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Articles

  • How to Search for Articles that are Full Text Online - Most articles in the library’s collection can be found online
    • Via Summon - Search across all article databases at once using the Summon Search Tool
      • Type a keyword, author, article title, etc. into the Summon Search Box(es)
      • Limit results by Content Type in the left-hand toolbar
      • Choose either Journal, Magazine or Newspaper Article or Choose All Three (see below)
        Article Content Type
  • Via the Databases - Perform a more focused search in an individual article database
    • Choose a Database from the Database List
      • Some Databases only catalog Newspaper or Journal Articles, others catalog all Content Types
      • Read Database Descriptions to determine which database has the Article Type and/or Subject Matter
    • Type a keyword, author, article title, etc. into the search box(es)
  • Via The E-Journal Portal - Search within a single Journal, Magazine or Newspaper using the E-Journal Portal
    • Type the Publication Title into the E-Journal Portal Search Box
    • Click the link to the Database through which we subscribe to the publication
      • i.e. CINAHL Complete in the example below
      • Note the subscription Date Range
    • Type a keyword, author, article title, etc. into the box(es) that appear

  • How to Search for Articles in Print some articles unavailable online are owned in physical form in Connelly Library
    • Via The Library Catalog
      • Choose Periodical Title from dropdown menu next to search box
      • Type Title of Periodical into search box
        • i.e. New York Times
        • note that "The" should be left off of the front of a Publication's Title
      • Find Location Information in record
        • i.e. Bound (Lower Level)
      • Use Location Information to find Periodical
      • Use Article Citation to find Article in Periodical
    • Via The E-Journal Portal
      • Type Title of Periodical into E-Journal Portal Search Box
      • Find the Correct Record from the possible list
      • Record will indicate which Date Range is held “in Connelly Library Print Holdings” and its Location in the library
  • Use Location Information to find Periodical
  • Use Article Citation to find Article in Periodical

Copy Machines, a Scanner and a Microfilm Reader/Scanner are available to make facsimiles of articles held in our Print Holdings.


  • How to Search for Articles in Other Libraries - if the Connelly Library doesn't have an article online or in print
    • The Borrow from Other Libraries page has instructions on how to Submit an ILL Request.
    • The Interlibrary Loan Department will search for, acquire and email the Article to the patron
    • Most articles will be emailed to patrons within 24-72 hours of the request
    • Harder to find articles could take up to 10 business days to receive

Books

  • How to Search for Print Books
    • Via Summon
      • Type keyword, author or title into the Summon Search Box
      • Limit results by Content Type to Book / eBook in the left-hand toolbar
        Book Content Type
      • This will produce a list of both Print and E-books
      • The Print books will have a Call Number and Location in the record
        Summon Book Location Information
      • Use the Call Number and Location to find the book in the library
      • If you have trouble finding the book, ask for assistance at the Information Desk
    • Via The Library Catalog
      • Type keyword, title, author or subject into search box and Click Submit
      • On search results page Click 
      • Choose BOOK from the menu next to Material Type
        Library Catalog Material Type
      • Use the Location and Call Number in the record to locate the book in the library
      • Please note the books Status
        • AVAILABLE – indicates the book should be on the shelf
        • DUE MM/DD/YY – indicates the book is checked out until the date listed
    • Via E-ZBorrow - if a print book is not available in Connelly Library’s Collection
      • Click the link above to search the catalogs of over 50 of our partner institutions using the E-ZBorrow system
      • If the book is not available via E-ZBorrow, Submit an ILL Request and the Interlibarary Loan Department will try to find it for you and have it ready for pick up at Connelly Library within 7-14 business days
  • How to Search for E-books
    • Via Summon
      • Type keyword, author or title into the Summon Search Box 
      • Limit results by Content Type to Book / eBook in the left-hand toolbar
      • This will produce a list of both Print and E-books
      • E-books will have a Full Text Online link in the record
      • Click the link to access the book
    • Via The Library Catalog
      • Type keyword, title, author or subject into search box and Click Submit
      • On search results page Click 
      • Choose EBOOK from the menu next to Material Type
        Library Catalog Material Type
      • Click the Full Text Online link in the record to view the book online
      • Via Digital Libraries

Videos

  • How to Search for Videos
    • Via Summon
      • Type keyword or title into the Summon Search Box
      • Click More… under Content Type
        Summon's More... Option
      • Limit result by Content Type to either Streaming Video, Video Recording or Both in the left-hand toolbar.
        Summon Video Content Types
      • Physical DVDs and VHSs will have Location Information in the record
      • Streaming Video will have a link to the video online
    • Via The Library Catalog
      • Type keyword, title, author or subject into search box and Click Submit
      • On search results page Click
      • Choose VHS, DVD or STREAMING VIDEO from the menu next to Material Type
        Library Material Content Type Video
      • Use Control/Command and Click Mouse to choose multiple Material Types
      • Physical DVDs and VHSs will have Location Information in the record
      • Streaming Video will have a link to the video online