Frequently Asked Questions


General Library Information
Library Services
Web Site Accessibility
Computers

  

General Library Information

How do I suggest the Library purchase an item for its collection?
The Library has an online form for purchase requests.

I have only the abbreviated title of a journal. How can I find the journal's full title?
Link to PubMED's Journals Database on the left side bar in PubMed and type in the abbreviation.

How do I find articles from the nursing literature?
While the CINAHL database is the most comprehensive database of the nursing literature, also search Ovid MEDLINE (or PubMed) or the ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source. Access CINAHL, Ovid, or PubMed from Quick Links on the Library home page; access ProQuest from the GALILEO link in Quick Links. See the Responsible Literature Searching module for online assistance in searching biomedical literature databases.

How do I find journal article citations in the medical literature?
The Library has access to MEDLINE the bibliographic database to the medical literature through two interfaces, MEDLINE in OvidSP and PubMed. Both links are located from the Library's Quick Links. See the Responsible Literature Searching module for online assistance in searching biomedical literature databases.

How do I find dissertations and theses?
The Library subscribes to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, an international index of dissertations and theses. Access this database from the GALILEO link in Quick Links on the Library home page. Many Augusta University-authored dissertations and theses are listed in the Online Catalog; those listed with the location "Thesis" are usually available for loan. Contact Historical Collections and Archives at 706-721-3444 for access to materials listed in the Online Catalog with the location "Hist Coll."

Where can I find information about copyright?
The Library has created a useful web page Copyright and Fair Use.

Where can I find out about Augusta University alumni and the history of Augusta University?
Alumni Affairs maintains a web pages for alumni. The Library's Historical Collections and Archives created an online history of MCG to honor the institution's 175th anniversary in 2003.

What are some print and online resources that can help me cite a bibliographic resource?

Well-known bibliographic style guides are listed in the Library's Online Catalog for use in the Library; some can be checked-out. The Library provides instruction (by appointment) for the EndNote bibliographic software.

Where are the books and journals located within the Library?
The print collection, located on the first floor, contains textbooks and monographs in the area of the health sciences. A newly created Core Collection contains the newest edition of clinical textbooks. A Historical Reference Collection is available on the second floor. The Journal Collection is also located on the second floor. The journals are arranged in alphabetical order and are divided into pre-1980 volumes and volumes from 1980 forward.

When checking out books or journals what information should I know?
Books: 28 days
Core Collection Books: 7 days, no renewals
Bound Journals: 3 days
Unbound Journals: 3 days
Renewals: journals or books may be recalled after the initial loan period for use by another patron. Renewals must be BEFORE the due date: by phone to the Library Information Center during operating hours, or online from the GIL-Find My Account". Overdue fee: $0.35 per day per item, maximum $10.00 per item. All borrowing is suspended until overdue fees are paid.

Where is Greenblatt Library located and where do I park?
Library departments and programs are primarily located in the Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library on Laney-Walker Boulevard next to the Administration Building. The entrance faces Harper Street and the campus building code is AB. On-street, metered parking is available on surrounding streets. Enforcement is strict and ticketing is a frequent occurrence, so watch the clock and bring plenty of quarters. Change is available at the Library Information Center.

May I bring food and drink into the Library?
Food and drink are allowed in the Library. However, please refrain from consuming food and drink in the Library Computer Lab.

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Library Services

How do I photocopy or print out documents?
The Library has three photocopying machines. Photocopying machines located on the first floor are either coin operated or equipped with Augusta University Cardreaders. Copies are $.15 per page with one machine accepting nickels, dimes, quarters, and $1 bills. A fourth photocopying machine is located on the second floor and will only accept Augusta University Cards.

Will the Library copy journal articles for me?
The Library will copy journal articles. Use the "Request an Article/Book" link located on the Library's Quick Links.

Can reserve material be taken out of the Library?
Yes, the Library s policy on reserves can be found on the home page under Reserves.

How do I place course materials on reserve?
Course material may be placed on reserve using the Library's online request form.

How do I order materials not owned by the Library?
The Library uses a Interlibrary Loan automated system for ordering material that are not located in the Library. A one time registration is required. Additional information about Interlibrary Loan is located on the Quick Links under Request an Article/Book.

Does the Library offer fax service?
Fax service is available at the Library Information Center. This service is available to the Augusta University faculty, staff and students, and Augusta University Health employees between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payment for fax transactions can be made by IDR, check or cash. Transactions sent outside the continental United States may have a surcharge. Fax Costs: Send a message (1-10 pages) $3.00; Receive a message (1-10 pages) $3.00; Add $1.00 per page over 10 pages.

Where can I find information on hands-on library skills training classes offered at the Library?
The Library offers customized individual or group sessions and curriculum based instruction. For additional information see Education and Instruction from the Library's home page.

How can I reserve a study room or study carrel?
Study areas are located on both floors of the Library. Group study rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Study carrels may be rented for a nominal fee. Contact Shannon Terral at 706-721-3441 for more information.

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Web Site Accessibility

Does the Library provide login or password support for Desire2Learn?
No. Contact the ITS Help Desk at 706-721-4000 for Desire2Learnlogin or password assistance.

How do I find a book or journal using the online catalog?
The Library has created several quick Flash tutorials for searching the GIL@Augusta University online catalog.

How do I access electronic resources when off-campus?
Remote access to Augusta University Library resources, including GALILEO databases, will be your Augusta University JagID. If you have questions about your Augusta University JagID please contact Information Technology Services at 706-721-4000.

Looking for full-text journals?
Use the "Find It@Augusta University" button within databases such as PubMed or Web of Science.

Why do some online journal articles require log-in and passwords?
A few institutional print subscription titles come with free online access. In order to access these titles online the publisher requires setting up passwords.

How can I access resources off site?
The Library has a specific a web page, Off-Campus Augusta University Users, for all off-campus access needs.

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Computers

Is there a scanner in the Library?
The Library has one scanner on the first floor in the Computer Lab.

Can I use my laptop in the Library?
The Library is a wireless building. Augusta University faculty, staff, and students, and GR Health employees must go through the ITS Help Desk to set up wireless access. The ITS Help Desk is located in Education Commons Lobby. Laptops can be configured for use on-campus.

Are there computers I can use in the Library?
The Library hosts a computer lab with 39 computers. Every computer has Internet access, and is loaded with Microsoft Suite.

How do I print from a Library computer workstation?
Augusta University faculty, staff, and students may acquire computer prints for $0.10 per page using a Augusta University JagID Card or setting up an account to use the Augusta University JagID as a debit card. Color printing is available for $0.35 per page.

Where do I take my computer to be configured for wireless access?

The IT Help Desk is located in the Education Commons Lobby. Laptops can be configured for use on-campus.

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If a question is not listed e-mail libref@augusta.edu or call 706-721-3441.