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Student Newsletter: Library Tips

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

Summer 2021

In This Edition: 

  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Did You Know? Discover Search, Your One-Stop Search Box
  • Resource Highlight: Bates’ Visual Guide

Interlibrary Loan
Found a book or article the library doesn’t have? 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.  

Did you know? 

Discover Search, Your One-Stop Search Box
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 Tutorials 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!

Resource Highlight: Bates’ Visual Guide 

Have you seen Bates’ Visual Guide?  Students in the health sciences have access to dozens of videos on physical assessment and the patient interview with Bates’.  Assessments are available from infants to children and older adults. Also included are 15 OSCE clinical skills videos to help you test your clinical reasoning skills.  Review a health history and examination then complete your diagnostic workup to determine the root cause.  Check it out today!  

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!