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OSH 499w

This guide provides library-related information to help students succeed in Professor Bardsley's OSH4 99w course.

Library Resources

Click here to search the library catalog.

Enter a term into the search box and click on, "Search." 

This takes you to a page where you have the option to refine your search with parameters such as:

  • Format (print vs. electronic)
  • Location (search by specific collections)
  • Date
  • Genre
  • Institution (search for items here in the library or search all libraries in the University System)

EBook Tip: Use the table of contents to see if the electronic resource is pertinent to the search. When reading online, most people read a chapter or two of a book as opposed to a whole book. 

 

Accessing Databases from Off-Campus:

To access databases from off-campus, you'll need to enter your network ID when prompted. Each time you access information in a new database, you'll be prompted to re-enter your network ID. Your network ID is the same login and password that you use to get into your university email. 

There are two types of databases:

  1. Multidisciplinary Databases:

Multidisciplinary databases will help you with almost any search. They contain articles from many fields of study:.

Activity:
1. Click here and then select the "Academic Search Complete" database
2. Practice searching with multiple search terms, refining search dates, and limiting searches to full-text and to peer-reviewed results

         2. Subject-Specific Databases:

Click here to access a list of databases to which the library subscribes. This list contains descriptions of the information that you will find in the databases. Try a subject search to find the databases that are specific to your field of study. 

Activity:
1. Click here and the select the "Environment Complete" database.
2. Click on advanced search and practice searching with the advanced search functions

Search Tip: Begin your searches on the advanced search page. Take advantage of the opportunities to limit your searches to full-text only, to specific date ranges, to scholarly peer-reviewed articles, etc.

 

Inter-Library Loan:  If you'd like to receive a book or an article that isn't in this library, use Inter-Library Loan. Click here to learn more and to create a free account.

Items that you can check out through Inter-Library Loan include:

  • Books not owned by the Tech Library.   
  • Books that are owned by the Tech Library but are missing, at the bindery, or checked out.
  • Periodical articles that are not available at the Montana Tech Library.
  • Multi-media objects

It usually takes about ten business days to receive a physical item through Inter-Library Loan, but electronic items often arrive more quickly. 

Please contact the Inter-Library Loan Specialist if you need assistance filling out the form. Once your account is set-up, you will be able to easily borrow items yourself.

Contact: Kristi Carroll, kcarroll@mtech.edu, 406-496-4222