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Graduate Student Guide: Connelly Library Checklist




Checklist for Library Patrons


Update Library record Unless you have an updated record you cannot perform an Interlibrary Loan.  Your record should be updated automatically.  Check here to be sure.  You can use  also your La Salle ID# for ILL.  You can call 215 951 1292 to update if you need to.


Get a RefWorks account.  Watch a few of the videos available on the New RefWorks LibGuide to see how to use it.  Also install RefWorks Citation Manager on your personal computers. Look under the RefWorks tab for the link to the RefWorks LibGuide


Get Ebook Central  and ebook Collections from EBSCOhost  and Oxford Scholarship Online accounts. We have over 900,000 e-books from scholarly and academic presses.  You want to take advantage of this! Look under the  e-book Collections tab


Get acquainted with Connelly Library Digital Commons: Digital Commons showcases creative and scholarly work created by the La Salle University community. You should submit your dissertation to Digital Commons to increase its exposure to the world.


Learn to use Summon.  We have training videos which show you some of the more advanced features. Don’t forget to click Search Beyond our Collection for more material.


Use the LibGuides – there are guides for every subject and also guides to help you use the library.  You can find out what databases and resources we have in your subject. Just click on the Library Guides tab on the homepage.


Find the Library Catalog – it is the quickest way to find out what books we have.  You can also renew your books here.


Locate the e-journal portal.  You can find it as a tab on the homepage.  The e-Journal Portal will let you know what journals you have access to through Connelly Library.


Find the Complete Database List  It is one of the tabs on the homepage.


Need books and articles we don’t have? Learn to use EZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Fast and easy! Check Borrow from Other Libraries (Under Services)


To use Google Scholar learn to configure your computer to work with Connelly Library


News!! Check out the News site at the bottom of our homepage - Also check out ourTwitter feed @ConnellyLibrary


Contact the Librarians for help.  You can chat with us, call us on the phone, make an appointment to come in or just stop by the Information Desk.  Check out the Librarian Help tab on the LibGuides.  And if you do use Chat - give us your EMAIL!!