Distance Education Assistance for the Health Sciences Campus

Augusta University distance education students
Assistance is available to Augusta University (Augusta University) health sciences faculty, staff, and students located at campuses away from Augusta or to students enrolled in Augusta University courses meeting the Board of Regents definitions : "Off-campus instruction is defined as traditional face-to-face classroom instruction that occurs at a location away from the home premises of the institution. Distance education is defined as a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction occurs when student and instructor are not in the same place and the instruction is delivered using technology."

Set-up three passwords to use Greenblatt Library resources

Keep your Augusta University JagID current to access Library materials through the Library “Off-Campus Access for Augusta University Libraries Resources” proxy server.

Your Greenblatt Library account requires a Patron Barcode and a PIN to borrow books in the GIL Express system and to check due dates or renew items charged to your borrowing account.

You can set-up a username and password to use the fee-based Interlibrary Loan service if you need journal articles the Greenblatt Library does not hold, or books not in the Greenblatt Library or available through the GIL Express service.

Augusta University JagID authenticates Augusta University Libraries proxy server access

Your Augusta University JagID accesses Library resources through the Augusta University Libraries proxy server when away from the Augusta campus.

  • When selecting a subscribed Greenblatt Library database, ejournal, ebook, or clicking a Find It@Augusta University link, the “Off-Campus Access for Augusta University Libraries Resources” proxy server will request your Augusta University JagID username and password.
  • On verification of your Augusta University JagID, the proxy server will pass you through to the selected resource.
  • Contact Information Technology Services Services at 706-721-4000 for questions or needed assistance with Augusta University JagID.

Greenblatt Library account Patron Barcode and PIN

Maintain access to your Greenblatt Library borrowing account in the Library Catalog by setting up a five-digit PIN.

  • You need your Greenblatt Library “Patron Barcode” to receive the PIN.
    • For Health Sciences campus students and medical residents, the PULSE (student) ID number is your Patron Barcode.
    • For Health Sciences campus faculty and staff, visit the Greenblatt Library Information Center desk with your Augusta University or GR Health System ID to register a Library account and receive a Patron Barcode.

With the Patron Barcode, click “access my GIL account” at the Library Catalog home page to set-up the PIN:

  • Enter your Patron Barcode at “Patron Barcode.”
  • Enter your last name at “LastName.”
  • Click the “Get My PIN” link to have a temporary PIN sent to your Augusta University Outlook email account. Logon to your Outlook email account and retrieve the temporary PIN.
  • Logon to your GIL account with Patron Barcode, temporary PIN, and LastName. Click “Change PIN” and create a new PIN for your GIL account.

From your borrowing account in the Library Catalog with the PIN, you can:

  • Check due dates of borrowed items checked out to your account.
  • Renew some borrowed items before their due date.
  • Borrow GIL Express books from other participating University System of Georgia libraries when your borrowing account contains no overdue items or unpaid fines or fees.

Contact the Library Information Center desk 706-721-3441 for questions about your Greenblatt Library account.

Greenblatt Library Interlibrary Loan

Consider using the Greenblatt Library's fee-based Interlibrary Loan service as a cost-effective method to obtain full-text documents not found by the “Find It@Augusta University” button or eJournal Navigator. Registering a personal Interlibrary Loan account to request articles the Library does not hold is completed online. The Interlibrary Loan staff may be contacted at 706-721-6374 to assist with initial registration or ordering/payment questions.

Because books ordered through the fee-based Interlibrary Loan service must be picked up and returned to the Greenblatt Library on the Augusta campus, book borrowing may only be ordered through GIL Express. Any library staff member may assist a distance education student in locating books from other participating University System of Georgia libraries in the GIL Express system at no cost. Distance education students participating in GIL Express book borrowing transactions must be able to pick-up and return books to a participating University System of Georgia library.

Using databases and finding full-text documents

Consult the Greenblatt Library online tutorials to effectively search Greenblatt Library resources and retrieve needed documents.

For personal assistance in searching and retrieving online library resources, contact the Greenblatt Library Information Center Desk 706-721-3441 or Peter Shipman, Dentistry and Allied Health Specialist 706-721-9903.

The Greenblatt Library databases contain links to possible full-text electronic resources (usually ejournals) at the database record level with a “Find It@Augusta University” button. Click the Find It button in the database record to determine if the Library holds an electronic full-text document for that database record.

A list of Greenblatt Library eJournals is located at the eJournals.

A list of Greenblatt Library ebooks is located at the eBook Navigator.