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Tutorials & FAQs

These tutorials are designed to instruct you in using the ODIN catalog and Licensed Resources.  You may need to download Adobe  Flash Player or install Microsoft PowerPoint  (ppt) to view the tutorials.

FAQs

As an off-campus student, what library resources can I access from home?

The library's licensed resources are available for your usage from off-campus using your seven digit student ID as your number and your last name as your password. If you are unsuccessful in logging into the databases, contact a librarian between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The only database in this list that is accessible from campus only is ProQuest's Ancestry Library.

How do I use the electronic databases / resources?

There are several short tutorials which should help you start your research.

My instructor says I must use reserve materials from the library. How do I get these items?

If you take classes on campus, stop at the library desk and ask for the materials your instructor has placed on reserve status. You will need your student ID with you. Your instructor will have set the borrowing restrictions, including how long the material may be used and whether it may leave the library or not.

If you are taking classes from a distance, simply email or telephone the library with course name and titles of the items needed. They will be sent to you with a mailing label to use for their return.

How do I renew library materials?

Library materials may be renewed via the My Account on the WSC Library website provided the materials are not overdue.

I need an item that is not available in the Williston State College Library. How do I obtain it?

See the tutorials from the North Dakota State Library to learn how to submit interlibrary loan requests.

Is tutoring assistance and support for students with disabilities available in the library? Who do I talk to about these services

Tutoring assistance and support are available from the Academic Success Center located in room104 in Stevens Hall.

I am taking classes from a distance and I need to buy textbooks. Whom do I contact?

If you need textbooks for your classes, you need to contact the Williston State College Bookstore. You may email the bookstore or call 1-888-863-9455 extension 4260.

ODIN Tutorials—available courtesy of ND State Library EBSCO Tutorials Gale Tutorials
My Account (video)  Points of View Reference Center Discovering Collection (8 min.) 
Requesting Materials (video)  CINAHL Basic and Advanced Searching (ppt) Health & Wellness Resource Center (15 min.) 
Basic Searching (video)  Basic Searching for Academic Libraries (5.25 min.) (video) Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Navigating the Homepage (1:21)  
How to: Use the Interlibrary Loan Blank Form (pdf)  Advanced Search with Guided Style using Academic Search Premier (8.13 min.) (video) Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Searching (1:31)  
eLibrary - Proquest  Auto Repair Reference Center Interface (5 min)  
  Advanced Searching Using EBSCOhost Interface (video)