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How do I find a book?

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Search the Library Catalog and limit to "Held by Library" to find a print book in the library. By default, a library catalog search contains ebooks.
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How do I download an ebook so I can read it offline or on my mobile device?

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Each ebook will have different permissions regarding downloading and printing.

For more detailed instructions, consult the guide eBooks: Finding, Printing, and Downloading.

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What is a peer-reviewed journal article and how do I find one?

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A peer-reviewed article has undergone a review process by experts in the field prior to being published. To find peer-reviewed articles, search in a library database. You can limit your search results to peer-reviewed, scholarly, or academic articles. Select a subject-specific database from Library tab of the portal, or from our databases A-Z page. You could also search many databases at once using DiscoverDeWitt

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How do I renew my Stat!Ref account? 

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Go to Stat!Ref and follow these instructions to create or renew your Stat!Ref account.
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What is DiscoverDeWitt?

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DiscoverDeWitt is an online search tool that allows you to keyword search DeWitt Library's holdings. Database content, the library catalog (books and DVDs) and even Subject Guides are included in your results list. See a librarian for more information, and check out the DiscoverDeWitt: Getting Started Guide.
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I'm not a student. What can I use at the library?

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County residents and alums may obtain a library card to check out books and other materials. To use the computers and print, get an account set up at OIT and an ID from Public Safety. Access to online resources is restricted to on campus use only. Consult our Library Policies and Services page for more detailed information.
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Where is the bathroom?

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Main level behind the Reference books. Check out the Library Tour for more about what's where in the library.
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How do I renew an interlibrary loan book?

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Contact the ILL Department at 845-687-5212 to renew. Renewals are at the discretion of the lending institution.
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How many books am I allowed to take out?

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There is no limit to the amount of circulating books you may take out at one time. Just remember, you are responsible for their return. Failure to return library materials will result in a hold on your account. You will not be able to register for classes or get a copy of your transcript until the books are returned or the cost of the books is paid.

You may only borrow (usually for in library use only) one Reserve book at a time.

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How long is the loan period for books and DVDs?

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Students are granted a semester length loan period on books. Students may borrow DVDs for 30 days at a time. To renew, speak to someone at the Circulation Desk (687-5213) or go to "My Library Card" from your account in DiscoverDeWitt. For more information about borrowing library materials, see the Library Policies guide.
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How do I renew my book(s)?

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You can renew from the "My Library Card" link in DiscoverDeWitt.
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Who do I ask for help with my information literacy (LIB111) class?

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Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to help with your information literacy assignments. Stop by the desk, call us, text us, chat, or make an appointment. If we do not respond to one of these methods right away please send an email to askref@sunyulster.edu. 
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What do I need to borrow a laptop?

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Laptops are for use in the library only. You must present a valid Student ID and a 2nd picture ID to be held at the Circulation Desk while you have the laptop. At the beginning of each semester, you must also sign a Laptop Liability Agreement.
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How do I print at the library?

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To print from library computers, make sure ToshibaCopier is the selected printer. You need to swipe your SUNY Ulster ID to release your print job. The Printing at the Library guide has more detailed instructions. 
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What do I need to take out a book?

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Your SUNY Ulster ID serves as your library card. Community members may join for the library for free with a valid photo ID and proof of address. For more information about borrowing library materials, see the Library Policies & Services page.
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How do I search for a book in the library?

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Search for books using the Library Catalog scope of DiscoverDeWitt. Limit to Held by Library for our physical collection. Limit to Available Online for only ebooks.
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Who do I ask for help with finding/citing sources for a paper or assignment?

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Ask SUNY Ulster Librarians for help at the Reference Desk. You can also email (askref@sunyulster.edu), or call (687-5208). Take a look at the DeWitt Library's Citation Guides for quick reference information. If you would like to schedule a longer time to sit down with a librarian, make an appointment online. You can also chat with a librarian from participating libraries with AskUs 24/7.
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What are the library's hours?

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The DeWitt Library Hours can be found online from the Library tab of my.sunyulster.edu and are available to the public from any libguides.sunyulster.edu page under "About the Library."

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Where do I find literature criticism/articles about a novel, play, poem, fairy tale or short story?

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Many of the library's resources related to literature can be found through the Literature Subject Guide. The databases where ENG102 students have the most success finding critical essays are Gale Literary Sources and JSTOR. For both databases, start by entering the author and name of work as your keyword. 

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Does the library have a copy of my textbook?

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Search the Course Reserves to check whether the library has a copy of your textbook on reserve. Please note that textbooks are not purchased by the library. Instructors may place textbooks on reserve for use by students. Students should contact their professor if the book they need is not on reserve.

 

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