Finding Library Resources (Books, articles, etc.)
Library Services for Online Students and Faculty
CSU Intercampus Loans - any circulating (can be checked out) item in the CONSULS Library Catalog can be sent to any CSU library. You can also visit any CSU library and check books out using your SCSU ID (Hoot Loot Card). (Distance students, it IS possible for you to get a card. Instructions are on the Card Office website.)
Interlibrary Loan - photocopies of materials not available online are available to distance students. Request articles, book chapters, reports, etc., using the ILL forms. Call (203-392-7038) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Beth Paris for more information. Be sure to check the Journal Locator for online availability of journal articles before using ILL.
Limited access to SCSU books is available to distance students. Check the Access Services for Distance Education page for full policies.
Faculty - contact the Distance Education Librarian for information on "embedding" a librarian in your online course and using full text linking from your online course to our full text resources. Library Services for Online/Distance Faculty
Contact the Library Coordinator for Distance Learning, Rebecca Hedreen, using the contact information on the right.
See also Distance Education Librarian's Weblog, Frequently Answered Questions. (See the end of this page for the most recent posts.)
- Instant Messenging with MSN Messenger (email@example.com) or AIM (disedlibrarian) (MSN and AIM both have web interfaces--no downloads required--at MSN WebMessenger and AIM Express.)
- Skype (Internet telephone--VOIP and chat) (delibrarian)
- One-on-one online webchat (no account required)
- Co-Browsing--"Share" the web browser for a tutorial session on searching, or detailed help on a topic. IM or email me to set up a session.
- Office: Buley Library, Rm. 214
- Phone: (203) 392-5753
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Other contact options
Reference Desk - the Reference Desk is staffed most hours when the library is open. Messages can be left by email, voicemail, or text messaging. Subject Specialist Librarians - call, email, or use the online form for one-on-one help in a specific subject.