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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions at the Jackson Library in our searchable FAQ.

How do I get to the library on campus?

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See our Visiting information for a campus map, directions, and accessible entrances.
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How do I get to Academic Search Complete (or any other database)?

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You can find a link for our individual databases in the alphabetical list on A-Z Databases.
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Why can't I log into a database?

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To access the library's electronic resources, including databases, you will log in with your Lander username and password. If you are having trouble accessing our databases, and you are on campus, please check your internet connection and make sure you are connected to the “Bearcat Wireless” network. Our databases cannot be accessed through the “Bearcat Guest” network.

If this does not resolve the problem, try opening the database in a different internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.). Some databases have browser-specific connectivity requirements.

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How do I suggest a purchase?

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Please submit your purchase suggestion for consideration via our online form.
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I have found a book in the catalog, and the location says “Special Collection.” Where do I find this in the library?

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Books with the location “Special Collection” in the catalog record are available for viewing by appointment during normal business hours. These materials are not available for checkout. Please schedule an appointment.
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Do the library archives have old yearbooks, course catalogs, issues of the Lander magazine, etc?

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You can find out what is available in our archives by visiting Archives and searching the finding aid (an inventory of all the items within the collection). Click on the Lander University Archives Finding Aid.

Lander's entire collection of yearbooks (from 1923-1991) have been digitized and can be found on the South Carolina Digital Library website.

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I found an item in the catalog that lists the location as “US Document" or "SC Document.” What does that mean?

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This item is part of our small print collection of government documents for both the US and South Carolina. The materials are available anytime the library is open, but they are for in-library use only and cannot be checked out. If you need assistance with the collection, a member of our staff can help you. For 24/7 digital access, please visit Government Information.
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I do not live in or near Greenwood, but I would like someone to find yearbook photographs, course catalogs, Lander magazine issues, etc. and send me copies. Who do I need to talk to?

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Please submit the Research Request Form to receive assistance with your request. Depending on the complexity or timing of the request, please allow 3-5 business days for handling. Please note that Lander's entire collection of yearbooks (from 1923-1991) have been digitized and can be found on the South Carolina Digital Library's website.
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How do I access full-text articles from the databases? 

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If you have located an article in Bearcat Search, open the item record and find the View Online section. Under Full text availability, you will see one or more links to databases that hold a copy of this article. Click on any database link to open the full text.

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If the above section is missing from your article record, you will need to request the article's full text via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. ILL service is fast and free to Lander University students, faculty, and staff. You will receive a PDF of the article via email in most cases.

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Do you accept donations other than books?

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In addition to books, we have CD and DVD collections, as well as archive items that have a connection to Lander University, the state or local surrounding area. We are unable to accept gifts with stipulations. You can donate monetary gifts to the Lander Foundation by specifying the Library foundation account. Please visit Donating Materials for more information.
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Does the Jackson Library have an institutional repository?

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No, we do not have an institutional repository here at Lander University.
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Do the library archives have information on the Self family, Greenwood Mills, or Self Hospital?

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You can find out what is available in our archives by searching the finding aid (an inventory of all the items within the collection) -- click on the Self Family Foundation Archives Finding Aid.
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How can I get help with citation style, ex. APA, MLA, etc.?

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Jackson Library has current editions of all citation manuals available for ready reference at the front service desk against the wall. Visit Citation Resources to find all of our print and digital citation resources available. You can also sign up for an appointment with Lander’s Writing Center, which provides free writing assistance for all students, including all of the citation styles.
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What is the status of the PASCAL Delivers book request I’m waiting for? 

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You can check the request status by signing into Bearcat Search. Select the Requests tab. Then, in the All Institutions filter in the top left corner, select Has Activity. Any institutions with active requests will appear in your list of requests.
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How can I get help incorporating my research into my paper?

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Sign up for an appointment with a tutor at Lander’s Writing Center, which provides free writing assistance for all students, including integrating research.
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How do I reserve a study room?

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Please visit Reserve-a-Room to reserve a study room. You may book up to 3 hours at a time per user, per day.
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