Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the libraries remain open, with reduced hours, during student holidays, Spring Break, Fall Break, and other days when classes are not in session. K-State Libraries close for university holidays. Even when the main library (Hale) or other libraries on the Manhattan campus are closed, the "Anita C. Lehner 24-hour Study Area," located on the 1st floor of Hale Library and home to Einstein Brothers Bagels, is always open. You can see if a library is open by checking their hours.

  *  Hale Library
  *  Fiedler Engineering Library, Fiedler Hall
  *  K-State at Salina Library
  *  Math/Physics Library, Cardwell Hall
  *  Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design, Seaton Hall
  *  Veterinary Medical Library, Trotter Hall

During the fall and spring semesters, Hale Library is open 24x5. This means the library opens at 1:00 Sunday afternoon and the building doesn't close again until 8:00 pm Friday night. So you can study, write papers, print, scan and check out books in the middle of the night, if you want to. Security guards keep people and the building safe over night. Summer hours are reduced and we occasionally close early.

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In Hale Library, there are publicly accessible restrooms on the northeast corner of floors 1-5 (map). The Anita C. Lehner 24-Hour Study Area on the first floor also has restrooms available.

The restroom closest to Weigel Library is located on the second floor of Seaton Hall (map) at the bottom of the left hand staircase.

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K-State InfoCommons has over 200 computers on four different floors of Hale Library. The 2nd floor has the majority, but those computers are the most highly used.  If you do not see an open computer on the 2nd floor, 1st floor has about 50 computers, many located in an alcove on the south side of the floor.  The main part of the 3rd and 4th floors both have computers and there are even some with catalog access only inside Stack Levels A through F.

See also
Equipment: Can I check out cameras, laptops, headphones, projectors here?
Printing: How do I print in the library?

 

Kansas State University at Manhattan

The Anita C. Lehner 24-Hour Study Area on the first floor of Hale Library is always open.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about the availability of study places other than the K-State at Salina Library, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

See also
Hours: How late are you open?
Check out: Can I check out books from Hale Library after Library Help closes?

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Hale Library

There will be expanded building and study zones during Finals Week.

This post will be updated close to finals week.

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Hale Library

Food is allowed in Hale Library, but here are some things you should know first.

  • Food and drink are permitted in all areas of Hale Library except Archives and Special Collections on the 5th floor and classrooms 407 and 408.
  • Drinks should have a secure lid to minimize spills.
  • If you spill or see a mess left behind, let a staff member know right away.
  • Please dispose of wrappers and containers in the appropriate trash cans.
  • No coffeepots or cooking appliances are allowed.
  • No deliveries inside the buildings. When making delivery orders, ask to meet them outside of the library.

In Hale Library, food and beverages are available at Einstein Brothers Bagels and 24 hours a day in our vending area. Both are located on the first floor of Hale near the Sunflower entrance. The K-State Student Union provides a number of other food options.

Weigel Architecture Library

There are vending machines available throughout Seaton Hall. The K-State Student Union provides a variety of food options.

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, and the Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn about the food and drink policies and the availability of food at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

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Hale Library

Quiet zones are enforced on the 3rd floor of Hale Library. If a person or group of people are being particularly noisy in a quiet zone, use the Ask-a-Librarian chat widget and let us know where the noise is coming from. We can send a library staff person or security guard to request they lower their voices or move to a different floor.

Keep in mind that these are "quiet", not "silent" zones and there may be some noise from time to time.

Other Libraries

To learn about quiet-related policies at the Weigel Architecture, Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, and the Veterinary Medical libraries, please contact the individual library directly.

See also
Quiet: Where are the quiet zones?
Study: Where can I study during finals week?

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Hale Library

In Hale library, there is a change machine in the vending area located just inside and to the left of the first floor entrance. This change machine dispenses only dollar coins. Change is also available in the K-State Student Union.

Hale Library's copiers and vending machines also accept dollar bills. Some of the vending machines accept some credit cards and some debit cards.

Fiedler Engineering, the K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn about options for obtaining change at any of these libraries,contact the individual library directly

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The display monitor attached to a pillar near Library Help is an Energy Dashboard, presenting information about energy use and conservation at K-State. To learn more, contact:

Casey S Lauer
Director of Energy & Env. Prog - Fac Power Plant & Utilities
E-mail: cslauer@k-state.edu
Office phone:(785) 532-2578

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Hale Library

There are self-service, public bulletin boards in the 24-hour study area and near the Sunflower entrance.  Items posted there are removed after two weeks.

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn about options for displaying posters or handouts at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

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In order to preserve the privacy of people researching in the library, we ask that individuals or organizations wishing to take photographs in Hale Library contact our Director of Administrative & IT Services. The Director should be informed of the purpose/use of the photos and the primary areas in the Library where the pictures will be taken. The Director will notify the staff in those areas.

In most cases, a member of the library staff will accompany anyone filming or taking photographs in order to minimize the disruption to patrons, as well as assure their privacy.

Library personnel or patrons should not be used in photographs or films without the expressed consent of the individual. If patrons request not to be included in any photo or video, we ask that their wishes be respected as a matter of courtesy.

To maintain privacy, photographs or videos of patrons using the computer or reading should be done at a distance to ensure that the items being read or viewed are not disclosed.

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The Meditation Alcove is located on the south side of the 4th floor in Hale Library.

map of 4th floor

To provide a quiet, contemplative, and reflective space welcomed by all, we ask that you please practice quietly and that you do not move furniture or leave personal items in the alcove.

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Hale Library has rooms available for studying, meeting, and practicing presentations

K-State students, faculty, and staff, no charge
Two conference rooms may be reserved after 5:00pm and on weekends

These study areas do not need reservations and are not private rooms:
InfoCommonsAnita C Lehner 24 hour Study Area, and graduate study rooms

Some suggestions for other study and meeting rooms on campus:

Ask in the office of your college or unit
Fiedler Hall Study Rooms

3 rooms available for current Engineering students
Multicultural Engineering Program Study Center

Leadership Studies

K-State students, faculty, and staff, no charge
General Building Policy
Available Space
Reservation Form

K-State Union

Rooms and fees - See Appendix B of the Union Governing Board Policies
Online reservation tool
Detailed room descriptions 
No charge for some rooms when used by OSAS registered student organizations
No charge for Staterooms 1, 2, or 3 when used by University departments

  Alumni Center

No charge for some conference rooms when used for department hosted events
Rooms and fees - Rent the Alumni Center

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Hale Library is 550,000 square feet. To put that in perspective, a football field is 57,600 square feet, so Hale Library is as big as 9.5486111 football fields or in agriculture terms 12.63 acres. Now that's big!

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Check your account from MyLibrary Login, available from "I want to ... Renew books" at the libraries' website or from K-State's website. Enter your eID and password.

From your account you can see materials you have checked out, when they are due, and if they are renewable. Renew them online by clicking the box next to the item(s) then clicking the renew button at the bottom of the titles list. Make sure to check the due date to ensure date was changed.

 

Kansas State University at Manhattan

As an alumnus, you can check out materials from the Libraries with a current K-State Alumni Association Card. If you’re not a current Alumni Association member, you can still check out materials with purchase of a Community Patron Card ($10/year fee).

These cards do not enable off-campus access to education-restricted licensed online journals and databases. However, anyone visiting the campus can access most of those resources from public computers in Hale Library.

Read more about additional free information resources and other K-State Libraries Alumni Services.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about services available to alumni at the K-State at Salina Library, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

See also
Check out: If I'm a Community member, can I check out items?

You can check out as many items (books, videos, maps, LPs, bound journals) as you want except, in most cases, you may only check out two (2) Reserves items at a time. Some items, like current periodicals, reference books, and Special Collections items, cannot be checked out.

You are responsible for everything you check out, so be sure you'll be able to locate all items when they're due.

See
Check out: For how long can I borrow books and other materials?
Renew: How do I renew my books or CDs?
Reserves: Do you have the book (or video or test or notes) I need on reserve?

 

Loan periods depend on the type of patron and the type of library material.

Our Check Out policies are available at http://www.lib.k-state.edu/check-out.

Self Check Stations in Hale Library

image of a self checkmachineTwo 3M Self Check stations, located on the 2nd floor of Hale Library, are available for use whenever the building is open, even after the librarians go home. 

This sounds great, how do I use them?

  1. Swipe your K-State ID card in the reader
  2. Place your item’s barcode under the red laser beam
  3. Place the spine of your item into the v-shaped crevice to de-sensitize it
  4. Repeat this process for each item you wish to borrow
  5. Video tapes/VHS, cassette tapes, and items without barcodes need to be checked out at Library Help during Library Help hours

Hale Library

If you have previously checked out items and you have a card with photo identification, staff at Library Help will check out items to you. Self-check out machines only work from a K-State ID.

Exception: You must use a K-State ID card to check out materials from Reserves, as many of those items are owned by instructors.

Fiedler Engineering, the K-State at Salina, the Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn about policies at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

  1. If you are a K-State student, staff or faculty member, you can log in to Interlibrary Services. They will try to locate it from another library and hold it at Library Help for you to check out.
  2. You can request the book be "recalled" from the person who currently has it. Note: The book may later be recalled from you!
    • When you are looking at the Catalog record for the item you want, under Actions click the "Place a Request" link
    • Sign in with your eID and password and select "Recall"
    • The person who has it must return it in 2 weeks and it will be held at Library Help under your name.
  3. You can see if nearby libraries have the item you want by...
    • Entering the WorldCat database and searching for the item you want
    • In the list of search results, click "Libraries Worldwide" which list libraries that own the item, with any in Kansas at the top
    • Visit the library that owns the item.
  4. You can try to find in Google Books an online copy of the full text, or at least the table of contents and selected pages.

See also
Interlibrary loan: What is interlibrary loan?

 

Kansas State University at Manhattan:

If you are 18 years of age or older and a Kansas resident, you may do so using a Community Patron Library Card for $10.00 a year. Other types of patrons who qualify to check out items, as well as loan periods and renewable information, are listed at Who can borrow?

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about services available to community patrons at the K-State at Salina Library, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

The vast majority of the compact discs located in K-State Libraries are available for check out. The only exceptions are compact discs found in reference collections.

See also:

Videos and CDs: How do I find them?
Books: Do you have the book (or video or CD or other item) I need?

Checked out materials

If you've checked out books, videos, dvds, maps, or other material from K-State Libraries, you will need to return it to one of our desks or use our library book drops.

If you checked out a book or film at one campus library you can return it to another campus library except for             

  • Reserves - all Reserve materials need to be returned to the library from which they were checked out. Returning Reserve materials to the wrong desk or in a book drop can lead to a delay in these items being checked in and you can accrue late fines.
  • Interlibrary Loan - you can return books borrowed from Interlibrary Loan to any of the K-State Libraries' desks but please do not return them in book drops.

Hale Library

Library Help--2nd floor. Hale Reserve items need to be returned to this desk.

Book Drops

  • Parking lot north of Dickens Hall
  • Sidewalk west of Hale Library
  • Hale Library--Sunflower Entrance
  • Hale Library--2nd floor Entrance (to the right of the entrance gates)

Materials not checked out

If you were using items in the library, but did not check them out, we ask that you not reshelve them. Instead, you may return them to a library desk, or place them on an empty table or cart. We scan them to see what items are used, even if they are not checked out. Also, we know it's easier to find a book on the shelf than it is to shelve it in the proper location. We're happy to re-shelve the items.

See also
Renew: How can I renew my books or CDs?
Account: How can I see what books I have checked out and when they are due? 

Hale and Fiedler Engineering Libraries

Equipment is available for check out in Hale Library and Fiedler Engineering Library, at no charge, with a K-State ID Card. Some of the available equipment is laptops, projectors, cameras, video cameras, headphones, webcams, dry erase markers, and calculators.

The Equipment Guide provides a complete list and further information.

K-State Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn about the availability of equipment at any of these libraries, please contact the individual library directly.

The following instructions apply to books or cds you have borrowed from one of the Kansas State University Libraries. They do not apply to books you borrowed through Interlibrary Loan .

