B.D. Owens Library: online features

With no doubt, Owens Library is the number one go-to spot when it is time to bunker down and write all of those dreaded research papers. Students can find books, magazines, periodicals, and tons of other necessary resources for writing papers; however, one resource that tends to be overlooked by students is the Owens Library website.

The Owens Library website has many features that are excellent tools for academic endeavors. Though probably not surprising, one of the main features of the site is the ability to search the entire catalog online – not just books, but also movies, music, articles and more. In addition, students can search the E-Book collection to find books that are available in an online format. Some advantages to E-Books are that they are always available for “check-out,” there is no due date to worry about, and it’s free for Northwest students! Northwest continually adds titles to the collection, and currently there are thousands of titles over a wide variety of topics, making this an excellent resource that is literally available 24/7/365.

Another great feature of the Owens Library website, and perhaps the most useful feature, is access to online databases which contain journals, articles, and other material covering nearly any topic imaginable. What makes this feature even better is that Northwest students are allowed access to these databases off-campus throughout their entire NW student career. The databases can be extremely valuable resources for students who live off campus, do homework off campus, take online courses, or need something when the library is closed. All you need to log-in is your Northwest username (S#) and password.

Some other features that are found on the Owens Library website include help with citing sources, online research assistance, inter-library loans, internet research tips, and general information about the library (including hours and contact information). You can also log-in to your account to view a list of your currently checked out items, request renewals, place your name on the list for books already checked out, and other account information.

Visit the Owens Library website:
http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/index.htm

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