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What is a periodical?
What is the difference between a magazine and a journal?
How do I cite sources in my research paper?
What is my username and password?
How do I find periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers)?
How do I tell if a periodical is refereed or peer-reviewed?
Can the library borrow materials from other libraries for me?
What is our RefWorks Group Code?
Where is a call number located?
Do the JMU Libraries deliver on campus?
How do I print in Carrier Library and Rose Library?
What is included in JMU Library Catalog?
Do the libraries offer a FAX machine?
How do I find an article by subject?
How much does Interlibrary Loan cost?
How do I create an annotated bibliography in APA style?
Where are Current Issues, Bound Periodicals, Microfiche, and Microfilm?
Where are the Government Document Stacks?
What do I do if "Check for Full Text @ JMU" isn't working?
What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
Where are microfilm and microfiche located?
Is there a scanner in Carrier Library?
How do I find a list of the popular movies available in JMU Libraries?
How do I place Interlibrary Loan requests?
Can I request notary services at the library?
Where can I locate the text of an article if I already have the citation?
How many Interlibrary Loan requests may I submit?
Can I get an email alert each time an item that interests me is added to JMU Library Catalog?
How do I browse the videos, music or other media added to the collection most recently?
What is the difference between JMU Library Catalog and Periodical Locator?
What is the Browsing Collection?
How do I find an item on reserve (including e-reserves)?
Who can check out books from JMU or another nearby school?
Does the library have the Respondus LockDown Browser installed?
Finding music Recordings in JMU Library Catalog?
Why did I get my article in hard copy (print)?
How can I find the full text of a dissertation?
How do I search for videos in JMU Library Catalog?
I followed a link in Periodical Locator and got a search box. How do I find my article?
How do I limit my search in JMU Library Catalog to items in just one location?
Does the Library proctor exams?
How do I find JMU Honors, Masters, and PhD theses and dissertations?
How can I put an item on reserve?
What is Periodical Locator?
How do I renew an item checked out to me?
What is an ISSN?
How can I be notified when a checked-out item is returned?
You can avoid overdue fees by renewing online at My Account
How can I search for more than one word in JMU Library Catalog?
The item I want is listed in JMU Library Catalog as "In Processing." Is it available?
When logging into My Library Account, what does "Sorry, your code is not unique" mean?
How do I find an article by subject in a specific periodical?
How do I find particular articles in Factiva and LexisNexis Academic?
You can borrow a portable CD Recorder and Microphone
What do I do if the item I want is missing or not on the shelf?
You can get your vinyl transfered to CD in the Music Library
How can I export JMU Library Catalog records into RefWorks?
How do I convert my Endnote or Procite database to RefWorks?
What delivery location do I choose when registering for Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
What if my journal title is not listed in Periodical Locator?
What does the Quick Word Search in JMU Library Catalog include?
Where can I report errors that I find in Periodical Locator?
Periodical Locator lists more than one entry for my title. Which one should I pick?
The item I want is listed in JMU Library Catalog as "Recently Returned." Where can I find it?
Who is my Liaison Librarian?
How do I limit my search in JMU Library Catalog to recently published items?
What is Dissertation Express?
How can I recall a checked-out item?
What do I do if the Research Databases page isn't working?
What about overdue Interlibrary Loan items?
What software is available in the libraries?
What do I do if JMU Library Catalog isn't working?
How can I find e-resources on JMU Library Catalog using keyword searching?
How do I track down specific articles at JMU?
Where do I pick up my Interlibrary Loan (ILL) loans?
How do I renew my Interlibrary Loan (ILL) books?
How can I make a gift to JMU Libraries?
Where can I find the JMU Performance collection?
Do you have specific listening or audio manipulation needs?
Can I check out audio recordings from JMU Libraries?
What may NOT be available through Interlibrary Loan?
What do I do if Periodical Locator isn't working?
You can use Logic Express to write scores
What is Junos Pulse and why do I need It?