  1. Open K-State Libraries' catalog:
  2. Click the "My Account" button
  3. Login
    • K-state patrons: use your eID and password. If that doesn't work, try the option listed below for "others."
    • Others: click the "here" button. Then type your last name in the first box and your driver's licence number in the second box. Leave out all dashes and if your driver's licence starts with a letter, type the number zero in place of that letter. For example, if your driver's license number is K03-11-0836, you would type 003110836.
  4. You will see a list of the books you have checked out. The list shows the due date for each book. You can put a check mark next to each book you wish to renew and click the "renew" button at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Be sure to check to see if the renewal date for the book changed. If the renewal date did not change, you may have reached the renewal limit for the book or maybe someone requested the book. If you need assistance renewing a book, call Hale Library Help at 785-532-3014 and we will be happy to assist you.

See also
How do I renew an interlibrary loan?

Kansas State University at Manhattan

This could be happening for several reasons:

  • Some items can't be renewed, like bound journals and reserved items.
  • Another patron may have placed a recall request for the item or asked to be placed on a waiting list for the item.
  • You may have reached the renewal limit.
  • Your record may have been blocked because of fines.

Please contact Library Help at (785) 532-3014 and we will help you clear up the issue.

Kansas State University at Salina

To inquire about renewal options for a book borrowed from the K-State at Salina Library, please contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

Kansas State University at Manhattan

You can check out reserve items at Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library and at the help desks at Fiedler Engineering, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and Veterinary Medical Libraries.

What you need:
 Your K-State ID
  Course info. Example: ENGL 251

(We can search for materials by instructor name, book title, or course number, but the course number is the simplest way to find materials.) Other details you need to be aware of:

  • Reserves' items are available during Library Help hours at Hale Library and building hours at the Fiedler Engineering, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries.
  • Fines begin on a reserve item the minute it is late, so please pay attention to when the item is due.
  • Reserve items cannot be renewed.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about how to check out reserves items at the K-State at Salina Library, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

See Also:
Reserves: Do you have the book (or video or test or notes) I need on reserve?
Reserves: How long can I have a reserves item?

Hale Library

Check out times range from 2 hours to 2 weeks. These are determined by the instructor who places the item on reserve. Most reserve items are listed as 2-hour closed, which means it is available for 2 hours and it must remain in the library. To find out what the check out time is for a specific item on Hale Library's Reserves, call 785-532-3014 or visit Library Help on Hale Library's 2nd floor.

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn about check out periods for reserves items at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

See also
Reserves: Do you have the book (or video or test or notes) I need on reserve?
Reserves: How can I check out reserve items?

Kansas State University at Manhattan

K-State students, faculty, and staff, go to http://wireless.k-state.edu//connect/, and click the appropriate link at the bottom of the page to run the automated configuration tool called XpressConnect.

All others, choose and connect to the KSU Guest Network from the list of available networks. This network has no security, does not require an eID/password and cannot connect to K-state enterprise systems such as K-State Online, WebMail, iSIS, HRIS, and FIS.

Need help connecting to wireless? Contact the IT Help Desk by visiting Hale 214, calling 785-532-7722 or e-mailing helpdesk@k-state.edu . How to get to the IT Help Desk (YouTube video.)

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about the availability of wireless (wifi) at the K-State at Salina Library, see Wireless Networking.

Hale and Fiedler Engineering Libraries

Equipment is available for check out in Hale Library and Fiedler Engineering Library, at no charge, with a K-State ID Card. Some of the available equipment is laptops, projectors, cameras, video cameras, headphones, webcams, dry erase markers, and calculators.

The Equipment Guide provides a complete list and further information.

K-State Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn about the availability of equipment at any of these libraries, please contact the individual library directly.

 

Where are the photocopiers?

image of a photocopier

There are several black and white photocopiers in the libraries and full service color photocopies are available at the Veterinary Medical Library.

Hale Library has (3) - located on the first, second and fourth floors (floorplan)
Veterinary Medical Library has (1)
Paul Weigel Library of Architecture Planning & Design has (1)
K-State Salina Library has (1)

How much do the photocopiers cost to use?

Copiers take cash or coins and the cost for copies in all the libraries, except for the Veterinary Medical Library, is $.10/page.

Veterinary Medical Library self service photocopies are $.06/page, full service black and white photocopies are $.06/page & color copies are $.60/page

How do I make a photocopy?

1. Place the item face-down on the upper-left corner of the copiers glass surface.
2. The long edge of the item should be parallel to the left edge of the copier
3. If the item exceeds 11" in height or 8.5" in width, use the magnification selection to reduce the size. We only have 8.5" x 11" paper, so if the item you want to copy is 17" x 22" you need to make a 50% reduction.
4. Insert coins or cash into the appropriate money receptacle.
5. Press copy.

See also
K-State Union Copy Services
Equipment: Scanners, where are they, how much do they cost and how do I use them? (They are free.)

K-State Libraries has two types of scanners. Unless indicated, the following instructions refer to our Walk-up KIC Bookeye Scanners.

Where are the scanners?

Hale Library has (5) book scanners (floorplan),

(1) on the 1st floor, (2) on the 2nd floor, (1) on the 4th floor and (1) on the 5th floor in the Richard L.D. & Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections

Veterinary Medical Library has (1), Paul Weigel Library of Architecture Planning and Design has (2), Fiedler Engineering Library has (2), Math / Physics Library has (1), and K-State Salina Library has (4) scanners.

How much do the scanners cost to use?

They are free, no charge, no cost!!

Brief instructions for the 10 Walk-up KIC Bookeye Scanners

Basic operation

1. Place item text-side up, center on scanner bed about 1cm above the bottom end of the bed
2. Optional: change the color selection to either gray, black & white, or color 
3. Optional: change the resolution to high or web-scale 
4. Select single-image or split-image 
5. Press the large SCAN button on the left
6. Continue scanning until all pages intended for one file OR a total of 10 pages
7. Select the large Save/Send button
8. To save, insert a USB in the USB slot, choose a format & select Save
9. To e-mail, choose format, select E-mail, enter e-mail address, select Send

Scanning Tips

Save or e-mail after every 10 scans, press Delete All Images button
Media Development Scanner, 213 Hale, has a faster scanner for scanning 8 ½ x 11” paper and can manipulate scanned images
Saving as a PDF file will include all images as a single document, other file types will save as separate documents
Use Change Settings option to adjust the Brightness, Sharpness, and Resolution of a scan
Select an image to preview and delete by clicking on it on the top filmstrip display
Grey scale is best for scanning books and articles for printing or reading
Select the Split Image button to scan large-sized books and articles in order to have each page as a single image, line up the page split with the center arrow on the scanning table
Glossy paper does not always scan well due to the glare
Experiment--the best settings for text are not necessarily the best for graphics

See also
Equipment: Photocopiers, where are they, how much do they cost and how do I use them?

Hale Library

Hale does not have a fax machine. The Copy Center in the Union offers fax services and their hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm.

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture & the Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn about the availability of a fax machine at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

Hale Library

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and as a land-grant institution, we proudly serve Kansas residents. In addition to millions of books, you are welcome to use and have free public access to government information popular software programs, and hundreds of scholarly databases. Over 200 computers, printers, scanners, and photocopiers are scattered throughout Hale's InfoCommons. The Anita C Lehner 24-hour Study Area has Mac computers and a printer, and these computers require a K-State eID and password to access. The rest of the computers in Hale Library do not require a log in and if you need a few pages printed out, we'll be happy to print these for you at Library Help.

For assistance with the software or the computers, contact the IT Help Desk, 214 Hale Library (785-532-7722). How to get to the IT Help Desk (YouTube video.) For assistance with the databases or with your information needs, Ask a Librarian.

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn what hardware and software is available on the computers at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly

See also
Software in the labs and InfoCommons
Library Equipment LibGuide
Information for Community Users
Community Patron Library Cards

K-State InfoCommons has over 200 computers on four different floors of Hale Library. The 2nd floor has the majority, but those computers are the most highly used.  If you do not see an open computer on the 2nd floor, 1st floor has about 50 computers, many located in an alcove on the south side of the floor.  The main part of the 3rd and 4th floors both have computers and there are even some with catalog access only inside Stack Levels A through F.

See also
Equipment: Can I check out cameras, laptops, headphones, projectors here?
Printing: How do I print in the library?

If have forgotten your K-State eID password and previously set an alternate e-mail address, security question and answer in the Password Reset Options section in your eProfile, then you can reset your K-State eID password online. If not, you must contact the IT Help Desk to reset your password.

  1. Go to the eProfile password reset website and enter your K-State eID.
  2. An e-mail will be sent to your alternate e-mail address.
  3. From that e-mail, click the password-reset link and then answer your password-reset question.

If you did not set an alternate e-mail address with security question and answer, you will need to contact the IT Help Desk.

You can change your password over the phone or in person at the IT Help Desk, 214 Hale Library on the Manhattan campus or at the ID Center, 103 TAC Building on the Salina campus. You will need to provide proof of your identity. Where is 214 Hale? How to get to the IT Help Desk (YouTube video)

You can read more about K-State's eID policies on Information Technology Services' website.

 

If you set up an alternate e-mail address in your eProfile, you can reset your K-State eID password at Forgot your eID password.

  Instructions on how to do this can be found at Information Technology Services Frequently asked questions about eID passwords.

If you didn't designate an alternate e-mail address, then you'll need to contact these areas to have them reset it.

  IT Help Desk, 214 Hale Library, call (785) 532-7722
  ID Center (103 TAC Building) on the Salina campus, call (785) 826- 2661

Self Check Stations in Hale Library

image of a self checkmachineTwo 3M Self Check stations, located on the 2nd floor of Hale Library, are available for use whenever the building is open, even after the librarians go home. 

This sounds great, how do I use them?

  1. Swipe your K-State ID card in the reader
  2. Place your item’s barcode under the red laser beam
  3. Place the spine of your item into the v-shaped crevice to de-sensitize it
  4. Repeat this process for each item you wish to borrow
  5. Video tapes/VHS, cassette tapes, and items without barcodes need to be checked out at Library Help during Library Help hours

Collaboration Workstations at Hale Library

Working on a class project, a presentation, or just need an extra large monitor? Try out one of our mobile collaboration workstations. There are many stations of various sizes scattered throughout Hale. Find one, wheel it wherever you want in the library, hook them up to a laptop, and start collaborating. If you need assistance or want to check out headphones, contact the IT Help Desk, 214 Hale Library, 785-532-7722. How to get to the IT Help Desk (YouTube video)

Weigel Architecture Library

Look for the collaboration workstation if you’re at Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning & Design and need a large monitor or a place for group work. Staff are available to assist with the workstation if needed.

Hale Library

Minitab, statistical software, is accessible from the PC computers in Hale Library's InfoCommons and other K-State computer labs.

  • From the Windows 7 operating system, go to Start/All Programs/Minitab
  • If you need assistance with this program, watch the product tutorials below, or see the folks at the IT Help Desk.

Other Campus Libraries and K-State Salina

Most of the other campus libraries and K-State Salina Library do not have Minitab available from their public computers. If you want to see if it is available in these libraries: Fiedler Engineering Library, K-State Salina Library, Math/Physics Library, Weigel Architecture Library, and the Veterinary Medical Library, please contact the individual library directly.

See also
Software in the university computing labs and K-State
InfoCommons
Software licenses at K-State
Minitab product tour
Minitab Statistical Software Tutorial

You can use the RefWorks program Write-N-Cite with Word 2010, but due to changes in Word 2010, there is a twist.

Microsoft offers a version of Word 2010 called Click-to-Run. Click-to-Run is "virtualized," so since it isn't installed on your computer, Write-N-Cite can't find it and you will get an error message when you do try to download it.  The full application must be installed on the local computer for Write-n-Cite III to recognize the installation of MS Word 2010.

Once you have the full application of Word 2010 installed on your computer, you will need to restart your computer, and then you can install Write-N-Cite.

If you do not want to locally install Word 2010, but still want to use RefWorks to format your citations and generate bibliographies, you can use the One Line/Cite View option on page 11 of the RefWorks 2.0 Fundamentals User Workbook.

APA Style's rules about running heads

The best source for information about APA Style is APA itself.

