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The staff of Forsyth Library would like to welcome you to the FHSU family. We are happy to assist you in any way we can.Once you have set up <Off Campus Access> (see below), you will have access to the same materials as students on-campus. This includes:
Off-campus access to most Forsyth Library electronic resources is restricted to authorized users (FHSU faculty, students, staff). If you are off-campus and select a restricted resource you will be directed to the FHSU Secure Authorization page. Enter your TigerTracks username and password. That’s it. You are authenticated! If you are already logged-in to TigerTracks or Blackboard you are already authenticated.
If you have questions about accessing or using library electronic
resources, please contact the Reference Desk at 785.628.4434 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic OneFile, General OneFile, Expanded Academic, Wilson OmniFile
Lexis Nexis Academic Universe, Custom Newspaper
Consult the Research Subject Guides or the Research Assistance Wiki “Resources by Topic” page for lists of the best databases for specific disciplines, such as Nursing.
This department can obtain articles or books (those owned by Forsyth Library as well as other libraries). Choose the link above or choose the tab “Distance Services” from the library's web page. You may submit your requests in one of three ways:
*** Note*** Fill out and submit a Statement of Responsibility Form , it is required for a first time user and/or if information has changed.
We scan and post the document information (usually articles) to a website for you. You will receive an email from FHSU Forsyth Library ILL <email@example.com>. This email will give you a password (which is case sensitive and usually some form of your name) and a URL. At that URL, you will enter your email address and the password (supplied in the email from InterLibrary Loan). You will then be taken to a web page designated for you with your document(s) listed. Select an article and it will appear on your screen. (You will need Adobe Acrobat on your machine (latest version preferred -- free download at: www.adobe.com ). You will also need Java (free download at: www.java.com ) on your computer (there are links for both on the URL page). Make sure you have disabled any pop-up blockers as the document opens in another window. You can then read your document or print it off. The article/item will stay at this website for 28 days.
If we own the book you request, we will check it out to you and mail it to you via the U.S. Postal Service. If we do not own the book, we will request it from another library, mail it to you, and you return it to us prior to its due date. Due dates can vary from each lending library. Sometimes the lending library will allow renewals, if requested prior to the items due date.
Don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail if you need help finding information for your assignments. We will be glad to “walk you through” searching the databases or online catalog. We will also do limited research for you with professor approval.
Reference Desk / Distance Services: 785.628.5283 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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