There are a number of ways to leverage the CLW Library's Resources to receive or research to find the information you need to be successful.
Within the library, the librarians themselves are an excellent resource for anyone on campus and beyond! Please find a link to our Librarian Liaisons Webpage to determine your subject librarian.
Not only does your subject librarian provide individualized in-depth search help and strategizing, but they also have pre-emptively created subject guides for your ease of accessing and using materials in core disciplines to find the information you need! Not finding a subject guide in your discipline? Navigate to our A-Z Database
Search the MERLIN library catalog to find a specific journal you are looking for. If we have it physically, you could always scan the article to use later.
Summon allows you to search many sources (online journals, databases, and the library catalog) to find articles, books, and more with a single search. Because it does not cover all of the library's resources, searching individual databases may be necessary for a more complete search.
Subject guides are websites created by Librarian's on specific subjects, disciplines, topics, or courses to provide links and access to library resources on that subject or topic. They are organized to provide the user with an overview of all subject or topic library resources in one centralized location.
To navigate to the CLW Library's Subject Guides, go to:
2. In the center of our library homepage, please find an icon called: Subject Guides (icon and link below)
3. This will bring you to a webpage with a list of subject guides in alphabetical order, sorted by subject.
If a patron arrives at the library looking for a specific article and they have a citation with a DOI or Digital Object Identifier, we can easily search that DOi to determine if the CLW Library has full text access to that article for the patron. Click this link navigate to the CLW Library Citation Linker
The page will look exactly like the screenshot below. Other citation information can also be plugged in to determine if we have access.
"A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically." (https://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/what-is-doi)
Across the banner of our the CLW Library homepage we have an A-Z Electronic Journal link, this links you to all the titles of journals we have electronic access to.
Once you click A-Z Electronic Journals, you will see:
From this page, you can select a specific journal title and start navigating to the yearly access for that journal you are needing.
Interlibrary Loan or ILL, as it is commonly called, is a service where the patron of one library can use the systems to request needed materials from the collection of another library, besides their home library that does not own or have access to the materials.
Here at S&T we use 3 systems for providing ILL services to our users:
1. Traditional OCLC Worldshare
We receive requests from other libraries for materials we own, that other patron's of other libraries have requested.
Our users request materials that we do not own or have access to and we send their requests to libraries that do own the item or materials our patron is needing.
Our users request materials, we do own or have access to, we pull them from the stacks and scan them or download them and electronically deliver the material to the patrons account.