  • Their APA Style blog includes a post discussing running heads, which says: The running head (along with the page numbers) appears in the header of every page (the header by nature is situated within the top margin of your paper; all the margins themselves should be set to 1 inch). Type it in all capital letters, make sure it is no longer than 50 characters (including spaces), and left justify it. Then add your page numbers, right justified.
  • On the first page only, the running head is also preceded by the words Running head and a colon. On all other pages, just the running head itself and the page number appear, without the words Running head:
  • APA also has an example showing how the running head should appear on the title page and subsequent pages: http://supp.apa.org/style/PM6E-Corrected-Sample-Papers.pdf
  • Instructions for creating running heads in MS Word 2010: Video (78 seconds, no sound) showing the process: http://screencast.com/t/E1Ymwo3gF

Step by step instructions:

  1. Begin after you have typed at least the title page and the first few pages of your paper.
  2. Click the insert tab
  3. Click the header button
  4. Check the "different first page" box
  5. Click inside the first page's header
  6. Click the page number button
  7. Hover over the "top of page" entry and click the "plain number 3" option
  8. Type Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER
  9. Click the "insert alignment tab" button
  10. Make the following selections in the dialog box that appears: right, margin, and no leader.
  11. Click OK
  12. Scroll down to the header section of the next page and click inside that page's header
  13. repeat steps 6-11, except in step 8 only type TITLE OF YOUR PAPER

Hale Library, the Media Development Center (MDC), and the University Computing Labs have statistical, geographical and data software programs available for your use.

Listed below is the software, it's location and whether it has use restrictions.

 Software

 Location

Use Restrictions?

 ArcGIS  University Computing Labs None in Hale, labs require eID
 FME translator  Hale Library No, submit form to reserve
 GeoDa  Hale Library No, submit form to reserve
 Photoshop  try MDC first, then Hale Library None in MDC or submit form to reserve
 R  University Computing Labs None in Hale, labs require eID
 SAS  University Computing Labs None in Hale, labs require eID, not available in the Union
*SPSS  University Computing Labs None in Hale, labs require eID, not available in the Union


For software located in Hale Library, submit form to reserve the computer station. Our Data Services Librarian will be available to assist you with the software. Statistical support is also available at the Statistical Consulting Lab, 12 Dickens Hall. The lab provides consulting and collaborative research assistance to the K-State community.

   *If you need assistance installing SPSS, contact the IT Help Desk, 214 Hale Library.

See also:

University computing labs and K-State InfoCommons
Software in the labs and InfoCommons
campus map of Hale Library
Data Services - a library service
Government Information - statistical resources - library guide

The K-State license for MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is accessible in Hale Library by connecting to K-State unix, and once XMing is installed on the public computers will be accessible in Math / Physics Library. The K-State license has 15 concurrent seats, 5 for Simulink, and is shared across campus. In addition to the K-State license, Fiedler Library has two other licenses, MNE, and ECE, that offer enhanced environments with additonal MATLAB toolboxes. The directions for Hale Library were found at Department of Mathematics and the license information was found at College of Engineering Computing Services - Matlab

Hale Library

Windows computers

  1. Start "Xming" from All Programs
  2. Start "Putty" from All Programs which
    is pre-configured to connect to
    unix.ksu.edu and has "Enable X11 forwarding" already checked
  3. in the PuTTY terminal window, login with your eID and password
  4. At the command prompt type either mathematica OR matlab

Macintosh computers

  1. Open Finder; navigate to Applications/Utilities and start "X11"
  2. in the xterm window, type: xhost unix.ksu.edu
  3. in the xterm window, type: ssh -X your_eID@unix.ksu.edu
  4. enter your eID password when prompted
  5. At the command prompt type either  mathematica OR matlab

Fiedler Library and Engineering Labs

Three different MATLAB environments are available in Fiedler Library and other Engineering Labs. The K-State license is a full research license available across campus. The MNE and ECE licenses are more robust but are restricted to the teaching of the product to engineering students, faculty and staff. The licenses differ in what's available in the toolboxes and who has access to the licenses. College of Engineering Computing Services - Matlab provides further information. 

Where else is MATLAB Available?

Location information is found at the Department of Mathematics.

  * Campus UNIX
  * Math / Physics Computing Lab
  * Remote users / K-State Students
  * Cardwell 201
  * Mathematics Windows Server
  * Microsoft Windows

Other Campus Libraries

Several of the K-State libraries do not have MATLAB available from their public computers. To see if it is available in the K-State Salina, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries, contact the individual library directly.

See also
Software licenses at K-State
Learning MatLab

Movable book shelves, also called "compact shelving," can be found on floors 1, 3 and 4 of Hale Library and in the Kansas State University Salina Library.

Library patrons may look for books and other materials in these areas.

  - To move a shelf to the right, press the right hand arrow.
  - To move a shelf to the left, press the left hand arrow.
  - To move multiple shelves, simply push the right or left arrow next to the row that you want to open.
  - If no one is standing in the row you want to move, and it won't move, press the reset button and then the left or right arrow.

The compact shelving units can't crush you if you are standing in between two shelves and someone starts pushing buttons because there are sensors in place which prevent this from happening.

If the reset button doesn't work, text or visit Library Help and we will send someone to manually reset the shelves.

Kansas State University at Manhattan

The easiest way to get help with your research is to Ask a Librarian! We love to help you with your research questions. You can visit us at Library Help, 2nd floor Hale Library, telephone, e-mail, chat, or text. You can also make an appointment with us where we can sit with you one-on-one to discuss your research needs. Distance education students can Ask a Librarian or make a telephone, e-mail, or online appointment.

Kansas State University at Salina

To get help with research for a K-State at Salina class, contact a K-State at Salina librarian

Category: 

Library Help is located on the north side of the second floor and is visible from Hale Library's main entrance. You can go to Library Help for help answering questions about the university or libraries, help with research, equipment issues, check out material, pick up your Interlibrary Loan request, check out Reserve material and more. Stop by and see us, we're glad you're here. 

See also
Information for Undergraduates
Information for Graduate Students

One way to locate the librarian who came to your class is to use the K-State Libraries' Staff Directory to find the librarian's e-mail address and phone number and then e-mail and/or call him or her. You might also check the library guides to see if there is a guide for your class. Often the librarians' contact information is located on these guides.

See also
Library Classes: I took a library class but I don't remember what it covered. Can you tell me?

Category: 

The answer to this question depends on which campus you are affiliated with, your status and the type of assistance you seek:

Kansas State University at Manhattan or at Olathe

Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students or Community Members

Kansas State University at Salina

Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

  • For research help: contact Lisa Craft.
  • To request instruction for a class of graduate students: contact Lisa Craft.
  • To request instruction for a class of undergraduate students : contact Heidi Blackburn.

Undergraduate Students or Community Members

  All questions: use K-State at Salina Library's Ask A Librarian service

See also
Research Help: How do I get help with my research?

Category: 

 

To meet with a librarian for personalized research assistance, simply fill out our appointment request form and you will be contacted for an in-person, online, or phone appointment at your convenience. Distance students, as well, may request a phone or e-mail appointment.

If you are a faculty member needing to schedule a librarian for library instruction to your class, please use the class request form.

Category: 

 

Virtually all library services are available to distance students. You can:

Kansas State University at Manhattan

At the Libraries, we're great at research and can even offer some help with citing your sources, but you'll get much better writing help from these campus programs and offices:

  • Writing Center - 122D English/Counseling Services Building
    • All undergraduates are welcome
    • Graduate Student Writing Group: drop in and exchange ideas
    • Make an appointment for a(n)
      • 30 minute face to face appointment
      • chat or video conference appointment
      • emailed feedback from a tutor
  • Writing Lab (ENGL 030) a two hour for credit lab
  • Wildcat Writing Lab
    • 2nd floor Hale Library or sometimes 301 Hale
    • Sunday evenings during Fall and Spring semesters, 6:00-9:00
    • Check our calendar to be sure we're open
    • One-on-one tutoring from the fine folks of the Writing Center
      As a bonus, it's easy to Ask a Librarian for help while you're working with a tutor

Kansas State University at Salina

If you need help planning your papers or citing your sources,
try these tools and tutorials:

  • Assignment Planner - enter the start and end dates of your research project and it calculates step-by-step instructions
  • Citation Builder (NCSU) - creates APA and MLA citations
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    • 200 free resources to help with writing, grammar, research, English as a Second Language, and professional writing assistance
Category: 

Kansas State University at Manhattan

Totally Tutoring is a collaboration of tutoring services on the Kansas State University Campus. See Totally Tutoring for hours and additional information.

  • Leasure Hall Tutoring - 201 Leasure Hall
  • Education Support Services -  201 Holton Hall
  • Writing Center - 122D English/Counseling Services Building
  • Wildcat Writing Lab
    • 2nd floor Hale Library or sometimes 301 Hale
    • Sunday evenings during Fall and Spring semesters, 7:00-9:00.
    • Check our calendar to be sure we're open!
    • One-on-one tutoring from the fine folks of the Writing Center. As a bonus, it's easy to Ask a Librarian for help while you're working with a tutor.

Kansas State University at Salina

See also
Writing help: Do you have it?

Category: 

Kansas State University at Manhattan

Global Campus Student Services Testing and Exams

    • Proctoring for K-State distance students on our Manhattan campus, at no charge
    • Approved proctors, including an at home proctor service is listed
    • Examination Proctor Agreement

Kansas State University at Salina

Continuing Education - Exams

Category: 

Powercat Financial Counseling provides free counseling for students on a number of financial issues: http://www.k-state.edu/pfc/. Their office is located in 809 K-State Student Union, but they also conduct counseling in Hale Library. Hale 108 and 109 are two small offices located along the south end of the 1st floor.  Current students may request an appointment through their iSIS account.

 

Category: 

Interlibrary loan is a fantastic service available to all students, faculty and staff at K-State. Non-university users should contact their local public library for this service. If our libraries do not own an item, we can often borrow it from another U.S. or international library. We are often able to obtain books (unless they are too new or too old to be lent); musical scores; CD's; DVD's; dissertations; government publications; maps; pdfs of journal articles and book chapters and much more—just about anything that is not rare or extremely expensive.

Items can be requested even if they are not for a school project or assignment. Interlibrary Services will mail items to the home of Distance education students. We do not borrow textbooks that are required reading for your classes. 

See also
Interlibrary Loan: How do I register for an ILLIAD account?

You can submit interlibrary loan requests through our ILLiad system. This system will allow you to not only submit requests, but also to edit them, ask for renewals, and download articles you have requested as PDF files. It is easy to set up an account: 

  1. From the K-State Libraries' home page, click the "Request an Interlibrary loan" 
  2. Login with your eID and password - if you do not have an ILLiad account, it will prompt you to create one
  3. Complete the registration form - image of form
  4. For assistance, contact Interlibrary Services at ill@k-state.edu or (785) 532-7440
  5. Be sure to log off and close your browser!

What is the contact information for Interlibrary Services?

Call us at (785) 532-7440 or send an e-mail to ill@k-state.edu.

Can non-university user use ILS borrowing services?

No, please contact your local public library for this service.

Miscellaneous Questions

Can I request a K-State Libraries' book that's checked out?
Yes.

What if I receive an incomplete or unreadable copy?
If the pages are unreadable, missing, or wrong, save or print what you received because your original PDF file will be gone once we request a re-send. To request a new copy, contact Interlibrary Services and tell us the Transaction Number of the request and which page(s) was omitted or unreadable.

Can students place requests for their professors?
No. Each account holder should log into his or her account to place requests. Passwords should never be shared.

What if I can't see my old requests under "Completed Requests?"
Contact Interlibrary Services. We can usually fix this problem.

Theses and dissertations: Can I borrow or purchase a copy? (links to a FAQ)

How can I tell if an article I want is not in English?
Most of the databases on K-State Libraries' website have a "language" field. Try clicking on the article title (or a link such as "detailed," "view record," etc.) to see the complete information about the article.

Does ILS have a rush service?
No, but we can usually expedite the delivery of a request that is urgently needed. Please notify Interlibrary Loan immediately after submitting an urgent request.

See also:
Interlibrary Loan: Technology FAQs
Other Interlibrary Loan FAQs from the Interlibrary Loan category below.

How long does it take?

Typically, there is a 2-5 day waiting period for electronic items like journal articles or book chapters. Physical materials can take between 3-10 days for us to receive the item on campus. Distance users should expect 6-17 days for the UPS delivery of the requested item.

You should allow plenty of time when making requests. It pays to plan ahead if you need an item by a specific date. Waiting until the last minute to complete research for a project will lower your chances of our interlibrary services being able to meet your deadlines.

Does it cost?

There is rarely a fee for items you receive from Interlibrary Services. If there is a fee or a charge for a special item, you will be notified and asked if you wish to pay the charge.

We do not charge for scanning articles or for shipping materials to distance students and instructors, but you are responsible for the cost of shipping materials back to the library. We will ship physical materials like books and musical scores for remote patrons by UPS to addresses in the United States.

