UNC distance learners, you have access to the same online library resources
as students attending courses on campus. FIRST Years primary support
library is the UNC Health Sciences Library.
However, you actually have access to
all library services available to on-campus students.
Your readings, some required and some optional, come from several sources.
Chapters in books or journal articles have copyright clearance to be maintained
by the library and are designated as (on reserve).
In the distance environment, you go to "electronic reserves" instead of
the reserves desk at the library. To access the FIRST YEARS e-reserves,
simply click Sakai's Library/Reserves
link and, when prompted, enter the password given to you in your course.
it out: The Health Sciences Library's "quick sheet" on Speech
and Hearing Resources.
Online library catalogs.
Searchable by subject (keyword)/ author/ title, the online collection includes
books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents, dissertations/theses,
rare books, and special collections.
Loan Requests (ILL Requests)
for non-circulating materials
online abstracting and indexing databases, such as MEDLINE/PubMed
electronic reference services, via "Ask-A-Librarian"
many of them full-text
excellent online tutorials - e.g. Introduction
to Library Research - and library's help page - Distance
Education Library Services
Web-users beware: Not all websites are equal! Before doing any Web research
for your course projects/ assignments, we
suggest you go through the tutorial
Information: Websites, developed by the UNC Library. It provides a
handy checklist you may want to print out for your notes.
What you will need ...
Your onyen (http://onyen.unc.edu/)
is your key to open all "electronic doors" to UNC's online library services.
To give it a try by selecting Electronic
If you are an in-state student, you may elect to receive a library
Card, issued to you by the department when enrolled in the program.
This cards authorizes your walk-in borrowing privileges at the AHEC and
all UNC-system libraries. (Contact
us if you are close to the UNC campus and desire walk-in privileges.)
For out-of-state students, you will request materials using the
"interlibrary loan" services described above in the "Services Overview"