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Access the Databases from off-campus & in 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) or 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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Check my 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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Reserve a group study room in the library

Go to the WSU Library Meeting Room Booking System to reserve a group study room. You will either need to be on campus using the internet or, if off campus, using the VPN on your laptop. Student group study rooms are designated for group study for WSU students. Also, the rooms are not sound-proof, so please be courteous of your neighbors.

Please observe the following guidelines:

  • A maximum of three hour per slot.
  • No more than two slots per week for each individual student.
  • If you do not show up 15 minutes after your reservation, another student can use that room for the remainder of the time (until the next reservation).
  • Please do not sign up for a room if you do not plan to use it.
  • Reservations cannot be made more than 7 days in advance.

Reservations in violation of the above polices will be subject to deletion by system administrators without notification.

The University Librarian should make final decisions regarding the prior scheduling of all library space usage. Please see the librarian on duty if you have questions.

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Library Instruction E-Classroom 102

The library instruction e-classroom is located in room 102. The library classroom is primarily used for library instruction related classes. Priority is given to library instruction. To request a library instruction session contact the librarian for your academic area.

  • Policies for use of room 102.
  • Request to reserve the e-classroom (priority given to library instruction)
    • Library liaison contact information
    • Library Administrative Assistant (for non- library related reservations; priority is given to library instuction). Tricia Fulton tfulton@winona.edu or (507) 457-5151.

To view the schedule for room 102 follow these instructions to view the calendar through WSU's Outlook.

  1. Open your WSU Outlook Email client (you must be WSU faculty or staff).
  2. In the left navigation panel click on the folder icon toward the bottom left of the naviation bar.
  3. Expand the Public Folders. Click on All Public Folders.
  4. Click on the University Calendars.
  5. Find Library_Electronic_Classroom_Room_102.
  6. You can create a short cut to view the calendar by clicking on the shortcut icon (located at the bottom of the left navigation menu).

If you have problems viewing the calendar please call Technical Support Center or the Library.

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Start my research
If you are having difficulty starting your research or knowing where to start, you can request assistance from one of the librarians. You can also consult the library's research guide.

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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.). To learn how to use RefWorks, view the RefWorks Tutorials or contact the library.

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Borrow 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, and select "All MnPals Libraries" from the Libraries and Collections drop-down menu. When you have a find a book that the library does not have, you can then select Interlibrary Loan. 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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Create a Course Page

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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Contact a Library Liaison for my department

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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Library Athenaeum

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.

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

If you would like to submit a Library Athenaeum Proposal, please download the proposal form. Once you have completed the form, please submit it to: Joe Mount, jmount@winona.edu, or Kendall Larson, klarson@winona.edu.

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Find Course reserves or place an item on reserve

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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Find it! at WSU Frequently asked questions

The Find it! service allows users in one database to find out if an article is full text in another database. It also has paper and microform holdings, and it facilitates interlibrary loan.

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Schedule a video for in-class viewing

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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