See also
Interlibrary loan: What is interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary Loan does not borrow class required textbooks from other libraries.

We may have a copy, or an older edition, of your textbook in our catalog.
See Textbook: Do you have my textbook? 

If we do not own the textbook, it can be purchased from a bookstore. Grants for purchasing textbooks are available. Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance for more information. Phone 877-817-2287 or email: ksufa@k-state.edu.

You will receive an email when your item is ready to be picked up. If you have requested a book, CD, map or other physical material, it will be waiting for you at the location you specified when you signed up for your ILLiad account - either Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library, the Veterinary Medical Library, or K-State at Salina Library.

If you have requested an article or book chapter, log into your ILLiad account to retrieve a copy of it. Once logged in, click on "Electronically Received Articles" to download or print a copy of your requested item.

Every year, Interlibrary Loan closes for a week around the holidays. You can expect the office to be closed roughly between Christmas (December 25th) and New Year's (January 1st). Interlibrary Loan will  post the closed dates on ILLiad, so when you place a request, you can easily see the dates.

Interlibrary Loan closes for a week because the majority of libraries we borrow material from closes too. This means that even if our office stayed open, there's no one on the other end to receive our request and send us materials.

You can still submit Interlibrary Loan requests and they'll be processed when the office reopens in early January.

Document delivery requests will take a little longer to process when the office opens due to the backlog. If you have a pressing need for a quick turnaround, be sure to indicate this when you place your request.

You may still pick up and return your Interlibrary Loan materials at Library Help on Hale Library's 2nd floor, if that is where you usually pick up your material.

Document delivery is a service provided by Interlibrary Services (ILS) to K-State faculty, staff, and students, for K-State Libraries-owned material. ILS staff will scan and post PDF files for retrieval from your ILLiad account upon e-mail notification. Requests are submitted through the proxy login to ILS.

We will scan

  1. Articles and chapters from journals and books in K-State Libraries up to 50 pages in length
  2. Limit of two chapters per book; otherwise, check out K-State Libraries' copy of the book
  3. Articles and short documents from microfiche/microfilm up to 30 pages in length

Allow at least 5 working days to process your request. Requests submitted Monday - Thursday will be processed faster than those submitted Friday - Sunday since ILS does not staff over the weekends. This courtesy service may stop temporarily when there is limited staff.

  1. Log in to your Interlibrary Services account. The link is also available from our home page, under I want to... Request an Interlibrary Loan. 
  2. Locate the loan to renew, under "Checked Out Items", and verify that it says "yes" in the "Renewal Allowed?" column.
  3. If renewable, you may request renewals four days before the due date until two days past due.
  4. When requesting a renewal, you'll receive a tentative two week renewal. The lending library may give you a longer or shorter renewal, or occasionally will not approve the renewal. We'll e-mail you the lending library's response.
  5. To submit the renewal request, first click on the Transaction Number of the item you want to request.
  6. Next, click on "Renew Request," near the top of the screen. If "Renew Request" is not on the screen, either the loan is not renewable or you are blocked due to overdue items.
  7. Once you've requested the renewal, check and make sure the new tentative due date displays at the top of the page.

If you need assistance contact Interlibrary Services at ill@k-state.edu or (785) 532-7440.

Looking for dissertations or theses from other universities? Many are accessible online through Dissertations and Theses Full Text. Citations with the "Full Text - PDF" link are available for download at no cost to K-State students, faculty, and staff. Electronic versions of many K-State dissertations, theses, and reports are also available free from K-State Research Exchange (K-REx).

Interlibrary Services can usually borrow dissertations and theses. When they are unable to borrow one, you may be able to purchase it by clicking on the “Order a copy” link in Dissertations and Theses - Full Text.

See also:

Dissertations or Theses: How can I get mine bound?

Why do I need to log into ILLiad to make a request?

Your log on verifies you are eligible to use interlibrary loan services, provides security for your account, and allows us to serve you more rapidly and accurately.

Why does my browser say that you're sending a cookie? What's in it?

The technology that we use sends a Session ID to be stored on your machine. You can refuse this cookie and still be able to use the system without any problems.

Is security a problem if I use a public workstation?

Yes. Web browsers cache information and create a history file on the local workstation. We suggest you access the Interlibrary Services system from your personal computer or a secure workstation. If you are using a public workstation, delete personal pages from the history file and be sure to exit the Web browser before leaving the workstation.

What if I forget my K-State eID and/or password?

Contact the IT Help Desk. Email helpdesk@k-state.edu, call 785-532-7722 or visit 214 Hale Library.

We may. Although we do not usually have textbooks for K-State courses, some instructors bring us their personally owned textbooks so we can place the copies on reserve and we occasionally receive older editions as donations.

To see if we have a copy of a textbook in our collection or on Reserve:

  1. Search the library catalog by the title of the textbook. If the catalog shows we have a copy of your textbook in our regular collection, be aware that any item that can be checked out for more than 14 days can be recalled by another patron. We use this system so that high-use items can be accessed by more people.
  2. Also browse our reserves collections

You have several options.

  1. If you are in a hurry, check other local libraries to see if they have the item you need. You can do this by checking the FirstSearch WorldCat database.
    • Click on the link above and enter the title of the item you want
    • Click on the "Libraries Worldwide" link to see other libraries that own this item, starting with those in Kansas
    • You may not be able to check out the item you need if you do find it at another library, but you could visit the location to view it
  2. You could check the catalog at the Manhattan Public Library.
  3. If you can wait a few days, K-State Libraries can probably borrow the book from another library and have it shipped to Hale Library for you to check out. We call this service Interlibrary Loan and it is a fantastic way to get the books and other items you need at no cost to you. A few important points to note about our Interlibrary Loan service:
    • It can take a few days to have the item shipped to us, so it pays to plan ahead if you need it by a certain date
    • If you only need a chapter or two in the book, you can usually get an electronic copy through Interlibrary Loan within a couple of days
    • Textbooks are an exception: we will not contact other libraries to borrow textbooks that are required reading for a K-State class.
  4. You could also try searching for it in Google Books. If the item is older, there might be a full copy of the book online. If it is newer, you can usually still read the table of contents and a few select pages. It is worth a try if you just want to skim the contents.

See also: Interlibrary loan: What is interlibrary loan?

We have a small collection of audiobooks. Search "audiobooks" as a keyword to locate them in our Libraries' Catalog.

Access more titles through Sunflower eLibrary. First, be sure you have a library card from the Manhattan Public Library or another participating Kansas library. Then authenticate and access a nice collection of audio and ebooks by typing in your library followed by your library card number and password.

See also
eBooks LibGuide
Fun books: How do I find books to read for pleasure?

 

See our eBooksLibGuide for information on

  • What is an eBook?
  • What is different about a scholarly eBook?
  • How do I find eBooks in Search It?
  • How do I find eBooks in the Catalog?
  • How do I find and download leisure eBooks?
  • How do I find databases with eBooks?
  • eBook Textbooks

 

The majority of our current journals, magazines, and newspapers are online, however we have some current journals, magazines, and newspapers in print format.

Where are the print versions?

  • Fiedler Engineering Library - On the shelves on the north side of the main room.
  • Hale Library - On shelves in the middle part of the carpeted area on the 1st floor.    map
  • K-State at Salina Library - On shelves on the west wall of the library.
  • Math/Physics Library - In the periodicals reading room,  just south of the main room.
  • Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning, and Design - on three periodicals racks in the main room.
  • Veterinary Medical Library - Shelved with bound back-issues on the ranges in the main room.

How do I get to the online versions?

  1. Search our E-Journals/E-Newspapers directory by the name of the journal, magazine, or newspaper
  2. Click the name in the list of results. A Get It window will open.
  3. Look at the top of the Get It window to see if we have online access to the date you need. If we do, click the "Get it online from..." link.

 

A call number alone is not enough information to find an item. You also need to know the library location.

How do I learn the library location of my call number?

  1. Search the library catalog by either the call number or the title of the item.
  2. View the catalog's information about the item.
  3. The Location is listed in the line above the call number.
  4. There's even an option to "Text me this call number".
  5. If the location is Hale Library Stacks, use the Hale Library Stacks Guide to learn which of the 10 parts of Hale Library Stacks you should go to.
    • The stacks guide is arranged in order by Library of Congress call number.

How do I get to the library location once I know what it is?

  1. Go to the library named in the location
  2. Inquire at that library's help desk or use signs/maps of that library

 

Those in our collection can be found by searching the online catalog as follows:

  1. Start at the online catalog.
  2. Click on Advanced Search tab.
  3. From the Location drop down: select "Juvenile Literature - Hale 4th Floor"
  4. In the top box type col. ill and change the middle drop-down to "as a phrase"
  5. Change the box that says "AND" to "OR"
  6. In the middle row's left box type illustrations
  7. Use the bottom box to entert additional search terms, if you wish

We have hundreds of dictionaries, some online and some in print. Here is how you can find them:

  1. Begin in the Libraries' catalog, Advanced Search tab.
  2. Beside Search: type dictionaries and, if desired, a topic or language name. Beside within: select Subject.
Also, try the Gale Virtual Reference database, which is an online collection of reference materials, including dictionaries.


See also
Encyclopedias: How can I find them?

Looking for dissertations or theses from other universities? Many are accessible online through Dissertations and Theses Full Text. Citations with the "Full Text - PDF" link are available for download at no cost to K-State students, faculty, and staff. Electronic versions of many K-State dissertations, theses, and reports are also available free from K-State Research Exchange (K-REx).

Interlibrary Services can usually borrow dissertations and theses. When they are unable to borrow one, you may be able to purchase it by clicking on the “Order a copy” link in Dissertations and Theses - Full Text.

See also:

Dissertations or Theses: How can I get mine bound?

We have hundreds of encyclopedias, some online and some in print. Here is how you can find them:

  1. Begin in the Libraries' catalog, Advanced Search tab
  2. Beside Search: type encyclopedias and, if desired, a topic or language name. Beside within select Subject.

Also, try the Gale Virtual Reference database, which is an online collection of reference materials, including encyclopedias.
 

See also
Dictionaries: How can I find them?

A Leisure Reading Collection (LRC) on the east end of the 2nd floor of Hale Library has selected fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks.

  • To see a list of everything in LRC, search our library catalog for L002006? as a keyword.
  • To see a list of fiction audiobooks, search our library catalog for "sound recording" as a phrase in keyword AND "fiction" as subject.

Here are some tips for searching or browsing the library catalog for pleasure reading:

You have several options.

  1. If you're in a hurry, check other local libraries to see if they have the item you need. You can do this by checking the WorldCat database.
    • Click on the link above and enter the title of the item you want
    • Click on the "Libraries Worldwide" link to see other libraries which own this item, starting with those in Kansas
    • You may not be able to check out the item you need if you do find it at another library, but you could visit the location to view it
  2. If you can wait a few days, K-State Libraries can borrow the book for you from another library and have it shipped to Hale, Veterinary Medical, or K-State Salina's library for you to check out. We call this service Interlibrary Loan and it's a fantastic way to get the books and other items you need at no cost to you.
    • It can take a few days to have the item shipped to us, so it pays to plan ahead if you need it by a certain date
    • If you only need a chapter or two in the book, you can usually get an electronic copy through Interlibrary Loan within a couple of days
    • Indicate in the notes of your request that the item is currently missing or lost
  3. You could also try searching for it in Google Books. If the item is older, there might be a full copy of the book online. If it's newer, you can still usually read the table of contents and a few select pages. It's worth a try if you just want to skim the contents.

See also:
Interlibrary loan: What is interlibrary loan?

Hale Library

Sometimes an item doesn’t make it back to the shelf for several days after it was returned or someone took it off the shelf to look at it (we call this browsing).  Other times, items get lost in the library and it takes us some time to find it. Don’t worry, you still have a few options:

First, check at Library Help on Hale's 2nd floor--it may be waiting to be reshelved. Our staff will look for the item in this area or go with you to the shelves to see if we can figure out how it was misshelved. If we don’t find it, you can:

  • Request it through Interlibrary loan. When you place the request, write a comment in the note field saying that the item wasn’t on the shelf and you asked at Library Help for help finding it. It may take 5-10 days to get an item like a book or movie through Interlibrary loan.
  • Ask us to search for it. We call this a "search request." You will need to fill out a paper form at the Library Help with your information and information about the book. We’ll search our collection 3 times: the day after you place the request, 7 days after you place the request and again 14 days after you place the request. If we find the item, we’ll hold it for you at the library help desk. You’ll receive an email from the libraries telling you the item is being held for you. We usually hold the book for 7 days.
  • In a pinch, you can sometimes preview a book on Google Books. Your success rate will vary wildly but sometimes you can get lucky and find a very robust preview or possibly even an entire book.
  • For more popular titles or children's books, we also recommend your local public library. In Manhattan, that's Manhattan Public Library.

