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Contacts:

Reference Desk
   (402) 280-5142

Circulation Desk
   (402) 280-5109

Request forms
searches, photocopies, interlibary loans

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Tutorials

  • Help/Tutorials - This is a collection of print and video tutorials to help you make effective use of the wealth of resources available through the Creighton Health Sciences Library.

Information for Creighton University Distance Education Students

Most of the Services and Resources provided through the Health Sciences Library are accessible on the web, via e-mail or by phone.

Remote access to our web-based resources is available to students with a current Creighton University Net-ID who access these resources through one of the Creighton Libraries web sites.

Please use your Creighton e-mail account when you correspond with the library, especially when you are expecting a reply or further information from us. Although other e-mail usually work as well, we have found through the years that there are many fewer problems when students use their creighton accounts.

We also recommend you use "JayBucks" to pay for photocopy, interlibrary loan or other charges you owe the libray. JayBucks works like a debit card and you can make library payments simply by selecting the JayBucks option on request forms and including your NetID. You can add funds to your JayBucks account using a secure web site: https://cardservices.creighton.edu/

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Information Retrieval

Many of the resources provided on the library are accessible online via the library's web site under the Resources menu on the left side of the page. The resources are organized by progam and subject in the menu list on the left side of our web pages.

  • New students should browse all the potentially relevant pages to get a feeling for the rich number of resources available.
  • Under the Help menu you will find tutorials and guides for using many of our resources.
  • Use the Search HSL function if you are having trouble locating a resource.

The Reference Service staff will conduct literature searches for Health Sciences students and deliver the results via e-mail. This is a free service.  Searches will be conducted for students 7 days a week during normal Reference Service hours. Request a search using the Literature Search Requst form.

For other types of assistance with information retrieval problems, including guidance on using a particular resource, contact the staff at the Reference Desk via e-mail  (refdesk@creighton.edu) or by phone (402) 280-5142.

Information Management

All Creighton Universtiy students, faculty and staff have access to RefWorks.

  • RefWorks is a web-based personal biblilographic database manager.  Use it to create your own bibliographic database, format bibliographies, and share references with colleagues or classmates. 
     
  • To access these programs, create an account, or view a tutorial, click the RefWorks tab on the top toobar.

Document Delivery

  • Pull and Copy Service
    • We will scan print materials for students. Our normal delivery method is as a pdf e-mail attachment. This service is charged at 20 cents a page. A bill will be appended to the material in the pdf file.
    • If you are having trouble retrieving a document from an e-journal or other web-based resource, we will assist you and, if necessary, send the document to your e-mail account for you.
    • Please use our request forms to place your order. We recommend using your JayBucks account to pay the charges.
        
  • Interlibrary Loan
    • Most articles and other selected materials are sent as pdf files. Books will be sent via U.S. mail.
    • Charges can range from $10.00 to $15.00 per item, but that cost is almost always less than commercial fees. We do not add a handling fee, but simply pass on the lender's cost to you.
      • Take advantage of  any libraries in your area. Even if you aren't a student at that institution, most libraries will allow the public to photocopy materials or even print web-based information at the library. This often means that if you go to your local library you may be able to print articles from e-journals and e-books there, which you don't have privileges to access remotely.
    • Allow 3-5 days delivery on most items. Items that must be mailed and obscure or unusual items may take 1 to 2 weeks for delivery.
    • Please use our request forms to place your order. We recommend using your JayBucks account to pay the charges.

Educational Services

  • Electronic Reserves: Many classes have assignments and readings that are made available via BlueLine.  Please check with your instructor or the Circulation Department (402)280-5109 with any questions.
  • We are happy to help you learn to use any of our resources. Please contact the Reference staff for assitance with database searching and RefWorks at (402)280-5138. For help with e-jounals or the library catlog (CLIC) contact the staff at the Main Desk at (402)280-5109.