Who is eligible for off-campus services?
How do off-campus borrowers submit requests?
Requests are submitted online via ILLiad: http://libra.rowan.edu/illiad/logon.html
What resources can be requested?
Journal articles, chapters from books, scanned documents owned by Campbell Library or other libraries. Print materials owned by Campbell Library.
What resources can be accessed online?
Electronic articles and books in the Rowan University Libraries' collections.
What does the off-campus support cost?
All requests for resources are free. Books will be shipped to addresses in the continental US via USPS return postage enclosed. Articles are delivered electronically.
Rowan University Libraries are members of regional consortia that provide students with access to academic libraries that might be near their home. Students may visit our partner libraries and use their resources:
Under an agreement with VALE-NJ, faculty, staff, and graduate students in good standing with their home library qualify for on-site borrowing privileges from other participating institutions. Visit VALE for a list of participating libraries. Please call Access Services at 856-256-4802 to receive your VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Application Form.
Tri-State College Library Cooperative (TCLC)
Rowan University students, faculty, and staff may use the libraries of the Tri-State College Cooperative (TCLC). Please call Access Services at 856-256-4802 to receive a letter of introduction to gain access to our partner libraries..
Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI)
Faculty, staff, and students from participating New Jersey colleges and universities who are in good standing at their home library may use participating PALCI libraries by downloading and completing the PALCI Reciprocal On-Site Borrowing Authorization Form. For further information, consult the PALCI Reciprocal On-Site Borrowing Program page.
The Access Services Librarian will verify the applicant’s status and complete the required section of the form. Students/affiliates from PALCI Member Institutions may borrow books and music scores from Campbell Library. The reciprocal borrowing agreement does not extend to off-campus use of library databases.
View the list of participating libraries.
Identify books that you need using the library catalog.
Use the form for ILLiad to request that the books be sent to your home. Specify that you are a distance student.
Books owned by Rowan University Libraries will be shipped to you, if you are within the continental US, via USPS. The Libraries will provide a return label in the package.
You have access to all electronic resources subscribed to by Rowan University Libraries. To use the resources, log in with your Rowan username and password.
Electronic Journals: Search for a specific journal title, then search within the journal.
Electronic Books: Campbell Library features a growing collection of e-books. If the publisher permits, you are able to download the full text.
Databases: Search for a particular database by title or for a selection based on subject.
When in Doubt, Cite!
Generally speaking, when deciding whether a citation is required for a particular piece of information, the best principle to follow is "When in doubt, cite!" It is never wrong to cite a source, but the failure to cite a source when it is required constutites an instance of plagiarism. Thus, it is always better to be on the safe side and to cite, cite, cite. There are, nevertheless, four scenarios which typically require the inclusion of properly formatted in-text and end of work citations across most disciplines.
What to cite:
1. Paraphrases: A paraphrase is the presentation of another's work or ideas using your own words and sentence structure. Because you are presenting the work of another person or persons in a paraphrase, this information NEEDS to be cited at all times. Refer to the Paraphrasing/Summarizing page within this guide for assistance with the proper formulation of paraphrases.
2. Summaries: Summarizing is essentially the same technique as paraphrasing, except that, when summarizing, you are often condensing a large work, or a portion of a large work, in order to present the main ideas in a concise manner. Again, because you are presenting the work of another person or persons in a summary, this information NEEDS to be cited at all times. Refer to the Paraphrasing/Summarizing page within this guide for assistance with the proper formulation of summaries.
3. Quotations: A quotation involves the exact transciption of another person's or author's words within the context of your own work. Because you are directly presenting the work of another person or persons in a quotation, this information NEEDS to be cited at all times. Refer to the Quotations page within this guide for assistance with the proper formulation of quotations.
4. Facts, data, and statistics: Facts, data, and statistics are typically produced in the process of conducting quantitative research. Because facts, data, and statistics are generally the result of the efforts of individual resarchers or a group of researchers, this information NEEDS to be cited at all times. Often, you will want to include this type of information within a paraphrase or a summary, so please refer to the Paraphrasing/Summarizing page of this guide for assistance with using these techniques.
***For all of the above scenerios, please refer to the Citing Sources page of this guide to gain an understanding of how to formulate proper in-text and end of work citations that conform to the style used by your academic discipline.