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Where can I find my barcode number?

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Your barcode number is located on the back of your Muskingum University ID, directly below the barcode.It is 14 digits long and will always begin with '28153'.... read more


How can I access library resources if I'm off-campus?

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When off-campus, clicking on any library link will ask you to verify that you attend Muskingum University. You will need your Muskingum ID to complete the process:Select 'Muskingum University' as your institution. Click submit.Enter your last name, followed by your first name.Enter your Muskingum barcode number.Click submit.Once verified, you should have complete access to all Muskingum's online r... read more


Why isn't my barcode working?

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First, check to be sure you're using the right number. Your barcode number is 14 digits long and will start with '28153'.If you are using the correct number and it still isn't working, you'll need to contact a librarian to have your account re-activated. Accounts are reset every semester, and a number of things, including transferring and late registration, can cause your account to be missed.Just... read more


How do I search the databases?

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Many databases provide tutorials that can help you learn to use them like a pro! Check out the ones below:EBSCOHost TutorialsEBSCOHost is a platform that we use to search many databases, including Academic Search Complete. These tutorials will teach you tips that you can use in any EBSCOHost database.Note: Although these tutorials have sound, they are closed-captioned and can be used without audio... read more


I can't find the full text of my article. Can I still get it?

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Yes!Vist our article request form to request an article the Muskingum University Library does not own. We'll see if we can find it for you at another library.You'll need to know all the basic information for your article (title, journal, date, author), but you do not need your student ID.Usually, articles are free and fast, but occasionally they can take awhile. Be aware that an article you reques... read more


Can I renew a book online?

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Yes! Use the My Account link in the Muskingum Catalog to see your checked out items. You can renew both Muskingum and OhioLINK books on this page.Enter your name and barcode.Click on the box labeled 'checked out items.' Look at your due dates to see if there are items you want to renew.To renew items, check the boxes in the Renew column for the items you want to renew and clicking the Renew Select... read more


How can I see what books I have checked out?

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You can see the items you have checked out using the My Account link in the Muskingum Catalog.Enter your name and barcodeClick on the box labeled 'checked out items.' For more help, see the Muskingum Catalog help pages.... read more


Where can I get help searching for an article?

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Many databases provide tutorials that can help you learn to use them like a pro! Check out the ones below:EBSCOHost TutorialsEBSCOHost is a platform that we use to search many databases, including Academic Search Complete. These tutorials will teach you tips that you can use in any EBSCOHost database.Note: Although these tutorials have sound, they are closed-captioned and can be used without audio... read more


I am looking for information on a Muskingum alum. Who can I contact?

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Contact the university archivist, Dr. William Kerrigan.Phone: (740) 826-8273 Email: kerrigan@muskingum.edu... read more


How much does it cost to print?

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Patrons can print at computer stations at the library for $.10 per page/side. The library only offers printing in black & white. You can add money to your print account at the library circulation desk via cash or check... read more


What are the procedures for using the Archives?

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We require supervision by a librarian or designated student assistant in the special collections room.Due to time constraints, librarians or student assistants cannot devote more than one hour to any reference request.All materials must be used in the reading room, none can be checked outSmoking, eating and drinking are not allowed.Please respect the material by handling it carefully and use only ... read more


When can I get help from a reference librarian?

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Reference librarians are available at the reference desk during the following hours:Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.Reference librarians are available through Chat during these times.You also may email a librarian at library@muskingum.edu... read more


Who do I contact about the university archives?

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Contact the university archivist, Dr. William Kerrigan.Phone: (740) 826-8273 Email: kerrigan@muskingum.edu... read more


I requested books through OhioLINK. When will they arrive?

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OhioLINK items take 3-5 business days to arrive, depending on where they are coming from and when you submitted your request.We'll send a message to your Muskingum email account when your items arrive.You can also track the progress of your items by using the My Account link in the Muskingum Catalog.Enter your name and barcodeClick the button labeled 'Requests.'In the status column, you may see se... read more


My professor put a book on reserve. How can I get it?

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Course reserves are available whenever the library is open.1. Bring your ID to the Library.2. Look in the large notebook at the Circulation Desk and find the professor's name3. Find the name of the item you need and tell the student worker4. Give the Circulation Desk worker your ID, which will be held at the desk until you return the item (except for overnight or multi-day use loans).Your instruct... read more


What is a scholarly article or source?

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A scholarly source is something you are wouldn't pick up and read just for fun; it is intended for educational or professional purposes, not entertainment. It is written by a person with a lot of education and experience with that subject area.  It went through a rigorous process of editing and approval before being published.  It cites sources and lists references. It uses formal language ... read more


Where can I find information about the library's events?

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Visit the library's events page to learn about what is going on at the library!  This page will give you information about our monthly Author Talk series and our Chess Center workshops.... read more


What is an Author Talk?

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On the third Thursday of each month during the semester, the library brings in a Muskingum University professor or local author to discuss a paper, research project, or book. The event is held in Cambridge Hall from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A question and answer session follows each talk. Typically, there are three Author Talks in the Fall and four in the Spring. We are able to take attendance at Au... read more


When is the library open?

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The library's normal hours during the semester are: Monday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For fall, summer, or holiday hours, see our hours page.... read more


Does the library offer faxing?

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The Muskingum University Library offers a facsimile service during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, except during the lunch hour (12:00 – 1:00). The University Fax number is (740) 826-8404.The cost for students and community members to send a fax (local or international) is $1.00 per page. The cover page costs $1.00.The cost for Muskingum University faculty and staff to send fax is ... read more


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