Research Help

Not sure how to get started? Do you need help creating a citation? We're here to help!

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Borrowing Material

Our library circulates over 60,000 books, DVDs, and other media. Course Reserve items, laptops and group study rooms can also be accessed with just your student ID. Find out the basics of borrowing material from the library.

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Borrowing from Other Libraries

Unable to find what you are looking for? With our interlibrary loan service, you can request materials from other libraries. Requested items will be sent to our library where they can be borrowed and returned.

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Off Campus Access

Many library resources require you to log in when you are off campus. Your StarID username and password allows you to access ebooks, articles and streaming media from home.

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Academic and IT Help

Our dedicated group of student workers are here to help you with basic academic and IT questions. If we cannot answer your question, we will refer you to the Learning Center or IT Services.

Faculty Services

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Liaisons

Library liaisons work with faculty to integrate information literacy into class assignments, and to target the most effective library resources for assignments. Liaisons are available to meet individually, in small groups, or as a department.

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Course Reserves

Textbooks and supplemental course material may be placed on reserve in the Library. The items you provide will be stored at the our circulation desk and lent out to students securely. We offer multiple loan periods including a two hour in-library only option.

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Linking to Resources

Linking to Library resources can be tricky. Learn how to format links to articles, embed videos in D2L and more using our Link Tips.

Link Tips

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Course Guides

Research guides for individual courses can be co-developed with and hosted through the library. These guides can contain specific library resources, supplemental course material and other electronic resources. View a selection of course guides which were created using our new LibGuide platform: AMIS 1350, CHEM 1020 and READ 1300.

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Purchase Requests

Materials that would supplement or support an MCTC course or assignment, especially those that would be used frequently, are good candidates for a request to purchase. Note that the library does not purchase required texts for classes.

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FAQ

Find answers to some of the more common questions we receive about the services that we provide to faculty.

  • Can I schedule in class instruction?
  • Where can my students find books?
  • Where can I find articles?
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Open Education

The Library supports Open Education Resources (OER). The following sites provide courseware, textbooks and information on integrating OER into your courses.

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