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Organized access to books, journal articles & scholarly literature. Traditional academic print resources available in electronic format via the Web. Over 120 databases chosen to provide high-quality information suitable for academic research. Access to hundreds of thousands of articles not available via Google. The Journal Magazine Newspaper List helps you discover which database(s) has the full-text or if Emerson has a print subscription. A growing collection (15,000+) of full-text electronic books for research and reference. Free document delivery of library materials not available online; articles to your desk top & books to your home or office. Reference Librarians available by email or toll-free to help with your research when you need them. Online research tutorials and database tip sheets. Saves you time by providing easy access to the scholarly resources your professors require!



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CONTACT INFORMATION (1-800-985-4279)

DEAN OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Laura O. Rein [email protected] (314) 968-7152 HEAD OF REFERENCE SERVICES & COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT Ellen Eliceiri [email protected] (314) 968-6951 HEAD OF ACCESS SERVICES (Circulation, E-Reserves, DocDel) Matthew Wier [email protected] (314) 961-2660 ext 7806 ELECTRONIC RESERVES Greg Kettinger [email protected] (314) 961-2660 ext 8684 DOCUMENT DELIVERY & VIDEO RESERVATIONS Rick Kaeser [email protected] (314) 968-5994

A Guide to Passports

Resources & Services For U.S. Extended Campuses


Webster University Emerson Library 470 East Lockwood Ave Saint Louis, MO 63119-3194 USA




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The URL for this document is guides/wubrochureusextendedcampus.pdf 2006/07

Eden-Webster Library System is a cooperative program of Eden Theological Seminary and Webster University. The mission of Emerson Library is to support the teaching, research and intellectual pursuits of Webster University communities worldwide.


Emerson Library offers a wealth of resources and

ONLINE/FULLTEXT DATABASES database.html Over 120 research databases provide access to scholarly resources appropriate to your research needs. Our subscription databases offer thousands of fulltext journal, magazine, & newspaper articles, reference, business & legal information, and bibliographic citations from published sources in many subject areas. Passports databases cover all subjects: the humanities, social sciences, business & computers, nursing & science, and also include general/ multidisciplinary databases. Some Multidisciplinary Passports Databases: · Academic Search Premier · Lexis-Nexis Academic · JStor Some Subject Specific Passports Databases: · ABI/Inform (business) · Business & Company Resource Center · D&B key business ratios · CINAHL (nursing) · ERIC (education & training) · Literature Resource Center · PsycInfo (psychology & counseling) New additions: RefWorks (citation manager) Central Search (multiple database search engine) USE YOUR WEBSTER ID NUMBER FOR DATABASE ACCESS: Your unique, 7-digit ID number is the password for all Passports databases. If you don't know your number, or if it does not work, contact the staff at your campus, or Rick Kaeser at [email protected] PASSPORTS TUTORIALS: Online tutorials and research guides are available on the Passports main menu. Click Research Guides under the Help link on the main page.

LOCATING FULL TEXT ARTICLES: If the database you are searching does not link to the full-text, check the Journal Magazine Newspaper List linked from the Articles/ Databases page. Search the journal name to determine if it is available fulltext in another Passports database or in print in the library's collection. If it is online, you can link to the database and search for the article you need. If the journal is in the library collection, request a copy through the Document Delivery Service. DOCUMENT DELIVERY: Webster students worldwide may request library materials. For articles, check the Journal Magazine Newspaper List to see if we subscribe to the periodical. For books, check the library catalog to make certain Emerson owns the book. Document Delivery is linked under request books or articles. We post articles from our periodicals in 2 business days. If you wish us to request articles from another library, allow 7 days. Books are delivered via UPS; allow at least 7 business days. services/docorder.html ELECTRONIC RESERVES: E-Reserves allow

special services to students, faculty & staff to support your academic research and teaching. Passports, the website for the Eden Webster Library System, is the online gateway to these resources and services. LIBRARY CATALOG: The catalog lists over 300,000 items including 1,600 periodical titles and almost 9000 video/DVDs, owned by the library. Click on New Titles under "What's New" on the Passports main page to view a monthly list of items added to the library. Use our Document Delivery service to have books delivered directly to your home or office. ELECTRONIC BOOKS: The library offers over 15,000 current and classic e-books covering a variety of subjects. Records for our e-books appear in the library catalog with a hot link to the electronic book. E-books can also be searched in the netLibrary database, available from the menu of Passports databases. netLibrary allows searching of a topic across a database of electronic books. ELECTRONIC JOURNALS: Passports databases offer electronic full text from over 24,000 academic journals, newspapers, magazines through Online/Fulltext Databases. VIDEO COLLECTION: The library offers educational videos and DVDs on many topics. Use the library catalog or the Video/DVDs link to search the videos by title, keyword, genre or language. Faculty are advised to reserve videos early for use in the classroom. Online form: · avorder.html · Call Rick Kaeser 314/ 968-5994 or 1-800985-4279

faculty to post electronic documents and web links on a secure server for their classes. To access E-Reserves, or set up & administer an account, see


Turnitin checks assignments & papers for originality against Internet pages as well as a growing database of previously submitted student work. Faculty must apply for an account and may either submit electronic copies of student papers or allow students to submit their own. html

QUESTIONS? NEED RESEARCH HELP? Contact a reference librarian. Toll free: 1 800 WU LIBRY (1-800-985-4279) askalibn.html


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