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CGHS Library Resources

Index to all of the College of Graduate Health Sciences toolkit program guides

Who is your librarian?

Susan E. Swogger

Susan Swogger, MLIS, is the Liaison Librarian for the College of Graduate Health Studies.

 
Contact Information:
A.T. Still Memorial Library - Missouri
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO 63501

Contact Susan Swogger at susanswogger@atsu.edu or cyberlibrarian@atsu.edu with questions and requests or to set up a face-to-face Zoom conversation. 

What can you ask of your librarian?

Your Librarian can:

  • Help you learn to use online resources
  • Help you find e-books, journals, videos, etc. in ATSU's collection
  • Help when a resource misbehaves
  • Help you design a research strategy for use with article databases
  • Talk to your class on request
  • Answer questions about ATSU's Library Services
  • Answer requests for the Library to buy new e-Books or journals
  • Direct you to the right person if the Library cannot answer your question

Your Librarian cannot:

  • Do your research for you - I'll help you design a search strategy, but I can't run it for you or just send you articles

Where can you find out about Library Services?

You can find out more about the Library here:

Where can you find out about writing and citation questions?

The Library offers resources to support your writing but does not assist with individual papers. It provides these guides:

The ATSU Writing Center does help you with individual papers.  They can help you review your papers for grammatical and structural issues, assist with Second Language concerns, review your personal statements for residency applications, offer tutorials for proper use of sources, etc. The UWC is staffed with professional editors, writers, and educators who have experience in health-care writing and editing or the TOEFL/ESL.  Contact them here for assistance : 

Where can you find more information about course books?

You can find out about course books for your class from your syllabus.

Once you have your booklist, you can search for the books to see if the Library offers them online using the Library Catalog or Still OneSearch, which you can find on the Library's homepage. Sometimes your syllabus will tell you that the Library has the book. 

If the Library does NOT have the required book, you can request that the Library purchase it as an e-book. If the book is available in a Library-usable format and the budget allows, we will attempt to do so. 

What e-books, databases, mobile apps and journals does the library offer?

The Library Homepage points to all of its resources. The different Program Toolkit Pages point to the ones best for each program using a different format, though you can all use all of them. You can go directly to resources by type here:

Where can you get help doing online research or using resources?

You can learn more about how to search for different types of information or how to evaluate it by consulting the Library Online Research FAQ or by asking for help from your Liaison Librarian, Susan Swogger.

You can find help with different resource problems from:

How do you get articles that the Library does not have?

Sometimes you will need articles or book chapters that the libraries not have in full-text. When this happens, you should submit an Interlibrary Loan request.

Interlibrary Loan requests are FREE for you. You can expect to get your requested article within 1-3 business days in most cases, but it may take as many as 10 days. After that point, if the Library is unable to get the article, it will let you know. 

There are two ways to make a request:

  1. Click the link within your EBSCO database or Still OneSearch results that says request this item through interlibrary loan and fill out the form that appears
  2. Follow the link on the Library homepage to the Interlibrary Loan Request form and select your department, then submit the resource citation.

If you are wondering about a request that you have made or have questions, please contact the ATSU Missouri Interlibrary Loan Department at libmo@atsu.edu or 660.626.2030 for assistance.

If you want to request that the Library purchase an e-book or other resource, please contact Susan Swogger or Harold Bright.  

What can you expect after you graduate?

You will still have access to some services and resources from the Library after you graduate. Our licenses do not allow us to give access to everything to alumni, but we can give you access to many useful subscription databases, e-books, and e-journals, as well as a number of free interlibrary loans per month.

Find more information about Alumni Services from the Library on the Alumni Services at the Library Guide.