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Access Library Resources: Search the Library - Discovery Catalog

Issues and solutions to problems with accessing online resources through the library

Access Books and Articles

Go to <<>> select 'STUDENTS' then select 'Library'. See Fig. 1.

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 Alternatively, go to <<>>.  

 Under 'Search Tools' at the bottom, select  

Research Guides for help with research
Find Databases to look for articles See Fig.3
Find Journals to ... you guessed it ... find journals.  See Fig. 2. 

For example, if you click on 'Find Journals', you will be able to see if the library has the specific journal containing the article that you want. See Fig. 2. 

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Alternatively, you can also click on 'Find Databases', select the one you want and search it to find articles.  See Fig. 3. 
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Another option is to use the main "Search" bar in the top center of the results page.  See Fig. 4.  

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Once in the searchable catalog, you can focus your results with a variety of limiting options. For example limit to only 'Peer-reviewed' articles; or to just eBooks.  You can also  limit the results to a specific date and language.  See Fig. 4.
When the search results are returned, those records that read: "Held by: The Master's University" are available to the TMU community on and off campus.  If it is an e-resource, click "View online".  See Fig. 4.


Last updated October, 2017

Basic Search

Powell Library Discovery

Search Powell Library Discovery

Find books, articles and more.  Search with these codes: 

au: for author               au= for author phrase

ti: for title                      ti= for title phrase

su: for subject               su= for subject phrase

kw: keyword                  kw= for keyword phrase; or use "double quotes"

See the difference.  Try these two searches and compare the results.  You are looking for The Gift of Work by Bill Heatley:

<<ti:gift of work>>

<<ti=gift of work>>

Off Campus Authentication

If you are off-campus, when you click "View online", a pop-up window should appear.  See Fig. 6. 

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Authenticate your right to access with the same username/password (id/p) you use to login to Self Service - last name, first and second initials and your password.  See Fig. 7.  

To understand the difference between your TMU authentication id/p and your library patron Sign In, go to Understanding your TMU Password in this Research Guide.

NOTE:  TMU Alumni, Residents or Master's Seminary students do not have off campus remote access to the Powell Library's online resources.


Last updated March, 2017

Request Item (InterLibrary Loan)

 If the item does not say "Held by: The Master's University", select the title of the desired item, scroll down to "Availability / Holdings" and select "Request Item". See Fig. 8.

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This will alert the library staff to utilize the national InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service, which enables us to request the item from another library on your behalf.  See Fig. 9 

ILL through the Powell Library is only available to the TMU Community.  TMS Community may use the TMS Library and all others may use your local public libraries for ILL services.

For more details concerning ILL go to the InterLibrary Loan Research Guide.

Last updated August, 2017