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Latourette Library FAQ

Student Access Information

Library Tutorials

How do I log in to Latourette library?

How do I search for books?

How do I access articles?

How do I access online books?

How do renew books?

What is the minimum system requirement?

I have a question that isn’t listed here. Where should I go?

 

 

How do I log in to Latourette library?

You should have received an email from Reference Librarian with the subject “New Latourette Library (WorldCat WorldShare by OCLC).” This email tells you what your username is and includes a link that allows you to set your password. Once you have set your password, you are ready to login and search for books through online by visiting our library.

 

How do I search for books?

When you visit our library you will see a search box where you can type or cut & paste the author and title, or other search criteria in the search box, directly next to the word “search,” in bold. Then press the “go” button to begin the search.

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After you conduct your search, a number of titles will appear. Click on the title at which you desire to look. An example is circled below.

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After clicking on the title, you should be taken to a screen that will give you the availability of the book you are searching.

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How do I access articles?

Click on the “Advance Search” link next to the “Go” button. An example is circled below.

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You will be taken to the Advance Search page.  Click on the “Add/Remove databases” button.  An example is circled below.

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You will be taken to the databases page.  Click on the “Restricted Databases” check box, which will activate the four databases listed under (Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, GreenFile, OmniFile Full Text Select).  An example is circled below.

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Click on the “Save Selections” button.

Type or cut and paste the author and/or title, or other search criteria in the “Keyword” search box. (Note: You may also type or cut and paste the author and/or title separately on the Title and Author field.)

Click on the “Search” button to search for the title.

You will be asked to sign in with your library username and password.

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After you conduct your search, a number of titles will appear. Click on the title at which you desire to look. An example is circled below.

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After you click on the title, you should be taken to a screen that looks like the following. Click on “View Full Text”, which will take you to your article.  An example is circled in red below.

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How do I access online books?

Type or cut and paste the author and title, or other search criteria in the search box, directly next to the word “search,” in bold.

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After you conduct your search, a number of titles will appear. Click on the title at which you desire to look. An example is circled below.

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You will be asked to sign in with your library username and password.

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After you login, you should be taken to a screen that looks like the following. Click on “View eBook”, which will take you to your book.  An example is circled in red below.

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How do I renew books?

Login directly to our Latourette WorldCAT page.

Click on the “Sign In” link on the top right of the page. See example below.

You will be asked to sign in with your library username and password.

After you login, click on the “My Library Account” link on the top right of the page. See example below.

You will be direct to your Latourette Library account where you can view the books you have checked out. Click on the “Renew” button, which will automatically renew the book. An example is circled in red below.

 

What is the minimum system requirement?

Recommended browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer versions 7, 8
  • Mozilla Firefox versions 3-3.6
  • Safari versions 3, 4

Plug-ins:

Plug-ins can be downloaded here, and include Facebook applications and a search plug-in for the Firefox Web browser. This page also includes instructions on configuring the Google Toolbar, which lets you link to WorldCat records when ISBNs—standard identifying numbers assigned to books—are detected on a Web page you are viewing.

 

I have a question that isn’t listed here. Where should I go?

If your question concerns a specific book for a particular course, please contact our Reference Librarian at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).