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Archbishop Alter Library
Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233

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Borrowing Materials from MSJ Library and Other Libraries

Current faculty and staff members with active AllCards may borrow items from the Library's collection or OhioLINK's Central Catalog. To search the Archbishop Alter Library's collection, use the FOCUS library catalog. To search and request items from other OhioLINK member libraries, use the OhioLINK Central Catalog. To request articles not found in the Library's electronic or print journal collections, complete the online Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request Form.
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Collection Development

Faculty members are encouraged to recommend new resources to the library for purchase. Professors who wish to request books, videos, journals, or other materials to add to the Library collection should fill out a Request Form for each title, or they may email requests to the Director of Library Services.
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Course Reserves

Books, videos, and CDs can be placed on Library Reserves. Complete a Course Reserves Request Form available online or at the Library’s Circulation Desk, and bring the items you want on Reserves to the Library’s Circulation Desk.  

Contact: Julie Flanders

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Library Instruction & Information Literacy

Mount Librarians offer a variety of instructional methods and can cover information literacy and research skills ranging from basic to more advanced skills. Instruction can take place in your classroom or with individual students by appointment.

To arrange library instruction for your class, complete the Library Instruction Request Form.

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Research Help

Current faculty and staff have full access to the Library's many online resources, as well as the numerous print resources found in our reference collection. To better assist patrons with any research need, library staff are available for face-to-face assistance. Research help is also available via email or phone consultation. Library staff welcome any questions you might have. Off-Campus Access to Library resources is available and requires a current AllCard.
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Teaching Resources/Curriculum Content Development

Librarians are available to consult with teaching faculty for assistance researching content specific to their classes. The format and content researched can range from open access digital videos to peer reviewed journal articles.

Scott Lloyd,  or 513-244-4347


Journal Alerts & Search Folders

Faculty can create personal accounts in the Electronic Journal Center and the various EBSCO databases (using myEBSCOhost Folder) listed on the Library's web site. With a personal account, instructors can set up email alerts for new articles, save searches, save citations and articles, and keep up-to-date with their favorite research journals. 
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Open Access Publishing

OhioLINK has negotiated deals with selected publishers that offer open access publishing at no cost to authors. Since the MSJ Library is an OhioLINK member, MSJ faculty can increase the availability of their research without paying any Article Publication Charges (APCs). 

OhioLINK has agreements with the following journal publishers. Click on the name of a publisher to view the terms of the agreement.