There are numerous ways to locate the library homepage.
The format of the library homepage may differ depending upon whether you are accessing it from your laptop or from a tablet or mobile device. Below are what the various links on the homepage represent.
Fall and winter semester regular hours are listed in the right hand column if you are using a laptop or tablet. For hours that may differ from the regular schedule, such as during spring break, check the complete calendar at https://esearch.sc4.edu/hours.
Contact the Library
The contact the library button provides access to the various ways to contact library staff members. You can contact the library in person or by phone, email, text, or 24/7 chat.
Chat with a Librarian
The chat with a librarian button provides immediate access to an academic librarian 24/7. You may not be chatting with an SC4 librarian because we cover the "virtual reference desk" in a collaborative with over 400 colleges and universities across the country, but the librarian who answers should be able to get you started on your research.
Canvas, Achievement Center, Tutor Schedule, & Writing Center
These buttons provide direct links to these programs on campus.
Book a Study Room & Reserve Equipment
If you would like to reserve a room for groups of two or more, you may do so using the book a study room tab. You can also reserve equipment to use in the library. Such equipment includes a collection of anatomical bones for students in the health sciences, telescopes, and even games!
Textbooks & Course Reserves
The library has a collection of textbooks available for in-library use only. The library has also purchased a number of electronic textbooks that students can use on or off campus. You can search the list through this button.
Research Guides offer help on searching different topics. More information about the guides will be given later in this information literacy program.
If the SC4 library does not have a particular article or book you need, we can request it from another library through interlibrary loan. This button will link you with the request form.
The Office 365 button links to the college provided Microsoft Office Suite.
Check out this button for the latest information about the library!
Search all 200+ of the library databases at once using OneSearch. You can easily narrow your results to peer reviewed materials, books, academic videos, etc. Using OneSearch is covered in a later section of this information literacy program.
Databases A to Z
If you know exactly which database you would like to search, you can find it here. The Research Guides can help -- or contact us!
Use this link if you are just looking for a print book in the library. Print books are also indexed in OneSearch.
The advanced search link provides additional ways of narrowing your results in OneSearch.
Watch the video below if you would like an additional explanation of the library homepage. (Watching the video is not required.)