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Where do I find journal articles?

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Journal articles can be found using the library databases. You can access the databases via the Library’s homepage under the “Quick Links” column. Click on ‘Articles & Databases’. If you are an MU student there is a ‘Library Resources' tab embedded in every Canvas course to help direct you to the best resources for your discipline.     You can also find journal articles by use the 'Journal Finder... read more


How do I find a book in the catalog?

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On the library home page under Quick Links choose MULibrary Search to search for library resources including books, articles, etc. Limit your search to books at MU by choosing MU Catalog from the drop down menu in the search bar and then under 'Resources' on the left hand side select 'Books'.   View a short video on how to locate books.   ... read more


Who may check out library materials?

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If you are a Marymount student, faculty member or staff member you already have a library account and are eligible to check out materials.  Limited borrowing privileges are available to MU alumni, Arlington community members, and selected Catholic High Schools.  Please visit the Visitors and Community page for more information: https://www.marymount.edu/Academics/Library-Learning-Services/Borrowin... read more


How do I reserve a Study room?

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Click here for details on room reservations.... read more


Can I access RefWorks off campus?

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Absolutely!  All of MU’s electronic resources are available off campus 24/7 . Access off campus can accomplished by clicking the “Articles & Databases” link under Quick links. Then select “R” and look for RefWorks 3.0.  Or you can click here to go there now! ... read more


Do you have examples of how to write an Abstract?

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The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is your best source for all writing assistance: https://www.marymount.edu/Academics/Services-Resources/Center-for-Teaching-Learning/Tutoring-Writing-Assistance     However, if you’d like a quick online reference follow this link for examples How to Write an Abstract (with Examples) - wikiHow www.wikihow.com/Write-an-Abstract   ... read more


Where are the MU Databases located?

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You can access the databases via the Library’s home page under Quick Links. Click on ‘Articles & Databases.'   If you are an MU student there is a ‘Library Resources” tab embedded in every Canvas course to help direct you to the best resources for your discipline.   ... read more


Do you have guidelines for thesis writing?

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Thesis guidelines are specific to every discipline, and it is best to discuss your thesis with your program advisor. Library & Learning Services (LLS) has a Digital Repository for student theses. You can see examples of theses in the repository, and deposit you own thesis there. ... read more


Can I check out reserved books?

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Required textbooks on reserve can be checked out for 2 hours for in library use only. Course reserves (books, videos, etc.) may be checked out for 3 hours (unless otherwise specified by your professor). You can renew a reserve item once if no other patron has requested it.   If you have further questions about a reserve book contact the library. ... read more


How do I check the status of a CLS request?

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Check the status of your Consortium Loan Service (CLS)  requests in your MyLibrary account found under Quick Links on the library homepage. If you still have questions contact the library Access Services Department at 703-284-1533 or mucirc@marymount.edu. ... read more


I need help with WEPA

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If you need assistance with WEPA please contact Information Technology Services.   If you need help using WEPA in the library, please come to the reference or circulation desk. We are happy to assist. Click here for frequently asked questions about WEPA.   ... read more


How do I access articles with Google Scholar?

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Under the 'Quick Links' column on the Library home page click on 'Articles & Databases.' This will take you to 'Databases by Subject.' Click the letter 'G', and then choose 'Google Scholar.' Helpful Hint: Remember to access articles in Google Scholar by clicking the link on the right hand side of the screen, not the article title. Never pay to access an article! If you can't locate the full text o... read more


 Why when I try to login to my library account why does it say expired?

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If you graduated from the University, your account will expire shortly after the end of the semester. Check with Library and Learning Services Access Services Department about Alumni privileges. Contact Information: 703-284-1533 or mucirc@marymount.edu. If you are a current student, faculty or staff member, or a community patron and you receive an expiration message, please contact the Access Serv... read more


How do I identify scholarly peer-reviewed articles?

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When searching in a database you can apply a peer reviewed limiter, or you can read the article and identify if it contains all of the necessary elements of a peer reviewed article. Consult this Research Guide for more information. An additional way to find out if an article is peer reviewed is to google the title of the journal the article is published in, and read what the journal's review proce... read more


Where are reserved Textbooks found?

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Textbook Reserves are located at the Circulation Desk at the main campus library, or the Information Desk at Ballston Coakley Library Extension, depending on the location where the class is held.  Textbooks are available for 2 hour in-library use.   ... read more


Are there examples of citations in Chicago Style, MLA Style and APA Style?

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Yes, each subject Research Guide ( i.e., Psychology, Nursing, etc) has a ‘Citations’ tab on the subject Home page. (http://marymount.libguides.com/ )   Not sure what style to use for your discipline?  Always double check with your Professor!  You can also use the ‘Cite’ tab on your ‘Library Resource’ tab embedded in every Canvas course to help direct you to the best resources for your discipline.... read more


How do I access the Dissertation database?

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To access the Dissertation database, click on the link for 'Marymount Digital Repository.' To access the Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest) database click on the 'Articles & Databases' link under 'Quick Links.' The database will be listed under the letter 'D.' If you are off campus you will be asked to sign in. ... read more


Where do I return CLS books?

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Materials obtained from WRLC libraries (CLS) or from Interlibrary Loan (ILL) through Reinsch Library may be returned to the Reinsch Library Circulation Desk on the main campus, or at the Ballston Coakley Library Extension at Ballston Center. ... read more


How do I login from off campus?

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To access MULibrary Search, your My Library Account, and other online resources login with your Marymount username and password when the login screen appears. Contact the Access Services Department at 703-284-1533 or mucirc@marymount.edu if you have a problem logging in from off campus. ... read more


How do I save documents to Google Drive?

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Follow these steps; 1) log into your MU email account, 2) click the grid in the upper right side of the screen, you will get a drop down menu of Google apps. On the menu is a DRIVE symbol, click on this. You now has access to your Google Drive. You may drag and drop documents to your Drive.   ... read more


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