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Access the Library When I Am Off Campus (PDF)

Cite an Article

Most of the databases tell you how to cite articles in two places - on the help screen and on the print screen.

The main style manuals used at OLHCC are APA, MLA, and Turabian. The latest edition of each is kept at the Library circulation desk.

 Evaluate A Source (PDF)

Find Out General Information about the Library
You can check the Library web site

Place an item on Reserve (PDF) (for faculty)

Request a bibliographic instruction session for my class (for faculty)

E-mail Diana Schaubhut, Director of Library Services. Tell her what type of instruction you need, the day and time of your class, your classroom number, and how many students are enrolled.

Request an Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan Directions (PDF)

Interlibrary Loan Form (PDF)

Request that the Library Purchase an Item (PDF)

Search for an Item

If you want to know if an item is available at the Blaine S. Kern Library, you should search in two places.

KERNAC the Library Catalog - Print books and periodicals, electronic books, government documents, and audiovisuals can be searched through the online public access computers in the library & by remote access via the internet.

OLHCC A-to-Z Title List - An alphabetical list of titles that can be found in the electronic databases.

If you want to research resources by subject go to LibGuides.

If you cannot find what you need, please ask a librarian for help.

Searching Tips (PDF)

Tell the Difference between Magazines and Journals (PDF)

Use the Library Databases

All databases have a help screen. On that screen you will find directions for using the databases. Some databases have additional guided tours or tutorials.