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Library FAQ’s

Q. How do I locate a book in the catalog?
A.
  1. Go to the search box on the SE Library Homepage
  2. Type in your search term
  3. Press Search
Q. How do I renew SE library materials or discuss overdue notices, holds place on accounts for non-return of library materials, or notices received for library materials not returned?
A. To renew library materials or discuss overdue notices contact the circulation desk at (580) 745-2107 or (580) 745-2934.To discuss holds placed on accounts for non-return of library materials or notices received for library materials not returned:
Contact Brandi Pate at (580) 745-2107 or bpate@se.edu

Q. How do I view my user record (checkouts, holds, etc.)?
A.
  1. Go to the library catalog
  2. In the upper right toolbar you will see a link called My Account.
  3. Your user ID is the barcode on your Student ID. You can get your PIN from someone at the circulation or reference desk.
  4. Once logged in you will be able to view account information, change your password, etc.
Q. How do I research a topic using the library’s online resources?
A. Books: Search the library catalog for authors, titles, subjects, and other terms you’re interested in. You can easily limit searches by publication date/format of item (book, CD, etc.) by selecting the Advanced Search option.Journal Articles:

  1. From the Library’s homepage, click on Electronic Resources
  2. If you are off campus you will have to log in to the Proxy Server
  3. Choose a database and search by one or more subjects, keywords, authors, titles or other search categories
  4. Need help? Email Dennis Miles or view our instructional tutorials

Subject Guides: Take a look at our Subject guides to find some of the best reference materials we have on various topics. We also have resource guides for specific assignments you may encounter throughout your classes.

Government Information: Select Government Information to access our online government resources. For more information on using government documents, please contact Brandon Burnette at (580) 745-2795 or at bburnette@se.edu

Q. How do I find a particular journal article for an assignment?
A. First, check with your instructor to find out if s/he has placed the article on reserve. If so, come by the library, email Dennis Miles, or call (580) 745-2107 and we will get you what you need. If the article you need is NOT on reserve:

  1. Select Electronic Resources on the Library Homepage.
  2. Follow on-campus or off-campus access instructions.
  3. Go to JournalFinder and type in the title of the journal you are look for (NOT the title of the article).
  4. When you click the search button, the system indicates whether the library has the title in print or online.
  5. Click on the link to the database search page (monitor icon), choose the correct date range and click on the Journal title link.
  6. Browse the list of articles for the one you need.
Q. How do I log in to access journal articles from home?
A. Go to http://library.se.edu:2048/login or click on the database you need and a Proxy Server window will open. Use the same username and password you use to access your student email or the computers on campus.

Q. What if the library doesn’t have what I need?
A. As a member of the OCLC Interlibrary loan (ILL) network, we have access to more than 100 million books and journal articles from libraries around the world. If it’s in print, we can almost certainly get it for you! Three ways to submit an ILL request:

  1. Drop by the library and submit a written request
  2. Contact Johnathon Sample, ILL Specialist, at (580) 745-2931 or jsample@se.edu
  3. Complete the request form online at ILL Book Request Form for books or ILL Article Request Form for articles.

For questions please refer to the Interlibrary Loan homepage or contact Johnathon Sample. Please allow up to 10 business days for delivery. ILL items may be retrieved at the library.


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