Friday, August 26, 2016

New Guide for Distance Online/Distance Students

The Lewis J. Ort Library would like to introduce a new resource for students who are in online only programs (distance students). A new guide has been created to provide one place for online students to find information about accessing the library.

Even though students may not be able to physically come to the library, we want everyone to know that the Ort Library is still available by providing access to resources and services students will need to complete their studies. The library provides resources and services that distance students can access from anywhere that works best for them.

Students who attend at a distance can access:
·         OneSearch and Subject Specific Databases
·         E-books
·         Online Periodicals (scholarly/peer-reviewed, popular magazines, newspapers)
·         Online Encyclopedias (Credo Reference and Gale Virtual Reference Library)
·         Interlibrary Loan
·         Reference and Research Assistance (phone, e-mail, 24/7 chat, in-person)
·         Tutorials

This guide can also be used for anyone who works from off-campus. It provides information on how to access resources and services from off-campus, including how to log into OneSearch and other databases with your 14 digit barcode.

The guide can be found at the following link:

You can also access the guide from the library’s home page. The link for this new guide is under the Quick Links section of the home page, under the link Distance Ed Students.

If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Mastrodonato ( or 301-687-4425) or the Reference Desk ( or 301-687-4424).

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