Here’s what you can do with the My Library account through the library catalog:
- Review what you have currently checked out, including due dates. This includes Summit and Interlibrary Loan items in your possession as well as Hamersly-owned items.
- Renew items of Hamersly-owned items (when renewal is allowable) and see the new due dates.
- Place holds on Hamersly-owned items. Use the Request button and we’ll retrieve and hold the item for you at the Checkout Desk.
- Connect to Summit Requests to review the status of your requests.
- Connect to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Requests to a) review the status of your requests, b) request a renewal from the lending library, and c) get a blank request form rather than requesting via a database.
- Go to My Reading History, the record of Hamersly-owned items that you checked out in the past. Please note that you must opt-in for the history to start accumulating; for privacy reasons we have the library system set to not retain checkout records once items are returned. If you choose to opt-in, you can always delete individual items from your history.
- Rate library items (whether or not you’ve ever checked them out) in a five-star system, and review your ratings The item’s catalog record will include your anonymous rating averaged with any other ratings it’s received by other library patrons. The catalog’s rating system is not connected to any outside service.
- Set or modify your “preferred searches.“ Preferred searches are really handy if you have a favorite author or subject, or if you’ve developed an advanced search you don’t want to remember and rekey several months later. You can rerun the search manually, or the catalog can email you when the library adds new items that meet your search criteria.
Microsoft Office programs offer the Format Painter button that copies formatting from one object and applies its style to another or to many other objects. It leaves the content alone. Format Painter can be used on a variety of content: text and paragraphs, table and spreadsheet cells, shapes and slides.
How to do it:
- Select the text or object whose formatting you like.
- On the Home toolbar, single click the Format Painter.
- Click on or select the text or object you want to reformat. Ta da!
- To copy paragraph formatting (such as alignment, indentation, spacing, etc.) in addition to font formatting, make sure to include selecting the hard return that ends the paragraph.
- To apply the same formatting to multiple objects (for example, several headings throughout a paper), double-click the Format Painter. Select all of the destinations for the formatting; then click the Format Painter again to turn it off.
Kraus Curriculum Development Library
is a database of educational materials from course content (lesson plans, learning activities) to teacher and administrator strategies, from educational legislation to academic standards by subject and grade level. The materials come from state departments of education and other government agencies, as well as local school districts, professional associations, non-profit organizations, and other sources that have educational concerns. Documents published after 2000 are available on the site as PDFs and/or HTML files.
While there is not a color photocopier in the library, you can get a color copy by using one of the several scanners we have. Use the KIC
or Epson flatbed scanners to capture the image, and make any adjustments to the image you want, including size, before saving it. Then sent it to one of the color print queues (such as HLColorWest). Voilá
If you really do need a color photocopier, there is one in the WOU Print Shop, ITC 112.
Related post: Campus Printing 101.
You probably have a standard browser that you use day in and day out to view the Internet. It’s a good idea, however, to have other
browsers available on your computer to help out when technical problems or display issues that arise. Sometimes a website’s designed functionality or display just doesn’t play well with the technology of a specific browser.
In the context of the library, for example, the EBSCO databases have a persistent problem with the Chrome browser (otherwise Chrome is a highly recommended browser).
Here are the download pages for some of the major browsers:
Each browser will assume you want it to be your default browser as you download it; just click that option off and continue with the download. You may want to set up your installed browsers with the same home page. Or, you might like to designate the different browsers for different purposes: maybe you’ll populate Firefox with toolbars and extensions that help with school or work, while Chrome is dedicated to online games. Another handy purpose for having different browsers is logging into an online service with multiple identities at the same time. However you choose to manage your Internet browsing, you’ll have a backup browser to try when something’s not working right.
Students have 225 pre-paid print credits attached to their network accounts each term that they are enrolled at WOU.
A single page (one side) of a black & white printout costs 1 credit. A single color printout costs 5 credits.
You can check your print credit balance. If you need to purchase additional credits, do so through WolfWeb under the Student Menu. Credits are immediately available for use.
Whatever credits you don’t use roll over to the next term–so if you have 83 remaining after Fall term, you’ll have 308 when Winter term begins. However, accounts are wiped clean before Fall terms, and everyone starts again with 225.
Printing professors’ slides for study purposes can quickly diminish print credit balance, make bi
nders unwieldy and backpacks heavy, and waste the gifts from our arboreal friends. But if you are not ready to study from the slides in their digital form, you can print several on a single page and reduce your paper consumption considerably.
The key to do this is that you must have the file in PowerPoint (extensions are .ppt and .pptx). The Print window in this program allows you to change from printing Slides to Handouts (see red arrow), and then to indicate how many Slides per page (see green box).
If the professor has saved the slide set to another format, try getting the same results by printing multiple Pages per Sheet. This is a printer setting, however. We talk about it in the Save paper by printing double-sided post. You can also request the professor makes the slides available in the original file format.
The library faculty are here to help you learn and discover effective ways to identify, access, and use information. Examples of common questions:
- finding a couple articles that are “peer-reviewed” (and understanding what that means)
- completing a citation for an article when you only have a title
- finding images of landscapes by Chinese painters
- citing a strange type of resource properly
- finding primary sources regarding German agriculture before and after the industrial revolution. We love helping with wild questions like that. (Seriously, we do.)
Our public services desks are often staffed with our knowledgeable and customer-oriented library technicians and student employees. They answer questions regarding library information, resources, and technology, but they call a librarian to provide more complicated or in-depth assistance. You can always ask directly for the available librarian at the desk, or you can schedule an appointment with the librarian appropriate to your subject area. You can also consult subject or class-specific research guides compiled by librarians.
is an app that allows for study groups and other project collaboration within Facebook. Your collaboration can be private and shared only with specific friends, or it can be open to others at WOU or worldwide also working on your subject. (You don’t have to be Facebook friends to collaborate on Hoot.) Hoot.me’s chat has the special characters necessary for calculus, chemistry, and more.