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Sometimes full articles are available directly from the library databases, and you will see this icon:
But in many instances, there is no link to the full text of the article, and you only have the summary (or even just the citation information). This is when you use the ‘Find it @ WOU’ button. It looks like this:
Just click it and you will be taken to a page with information about how to access the full text of your article.
Need more help? Check out our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover the different ways we might link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.
You may have noticed a lot of ebooks
popping up in the library’s catalog–we have over 80,000 now! While they are often convenient and just what you need, other times you really want the printed material.
Search for the book in the Summit catalog. Once you’ve verified the title and author, check the Edition/Format field. If it says eBook, click on ‘View all editions and formats.’
Now find the Book editions (meaning it’s a physical item, not digital). Choose the one from the Summit collection if possible.
Continue by using the or the buttons, and signing in. Before completing the request, make sure to indicate that you want only this edition. This confirms to library staff that you have seen the ebook we have and you want the physical copy.
Sometimes full articles are available directly from the library databases. But in many instances, there is no link to the full text of the article, and you only have the summary (or even just the citation information). This is when you use the Find it @ WOU button.
See our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover how we’ll link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.
Do you live or visit close to another college or university? If its library is a Summit member, you can have your materials sent there instead of to Hamersly.
Maybe you live in Salem and you always have to rush back after your WOU classes. To get set up, take your WOU ID card to the library at Willamette University (or maybe Chemeketa Community College). The library will “adopt” you as a Summit patron. Then, when you order your Summit materials, select Willamette as your institution and sign in. Complete your request. Just as if you had it sent to Hamersly, you’ll be notified by email when your item is ready to pick up. Remember to take your WOU ID again to check it out!
You can always return any Summit item to any Summit library. However, it’s best if you hand the item to staff and note that it’s Summit, so it’s sure to be sent and not accidentally shelved there.
You can also borrow material in person from Summit libraries.
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.
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.
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.
Pressing Ctrl and f keys together is an invaluable time saver to find where a certain word or phrase appears in a document. This keyboard shortcut is pretty universal–use it on the web and with pdf viewers as well as in programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Using a Mac? Press Command + f to find