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Research & Resources

How do I borrow books or get articles from other libraries?

If the WSU Krueger Library does not have a book or access to an article either in print or electronic, you can request that a book or an article be borrowed from another library. For books, you can begin searching in the WSU Library Catalog. To search all libraries, in the drop down box below the search box in MnPALS Plus, select "All Libraries." When you have a find a book that the library does not have, click on the title of the book to view the full record. At the bottom of the record will be holdings information. In that holdings table, the column on the right is called "Request Item." Click on the button in that column to "Login." You will then have to input your WSU ID barcode and last name. Then your will be logged in and the screen will refresh. Click on the new button called "Request." A window will appear with information about the request. You have already requested the book on Interlibrary Loan. You can now close this pop-up window. You can also find books in WorldCat, which is an online catalog of over 7,000 libraries. Once you find a book that the library does not own, you will see a FindIt! button.

When you are searching for articles in one of the many WSU Databases, and the library does not have electronic or print access to the article, you will click on the FindIt! button. Then you can select Interlibrary Loan under the "More Options" section.

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RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that will allow you to: create your own databases of citations by importing references from the WSU Library Catalog and WSU Databases or entering them using a template; automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.); and then export them as several document types (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)

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The e-Reference Shelf

The e-Reference Shelf includes a list of freely available websites that have been selected by the WSU Librarians to further assist you with your research. Many of the sites includes government sites, winona-related sites, style manuals, and encyclopedias.

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WorldCat

WorldCat is an online catalog of over 9,000 libraries. Once you find a book that the library does not own, you will see a FindIt! button.

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Center for Research Libraries

The Center for Research Libraries is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.

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Items recently added to the library collection

List of items recently received by the library. The list is of the last month's additions and is arranged by catalog number.

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Find It!

Find It! is a cross-database integrator powered by SFX software. This allows patrons in one database to access the Full-Text of an article from another database. If the Full Text is not available, the software offers the patron an Interlibrary Loan form already filled out with the citation.

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Services

Course Pages

A Course Page is an online resource specifically designed for a single course. The webpage contains a list of resources, both electronic and in print, that would be instrumental in the successful completion of a course project or paper. Please contact your liaison if you would like a course page developed for any of your courses.

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Course Reserves

Reserve materials are items that WSU instructors have asked the Library to make available for short-term loan to students in their classes. Most reserve items are for in-library use only and have a two hour check-out period. Videos and DVDs have a 4 hour check out period unless otherwise requested. You can find items on reserve for your course by going to the WSU Library Catalog, select "Course Reserves" from the Libraries and Collections drop-down menu.

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Video Scheduling

Faculty may schedule videos for use in their classroom. You can find videos for your course by going to the WSU Library Catalog, then select "Audio Visual Materials" from the Libraries and Collections drop-down menu and search for materials.

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Library Liaison

The library department maintains an active library liaison program. Each academic department and most programs have a librarian serving as a departmental liaison. The liaison librarian should be your first contact for making recommendations for acquiring new library materials (such as books or videos) for the library collection, scheduling an in-class or out-of-class instructional session with a librarian, or arranging for your own or your studentsí advanced reference sessions.

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Collection Development

The Library Liaison for your department will work with you to build and manage the book and journal collections in your subject discipline. To make collections recommendations, please contact your library liaison.

Collection development tools that will assist you as you make recommendations to your liaison:
  • RCLweb (Bowker's Resources for College Libraries)

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Guides & FAQs

How do I submit a Library Athenaeum Proposal?

The Athenaeum hosts events that explore and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region. These events could include lectures, readings, discussions, seminars, performance arts, and other educational experiences.

The Athenaeum is located on the south/bluff side of the second floor of the Krueger Library. It will approximately seat 60 people. Athenaeum events will typically be scheduled on Wednesdays between 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

If you would like to submit a Library Athenaeum Proposal form, please download the proposal form. Once you have completed the form, please submit it to: Allison Quam, aquam@winona.edu, or any of the Athenaeum Committee members.

For further information about the Library Athenaeum, please visit the Library Athenaeum web page, which is where you can read the Athenaeum mission statement, view the current Athenaeum event calendar, and read about past Library Athenaeum events.

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Can I access the databases from off campus & from the dorms?

Yes, when you are off-campus or in the dorms, you can still access a majority of the WSU Databases. When you click on a database an Authentication Login Form will appear. At this point you will be asked for your WSU login (for email or D2L). You also have the option of using your WSU 14-digit barcode number, which is on the back of your WSU ID card, and your password, which is your last name. If you have difficulty accessing the databases, please contact the library.

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How do I check my WSU Library Record?

Go to the WSU Library Catalog, then at the top of the web page, click on "Your Borrowing Record". At this point you will be asked for your WSU 14-digit barcode number, which is on the back of your WSU ID card, and your password, which is your last name. While viewing your record, you can renew items checked out from the WSU Library, check the status of your Interlibrary Loan requests, and view your circulation history.

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Distance Education & Online Courses

The Winona State University Library provides library services to WSU students who attend our courses taught at a distance from Winona or Rochester. Specifically, we send requested books and photocopies of articles from the Library's collection, with the exception of articles that patrons can download for themselves from the Library's databases. For books and articles not in the Library's collection, we also provide our distance patrons with delivery of requested interlibrary loan materials.

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Online Tutorials

Please check back for Online Tutorials created by the WSU Librarians that will demonstrate how to search in the Library Catalog and the WSU Databases.

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How do I reserve a room in the library?

More information for the Library room reservation policies.

For the Library Instruction room (102): please contact your library liaison for your academic department. For the first six weeks of the semester, first priority is given to library instruction usage (coordinated with your liaison). For other times during the semester, first contact your liaison, then contact the Library Administrative Assistant, (507) 457-5151.

For room 109: contact the Library Administrative Assistant, (507) 457-5151.

For group study rooms: WSU Library Reserve a Study Room

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