Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I access library resources off campus?

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All the library's electronic resources are available to current students, faculty, and staff to use on or off campus. When accessing resources off campus, you will be directed to the page shown below to verify that you are currently affiliated with the College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use your network (campus/email) username and password, not your portal or My LC username and password.

Your network username is your first name and last name separated by a "." For example:

Username: charles.xavier

Your password is your date of birth combination using your month, date, and year followed by an asterisk (MmmDDYYYY*). For example:

Password: Jan011968*

If you have forgotten your password, you may contact the library or IT to reset it. Once you have entered valid credentials, you will be passed through to the online resource. If you experience any difficulties, please reach out to either the library (see http://lacollege.libguides.com/contact) or IT (it@lacollege.edu or 318.487.7181).

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What should I do if I receive an internal error message while trying to search library databases?

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Try clearing your browser's cache. Below are instructions for clearing your cache on common browsers.

Safari

To learn more about clearing your cache in Safari, visit Apple Support.

  1. In the Safari menu bar, click the Safari option.

  2. Click the Clear History link.

  3. In the Clear drop-down menu, select the time range where you want to clear browsing data.

  4. Click the Clear History button.

Chrome

To learn more about clearing your cache in Chrome, visit Google Support.

  1. On the browser toolbar, click the Chrome menu icon.

  2. Select the More Tools link.

  3. Select the Clear browsing data link.

  4. In the data drop-down menu, select the time range where you want to clear browsing data.

  5. Select the Cookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files checkboxes.

  6. Click the Clear Browsing Data button.

Firefox

To learn more about clearing your cache in Firefox, visit Firefox Support.

  1. In the Firefox menu bar, click the Firefox option.

  2. Select the Preferences link.

  3. Click the Privacy tab.

  4. Under the History heading, click the clear your recent history link.

  5. Select the Cache checkbox.

  6. Click the Clear Now button.

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What username and password do I use to access online library resources?

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Your network ID is your first name and last name separated by a "." For example:

Network login: charles.xavier

Your password is your DOB combination using your month, date, and year followed by an asterisk. For example:

Password: Jan011968*

If you experience any difficulties, please reach out to either the library (see http://lacollege.libguides.com/contact) or IT (it@lacollege.edu or 318.487.7181).

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What are the library's hours?

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The library's regular semester hours are

Monday - Thursday: 7:45 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday: 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Any changes or exceptions will be posted.

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Where can I find a campus map?

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An interactive map is available at https://www.lacollege.edu/students/student-services/other-services/campus-facilities/campus-map/.

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What username and password do I use to log on to computers on campus?

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Your network ID is your first name and last name separated by a "." For example:

Network login: charles.xavier

Your password is your DOB combination using your month, date, and year followed by an asterisk. For example:

Password: Jan011968*

If you experience any difficulties, please reach out to either the library (see http://lacollege.libguides.com/contact) or IT (it@lacollege.edu or 318.487.7181).

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How do I find out what textbooks I need?

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Your syllabus should list any required course materials. In addition, the bookstore is a great resource to consult. Besides visiting the bookstore in person, the bookstore's web page has a textbook lookup tool. The link is at the top of the bookstore's website. As a reminder, the library does not collect textbooks and they are not eligible for interlibrary loan.
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How do I find peer-reviewed articles?

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In most library databases, there is a box that you can check to limit your results to articles that are categorized as scholarly, academic, or peer-reviewed. If you cannot immediately locate that box, please contact the library for help.
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Why can't I connect to the library's website on my phone?

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Currently, the mobile navigation menu points to the wrong URL. Go to http://lacollege.libguides.com/home instead.
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How do I connect to the campus WiFi?

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Locate the LC WiFi network on your device. Once selected, point your browser to login.lacollege.edu and follow the on-screen instructions.
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How do I find information about a chemical element?

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When looking for information about a chemical element's discovery, properties, and use, the most helpful sources are books that provide broad overviews of all the elements, particularly encyclopedias or dictionaries. A few are listed below. The titles of eBooks are hyperlinks and those books that are only available physically in the library have the call number provided in parentheses after the title.

Van Nostrand's Encyclopedia of Chemistry (Ref QD 4 .V36 2005)

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Ref QD 65 .C88 2016)

The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements

Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements (546 E559n)

In order to locate peer-reviewed journal articles on a particular element, try searching in a multidisciplinary database, such as Academic Search Complete. Search the element name (for example, calcium) and element compound phrase (for example, "calcium compounds") as the subject. To further narrow the results, search for words or phrases in the article titles that are relevant to your assignment, using truncation where appropriate (for example, "physical properties" OR use* OR discover*). Limit to peer-reviewed articles by checking the labelled box. You may wish to limit by date range to only those articles published in the most recent 5 years. You can also limit by language and full text availability. Below is the result screen of a sample search using all the limiters mentioned. As you review articles, avoid those that appear too technical based on the title.

Sample search results screen:

 

Limiters applied:

 

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