Contact

Alumnae Library
Michael Smith
Interim Reference Librarian

413-265-2297
smithm@elms.edu

Help Guides

The following are guides on how to use library resources, the web sites, remote access to databases, and NoodleBib.

Alumnae Library vs. the Mummy
This is a graphic novel style booklet, which gives information about the library.  It is saved as a PDF file in Google Drive.

To Access Electronic Databases
Information on how to access the Electronic Databases, both in the library and from home.

Call Numbers
Information on how to read and understand Library of Congress call numbers.

InfoTrac Databases
Information on how to access the InfoTrac Databases, which includes Expanded Academic ASAP. Gives a list of all InfoTrac Databases.

Library Website
Information on how to access the library website, as well as what may be located on the site.

"My Account" - FirstSearch
Information on how to set up and access the "My Account" function in all OCLC FirstSearch electronic databases. Users may track Interlibrary loans requested from OCLC.

LC Classification
A listing of the Library of Congress Classification scheme used to catalog library materials. Shows the letter classification for each subject. Ex.: Nursing is letter "R"

NewsBank Databases
Information on how to access the NewsBank Databases. Gives a list of databases.

NoodleBib Directions
Information on how to access and set up an account for NoodleBib. NoodleBib is a citation program that works with various formats (APA, MLA, Chicago). Each section is located on an individual page.

OCLC FirstSearch Databases
Information on how to access the OCLC FirstSearch Databases. Gives a list of all OCLC electronic databases.

Online Catalog
Information on how to access the Online Catalog from either the library or home. Gives directions on how to search, login, place holds, and renew materials.

Remote Databases
Information on what the remote electronic databases provide, as well as a full complete alphabetical list of all titles available.

Troubleshooting Remote Access
Information on trouble-shooting various problems with remote access to the electronic databases. Includes directions on changing cookies and javascript for various browsers.