Why didn't I go directly to the journal article when I clicked on the full-text option provided in Check for Full Text @ JMU?
Can I modify my ILL Delivery request, and if so, where?
How can I request that the library purchase or subscribe to a book, journal, or other resource?
Tell me more about Scientific American in PDF and HTML format...
I have a question about eBrary...
I'm having trouble viewing an online file on reserve for my class. Help?
Do JMU alumni have any library privileges after they graduate?
What is My Account?
Why didn't I find the full text of the article, even though an option to see the full text appeared in Check for Full Text @ JMU?
Does the library subscribe to plagiarism detection software?
What is Check for Full Text @ JMU?
What is Relevancy Ranking?
Can I access my RefWorks account when I graduate or transfer?
Why do I get a "bad URL," "Error 404," or some other "not found" message from Check for Full Text @ JMU?
Does the library help pay submission fees to Open Access journals?
I have a question about RefWorks...
Can I download an ebook from the library to my mobile device?
Why are you changing JMU Library Catalog?
Why don't I see the Check for Full Text button or link?
I clicked on the Check for Full Text @ JMU button, but the menu doesn't appear. What's wrong?
What are the hours for JMU Libraries?
How do I renew an item?
I allowed pop ups, but my EBSCO resources still aren't working right - what do I do?
What is Spell Check?
I clicked on the Check for Full Text @ JMU button and it worked once, but the next time I tried it, nothing happened. Why?
Finding Sheet Music and Scores in JMU Library Catalog
How can I keep track of items I've checked out from JMU Libraries? (Reading History)
What is Article Delivery?
What are my options if I lose library materials?
How do I find the full text of a specific article if I already have a citation?
A group booked a group study room and didn't show up. Can my group use it now?
Who do I contact if Book a Group Study isn't working?
Music Library Orientation--General
Why does Book a Group Study show the library as closed for next semester?
Can you tell me more about the NIH Public Access Policy?
Can I access research resources on my mobile device?
You can get your personal music scores bound in the Music Library
You may purchase Music CD-R's in the Music Library
How do I put journal articles on reserve?
You can request we purchase scores, recordings, books...?
How long does it take to get materials placed on course reserve?
Which databases are searched by Quick Search?
How many items may I put on course reserve?
Can I request the library purchase an item to put on reserve?
How do I put music recordings on reserve?
What specifically happens when a user clicks on a subject term in these facets?
How do I add new items to my current course's reserve?
How long can I check out a book?
How do I remove items from my current course reserve list
May I put personal items on reserve?
How do I put items on reserve in the music library?
How do I use a list from a previous semester?
How come the author or title is different than what I provided on the form?
What content is included in the different Quick Search Source Types?
How does Quick Search decide to "truncate" the cluster lists (e.g. "Subjects" or "Source Types").
As a professor, can my T.A. or other student check-out materials on my account?
What is the difference, in Quick Search, between academic journals and (scholarly) peer-reviewed publications?
What are some good Quick Search demonstration searches?
Does the library offer tours for high school groups?
How is the distinction made between source types “Academic Journals” and “Periodicals in Quick Search?”
Why does Quick Search still link back to JMU Library Catalog?
How is the designation “Peer Reviewed/Scholarly” determined? Is that designation being applied to non-EBSCO sources?
Is JMU Library Catalog going away now that we have Quick Search?
What will happen if I limit my Quick Search search results to "Available in Library Collection"?
Why does the preview icon (magnifying glass) appear on some of my Quick Search search results but not on others?
What kind of pathway will exist from other EBSCOhost databases to Quick Search?
Why is the Quick Search “Location” facet not always showing up?
Why am I finding items in JMU Library Catalog but not in Quick Search when performing a Title search?
Why does the Check for Full Text button only show up some of the time in Quick Search?
Can a single record in Quick Search have multiple Source Types?
What is included in Quick Search vs. JMU Library Catalog?
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