Library Services At This Time
While the campus libraries are currently closed, we are still working to provide you access to the resources that you need. All these resources are available from the library portal at any hour:
The library has access to more than 60 electronic databases that contain thousands of full-text journals. These are all available both on and off-campus. You can see the complete list of databases at our E-resources page: http://library.ku.ac.ae/eresources. You can search for any individual journal titles at the Publication Finder. And you can search all of our resources in one place via our OneSearch tool. If you have any problems with accessing the resources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library has access to hundreds of thousands of Ebooks that can be accessed from anywhere through sites such as Ebook Central, Ebsco Academic eBooks Collection, Ebsco Engineering Books Collection, and Knovel. You can also search for Ebooks within OneSearch by limiting your results to full-text and books. If you encounter any problems accessing the Ebooks, please contact us at email@example.com.
For any journal articles that the library does not have full-text access to, we will get a copy from another source at no charge to you. Just email your requests for these items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include as much of the citation as you can to speed up the process. Items are frequently delivered to you in less than 24 hours.
Acquisition of Ebooks
AskUs (Online Reference Desk)
The librarians are available to answer your reference questions online via the AskUs online reference service. The AskUs service is available on all of the library’s pages, including the homepage, in the AskUs section immediately under the Quick Links. This service is available whenever the library is open. After hours, you can still submit a question to us via this system and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning provides an online library of over 200,000 high-quality video tutorials and courses on topics relating to computing, business, management, marketing, education, elearning, design, web development, animation, and audio. It includes many helpful courses on Educational Technology that should be especially helpful at this time. The system uses the university’s Single Sign On, so just log in with your KU email address and you will be taken to the SSO page. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact us at email@example.com.
The library will host online workshops about any of the library services for you or your students upon request. Just submit your request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, the library team is here to help you in any way that we can. You can find out all the ways to contact us at the library’s contact page http://library.ku.ac.ae/team.