Library Services Available to Linfield Faculty at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library
- Linfield Libraries Research Tips
- Reference Questions
- Library Instruction Sessions for Course Assignments Requiring Library Use
- Reserve Materials and Copyright
- Audio-Visual Support
- Scholarly vs. Popular Journals
- Linfield and local library contacts
- Contact Carol McCulley, Reference and Distance Learning Librarian
Access to Linfield Libraries' Resources on the Linfield Libraries Homepage:
Access to subscription databases and resources on the Linfield Libraries Homepage requires your CatNet ID and password.
How to set up a Linfield computer account and password to access our licensed electronic research databases and other resources.
You will also need a current Linfield photo ID card to use at other libraries. The barcode on your Linfield ID must be in our library circulation system (call 1-800-452-4176 ext 2261 to have the number entered) in order for you to borrow books or other library materials from us and to borrow items through Summit borrowing. If you need an ID card or an updated sticker contact the DCE office at 1-800-452-4176. Questions? Contact Carol McCulley at 1-800-452-4176 ext 2595.
Linfield Libraries Research Tips:
Tips about how to use our resources to find and get books, DVDs, and articles; how to search the Internet; and how to evaluate the resources you find. You will find information here about using Summit borrowing and Interlibrary Loan to obtain items not owned by Linfield.
If you have reference questions related to your teaching or course content, please contact Carol McCulley.
Information literacy is an important part of a liberal arts education. Students need to learn, not only how to use catalogs, databases, and the Internet to find information, they need to learn how to frame the question, work through the research process, and determine the authority and relevance of the information they find before they write the paper. If you wish to bring your class to The Jereld R. Nicholson Library for library instruction or have instruction integrated into your Blacboard class, contact Carol McCulley. Check our Library Class Pages and Research Tips and Bite Size Tutorials (short videos) linked from our library homepage to help with searching for, evaluating, and obtaining research materials
You and your students can search local community college's libraries and other libraries online. Links to local site libraries are available from the Adult Degree Program/DCE Services link. Many local college and universities are part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance and their library holdings are searched when you search Linfield WorldCat. Check the map to see which Alliance schools are available in your area.
Nicholson Library offers e-reserves. An electronic copy of a book chapter or article is put under the professor's name and course title from the course reserves link on our Linfield libraries homepage. The reserves are passworded for Linfield students only. Students need a Linfield CatNet ID and password for this. If any faculty member is interested in having e-reserves for a class, please contact Bahram Refaei (firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-452-4176 ext. 2520) and check our reserves link.
Please check our copyright information page for Linfield's policy.
The Jereld R. Nicholson Library's audio-visual support service is the Educational Media Services (EMS). Our collection of audio-visual material is cataloged in our Linfield WorldCat catalog. Check the EMS page or Contact Andy Lockheart, the EMS Director at 1-800-452-4176 ext. 2264 to sif you need help finding material for your classes.
Ulrich's International Periodical Directory is a good place to check whether or not a journal is scholarly. Do a quick title search and look for the document type. This database is in our alphabetical list on our library homepage. An excellent guide to evaluating journals is Critically Analyzing Information Sources from Cornell.
Plagiarism has become more of a problem with the advent of the Internet. A great page for students is Avoiding Plagiarism from Purdue University. Also check Turnitin.com, a plagiarism prevention tool - for information on how to access the Linfield College Turnitin account, please contact Brett Hardee (email@example.com) x2451 in the DCE office.
Other questions or concerns?
Please don't hesitate to Contact Carol McCulley, Reference and Distance Learning Librarian