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn what to do if you can not find a book on the shelf at one of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

Locate printed music from the Simple Search tab in the library catalog by using the "Filter your Search (title and keyword search only):" option and limiting the search to Printed Music.

The Music & Art Collections reside on the east end of 4th floor of Hale Library. Feel free to browse the collection and if you have problems locating a score or sheet music, do not hesitate to Ask a Librarian.


Reference books may only be used in the library and not checked out. Books are put in Reference so they will be readily available or because they contain facts that can be briefly checked, photocopied or scanned. Some reference books are available as e-books,  including many dictionaries, encyclopedias, & almanacs, and display in our online catalog as Electronic Resource--Internet. Other reference books, available in paper format, display in the online catalog as these locations:

 *  Reference--Hale 1st floor
    (largest and main reference collection)
 *  Dow Ctr Multicultural & Community Studies - Hale 4th Floor
 *  Fiedler Engineering Library Reference-1093 Fiedler Hall
 *  Government Publications Reference - Hale Stack F
 *  Microforms Reference - Hale 3rd Floor
 *  Music Reference - -Hale 4th Floor
 *  Veterinary Medical Library Reference - 408 Trotter Hall
 *  Weigel Architecture Library Reference - 323 Seaton Hall

We have a databases, Gale Virtual Reference Library, which is a great alternatives to Wikipedia. It's good for finding background information, definitions, facts, and lists of resources on a wide variety of subjects. Need more? Try Search It, our discovery tool. Type in your topic in the search box. When the results display, refine your results by choosing "Reference Entries" under "Resource Type".

See also:
Reference Books: How do I limit a search in the online catalog to reference books?

Here are steps to find them in the Libraries' catalog.

  1. Begin in the Simple Search tab of the Catalog
  2. Beside Search: type in a few keywords or the title
  3. Beside within choose either Keyword or Title from the drop down menu
  4. Beside Filter Your Search (title & keyword only): choose Video
  5. Click on the Search button

In Hale Library, many of our videos and CDs are located in our media collection on the 4th floor. If you are looking for popular movies, try browsing there in the call number PN1997 and PN1997.2 range. Or, try searching "feature films" as a keyword in the Libraries' catalog.

See also
Books: Do you have the book (or video or cd or other item) I need?

 

When an item in the catalog is marked "In Process" it means that it is either at Hale Library at the Manhattan campus or at the K-State at Salina Library, but has not been fully labeled and/or cataloged. If you see this designation on an item you need, you should:

  • click on the "Place a Request" link to the right of the catalog record
  • sign in with your eID and password
  • fill out and submit an "In process" request.

This will speed up the cataloging process for this item, and place a hold for you at the same time. We will alert you via email when your item is ready to be picked up at Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library or at the K-State at Salina Library help desk. This process usually takes two or three days.

 

Some series titles have separate records and different call numbers for each volume in the series. To locate the call number in the online catalog do this:

  1. From the catalog, go to the Advanced Search tab.
  2. Beside Keywords: type in a few keywords from the series title and be sure to include the volume number.
  3. Change any of these to all of these.
  4. Beside within choose Series.
  5. Click the Search button.

In this example, I'm looking for volume 441 in the series "Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology". This is what a search could look like.

image of a catalog search

Note the location, the status, and the Series information.

image of catalog record

If you need assistance locating individual volumes in a series (cat seps), or have other questions,  Ask a Librarian.

Hale Library

What is the Media Collection in Hale Library?

Hale Library's media collection is a multi-subject, multi-format collection that includes compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, audiocassettes as well as miscellaneous and mixed media. The videos include thousands of educational films, documentaries, and lectures as well as popular movies. The sound recordings include nearly every musical genre.

How can I search the Media Collection?

  1. Open the library catalog
  2. Go to the "Advanced Search" button at the top of the page
  3. Beside  Locations: box, select "Media Collections, All Locations"
  4. Beside Keywords:, type in your keyword or keywords in the search box

Your results may include items from one or more of our libraries.

Where is the Media Collection in Hale Library?

The Media Collection is located on the east end of the 4th floor of Hale Library near the elevators. The collection is housed in tall, tan, metal cabinets and on several shelves located near the cabinets.

Is it possible to borrow items from the Media Collection in Hale Library?

Anyone who has a K-State ID or a Community Patron Card can borrow any of the items in the collection. Videocassettes and DVDs can be borrowed for one week and renewed for an additional week. All other items have the same loan periods that books do.

Where can I find equipment to view or listen to items in the media collection?

The computers in Hale Library's InfoCommons can play most DVDs and music compact discs. Additional listening/viewing equipment is located in the Media Development Center, Hale Library, room 213.

Weigel Architecture Library

The Media Collection at Weigel Library is located on the back side of large wooden display shelves, close to the entrance of the library. If you need assistance locating materials in this collection, a Weigel staff member would be happy to help you.

Fiedler Engineering, the K-State at Salina, the Math/Physics, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn about the availability of media at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.


We use the Library of Congress Call Number Classification System to arrange our collection. Clicking on the image below will launch a LibGuide that will help you 
understand this classification and how to locate items on the shelves. 
 

See also: The Library of Congress - Library of Congress Classification 

 

All of the information you need to locate microform material can be found in the individual catalog records of the items you are looking for. Here are the four pieces of information you'll need to make sure you find the right material.

  1. Title – Newspapers are organized alphabetically so their title is the only way to find them. For other documents, the title will still be useful because there is often more than one document on a single microform.
  2. Location– The location will be one of two places:
    • “Microform - Request at Library Help, Hale 2nd Floor” - Come to Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale during Library Help hours and we will retrieve the materials for you.
    • “Government Publications Microforms--Hale 3rd Floor” – This collection is located in the middle of Hale’s 3rd floor and is made up of rows of white cabinets with horizontal drawers. If you need assistance finding materials, ask for assistance at Library Help.
  3. Call Number – When writing down the call number, make sure to write down if the item is a microfilm-fiche, -card or -print.
  4. Series – Sometimes there will be additional identifying information listed on an individual item’s catalog record. When this information is available you will want to write it down. It may be necessary for finding the item.

See Also
Microforms: What are they?
Government Documents Microforms

You may request items located in the Annex, Offsite storage, and from campus libraries, including Salina, be sent to any campus library for pick up, through the online catalog

Catalog records display a link to online access, an area, or a library location. The record below shows how Offsite storage and Annex locations display in the catalog. 

Request items by filling out a quick form in MyLibrary.

  • To launch the catalog record, click the image below. From the catalog record, on the right hand side of the record, click on Place a Request.

  • At MyLibrary Login, type in your eID and password
  • When screen opens, choose Offsite/campus library request, add volume, issue and comments (if relevant) and choose which library you want to "Pick Up At".
  • Hit the submit button and don't forget to log out! (top right corner)
  • In about 3-7 days, you can retrieve your Offsite Storage item at the library you chose in the "Pick Up At" section of the form.
  • Annex and campus library transfers requests (including transfers from Salina to Manhattan and from Manhattan to Salina) are available in 1-2 days.

 

If you wonder where the census, statistical, and population data from the Population Lab Center (Pop Lab) in Waters Hall, went, wonder no more. In 2012, the center's material was moved and integrated into Hale Library's collection. Need more data? There is software available for use in computer labs and offices on campus.

See Software: Do you have statistical, geographical, or data software?

For assistance locating and using statistical, geographical, and census information e-Mail Meagan at mjduever@k-state.edu, visit Library Help or contact us at Ask a Librarian.

 

Each semester several instructors ask us to place books, videos, copies of old exams, course notes, readings, and/or other types of materials on reserve for their courses. They do this to keep the items secure and to limit the amount of time each item can be checked out (so each person in a class can have a chance to use it).

You can see what we have on reserve by following these steps:

  1. Open the K-State Libraries' catalog ( https://catalog.lib.ksu.edu ).
  2. Click the Course Reserve tab
  3. Use one of the drop-down menus to select an instructor, a department, or a course. We recommend selecting only a department. Doing so will allow you to see everything we have on reserve for that department.
  4. Click search.

See also

Textbook: Do you have my textbook? Reserves: How can I check out reserves items?
Reserves: How long can I have a reserves item?

Kansas State University at Manhattan

Most of our recent GRE (Graduate Record Exam) preparation items are on reserve, located at Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library. To see a complete list, search for "Graduate Record Examination -- study guides" as a subject heading in the Libraries' catalog

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about the availability of other GRE preparation materials at the K-State at Salina campus, contact a K-State at Salina librarian

See also
Reserves: How can I check out reserves items?
State Library of Kansas' online resources includes a Learning Express Library database, which provides GRE preparation materials
K-State's Testing Programs and Services office provides GRE preparation information.

Kansas State University at Manhattan

Most of the recent TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam preparation items are on reserve, located at Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library. To see a complete list, search for TOEFL as a keyword in the Libraries' catalog.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about the availability of of TOEFL preparation materials at K-State at Salina, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

See also:
State Library of Kansas' online resources includes a Learning Express Library database, which provides TOEFL preparation materials.
Reserves: How can I check out reserves items?
K-State's Testing Programs and Service office - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Kansas State University at Manhattan

At Hale Library, most of the most recent items are on reserve, located at Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library. To see a list, look at the DED 000 reserves list in the Libraries' catalog by clicking the "Course Reserve" tab and then selecting "DED 000: Test Preparation" from the course drop-down menu.

K-State's Testing Programs and Service office provides Praxis preparation information as well.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about the availability of other Praxis preparation materials at the K-State at Salina campus, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.
 

See also
State Library of Kansas' online resources includes a Learning Express Library database, which provides Praxis preparation materials.
Reserves: How can I check out reserves items?

image of the 24 hour study

The Anita C. Lehner 24 Hour Study Area is located on the 1st floor. It has mac computers, a printer, and provides electronic access to resources when the main part of Hale Library is closed. Unlike the InfoCommons in the main part of Hale Library, these computers require an eID and password to access. Pay phones with free on campus calls are available. Need a snack? The study area has vending machines and is the home of Einstein Brothers Bagels. - Einstein's hours

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Room 114 is on the west side of the first floor of Hale library.

map of room 114

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Room 213 and 214 are west of Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library.

  213 Hale is the location of the IT Help Desk and
  214 Hale is the location of the Media Development Center

Where is 214 Hale? How to get to the IT Help Desk (YouTube video)

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map of room 301

Reserve a Conference Room

The Montgomery Family Conference Room, Hale 301A, is on the south side of the third floor of Hale Library. Map
The William T. Kemper Foundation Conference Room, Hale 401B, is on the south side of the fourth floor of Hale Library. Map

Both are available for K-State students, staff, and faculty to reserve evenings (after 5:00 pm) and weekends. Feel free to use one of the rooms anytime, day or night, if no one else is occupying the rooms or has it reserved. A RoomWizard device displays the scheduled appointments outside each room. Image of RoomReservation

Graduate Study Rooms

Hale Library has fifty-one individual desks in a shared space available for graduate study. For access or more information see: Graduate Study Rooms

Fiedler Engineering Library

Engineering students may reserve study rooms using the Fiedler Hall Room Scheduling website.

K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn about the availability of rooms or study areas at any of these libraries, please contact the individual library directly.

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Room 407 north side of the fourth floor of Hale library. The capacity for people in this room is 49.

map of 407 and 408

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Library Help is located on the north side of the second floor and is visible from Hale Library's main entrance. You can go to Library Help for help answering questions about the university or libraries, help with research, equipment issues, check out material, pick up your Interlibrary Loan request, check out Reserve material and more. Stop by and see us, we're glad you're here. 

See also
Information for Undergraduates
Information for Graduate Students

Kansas State University Libraries form the academic heart of Kansas State University. There are six libraries, including K-State Salina, with Hale Library being the main and largest library. Come and visit us and see what we have to offer.

For more information see Library Locations.

