distance learning

Distance Learning Service

The goal of the Library Distance Learning Service is to provide students with quality library service that will promote lifelong learning. The Library will provide immediate access to resources through an online environment that supports curriculum-related teaching, research, and scholarly communication to our off-campus students.

Contact
Reference Department
(225)771-2841

Comments/Suggestions
The Library welcome your comments, observations and ideas concerning improved service: Make a suggestion via e-mail (need email link)

  • General Information
  • Campus Visits
  • Document Delivery Service
  • Distance Learning Faculty
  • F.A.Qs
If you get an opportunity we welcome you to visit the library. To borrow books in person, simply present the materials along with your Southern University ID or another photo identification card.

Books and articles owned by the Library will be shipped via U. S. Mail. Materials not owned by the library will be ordered via the interlibrary loan process. Books and articles received in paper format will be shipped via courier as soon as they arrive. Upon request, articles received in electronic format will be forwarded electronically.

Interlibrary Loan

Books and articles owned by the Library will be shipped via U. S. Mail. Materials not owned by the library will be ordered via the interlibrary loan process. Books and articles received in paper format will be shipped via courier as soon as they arrive. Upon request, articles received in electronic format will be forwarded electronically.

IngentaConnect

IngentaConnect offers one of the most comprehensive collections of academic and professional research articles online-some 4 million articles from 11,000 publications.

How to place a request
To request an article through IngentaConnect contact:

Maletta Payne, Reference Librarian at (225) 771-2855. Please allow 2-3 working days for request to be completed.
Librarians are available to help you and your students by email or telephone. Feel free to add librarian’s names and contact information on your course webpage and/or syllabus. Librarians welcome the opportunity to work with faculty in integrating library instruction and information literacy into courses.
Distance Learning Library Services & Resources Frequently Asked Questions
Q
How do I access resources from off campus?
A

Electronic resources are available to Southern University students, faculty and staff whether they are on or off-campus. Due to licensing restrictions, off campus users are required to enter their Social Security Number, and a password.

Off Campus Access
User Name: BANNER ID (STUDNET NUMBER)
Password: CHANGEME (All caps no spacing)

Change Baton Rouge Community to SUBR
Click on Authenticate
For Help Contact:
Systems Office: (225) 771-4934,
Or Ask Here Desk(225) 771-2841
Q
What kind of library resources are available to distance learners electronically?
A

Over 40,000 full-text electronic books are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through NetLibrary.

The library also has over 100 electronic full-text databases that cover multiple disciplines. To access databases visit the library’s webpage at http://www.lib.subr.edu.

You can search databases by scrolling the A to Z list, you can search by subject, or you can search e-journals (electronic journals) by title.

Q
How do I access periodicals, journals, and magazines from research databases?
A

Enter the library’s URL. http://www.lib.subr.edu

Step 1: Locate “Find”

Step2: Click on “Articles and Databases”

Step 3: Select “Databases A to Z

Q
Who qualifies for Distance Learning Library Services?
A

Distance Learning Library Services are available to off campus students who:

  • Are currently enrolled in an online course(s) at Southern University and A & M College
  • Are registered with John B. Cade Library, upon completion of the Distance Learner Registration Form

Distance Learning Library Services are not available to:

  • Southern University Students taking on campus courses
  • Persons not affiliated with Southern University and A & M College
Q
What library services are available to Distance Learning Students?
A
  • Book Delivery - Use this service to borrow books from the Library
  • Interlibrary Loan - Use this service to request a copy of an article from a magazine, journal or newspaper to which the Library subscribes.
Q
How can I find books on my topic ?
A

To locate books on your topic first search the John B. Cade Library Online Catalog. You can search the online catalog by word or phrase, author, title, subject, series, and periodical title. (See tutorial for more information)

The online catalog will give you options to search for resources in the library.
Online catalog is an electronic index that helps you locate books, journals, magazine and other resources the library owns.

Enter the library’s URL. http://www.lib.subr.edu
Click on “Books and Journals”
Select one of the following options:
  • Word or phrase
  • Author
  • Title
  • Subject
  • Series
  • Periodical title

Click on "Search"

For more information on accessing books click here.

If you are unable to locate books on your topic after searching the online catalog, please contact the Reference Department, at (225) 771-2875 or by email at ref2@lib.subr.edu for assistance.

Q
How can I checkout books without coming to the library?
A
When you find a book you are interested in, you can request that it be mailed to you by filling out the Distance Learner Request Form.
Q
How can I find articles on my topic?
A

To locate magazine, journal, and newspaper articles on your topic. You have a choice to search by:

  • Databases A to Z
  • Databases Subject
  • E-Journals by Title
Some articles found in electronic databases may be available in full-text for you to read and print directly from your home computer.
Q
What should I do if I cannot access the library databases from my home computer?
A
If you cannot access the library databases from home please contact the Reference Department at (225) 771-2039 or (225) 771-2855 or the Information Desk (225) 771-2841.
Q
What if the articles I need are not available in full-text from the library’s databases?
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If the articles you need are not available in full-text through any of the online databases follow the steps below:

  • Check the John B. Cade Library Catalog to see if we own a copy in the print or microfilm collection the title of the magazine, journal, or newspaper the article appears in.
  • If John B. Cade Library owns the publication the article appears in, you can request a copy of the article to be sent to you by filling out the Document Delivery of Services Request Form.
Q
How do I cite books, websites, and articles?
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The first thing you need to know, is what citation guide style your instructor would like you to follow for documenting sources you need for your assignment. There are a number of different citation styles to choose from. Well known citation styles include: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Chicago Style.
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Who do I contact at John B. Cade if I need help?
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If you need help you can Meebo us from the library’s webpage, “Ask a Librarian” by phoning the Reference Department at (225)771-2039 or (225) 771-2855, email your question to a librarian at ref2@lib.subr.edu, or speak with a library liaison.