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Books & Audio-Visual Materials
Books are loaned for 120 days and can be renewed twice. There is no limit to the number of books a Faculty or Staff member can check out.
A/V items can be checkout out for seven (7) days and can be renewed once.  There is no limit to the number of A/V items a Faculty or Staff member can check out.

Renewal Policy
Materials may be renewed as long as they are not overdue. Either renew materials by logging into My Account, or contacting Access Services. 

Reference Materials and Periodicals
These materials do not circulate, but exceptions to this policy are made on a case-by-case basis. Access Services staff can assist patrons with obtaining checkout permission

Databases that hold metrics


  • EBSCO - Academic Search Complete, Alt HealthWatch, APA PsycArticles, APA PsycBooks, APA PsycExtra, APA PsycInfo, APA PsycTests, Business Source Complete, CINAHL Complete, eBook Collection, Education Research Complete, GreenFILE, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center, MEDLINE Complete, Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print, OmniFile Full Text, Regional Business News, SPORTDiscus and Teacher Reference Center
  • Sage
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley
  • (Paid) Scopus - 
  • (Paid) Web of Knowledge - 
  • (Paid) Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Columbia has)
  • (Paid) Journal Citation Reports - Columbia has

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Consider evaluating and becoming familiar with the library's holdings for your discipline by searching the SearchUP library catalog. Search your discipline here.

Submit suggestions for materials to be added to the library's collection by contacting your library liaison. 

Digital Campus, provided by Swank Motion Pictures, is a tool faculty may use to request many major motion picture films in a streaming format for in-class* use. Films are made available on a per-semester basis, but may be re-requested as needed.

 

How To Request Films Through Digital Campus (For Faculty Use)

  1. Visit our Digital Campus portal.
  2. Clicking the above Digital Campus portal link on campus should open the website automatically. Users off campus may have to pass through an Upstate sign-in screen where they could be asked to enter their Upstate email address and password. 
  3. Select the "Instructor" option.
  4. Search for the desired film(s).
  5. Click "Request" beside a title you wish to select.
  6. You will need to create a Digital Campus instructor account (or enter your information if already registered) in order to complete the brief request form for each title. (Note: This account is separate from and in addition to your Upstate login.)
  7. Once submitted, films are often ready in a matter of days; you will receive an email notifying you when the link has been set up.

If a film is not available in the Digital Campus catalog, please check Feature Films for Education (also on our A-Z database list) or contact your library liaison. Digital Campus may still be able to secure classroom use rights*, though this is not always possible.

 

How To Watch Films on Digital Campus (For Students, Faculty, or Staff)

  1. Visit our Digital Campus portal.
  2. Clicking the above Digital Campus portal link on campus should open the website automatically. Users off campus may have to pass through an Upstate sign-in screen where they could be asked to enter their Upstate email address and password. 
  3. After passing through the Upstate sign-in screen, students, faculty, and staff do not have to enter additional login information in order to view films on the Digital Campus website. Selecting "student" or "instructor" is the only requirementEntering Upstate account information on the Digital Campus website is not required. The only time a login is needed on the Digital Campus website is when faculty request films.
  4. Search for the desired film(s).
  5. Note: Faculty may instead choose to share a direct link to a specific film (or films) via email, or may paste a direct link code into Blackboard (Note: As of September 2022, the direct linking option is currently unavailable through the Digital Campus site due to technical issues.)

 

 

*For information on public performance rights, please contact your library liaison.

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Proxy Card Application - Proxy Cards allow faculty to assign a designated representative to check out and retrieve library materials for them. Faculty must review information, accept responsibility and request a proxy card online.

Scan & Deliver - Use this form to request an article or book chapter owned by the library be scanned and delivered electronically.

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