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What is Off Campus Library Services?
Off-Campus Library Services (OCLS) provides library services to Distance Education students who are unable to come on campus and utilize the university's library. Included among these students are Brandon University students enrolled in Campus Manitoba, Psychiatric Nursing Students at the Winnipeg Campus, and Graduate Students in Education or Psychiatric Nursing who are taking their degree from a distance. These students can get help with their research, and request materials be sent to them OR use their university accounts to access digital library resources from home.
What Can OCLS Do for You?
Off-Campus Library Services will assist you with your research needs by providing you with access to a wide range of services and resources These include:
- Access to items in our physical library (see section on Requesting Library Materials)
- Access to a number of electronic resources that can be accessed from home including:
- Over 100 databases (to identify the right one for your research look under a topic-specific Libguide or look under our Databases by Subject (located on the left-hand side of the page.)
- Articles in over 40,000 electronic journals (in full-texts and e-journals) - and the ability to identify which ones we own via a Journal Titles List
- Online dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, thesauri, biographical dictionaries, quotations dictionaries, directories, government documents , handbooks/almanacs .
- Help doing citations via Online Citations Guides and a Citation Management Tool known as Refworks. (NOTE: Distance Education Students enrolled in an Off-Campus Course, need to contact Off-Campus Library Services to get a Group Code that will enable you to register for a Refworks Account)
- A large number of online newspapers for Canada.
- Legal information such as Laws, Statutes and Treaties
- Assistance in finding background information
- Requesting articles not held in our library via Inter-Library Loans
- Reciprocal Borrowing Cards which allow you to borrow books from other nearby academic libraries