Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do I search the library’s catalog to find a book or video?

Answer: Finding a book or video in the library can seem difficult.  Check-out the library’s tip sheet on how to find a book or watch our video tutorial Print Resources: How to Find Books, Videos, Magazines, and Other Materials within Magale Library.

Question: How do I search for online articles?

Answer: The library subscribes to many online databases that contain thousands of full-text articles.  While not all articles are full-text in the databases, most are.   A great place to begin searching for articles is by using the “Quick Search Electronic Collections” tool (located at the top-right of this page) which are divided by content areas. For best results, always select the “Full-text articles only” option before searching.  If only scholarly or peer-reviewed resources are needed, also select the “Peer-reviewed articles only” option prior to search.

Another way of finding online articles is by searching databases directly.  You may search for full-text articles using the databases located on the library’s webpage, Databases By Title.

Learn more by watching our video tutorial, Electronic Resources: How to Find E-Books, E-Articles,  Videos, & Other Materials within Magale’s Electronic Collections

If you are unfamiliar with database searching, you may take a few minutes and watch EBSCOs database searching tutorial, Introduction to EBSCOhost 2.0

Question: How do I search to see if the library subscribes to a specific full-text online journal?

Answer: You may begin by using Magale’s A to Z List located on the library’s webpage, E-Journals By Title.  The A to Z list allows you to search for journals by title or subject area.  If the journal is available full-text, the name of the Magale Library electronic database or digital library will be listed.

Question: How do I locate plays and monologues?

Answer: Searching for plays and monologues can be a task.  Check-out the library’s Web page on How to Find Plays and Monologues.

Question: How do I know what new items the library has received?

   Answer: Check our What’s New at Magale Library page for the most recent additions.

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Other online resources:

(Notice: Magale Library does not maintain the materials on the below pages and is not responsible for their contents)

Films on Demand Streaming Tips – Learn tips to help Films on Demand work best for your needs! – This web site offers answers to many frequently asked questions using the American Psychological Association’s writing style.

BedfordStMartin’s Research and Documentation Online -  This website offers answers to many frequently asked questions using Modern Language Association’s (MLA) and APA writing styles. - This website offers citation assistance with APA and MLA writing styles,

Purdue’s O.W.L: Online Writing Lab – This web site offers help using various writing styles, including MLA and APA.

Need help?

Looking for a particular journal, newspaper, or magazine in electronic format? Check our A to Z List.

Also, check-out our Video Tutorials, FAQs, or contact us. Use of Magale Library computers are subject to the Policies and Procedures set-forth by SAU's Information Technology Services.

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