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Can I access databases and articles off-campus?

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Yes, simply use the links provided through the Logan Databases page or the Journal Holdings List. You will be prompted to enter the same credentials as your Logan email.


I am trying to access an article in Pubmed but it keeps asking me for a password. How do I see the full article?

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PubMed is an abstract database that indexes thousands of journals. Journal publishers providing links to full text when available. Some of these are free, but most are paid subscriptions. You have access to free articles and those that Logan pays for a subscription. Look for the Logan Online or Logan Paper icons to access free text. More instructions are located in the PubMed tutorial. We can also ... read more


How do I get an article that Logan does not have?

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If you need an article that Logan does not own, we can try to obtain it for you by interlibrary loan.  See "Request Articles & Books" from the library's main page.


Can I renew my materials?

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You may renew books, journals, or media items in person, or through the library catalog. Bones and models are not renewable and must be returned by the due date/time to avoid fines. To renew in person, please have a valid ID (Logan ID or state issued ID). You do not have to have the materials with you at time of renewal. To renew online, choose View Your Library Account in the library catalog.


How much does it cost to make a copy in the computer lab?

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Copies are 5 cents with a copy card or 10 cents without.  A copy card may be purchased in the copy room or at the book store.


How many items can be checked out?

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A total of 50 items may be checked out a time. In addition, the following applies: Books & Journals - Up to 50 books and/or journals may be checked out at a time. DVDs & CDs - Up to 12 total media items may checked out a time. Bones & Models - Up to 50 bones and models may checked out at a time, however you may not duplicate bone parts.


Is there a scanner available in the computer lab?

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You can scan items using the copier at the front of the LRC.  It does not cost anything.  Choose "Image Send" on the touchscreen.


I'm trying to renew my materials online. Isn't my name and campus ID the same as my Logan email?

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The Logan catalog is a shared catalog system with other academic libraries and is not the same as a Logan's email or My Logan. When you enter your name, do not put a period between your first and last name. Example: jane doe (do not enter as jane.doe). Your campus ID is your 9 digit student number followed by L. Example: 123456789l


How much does it cost to print in the computer lab?

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Printing is free!


Can I limit my PubMed search to include only Logan's items that are available online and not the ones that are in print format only?

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No, this is not an option available through PubMed.


Do you have a heavy duty or electric stapler?

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No, sorry.  We tried several heavy duty/electric staplers over the years and they just break.


Are there any circulating copies of a reserve book?

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In some cases, we do have circulating copies of reserve books that can be checked out. Please see the library catalog to find out if we have additional available copies.


Can I put an item on hold?

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You may place a hold on circulating copies of books, media, or journals through the library catalog. You may not place a hold on a book that you have an additional copy checked out in your name. Bones and models and reserve items can not be placed on hold.


Is there a time limit for reserve books? Can more than one be checked out at a time? May I place a hold on reserve books? Can you tell me who has the reserve book out?

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There is not a time limit on reserve books, they are due back same day by closing time and can not leave the LRC. You may have more than one reserve book at a time. Holds can not be placed on reserve items, however you may ask who has the item checked out (please note that this only applies to reserve books).


How do I locate requirements from the state in which I plan to practice?

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Visit the Licensure & Boards research guide from the LRC website under "Resources For."


I forgot my ID. Can I still checkout library materials?

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A current Logan ID or state issued ID (driver's license) are required to check out library materials. 


How long is the checkout period for books, media, bones, etc?

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Checkout periods are different for various materials. Please see Policies & Fines located on the About the Library page for a complete list.


How do I know if an article is considered peer reviewed?

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The most thorough way to find if an article is peer reviewed is to visit the journal publisher's website, locate the journal title, and read the section about the journal which will indicate if submissions to that journal go through a peer review process. In addition, articles from PubMed are peer reviewed. Use the peer reviewed limiter in other databases to limit your search to peer reviewed arti ... read more


Can you help me find .... ?

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Absolutely! Library staff is here to help you. Please ask us anytime. Visit us in person or check out our Contact the Library page. If you need help with research databases/locating articles, contact Sheryl.Walters@logan.edu, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian, for individual assistance.


What are the hours of the library and computer lab?

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The library and the computer lab have different hours. Please see the Location & Hours page for a list of both. When the library is closed, the group study rooms are locked.


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