When in any doubt, just email email@example.com and someone will get back to you shortly!
All library databases should be accessible from your home. If you enter through the library site, and click on a database name, you'll be prompted to log in, using your DePauw username/password (the same one you use for e-services & Moodle).
Note: Accessing links to databases from general web searches (like a JSTOR link on google) will not work, unless the source is completely free to all users.
Note more complicated: If you DO log into library databases, and THEN go to google, any links to our owned content *should* work, because your computer appears to be on campus, no matter where you're searching.
YES - we can still do library instruction for your classes. This could take multiple forms, including:
Contact Tiffany (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your regular instruction librarian to talk about the best options for your classes.
We are still accepting Interlibrary Loan requests for articles and book chapters that can be scanned. Continue to request them using the "Find It" buttons in the databases, or by filling out a request form. We will reach out to you if we're having trouble getting something. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
No libraries are currently participating in interlibrary loan of physical items.
In WorldCat Discovery, remember that you can limit your searches to e-books only.
Enter your search terms, and then begin looking at the limits/filters on the left-hand side of the screen. You'll scroll down through the "Format" options, and likely will need to click on the "Show More" option
Then you can click on the "e-book" limiter
After doing this, you can also choose to keep that limit for other searches during the current browsing time.
Unlike when searching for e-books, I do NOT recommend using the "limit to full-text" options when looking for articles in databases from Ebsco (like Academic Search Premier) or ProQuest (like Sociological Abstracts). Doing so does not find all the articles which are full-text through connected databases via the FindIt button.
Included are The DePauw newspaper, the DePauw Magazine, the Mirage yearbook, local newspapers and other publications. Also included are documents, images and audio and video recordings from the University, the local community and the Indiana United Methodist Church such as campus scenes, events, artifacts, and people from about 1850 to the present.
We're working hard to make sure you're aware of all resources to provide streaming videos for your classes, in lieu of DVD access. If there are DVDs you've used with classes, contact us at email@example.com, and we'll look to see if there's a streaming option that we can provide access to. Unfortunately, commercial services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime, iTunes, etc. do not provide an institutional subscription or rental, so those are not systems we can use - though before the semester begins, you can list a video avaliable for rental in your course text lists, asking students to rent it.
The first option is to to look at our subscription option, Kanopy, for access to your films or other titles that might be good alternatives:
Additionally, we are able to provide one-year access to a number of titles through the library service, Swank. Unlike Kanopy, there's not a package already available - we request per title, and turn them them on as they're requested. They carry more theatrical films than Kanopy. While you can view the system through the link below, it will only show you the titles that we've already turned on for the academic year. If there are titles not in Kanopy, please reach out to us, and we'll look for Swank availability.
If you have need of print materials in the libraries (such as book chapters or articles from bound journals), we will look for opportunities to provide electronic access. Barring that, we will scan materials that you may need once a week. We will respond to let you know how we can best provide access to the material. All requests received by 10am on Mondays will be scanned that day (or as soon as possible, depending on volume).
As with all policies, as campus goals and restrictions change, this service could as well.
YES - you can still access the full premium content in The Chronicle of Higher Education to stay up-to-date on all the higher education news. There are two options to make this work:
Many publishers/vendors are providing free or drastically-reduced-price electronic content for libraries to offer to their patrons. We're quickly trying to evaluate as many of these offers as possible, and set up access to them. While some might "turn on" to be findable through WorldCat Discovery or the "find it" buttons in databases, that won't be possible for all, and there will likely be lag times for those that do. So we're listing them under the "New/Trial Databases" section on the right side of our Databases A-Z list. There are a few there now, and more coming. Note that librarians have not yet developed familiarity with these, but we're happy to help find answers to any questions you might have.