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The Great Room, also known as the Cathedral Room, and affectionately named the Harry Potter Room by students for its resemblance to Hogwarts Castle's Great Hall, is located in room 304 on the 3rd floor of Hale Library, north of Stack E. - Map.

The Great Room, as part of the historical Farrell Library with its' Collegiate Gothic architecture style and location in the Quiet Zone, is a great place for quiet study. Our students say they actually feel smarter when they study there. 

See also
A Brief History of K-State Libraries

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The Hemisphere Room, 501 Hale Library, is located on the 5th floor.

Once you exit the elevator or stairway, go through the double doors to your right.
Reserve the Hemisphere Room

Image of the Hemisphere Room

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Kansas State University at Manhattan

Hale Library

Special Collections is located on the 5th floor of Hale Library and is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. If you need access to a book or other physical material housed here, request there, then view in the Special Collections Reading Room. These materials do not check out but you can usually scan and photocopy the sections you need.

If you want to check out a book located in Special Collections, you can request another copy through our Interlibrary Loan service and we'll try to borrow it from another library. It can take a few days for the item to be shipped to us, so please plan ahead.

Weigel Library

The Weigel Library Special Collection is located in Weigel Library, room 323 C. If you need access to a book or other physical material housed here, request there. These materials do not check out but you can usually scan and photocopy the sections you need. Weigel Library Special Collection items are available during Weigel Library hours.

Other Libraries

To learn about the availability of special collections materials at the Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math / Physics, or Veterinary Medical libraries, please contact the individual libraries.

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Hale Library

The entire third floor, including the Great Room, are the designated quiet areas in Hale Library. During Finals Week we expand our "Quiet Zones" to include many more areas of Hale Library. For more information, see Study: Where can I study during finals week?

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn about quiet-related policies at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

See also
Quiet: The person next to me is being noisy. Can you make them be quiet?

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Fiedler Engineering, Hale, the Math/Physics libraries

Student and professional positions at these libraries are available on our Jobs at K-State Libraries page.

Weigel Architecture Library

Ask a Weigel Library staff member about student assistant employment opportunities and how to apply. Information about professional positions are available on our Jobs at K-State Libraries page.

K-State at Salina and the Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn whether there are job openings at either of these libraries contact the individual library directly.

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As a potentially interested party, we are unable to appraise items. Our Rare Books Librarian can give you a list of qualified appraisers.

See also
Donations: How can I donate books?
Frequently asked questions about rare books by Association of College and Research Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section.

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At the end of the 2014 fiscal year (June 30) the six libraries that comprise Kansas State University Libraries owned just under 3 million volumes. According to our K-State Libraries Collections Current Summary Stats, "this number excludes microforms, maps, nonprint materials, and uncataloged items; includes cataloged gov docs and e-resources". The Current Summary Stats separates collection numbers for 2012, 2013 and 2014 into monographs (books) and serials (items that are published regularly), and also includes data for audio visual material, microform, government documents, and other formats. In addition, it contains statistics for reference transactions, gate count, book repairs numbers, circulation and presentation data.

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Information on obtaining a personal copy of your own dissertation, thesis, or report is found on the Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports site.

See also
Theses and dissertations: Can I borrow or purchase a copy?

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Kansas State University at Manhattan

Three different channels of donation are:

  1. To the Friends of the K-State Libraries book sale.
      * Donation bins are located inside Hale Library, near the Sunflower and the Loggia entrances.
      * We gladly accept a variety of material, including books, journals, videos and sound recordings.
      * Larger donations may be dropped off at our loading dock with previous approval.
      * Most of these donations will be sold and the proceeds used for Friends initiatives.
      * Donated books for the book sale may be reviewed for possible additions to our collection.
      * Thank you for your support!
  2. To the K-State Libraries collection
  3. Rare books or manuscripts and personal papers to Special Collection and University Archives/Manuscripts. For rare book donations, see Roger Adams, the Rare Books Librarian (785-532-7455, rcadams@k-state.edu ). For manuscript donations, see Anthony Crawford, Curator of Manuscripts (785-532-7456, arcford@k-state.edu ).

Guidelines for collection inclusion are found at Content Development and Acquisitions Gifts.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about how to donate books to the K-State at Salina Library, please contact a K-State at Salina librarian

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Kansas State University at Manhattan

Fines for overdue or lost items:

  • Monday - Friday (8:00 am-5:00 pm)
    • Take cash, a debit or credit card, or a check (made out to K-State Libraries) to Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library.
  • All other Library Help hours
    • Take a check or the exact cash amount for your fine to Library Help on the 2nd floor of Hale Library. 
    • No change can be made for cash during these hours.
  • Pay Online from MyLibrary Login using a debit or credit card
  • Mail a check for the exact amount (made out to K-State Libraries) to:

222 Hale Library
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn how to pay a fine for the K-State at Salina Library, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

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Kansas State University at Manhattan

Students - see the monthly calendar of Classes and Tours.
Don't see a class or tour listed? Ask a Librarian
Instructors - request a library class for your students from the Library Instruction Menu.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn how to sign up for a library class or tour at the K-State at Salina Library, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

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Kansas State University at Manhattan

Was the class one for which you had to sign up and come to the library, e.g., DED075 tour, Library Tour for University Experience, or Refworks Introduction? If so, your options are:

Was the class one for which you did not have to sign up ? If so, your options are:

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn what to do if you took a class from the K-State at Salina Library and can not remember what it covered, please contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

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Hale Library

  • Visit Library Help during our service hours to drop off or pick up a lost or found item.
  • IT Help Desk, 214 Hale, has a small lost and found for items left in their areas. Contact the IT Help during their hours of operation

Fiedler Engineering, Weigel Architecture, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, and the Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn about lost and found at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

K-State Police

We encourage you to contact or visit the K-State Police Department, the location for the University's Lost and Found, to turn in or locate lost items. 

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Kansas State University at Manhattan

If the book is still in your possession, return it to Hale Library as soon as possible.

Once you bring the book back we will remove the lost book replacement fee from your account. And in most cases, we can also check the book back out to you if you still need it. If you have questions, please Ask-A-Librarian.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn what to do if you find a book declared lost by the K-State at Salina Library, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

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Kansas State University at Manhattan

You may contact one of our Collection Management Librarians, or fill out our Purchase Recommendation Form. They will review your recommendation to purchase a book, journal, or other format, and will contact you with more information.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn how to request that a book be purchased by the K-State at Salina Library, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

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Hale Library

Printing at Hale Library is similar to how you would print at home – but with a few more steps.

  * Bring your K-State ID Card and know your eID and password – you'll need them to print.
  * Community members, see Library Help, 2nd floor Hale Library for printing assistance.
  * If the article is in pdf format, click on the printer icon within Adobe Acrobat.
  * If the article is not in pdf, look for a link that will reformat the article for printing
     select it if it is available, and then click on File and then Print.
  * If printing in b&w, click OK on the dialog box that appears for UCL & Hale - Black & White
  * If you would like to print in color, then you need to change a couple of settings.
  * Name the print job
  * Go to one of the InfoCommons print stations and login with your eID and password
  * Swipe your K-State ID
  * Scroll through the list of print jobs and highlight your job & click the Print icon

Weigel Architecture Library

The directions for printing at Weigle are the same as Hale except when you select the printer: UCL Hale Black and White, it will print in Weigel, not in Hale Library.

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, and the Veterinary Medical libraries

To learn how to print in any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

Other Information

Printing costs

black and white copies
 * 8 1/2"x11" copies are 10¢ per page for single-sided print jobs and 9¢ per side for duplex
 * 11"x17" copies are 20¢ per side

color copies
 * 8 1/2"x11" copies are 35¢ per side
 * 11"x17" copies are 70¢ per side

For instructions on how to print an 11'x17" sheet, see Printing: Can I print 11" x 17" in the library?

For information on software, setting up wireless printing on your laptop, and how to add more funds to your card, see The Library Equipment LibGuide Computers & Printers.

The library printers/computers are set to print double-sided. To change this setting, see Information Technology Services Duplex and single-sided printing.

If you have any problems with printing, you can get help at the IT Help Desk or read more about their printing instructionsWhere is 214 Hale? How to get to the IT Help Desk (YouTube video)

See
Printing: Can I print 11" x 17" in the library?
Printing: Do you have a color printer?

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Hale Library

Hale Library has two color printers, one near the east end of the 2nd floor and one in the Media Development Center, Hale 213.

To print in color from an InfoCommons computer in Hale Library, follow the instructions for How do I print in the library except select the printer named “Library - Color” from the print dialog box and go to the print station on the 2nd floor.

To print in color from a computer located in the Media Development Center, select the printer named “Hale-MDC-Color" from the print dialog box and use the color printer in that area.

You can read more about printing in the InfoCommons on the Information Technology Services’ University Computing Labs and K-State InfoCommons page.

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, Weigel Architecture, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn about the possibility of printing in color at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

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Kansas State University at Manhattan

If your laptop is connected to the KSU Wireless network and has Pharos software installed, you can print to printers located in Hale Library, Weigel Architecture Library and the Student Union (but not the Fiedler Engineering, Math/Physics or VetMed libraries). For information about how to install Pharos and configure your laptop see one of the following pages or contact the IT Help Desk:

Wireless printing instructions for pcs
Wireless printing instructions for macs

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about the possibility of printing from your laptop at the K-State at Salina Library, please contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

See also
Printing: How do I print in the library?
Printing: Do you have a color printer?

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  • Printing costs

    black and white copies
     * 8 1/2"x11" copies are 10¢ per page for single-sided print jobs and 9¢ per side for duplex
     * 11"x17" copies are 20¢ per side

    color copies
     * 8 1/2"x11" copies are 35¢ per side
     * 11"x17" copies are 70¢ per side

  • For instructions on how to print an 11'x17" sheet, see Printing: Can I print 11" x 17" in the library?
  • students, faculty & staff are allocated $10.00 each semester & $5.00 during the summer for free printing
  • it is added automatically to your K-State ID card, so don't forget to bring it
  • can print single-sided or double-sided (duplex)
  • printers are located in all our libraries, except the Math / Physics Library
  • Hale Library has 6 black and white & 2 color laser printers
  • community members - printing available from Library Help, 2nd floor Hale Library
  • add funds to your K-State ID card online or at the ID Center
  • wireless printing - print jobs may be sent to printers in Hale Library and the Weigel Architecture Library if the computers are connected to the KSU Wireless network and have the Pharos client installed.

See also
University Computing Labs and K-State InfoCommons
Printing: How do I print in the library?
Printing: Do you have a color printer?

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By default, the black/white printers in the university's InfoCommons at Hale Library will print on both sides of every sheet. However, if you want to print single-sided using the InfoCommons computers, here is how you can do it from the print-options screen:

Windows computers:

1) In some programs like Microsoft Word, Excel or Adobe's PDF reader, there is an option to change the printer settings by selecting "Print One Sided" or un-checking "Print on both sides of paper" on the print-options screen.
OR
2) In all programs you will be able to select "Properties" or "Printer Properties" on the print-options screen. This will open a new window with more options.

Example: http://screencast.com/t/TOrtZFlbFD7 Under the "Printing Shortcuts" tab, you can select "General Everyday Printing" and click "OK" to print single-sided

Mac computers:
1)
In programs like Adobe's PDF reader, there is the option to uncheck "Two-Sided" on the print-options screen.
OR
2) In all programs, you will be able to change the "Presets" for printing and manually select the "Default Settings" option in order to print single-sided.

Example: http://screencast.com/t/SOZfeMr02aZC

See also:
Printing: How do I print in the library?
Printing: Do you have a color printer?

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Hale and Weigel Architecture Libraries

The first thing you can do is wait a few minutes and then try again since the print server resets itself every couple of minutes. If you've tried again and are still getting the same error, then your best solution is to head to the IT Help Desk in 214 Hale Library or call them at 785-532-7722 and talk to them. The IT Help Desk staff are the people who can help you work out problems with your K-State eID. Where is 214 Hale? How to get to the IT Help Desk (YouTube video)

Fiedler Engineering, K-State at Salina, Math/Physics, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries

To learn how to respond to problems with the printers at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

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Hale Library and Weigel Architecture Library

Your print account is your Cat Cash account. Once you have used your semester print money ($10 for the fall and spring semesters; $5 in the summer), you can add money to your Cat Cash account online with a debit or credit card.

If you prefer to add money to your account using cash or check, you can do this at the K-State ID Center on the first floor of the Union during their office hours.

