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How do I find a book in the catalog?

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  On the Library’s home page under “Quick Links” is a link “Catalog”, click on this link and you will be redirected to the WRLC catalog page.     You can also view this quick 2 minute video on how to search the catalog for books, ebooks, government documents and streaming media (http://marymount.libguides.com/tutorials/catalog )   ... 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.  We also extend borrowing rights to 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/Borrowing-Circulation/... read more


How do I reserve a Study room?

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All room reservations can be made online here: https://www.marymount.edu/Academics/Library-Learning-Services/About-L-LS/Room-Reservations/Group-Study-Room-(1)... 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


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 do I find journal articles?

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Journal Articles can be found by clicking on ‘Articles and Databases’ under Quick Links on the Library’s Home Page.  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.      Alternatively, you can find journal articles by searching ‘MU E-Journal Finder’ on the Library’s Home Page under ‘Quick Lin... 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 and you will have to get your account reset.   If you are a current faculty or staff member or student recieving an expiration message please contact us  to resolve this issue: https://www.marymount.edu/Academics/Library-Learning-Services/Contact-Us   ... read more


Where are the MU Databases located?

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You can access the databases via the Library’s home page under the “Quick Links” column there is a link for ‘Articles and 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


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 can click here to go there now! (http://marymount.libguides.com/c.php?g=271975&p=1816003 )... read more


How do I identify scholarly peer-reviewed articles?

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If you are searching a database you can apply a peer reviewed limiter or you can look at the article and identify if it contains all the necessary elements of a peer review article, see this guide for more information:  http://marymount.libguides.com/parts. Alternatively you can always google the title of the journal the article is published in and read what their review process is. ... read more


How do I access articles with Google Scholar?

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Under the “Quick Links” column on the Library home page is a link for “Articles & Databases”, click this link, you will be directed to the “Databases by Subject web page. Click the letter “G” , you will see “Google Scholar” in the middle of the page.  If you on campus you can follow this link: http://proxymu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://scholar.google.com Pro tip: Remember to access the articles in... read more


How do I access the Dissertation database?

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To access the Dissertation database, click on the link for the “Marymount’s Digital Repository”, http://marymount.libguides.com/repository If you are looking to search the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses  Database you can access that via the database list:  http://marymount.libguides.com/DB_Subjects/P ... read more


Can I check out reserved books?

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Yes, reserved books may be checked out for 2 hours for in library use only (unless otherwise specified by your Professor), you may renew the checked item if no other patron has requested it.  Ask us for information on the specific material you need. (https://www.marymount.edu/Academics/Library-Learning-Services/Contact-Us )   ... read more


Where are reserved Textbooks found?

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Reserved Textbooks are shelved behind the Circulation Desk at main campus and behind the information desk at Ballston Center, depending on which building the class is held in.  Textbooks are available for 2 hour use in the library only,  ask a Circulation assistant for help.   ... read more


How do I login from off campus?

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 To access your My Library Account login here https://mylibrary.wrlc.org/login.php ... read more


I need help with WEPA

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Check out this guide for frequently asked questions about WEPA : https://marymount.libguides.com/WEPA     If you need individual help with accessing your WEPA account please contact IT who handles the login and password requests. https://www.marymount.edu/Academics/Services-Resources/Technology-Services/IT-for-Students/WEPA   If you need help with using WEPA please come the library and we will ... 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 or at the Ballston Center Library Center - how easy is that?!?!   ... read more


How do I check the status of a CLS request?

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Log into your ‘My library Account’ (https://mylibrary.wrlc.org/login.php) Log in using the same credentials used to access your MU email and Canvas accounts. Once logged in  there is a link for CLS Requests/ILL in the top tier navigation bar Students will receive an email when their requests arrive at the Library.   ... read more


Do you have guidelines for thesis writing?

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Thesis guidelines will be specific to every discipline, it is best to discuss this topic with your program advisor.  LLS does have a  Digital Repository for student thesis, details about the repository can be found here:  http://marymount.libguides.com/repository ... 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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