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How do I get in to library databases?

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If you are on campus, you should be able to get in from any Subject Guide or from the Databases Page.  If you are off-campus, you will need to enter your username and password that you use to log in to your email once you have selected a database.  If you have any trouble with your username or password, please contact the IT Help Desk at (806) 651-4357.  If you are not affiliated with the universi... read more


I am a distance student. Do you have any reference materials that I can use?

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Yes, we do. The Literati database is probably our best collection of online reference materials. You may also find useful Gale Virtual Reference Library. You can search our eBook Collection for recent books, and many of those are reference items. Several of our other databases have reference material as well. If you are having problems finding what you need, let us know and we'll be happy to help.... read more


What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

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What do you mean? An African or European swallow?... read more


What is my username and password to use the library databases?

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If you are a student, it is the same as your Buff Portal username and password. Faculty and staff use their network/email username and password.... read more


I'm a student. For how long can I check out books?

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You can check out books for 21 days, but you can renew your books up to 5 times.... read more


I'm not a student, staff, or faculty member at WTAMU. Can I check out books from the library?

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Yes!  All you need to do is go to your local public library in Canyon or Amarillo and get a TexShare card.  With that card you can check out any materials from the library that we would check out to those affiliated with the university. ... read more


How can I get help with research?

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You can get help by calling (806) 651-2215.  You can also contact us through email or other means by using the link provided. If you are in the library, you can also come to the Reference Desk on the first floor, and we'll be happy to help.... read more


Where on campus is the library?

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 Our physical address is University Drive and 26th St. Canyon, Texas. We are  #19 on the campus map.  Google Map of library location.... read more


I have some books I would like to donate to the library. Will you take them?

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We will take donations, but we cannot promise that we will add them to our collection. Any donated books are evaluated to see if they support the University's curriculum, and fit with our collection goals. Thanks for thinking of us!... read more


Can I print at the library?

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YES! You can print from any of our computers. If you are a student, the pages you print will be deducted from your allotment of 1500 pages per semester.  If you are not a student, you can still print at the library, but you will be charged 10 cents a page.  You can print to either the Buff Print printer, or you can print to the Circulation department and pick your printouts from the Circulation de... read more


What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

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42... read more


How do I get a book my professor put on reserve?

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  You can find out if the book you want is on reserve by checking the Course Reserves, or stopping by any of the desks in the library.  To use any materials on reserve, you will need to visit the Circulation Desk in the library. ... read more


Can I print in color?

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Sorry, no. You'll need to go to downstairs to the HELC for color print jobs. There is an additional charge of 45¢ for each standard sized page. Other media is 90¢ per page.... read more


I'm a student. Can I check out a Reference book?

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Reference books are selected for general information that many people want to use. They need to be used in the library.... read more


What is your favorite color?

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Blue. No yel-- auuuuuuuugh!... read more


I'm hungry! Got anything to eat?

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You bet! Pippa's Coffee Shop has assorted snacks like kolaches, scones and popcorn. If the coffee shop is closed, some of the products are available at the circulation desk, or there is a vending machine where you can buy chips, candy, and packaged baked goods.... read more


Can I put money on my Buffalo Gold Card in the library?

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Yes! Come to the Circulation Desk on the first floor. We'll take cash, checks, credit cards and debit cards to put funds on your Buff Card.... read more


How do I get a library card?

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 If you are student, faculty, or staff, your Buff Gold Card is your library card. Community members can join Friends of the Cornette Library, and that is a library card. Community members may also go to their local public library and request a TexShare card. That card also gives checkout privileges.... read more


I'm a graduate student but I'm not enrolled in classes. I can't access the databases. How can I access library resources?

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You need to contact your graduate adviser and have them contact ITSC and also contact Beth Vizzini in the library. ... read more


How do I do APA citation?

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There is a Cite It page that shows how to format your reference list. At the very bottom of the page is a link to the Purdue OWL Sample APA paper. We have a copy of the most recent APA style manual at the Reference Desk, and you can also contact us with a specific question. The Cite It page also shows MLA style, with a link to the OWL Sample MLA paper.... read more


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