Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
Library Resources and Services
Even if you're studying off campus, you can still take the library and all its electronic resources with you. Here are some tips for navigating library resources from off campus.
One of the best places to start is by searching our Research Guides. Consult guides related to your topic area (history, environmental studies, chemistry, etc.) to discover the best databases to search.
If you already know which database you want to use, you can select it from the menu found under the Articles tab on the library's homepage.
Whenever you connect to a database from off campus, you will need to login using your Gustavus username (14-digit library number from your Gustavus ID) and password (usually your last name). If you have any issues with your card, follow these steps:
- call the library during business hours (Circulation desk: 507.933.7558; Reference desk: 507.933.7567)
- instant message a reference librarian
- e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you find an article in the database that isn't full text, you can borrow articles through Interlibrary Loan. Most of them are sent electronically to your gustavus email.
We have lots of additional resources on our website, including help on how to cite your sources with our online guides for APA, Chicago, and MLA style. You can also manage your citations with Zotero, EndNote Web, or other tools. You are also able to view your library account.
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Explore new libraries
Chances are, you are studying somewhere that also has a library, and one that might be much larger that ours. Don't forget to explore your new library, too. You'll find the same kinds of resources that you are already familiar with here: databases, books, study spaces and people who can answer any of your research questions.