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Distance & Online Services e-News

Going the Distance to Serve You

Libraries spring 2013

EKU Libraries

Enhancing your online teaching Welcome to the inaugural issue of EKU Libraries’ Distance & Online Services e-News. This newsletter will arrive in your inbox once a semester and will highlight new and exciting (and best of all, useful!) EKU Libraries resources and services for you and your students. Is there a library topic, service or resource you would like to see covered in a future issue? Just contact me and let me know! Brad Marcum Distance Education Program Officer | 859-622-1801

Online Resources

Access quality resources when you need them Access quality resources when you need them, wherever you are. Over thousands of resources, ranging from scholarly articles and ebooks to high quality streaming videos, are available 24/7 at your fingertips via the Online Library Resources page. Look for the Online Library Resources link in the left hand column of the library's homepage or bookmark The list of resources can be browsed by subject, type, or title. Do research on the go: Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, and many other online resources can now be accessed on your mobile device. For the current list of mobile-friendly resources, visit the Mobile Access page (, which is also accessible via the Mobile Access link in the right hand column of the Online Library Resources page.

Ask Us

Live Research Help When Your Students Need It Most Seventy-one hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, librarians are ready to field research questions via our virtual reference service. To better accommodate the busy schedules of our online learners, many of whom work during the day, the service is available evenings and Sundays: 1-9PM on Sundays, 10AM-10PM Mondays through Wednesdays, 10AM to 9PM on Thursdays, and 10AM to 4PM on Fridays. Students can send questions either from the Ask Us page or at their point of need within many of our databases or Subject Guides. Visit the Ask Us page at or the Ask Us button at the Library home page to Ask Us today and to learn about other ways to get research help.

Ask Us chat widget on the EKU Libraries' website

Noel Studio

Online Consultation Pilot Program The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity will pilot a new, online consultation program beginning in spring 2013 to provide online and regional campus students at Eastern Kentucky University with access to communication-related resources. During the spring 2013 pilot, select students will have the option to schedule hour-long, real-time audio/video consultations with Noel Studio consultants trained to support students in the design of highly effective communication, including writing projects, multimodal projects, visual aids, posters, and presentation slides. While the pilot will run through the spring semester with select classes, additional online consultations will be offered to all regional campus and online students in the fall 2013 semester. Questions can be directed to Noel Studio Director, Dr. Russell Carpenter, at For more information about the Noel Studio, please visit

Library Materials Delivered to You Make the Request and We'll Take Care of the Rest!

Students, faculty and staff at any regional campus can have library materials delivered to their campus location via Library Express, which includes a courier service running on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Online students and faculty who are located outside the EKU service area can request delivery of materials to their home via UPS free of charge. Journal articles not available in full text online will be delivered via email.

Get It: 2 Days


Library Express provides enhanced convenience in requesting and receiving resources. It combines Interlibrary Loan and pull-and-hold services for quick delivery of items to ANY extended campus location. For library resources, just click the Get it: 2 Days button on the catalog display for your item of choice. Interlibrary Loan requests can be made using the Get More button conveniently found in our library databases and WorldCat. For more information, please visit


Nursing and Allied Health Source If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at EKU Libraries’ new and very comprehensive health sciences database, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source at It covers over 1,050 journal titles, over 875 of which are full-text, and offers the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields. Also included are eBooks, evidence-based nursing content from the Joanna Briggs Institute, videos from MedCom, and multicultural reports from CultureVision. We know you’ll enjoy using this wonderful health sciences resource.

If you have questions, please contact your library liaison

EKU Libraries’ Distance & Online Services e-News  

EKU Libraries’ Distance & Online Services e-News newsletter highlights new and exciting (and best of all, useful!) EKU Libraries resources a...

EKU Libraries’ Distance & Online Services e-News  

EKU Libraries’ Distance & Online Services e-News newsletter highlights new and exciting (and best of all, useful!) EKU Libraries resources a...