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The VCSU Library owns books, DVDs, ebooks and other materials for you to use. If you cannot find what you need at our library, you may borrow materials from other libraries, a process called interlibrary loan.
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Databases are library search engines. Choose a recommended database below and enter your search terms in the resulting database's search box. You may need to choose Advanced Search to limit your search to fulltext and/or scholarly journals.
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Course Materials are books and articles selected by your instructor. There are two locations for Course Materials depending on their types: Physical items (print books and magazines, media items such as DVDs and CDs) on Reserve Shelf at the Library and Online eReserves (quiz reviews, articles, chapters).
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The easiest way to locate course materials on Reserve is to search by 'instructor'. Just type your instructor’s last name in the Search box and click the Search button. You can also search course materials by Title, Author, Course #, Subject, Department...

Ask for physical course materials at the Library Information Desk. You will need your current VCSU ID to check them out. Holds are not placed on course materials on Reserve. Access is restricted to VCSU faculty, students and staff.

Contact: Sam Stover, Reference Librarian, 701-845-7280, ext 37280
Online eReserves
The following courses and instructors have eReserves (electronic reserve materials) at the library. This list is for electronic reserve materials and only students enrolled in the course have access to the eReserves.

Diane Burr - HPER 315
Joseph Sticker - CHEM 121

Contact: Benjamin Ferguson, Systems Specialist, 701-845-7285, ext 37285

Video Tutorials : How to search course materials - Coming soon!

VCSU faculty can place Course Materials on reserve at the Library to support class assignments by submitting our Course Materials Request form.
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Know the title of a journal and want to see if we own it electronically or in print?
Search for Online Journals
Use SFX search to search for journal titles and access their articles.
Search for Articles
Use Primo to search for scholarly journal and newspaper articles.
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The VCSU Library has two Reference Collections where you can find quick facts on a topic: the print collection in the Reference Room and the online collection at Credo.
At Credo you can search specific special encyclopedias and reference books or choose advanced searches, image searches or subject searches. All of the information is cited for you at the bottom each page and may be saved to EasyBib*, the Library’s citation manager.

*EasyBib is a citation tool that will assist you in putting your references in the correct format. VCSU students may sign up for free: find more information here.
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These pages offer quick access to subject-related resources and are selected for you by professional librarians. They can be an excellent starting point for research.
Subject Guides
VCSU Librarian-selected subject guides. More coming soon!

Credo Subject Guides
Browse or search Credo-created guides by area, such as art, business or medicine.
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