for free online.  ILL is a borrowing service used by libraries to share materials all over the world.  Using ILL is as simple as filling out a request for an article or book when you can’t find it online.  Your ILL Librarian will request copies of articles and books for you from other libraries.  Article requests can be filled as quickly as a day or two, with books arriving in the mail at your local campus library in 1-3 weeks.  

Citation, References – Help!

How do I cite this anyway?
Chances are, your instructors have asked you to use a citation style like APA or AMA when writing a paper or even citing references in a PowerPoint.  Need help?  The library has guides for both APA Style and AMA Style, as well as librarians ready to help you review and edit your in-text citations and reference lists. 

Contact Us
About Us
Email: scref@south.edu
Call: 865-251-1832
Text: 865-217-7631
Or drop a question in our Ask a Librarian chat online.

Thank you for reading!