Fiedler Engineering Library, the K-State at Salina Library, the Math/Physics Library, & the Veterinary Medical Library

To learn about paying for printing at any of these libraries, please contact the individual library directly.

See also
Printing: How do I print in the library?

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Hale Library and Weigel Architecture Library

The best solution to this problem is to head to the IT Help Desk in 214 Hale Library or call them at 785-532-7722 and talk to them. The IT Help Desk staff are the people who can help you work out any problems with printing in Hale Library, Weigel Architecture Library, or any of the University Computing Labs, and also with errors with your eID or K-State ID card. The hours they are available for in-person help and phone help are listed on their website

Where is 214 Hale? How to get to the IT Help Desk (YouTube video)

Fiedler Engineering Library, the K-State at Salina Library, the Math/Physics Library, and the Veterinary Medical Library

To learn about how to fix problems with printers at any of these libraries, contact the individual library directly.

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Hale Library

Both 11" x 17" black and white and color printing is available in Hale Library from the two color printers - 2nd floor east end and the Media Development Center in Hale, Room 213. Printing cost for 11"x17" color copies is 70¢

To print an 11"x17" black and white copy, format the print job in black and white / grayscale then select one of the color printers in the print dialog box. It will be the price of a black and white print job if the original copy does not have any color. Printing cost for 11"x17" black and white copies is 20¢.

Weigel Architecture Library

11" x 17" black and white printing is available at Weigel Library. You will need to select this option within the printing properties menu. Please see posted printing instructions in the computer area or ask a Weigel Library staff member for assistance.

Fiedler Engineering Library, Math/Physics Library, and the Veterinary Medical Library

11" x 17" printing is not available in these libraries. We we recommend visiting the Media Development Center in Hale, Room 213.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about the possibility of printing 11" x 17" at the K-State at Salina Library, please contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

See also
Printing: How do I print in the library?

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Search It

Use Search It, our discovery tool, to locate books, articles, music, movies, ebooks and more. It searches our online catalog and most, but not all, of our databases. It returns results that can be refined various ways including Peer-reviewed Journals, Full Text resources, Topic, and Creation Date. Access it from the search box in the middle of the K-State Libraries homepage.

Search It: What can it help me search for?
Search It Orientation Guide

Articles K-State Libraries has access to can be discovered in our databases.

Our online catalog has information about which journals, magazines, or newspapers, we own but it does not locate articles within them.

To locate articles in a database, first go to the K-State Libraries homepage, hover over the Research tab and choose databases at the top of the screen. The databases page includes several features that will help you to discover the right database for your area of study.

From the databases landing page, you'll see a database that we recommend as a great place to start - Proquest Research Library. We have databases that cover specific topics. If you're interested in of these, use the academic subject areas listed in the right sidebar, which are organized according to K-State's colleges and departments.

The databases page features a search box at the top right of the screen which locates databases by title and also by keywords in the database summaries. Along the same top menu bar, there is an alphabetical listing which is useful if you know the title of the database for which you are looking. There is a link titled Tags, which is another method of organizing our databases that includes a variety of tags, such as newspapers, free, and dissertations.

Many databases have different interfaces, but most involve a basic and advanced search option, three search boxes, and advanced search limits. Use keywords that describe your topic to discover articles. Depending on the results of your search, try various search terms and keyword combinations. Remember to use the subject headings or descriptors provided with each article for advanced searching.

Is there a particular journal you're looking for? Try browsing our E-Journals or search for the journal in our catalog using the Journal/Newspaper/Magazine Title search option.

If you have further questions, Ask a Librarian.

See also
Articles: How do I get articles when I already know the titles I want?

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If you already have a citation for an article (maybe from a bibliography or reference list) use the Citation Linker! Citation Linker is a feature of Get It. The same tool that links to articles when you're searching in a database will let you enter information about an article and find it online, in print in the library, or will link to an Interlibrary Loan request.

See also
Articles: How do I get articles when I already know the titles I want?
Citations and Bibliographies LibGuide

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Articles that K-State Libraries has access to can be discovered in our databases. Our catalog does not have information about article titles in journals, magazines, or newspapers, but it does have information about which journals, magazines, and newspapers we have access to.

If you know the title of the article, follow these steps:

  1. Begin at the K-State Libraries homepage.
  2. Click on the link titled Databases under the Research tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on the letter G at the top of the screen or type Google in the Find a Database search box.
  4. Scroll to Google Scholar and click on it.
  5. If off campus, log in with your eID and password to connect to K-State Libraries resources.
  6. Search for the title of your article. If you are confident of the article title, try searching for the title of the article in quotations (Example "grey tree frogs") to further limit your search.
  7. If you see the title you searched for, try these:
  • Click on the title of the article and look for a Full Text link
  • Look for a [PDF] link on the right hand side that may provide full text access to the article.
  • Look for a Get It @ K-State link to discover if K-State Libraries has access to the article online or in print.

If you discover that we do not have the article, you can request it through our interlibrary loan service. You can even use our interlibrary loan service if we have the article in print. They can usually get articles to you in 2-3 days at no cost to you.

If you need assistance, Ask A Librarian.

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What is a peer-reviewed article?

A peer-reviewed article is one that has been reviewed and approved by one or more individuals who have expertise in the article's topic. This process is intended to ensure that only high quality, methodologically sound information is presented in the article.

How can I find a peer-reviewed article?

  1. Search It, an easy-to-use search tool on our homepage, allows you to filter your results by selecting "Peer-Reviewed Journals" at the top of your search results. This can help you find many peer-reviewed articles from many different databases on a wide array of topics.
  2. Many of our databases include information about peer-reviewed articles. Several of these databases group peer-reviewed articles in a tab. Some provide a box on their advanced search screen that can be used to limit to peer-reviewed articles. A large number, however, do not clearly designate an article as peer-reviewed. When in doubt, search the database Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory by the title of the journal. It's informational page about the journal will specify if it is peer-reviewed.

See also
Articles: What are scholarly articles? How can I find some?

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What is a scholarly article?

Scholarly articles are written by researchers, many of whom work at colleges or universities, but you will also find them written by authors from research institutions or similar organizations. Scholarly articles typically convey the results of research studies, discuss theories, or otherwise explore a discipline. They are written by researchers for other researchers and typically assume that the reader already understands the basic concepts.

So scholarly articles are

  • written by researchers (like your professors) to be read by other scholars (including other professors, researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students)
  • written to explore research and ideas to increase our knowledge and understanding
  • a conversation between scholars to discuss and examine research, methods, and theories
  • written by scholars and reviewed by scholars. This process is known as peer review

How do I find scholarly sources?

  • Search It can help you find many articles from many different databases and you can make sure that your results are "scholarly" by applying the "Peer-Reviewed Journals" filter to your searches.
  • Journal articles and more can be found in Kansas State University Libraries' databases.  Some databases only include scholarly sources, and others will permit you to search only scholarly sources or view only scholarly sources.
  • Books can be found in our library catalog and in our databases of books. Many are written by university professors and published by university presses.

You will find scholarly articles for every field, but do be aware that a scholarly article in biochemistry is going to be a bit different from a scholarly article in modern languages.

If you aren't sure you are looking at a scholarly article, take a look at the Anatomy of a Scholarly Article from North Carolina State University or the Scholarly vs. Popular Articles comparison guide from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries.

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory provides information on over 210,000 regularly and irregularly published journals. If you aren't sure if an article you found is scholarly, Ulrich's is a great place to look for more information because it will indicate the intended audience and whether a journal publishes peer-reviewed (or refereed) articles.

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What qualifies as a primary source varies somewhat by topic and discipline. In most cases, a primary source is anything that comes directly from the person or business being researched. In the cases of events, reports of first-hand accounts also qualify. For example, if you are researching Thomas Jefferson, a primary source could be a letter he wrote, the text of a speech he gave, or a first-hand account of something he did or said. Primary sources are distinct from secondary sources, which are interpretations or analyses created by consulting primary sources.

K-State Libraries have access to millions of primary sources. Here are some tips for finding them:

  • Search our catalog to find books and documents that are (or that contain) primary source material.
  1. Click the Advanced Search tab
  2. Type the following in the first box: "sources" "narratives" "documents" or "papers"
  3. Use the second box to enter keywords describing your topic. If needed you can also use the third box.
  1. Click the Advanced Catalog Search link
  2. In the subject row type: sources OR narratives OR documents OR papers
  3. Use the top box to enter keywords describing your topic
  4. Click the box next to "Limit to full view"
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Visit our Newspapers in print and online LibGuide for tips on how to search for
K-State Collegian articles in the

  * kstatecollegian.com
  * Online Catalog
  * Internet Archive
  * Google site search
  * Lexis Nexis Academic database
  * Special Collections

See also
LibGuide tab for The Manhattan Mercury
Library Help in Hale Library: Where is it? 

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Kansas State University at Manhattan

Our subscription to these newspapers do not usually allow us to have same-day delivery and be  available right away. However, if you’re affiliated with Kansas State University and have a student K-State ID card, you can use the card in one of the many free newspaper vending machines across campus. There is one machine in Hale, across from the gates next to the pop machine. Another of these free newspaper vending machines is located in the basement of Seaton Hall, just outside room 063. These machines are part of a Student Newspaper Readership Program and usually contain the Kansas City Star, Manhattan Mercury, New York Times, Topeka Capital-Journal and/or USA Today.

We do have some newspapers, such as the The Wall Street Journal, available online. To search for those newspapers, follow these steps:

  1. Search our e-journals/e-magazines/e-newspapers directory by the name of the journal, magazine, or newspaper
  2. Click the name in the list of results. A Get It window will open.
  3. Look at the top of the Get It window to see if we have online access to the date you need. If we do, click the “Get it online from…” link.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about the availability of current issues of newspapers at the K-State at Salina Library, please contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

See also
Current issues: Where are the current journals, magazines, and newspapers?

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Visit our Newspapers in print and online LibGuide for tips on how to
search for Manhattan Mercury articles.

See also
LibGuide tab for The Kansas State Collegian
Library Help in Hale Library: Where is it?

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Our librarians have prepared a number of class and subject guides. If you don't see what you need there, contact them at:

  Kansas State University at Manhattan Ask a Librarian
  Kansas State University at Salina Ask a Librarian

See also
Textbook: Do you have my textbook?

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To see if we have a particular book (or video or CD or other item), follow these steps:

  1. Open K-State Libraries' catalog
  2. If you know the exact title,  type it in the Search box choosing Title as the search field
  3. If you don't know the exact title of the item, select Keyword
  4. Type several of the words in the title. You can also add one or more of the authors' names (if you know them).
    • Tip: if you are not sure how to spell a word, type the beginning part you are sure of followed by a question mark, e.g., walst?
  5. The results list will be in alphabetical order by title. Check to see if we have the title you are looking for.

See also
Textbook: Do you have my textbook?
Reserves: Do you have the book (or video or test or notes) I need on reserve?

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If you are searching for something to read for fun, you may want to browse the Leisure Reading collection, located on the east end of Hale Library's 2nd floor. Otherwise, our materials are organized in our collection by subject, and we use the Library of Congress Call Number System to code those subjects.

So, to find where our books are by genre (e.g., science fiction, mystery, fantasy, romance, historical fiction), you'll need to go to our library catalog.

  1. In the Search: box, type fiction
  2. Scroll down and click on Subject Heading so that it displays
  3. Click Search
  4. You will see a screen with a list of Headings. Fiction should be first. Click on any one of those and you'll be taken to another list of headings--this list should start with the type of fiction you selected. There will possibly be related headings that get more specific like: Detective and mystery stories, American. You can click on the broader term (Detective and mystery stories) or a narrower one (Detective and mystery stories, American).
  5. You will now see a list of the titles we have in that genre. Take a look at the location and record the call number. If located in Hale Library Stacks, use the Stacks Guide to learn what floor or stack level in Hale is home to your call number. If located in Special Collections--Hale 5th Floor, (as many of our science fiction and fantasy titles are because they are part of a special collection that was donated to K-State Libraries), you may read them in the Special Collections reading room when they are open (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm), but the books cannot be checked out. Other common locations are
  • Leisure Reading (Hale Library, 2nd floor)
  • Juvenile Literature (Hale Library, 4th floor)

These are just a few of the types of fiction in our collection. You can skip a lot of clicking by entering one of them into the Search: box instead of Fiction.

