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Off-Campus and Distance Education Support: Digital Access Tools

Digital Access Tools

Many of our digital collections can be found and accessed using the library’s online catalog.   Another tool, the Journals and More A-Z, can be used to locate and access e-journals, e-books and other e-reference materials. In addition, the Library staff has created a number of Library Subject Guides that pull together information on various disciplines, for government information, or for many courses offered by the university. These include information and guidance on citation styles and the research process. The Databases and Electronic Resources page lists the online resources students can use. Each of these tools is found on this library website. In addition, you can access these same tools while logged in to Blackboard.


For users desiring to access digital content using a mobile device, we recommend several library-related apps for your iPhone, iPad or Android device.  These include the ShenandoahU mobile app, with links to the online catalog and our digital collections. The BookMyne app lets you search our online catalog and check your borrowing record.  Other apps, such as WorldCat Mobile, Ebscohost Mobile, ebrary, and Naxos Music Library are optimized for specific digital resources.  Each of these is free from Apple’s App Store <> or from the Google Play site (Android device) <>.  Other resources, like the citation manager RefWorks, provide a specific mobile site for your device.

Subject Guide

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Stacy Baggett
Smith Library, Main Campus