How do I find digital resources through the library?
- Use Primo to connect to more than 800,000 books and 120,000 journals...
- Access over 200,000 of our print collection online...
Digital access to over 200,000 of our print collection is also available through our partnership with HathiTrust Digital Library’s through their Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). You can access these resources by searching in our catalog, Primo, or by searching directly through hathitrust.org. You must log in to HathiTrust to access the full text version of this expanded collection. Please see our guide for more information on accessing this collection.
- Use our online primary source databases...
Schaffer library also offers access to hundreds of online primary source databases that provide first or direct evidence about objects, people, events, or works of art. Please visit our Primary Source Database A-Z guide to access a partial list of primary databases. Many of Union College’s Special Collections are also available online at https://digitalcollections.union.edu.
- Online Union College’s Permanent Art Collection (UCPC)...
No VPN Needed
When accessing digital resources through our catalog, you will be prompted to log in using your Union username and password. You do not need a VPN. Note: students studying abroad and international students at home may need the VPN before starting research. For more information, we have put together a guide on getting off-campus access. Please contact email@example.com to learn more about our online resources or if you encounter problems finding and accessing digital content.
What if I can’t find online versions of the resources I need?
- Shipping and Scanning Requests
The library will mail Schaffer Library books to Union faculty and students living in the continental United States. The library will also scan articles and book chapters. Please see the Circulation and Course Reserves webpages for instructions on how to place shipping and scanning requests. The library will review entire book scanning requests on a case-by-case basis. Please be advised that the scanning and shipping services are subject to change based on COVID-19-related restrictions to campus and our physical collections.
- Ordering resources through Interlibrary Loan
The interlibrary loan department will continue to provide electronic article requesting to the Union College community. Please be advised that other institutions may be experiencing changes in their service delivery, but we will make every effort to obtain materials for our users. We will review hard copy loan requests on a case by case basis. Please see our interlibrary loan webpages for service updates.
- Purchasing digital resources through the library
To request new EBooks or electronic editions of print books in the collection, please use the Suggest a Purchase form or contact Raik Zaghloul (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head of Collection Development. Please note that some titles and many textbooks are not licensed for libraries. We will do the best we can to acquire what you need.
Can I access the Bloomberg Terminal remotely?
Bloomberg Terminal and Bloomberg Market Concepts Course
The Bloomberg Terminal is a software system for real-time financial data analysis, trading, and news, and it is remotely accessible to the Union community during the COVID-19 pandemic. For information on how to access the Terminal remotely, please visit our Bloomberg Remote Access Guide.
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a self-paced ten-hour e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to both the financial markets and the Bloomberg Terminal. It is available for up to 60 students and faculty for the Spring term. For students in particular, BMC is a helpful credential in job applications, offering a certificate of completion that can be mentioned on résumés. For information on how to access BMC remotely, please visit our Bloomberg Remote Access Guide.
Questions and Comments
Who do I contact in the library if I have questions or issues?
If you don’t know who to contact in the library with your question, please reach out to email@example.com, and we’ll ensure your question gets to the right place.
How can I document and share my COVID-19 experience through the library?
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