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Self-help Guide for Navigating the Library

I am only supposed to use print or non-internet sources

The Berntsen Library has more access to online journal or magazine articles than to print versions. However, some assignments may ask that you NOT use "online" or "Internet" sources. Here are suggestions for handling this:

  • First: Check the assignment requirements. Does the professor mean that you are not allowed to use any sources from the open web, but you ARE allowed to use online articles from scholarly journals available through the library's online databases? If you're unsure, talk with your instructor.
  • Next: If you've confirmed that you cannot use online library resources, search for print versions of relevant journals and books through Library Search.


  • If you're having trouble locating your item, Ask a Librarian at the Research desk.


  • Scan articles or make photocopies at the Blue or Yellow printers on the main level of the library. If you scan the item, you can save the file electronically.