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Library Resources for Distance Learners   Tags: databases, distance, distance learning, off campus, online learning  

Guide of Library resources tailored to distance learning students or anyone who is off-campus.
Last Updated: Jul 1, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Announcements, problems, etc.

PLEASE remember that most online library resources require a 9 digit Tartan number for you to use when off-campus. Read more here.

  • If you are using an Apple device and have ugraded to IOS7, you will have to uninstall and reinstall some apps, like Overdrive, to view ebooks again.
  • It appears that many Flash and Realplayer videos still do not work well in Firefox. Mozilla has put out some options that you can read here. It also might cause problems with the NAXOS music service. One alternate solution is to switch browsers.
  • If you ever get a choice at the SAFARI TECH BOOKS Login Screen, choose "ACADEMIC LICENSE & PUBLIC LIBRARY USERS". If you are trying to access them and cannot, please try using this link -

Need to find WiFi near You?

Do you have a laptop, but no Internet access at home? Find yourself away from home and suddenly have the urge to do homework?

Try one of the links below to search for Wi-Fi near you. (Some sites offer free access, but some may charge a fee.)

Additional Sinclair Resources

Sinclair Distance Learning - SinclairOnline

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If you need additional help in accessing resources and would like to contact a librarian, you can do it in the following ways:

Phone: (937) - 512 - 3004 (Voicemail is usually replied to within 24 hours on weekdays)

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Normal Reference Hours are Monday - Thursday (8:00 am - 7:00 pm) and Friday (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)


Libguides - Online Research Guides

Need help finding resources for a specific subject or class?

Take a look at the online Libguides below:


Introduction to Library Resources

 If you have a few moments, you can watch this powerpoint presentation where I discuss Library resources with SinclairOnline. (27 min.)

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