  • detective and mystery stories
  • fantasy fiction
  • graphic novels
  • historical fiction
  • love stories
  • mystery fiction
  • western stories
  • science fiction
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To limit a search in the online catalog to reference books:

  1. Open the online catalog
  2. Click on the Advanced Search tab
  3. Type in your keyword
  4. Beside Location: choose Reference Collections, All Locations
  5. The catalog will limit your search to Reference Collections

See also
Reference Books: Where are they?

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Here are some useful sites for APA* with regard to website citations. They distinguish between citing whole websites or citing documents within websites.

*APA stands for American Psychological Association and is a style guide for formatting in-text citations and references.

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Here are some useful sites for MLA* with regard to website citations

* MLA is an abbreviation for the Modern Language Association.

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Do you want to learn who cited a particular article in their own publications? If so, you can trace the influence of an article on others by using two of our databases, which show how frequently an article has been cited, who cited it, and even locate a copy of those citing articles/books.

See the "Cited Articles"box located within the [Journal Articles] tab of our AGCOM 400 Class Guide

See additional information on individual research impact in our Research Impact/Bibliometrics Guide

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Most of our databases can be accessed off-campus

  • Many of our databases are commercial and licensed for educational use only. These will prompt you for a K-State eID and password to gain access.
  • Other databases are free to the public, on and off-campus. Also, try these databases from the State Library of Kansas, free with a Kansas Library Card.
  • There are a few databases that restrict access to campus use only.

Anyone is welcome to use the databases in Hale Library

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Generally you'll retain student rights associated with your eID, including remote access (off campus) to library databases, until right before the new semester begins. So if you graduate in May, you should have access most of the summer but if you graduate in December, only a couple of weeks.

If you want more specifics, read on.

If you have any questions or concerns, please Ask a Librarian.

See also:
Community Services
Computers: What hardware and software is available to the public?
Check out: If I’m a community member, can I check out items?
RefWorks: I’m graduating from K-State. Can I keep my RefWorks account?

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Library databases
are electronic catalogs or indices, contain information about published items, and are searchable.

Some items indexed in library databases include journals, magazines, books, newspapers, book reviews, publications, and dissertations.

Many library databases provide at least some full text articles, but some may only provide abstracts (summaries) or citations. A citation typically consists of author, title, source (title of publication), publisher and date of publication.

Library databases differ in what they cover. Some library databases index items from many subject areas and others index items from a specific academic discipline. To locate a database by subject, see our Databases.

Not sure where to start? Try Search It, our discovery tool, which searches the online catalog and many of our databases for books, DVDs, music scores, journal and newspaper articles, book reviews, ebooks, dissertations, and other resources. Or, try searching in a general database such as ProQuest Research Library.

See also
Search It: What can it help me search for? Search It LibGuide
Databases: Can I use the databases off-campus?
Databases: Which database should I use to find articles?

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Our Databases page links you to more than 250 databases. There are three ways to select a database for your research:

  1. In our databases page, browse by academic subject, in the list to the right. These closely mirror the academic departments at K-State, and open from the + sign to sub-divisions, such as + Business - Accounting.
  2. Browse the tag cloud of additional, non-disciplinary words describing our database contents, such as free, newspapers, and primary (for primary source materials).
  3. If you know the name of the database, use the A-Z listing across the top, or enter keywords in the Find a Database box to its right

Still can't find that perfect database? Contact us through Ask a Librarian.

See also
Articles: How can I find a journal article on my topic?
Articles: How do I get articles when I already know the titles I want?

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Search It is a tool that allows you to search for most (but not all) of the online and print materials owned or subscribed to by K-State Libraries. You can start using it right from the Libraries’ homepage!

What can it do? How can it help me search?

  • You can find books, articles, music, movies, ebooks and more...
  • You can narrow search results by topic, date, language and more...
  • You can filter your results so that you only see things like peer-reviewed articles and full-text online resources.
  • You can customize your account to generate results more closely related to your major or research area and create alerts for newly added materials.
  • You can save your searches and results and view them later.
  • You can export specific results into citation management software like RefWorks.

When should I use it?

  • When you are beginning research on a topic and you are not sure how to begin
  • When you only need a few sources for a small assignment or research project
  • When you are doing multi- or cross-disciplinary research
  • When you are having trouble finding resources in other subject-specific databases

When should I use other resources?

  • When you are doing subject-specific research. For certain subjects (ex. Business), the most extensive and useful research material can be found in our more focused / subject-specific databases.
  • When you already know the title or other citation information for a book or article that you want to read. It is can be much easier to use the Catalog, E-Journals, or Google-Scholar to find specific materials.
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Kansas State University at Manhattan

As an alumnus, you can check out materials from the Libraries with a current K-State Alumni Association Card. If you’re not a current Alumni Association member, you can still check out materials with purchase of a Community Patron Card ($10/year fee).

These cards do not enable off-campus access to education-restricted licensed online journals and databases. However, anyone visiting the campus can access most of those resources from public computers in Hale Library.

Read more about additional free information resources and other K-State Libraries Alumni Services.

Kansas State University at Salina

To learn about services available to alumni at the K-State at Salina Library, contact a K-State at Salina librarian.

See also
Check out: If I'm a Community member, can I check out items?

 

Virtually all library services are available to distance students. You can:

 

K-State does not have a license for the EndNote software. This means that we do not have the connection files that permit researchers to search library databases from within EndNote. You can still use EndNote for exporting/downloading/saving citations from many of our library databases.

However, we do have access to My EndNote Web, an online version, through our Web of Knowledge databases (including Biological Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Global Health, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, and Web of Science).The link will appear toward the top of the screen. When using My EndNote Web, users do need to register and create a password. My EndNote Web does not recognize K-State's eIDs and passwords.

For researchers wanting to use bibliographic management software to organize their references and generate citations, K-State subscribes to RefWorks. Additionally, free bibliographic management software programs are available like Zotero and Mendeley.

See also
RefWorks: What is it? How do I use it?

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We have many materials to help you learn English. They include books, videos, sound recordings and also the database called Tell Me More.

To find what we own, search our catalog as follows:

  1. Click the Advanced Search tab
  2. Beside Keywords: type english language study teaching
  3. Beside within: drop-down menu, choose Subject

The screen should look like this:

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In early August 2012, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) disabled many full-text documents because they were found to contain highly sensitive information. ERIC has hired a team to help check each document by hand and they plan to put them back online at a later date. 

Documents with an ED number up to 482063 should be available in our ERIC microfiche collection. For more information Ask at Librarian.

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Microforms are simply miniaturized copies of written documents. The term 'microforms' actually refers to several different miniaturization formats. The following are the four types of microform material found in Hale Library:

  1. Microfilm - a 35mm strip of transparent film that is wrapped around a small reel (just like old movies!)
  2.  

     

  3. Microfiche - a transparent card that is usually 4x6 inches.
  4.  

     

     

  5. Microcard - a non-transparent card that is usually the same size as a 3x5 inch notecard.
  6. Microprint - a larger non-transparent card.  Normally 5x7 inches

 

Some of the materials included in our microform collections are historical newspapers, ERIC (education) documents, historical children's books, pamphlets, letters, and many government publications.

Ask a librarian if you think you need to use microform material. In addition to helping you find the individual items, they may be able to help you find the document on the internet in a more readily accessible format.

The idea behind transforming a document into microform material is to save physical space in the library and help preserve information from physical decay. This also means that the only way to read through these materials is to use a special machine. We have a microform reader on the 2nd floor of Hale Library near Library Help, and several more on the 3rd floor.

Microforms by Subject Area

See Also
Microforms: I found an item in the Catalog, now where do I find it?
Government Documents Microforms

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If you wonder where the census, statistical, and population data from the Population Lab Center (Pop Lab) in Waters Hall, went, wonder no more. In 2012, the center's material was moved and integrated into Hale Library's collection. Need more data? There is software available for use in computer labs and offices on campus.

See Software: Do you have statistical, geographical, or data software?

For assistance locating and using statistical, geographical, and census information e-Mail Meagan at mjduever@k-state.edu, visit Library Help or contact us at Ask a Librarian.

Refworks is an online application that makes it easy to organize information about articles, books, websites, and other research documents. It also simplifies the process of creating a bibliography (or references cited list), and when paired with Write-n-Cite, simplifies the process of creating in-text citations. Kansas State University faculty, staff, and students may use RefWorks. Students who create a RefWorks account while enrolled at K-State may retain access to their account after they graduate. K-State Libraries often provides free classes on using RefWorks.

Getting Started in RefWorks

Always access RefWorks through K-State Libraries’ home page: www.lib.k-state.edu

  • If you are off campus and access RefWorks through K-State Libraries’ home page, you will be asked for your K-State eID and password
  • If you are off-campus and access RefWorks by going to: www.refworks.com, you will be asked for your Group Code
  • RefWorks Help

See the RefWorks tab in the Citations and Bibliographies LibGuide for information on

  • Creating an account, or multiple accounts
  • How to get forgotten login information
  • Manuals and tutorials
  • Write-N-Cite
  • Add and Exporting References
  • Intermediate Tips
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All K-State Alumni are eligible for free use of RefWorks, a reference management tool that many students and faculty use while writing research papers. RefWorks established an Alumni Program that guarantees continued free service to all graduates of academic institutions that maintain their group subscription.

image of RefWorks update profile pageBefore you graduate log into your RefWorks account through our home page. If you cannot remember your Login Name, Password, or Group Code, click “Forgot your Login Information." Once logged in, you'll see a link to Update Profile at the top of the page. Modify your email, change your status to “Alumni”, and if you wish, continue using the same login name and password. Clicking on image at right will open a larger image in a new tab.

After you graduate login directly from RefWorks (don't try accessing RefWorks from K-State Libraries' home page since that requires an eID and password). If you never took advantage of RefWorks before graduation, you can "Sign up for a New Account" through RefWorks. You will continue to access the files you attached to your account. K-State’s Get It button may still appear, but you will not be able to access the databases and journals we subscribe to unless you are faculty, staff, or a currently enrolled student at K-State.

How do I find our Group Code and why do I need it?
From RefWorks click on “Forgot your Login Information" and they will mail the Group Code to you. If you are no longer affiliated with K-State, you can request it from the RefWorks Administrator at Ask a Librarian. You'll need this code to access RefWorks. They'll see your access is paid for by K-State.

For more background on how to use RefWorks to organize your references and insert them into in-text citations and bibliographies, see K-State Libraries’ Citations and Bibliographies guide as well as the RefWorks tutorial.

See also
Databases: I’m graduating from K-State. Will I retain access?

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Hale Library, the Media Development Center (MDC), and the University Computing Labs have statistical, geographical and data software programs available for your use.

Listed below is the software, it's location and whether it has use restrictions.

 Software

 Location

Use Restrictions?

 ArcGIS  University Computing Labs None in Hale, labs require eID
 FME translator  Hale Library No, submit form to reserve
 GeoDa  Hale Library No, submit form to reserve
 Photoshop  try MDC first, then Hale Library None in MDC or submit form to reserve
 R  University Computing Labs None in Hale, labs require eID
 SAS  University Computing Labs None in Hale, labs require eID, not available in the Union
*SPSS  University Computing Labs None in Hale, labs require eID, not available in the Union


For software located in Hale Library, submit form to reserve the computer station. Our Data Services Librarian will be available to assist you with the software. Statistical support is also available at the Statistical Consulting Lab, 12 Dickens Hall. The lab provides consulting and collaborative research assistance to the K-State community.

   *If you need assistance installing SPSS, contact the IT Help Desk, 214 Hale Library.

See also:

University computing labs and K-State InfoCommons
Software in the labs and InfoCommons
campus map of Hale Library
Data Services - a library service
Government Information - statistical resources - library guide

You can use the RefWorks program Write-N-Cite with Word 2010, but due to changes in Word 2010, there is a twist.

Microsoft offers a version of Word 2010 called Click-to-Run. Click-to-Run is "virtualized," so since it isn't installed on your computer, Write-N-Cite can't find it and you will get an error message when you do try to download it.  The full application must be installed on the local computer for Write-n-Cite III to recognize the installation of MS Word 2010.

Once you have the full application of Word 2010 installed on your computer, you will need to restart your computer, and then you can install Write-N-Cite.

If you do not want to locally install Word 2010, but still want to use RefWorks to format your citations and generate bibliographies, you can use the One Line/Cite View option on page 11 of the RefWorks 2.0 Fundamentals User Workbook.