Daytime research consults via Zoom

I know many of you are using this unexpected time at home to work on research papers and other research-based projects for school or to explore topics you’re curious about. Although you can’t drop by the library for a research consultation right now, you can request an online research consult between 8:30am and 3:30pm on schooldays instead.

Consultation requests must be submitted via the form below no later than NOON on the day BEFORE the requested day/time, preferably a few days before. Consultations are generally provided on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to mentorship and SGC students and first-time requests taking priority over follow-up requests.

Consultation times are not guaranteed until I confirm them since I may have a class, meeting, or another consultation at the date/time requested.

Once you receive a Zoom link from from me for your consultation, please mark your calendar and be punctual. Log in a few minutes early to make sure your audio/video connections are working properly.

If you’re looking for passwords to the library’s research databases, go to the Resources folder of the Dragons Research group in Schoology. You’ll find the password list and the JSTOR two-step access instructions there.

Until I see you online or face-to-face, stay safe and stay curious!

Accessing Science Direct from home

Those of you working on research for a medical mentorship or other research in the life sciences, physical sciences, psychology, education, etc., may be wondering how to access Science Direct from home.

You can access our subscription from home, but you first need to register your GSGIS email address with Science Direct.  To do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to Science Direct’s Remote Access page and click “set up remote access”
  2. Type in your GSGIS email address and click “Continue”
  3. Log in to your GSGIS email account and to confirm the request (and thus verify your connection to MLWGS)
  4. Log in to Science Direct with your newly verified login

REMINDER: As you search Science Direct, remember to set your limiters to the most recent five years (2015-2020) since that’s the time period included in our subscription. For most older articles, you will not be able to access the full text, only the abstract.

If remote access is working properly, you will see “Brought to you by: The MW Library” in the upper right of your screen, beside your name (see example below).

screencapture showing "Brought to you by: The MW Library"

NOTE: Even if you’ve registered your email for remote access in the past, you may need to verify it again every six months by repeating the steps above.  You will know that your remote access is working if you see the “Brought you to by: The MW Library” message beside your name.