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10 Things You Didnt Know about the Online Library

April 16, 2015 Whether you're an online learner or attending a campus location, South University's Online Library is a valuable resource that can help enhance your learning experience.

By now you probably know the Online Library exists in the Campus Common, but have you taken the time to explore it? If not, you’re missing out on a valuable resource that can help you enhance your learning experience.

10 Things You Didnt Know about the Online Library

Ready to take advantage of all the Online Library has to offer? Then you have good timing because it’s National Library Week! Learn 10 things you might not already know about the South University Online Library.

1. Online Students Can Borrow Books

Think you can’t borrow books because you’re an online student? Well, think again! Online students are able to check up to two items at a time out of the library for a period of two weeks. The materials are sent via 2-day mail, so you won’t have to wait long to get to work.

2. Research Guides are Offered

Simply select your campus location (or that you’re an online student) and you’ll be directed to the proper page. Here you’ll find course guides for each online academic offering that you can use to help complete your assignments. Find helpful articles, websites and books that can assist in your research and general knowledge of the subject area.

3. We have a Full-Time Staff

Want to speak with a real librarian? You’re in luck! Our Online Library has a full-time staff that you can contact directly with questions. Feel free to call or email our online librarians for assistance.

4. There’s a Chat Feature

Need a little help finding research material? If you’re working on an assignment and don’t know where to start, you can use the LibChat! feature to ask our library staff questions and they’ll point you in the right direction, so you don’t have to waste any time looking in the wrong places.

5. Turnitin Training is Offered

If you’re not already aware, your instructors use Turnitin to make sure you don’t plagiarize. This database compares your papers with thousands of websites and other papers to create a similarity report. You can use the Online Library to learn how to use Turnitin and get started with it yourself.

6. You Can Participate in Workshops

The Online Library homepage features a calendar where you’ll find a list of upcoming workshops. Check back regularly to see what kind of new learning opportunities are available!

7. MLA & APA Resources are Provided

If you have to write a paper in MLA or APA style, the Online Library is your one-stop resource. Find sample papers, how-to videos, cheat sheets, formatting guides and even a formatted APA paper template.

8. Enjoy Access to Thousands of eBooks

Did you know you literally have thousands of eBooks at your fingertips? We offer unlimited access to a number of databases containing eBooks you can use to complete assignments or simply enjoy reading to further your knowledge of your field of choice.

9. Library Training Videos are Offered

If you haven’t spent a lot of time at the library, it can be a bit intimidating at first. That’s why we created a number of training videos to help you get acquainted. You’ll find videos on using the library search box, finding an article from a citation, using A-Z Online Journal Titles to look up an article from a specific journal and more.

10. You Can Learn Better Study Skills

Our Online Library strives to be as helpful as possible to students. That’s why we offer a number of tips to help you improve your study habits. Check out our “Study Skills for Success” area under on the Student Help page to find videos that can help you become a better learner.

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