The Chicago School Library provides access to hundreds of licensed electronic resources to help aid you while on your academic journey.
When it comes to using our eResources, the Librarians and Library Staff highly encourage the use of a Desktop or Laptop whenever possible. (Not every resource licensed has a positive mobile experience)
On the homepage of The Chicago School Library, there are a couple of choices of where to start your search:
The search box on the library webpage is a great option for starting your research, or to find a specific item. OneSearch searches across The Chicago School Library's physical and ebook collections, as well most library databases, which includes full text articles and streaming videos, and more.
While OneSearch results are comprehensive, there are limitations:
Take a look at the Library's OneSearch Guide for more information on how to use this convenient library discovery tool.
Searching library databases is a good choice for more in-depth research or to find specialized types of information. Databases can be multidisciplinary or they can specialize in specific subject areas, such as psychology, education, nursing, business, etc. Subject specific databases such as PsycINFO, CINAHL or ABI/Inform Global also include helpful subject specific search tools and limiters.
For more on databases, watch this informative video from the University of Michigan Library that explains:
Watch this video on finding and using databases in The Chicago School Library:
Google Scholar allows users to affiliate with a university. Creating this affiliation allows users searching in Google Scholar to easily obtain the full text of articles and other electronic materials licensed by the university library. Once you have configured Google Scholar for affiliation with the The Chicago School LIbrary, Google Scholar offers a link (View It @ TCSES Libraries) in the results list for items that can be accessed via the The Chicago School Library.
Go to Google Scholar at https://scholar.google.com
1) In the the upper left corner of the Google Scholar page, click the Menu bar
2) Go to Settings
3) On the Settings page, click on "Library Links"
4) Search TCS
5) Check mark "TCS Education System Libraries -View It @ TCSES Libraries" option
6) Click "Save"
Now when you search Google Scholar, you'll see "ViewIt at TCSES Libraries" links, which indicates the item is available full text through the library.
LibKey Nomad is an extension for web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. It will help you find full text articles quickly and easily.
NOTE: While LibLKey Nomad is a convenient way to connect to full text resources licensed by the library, it does not connect with all library resources. To access all library resources, use OneSearch or search the library databases.
LibKey Nomad requires your permission to change data on sites you visit.
Once LibKey Nomad is installed, you will be prompted to select an institution. You can type "TCS Education" in the box to get a short list quickly. Click TCS Education to complete the process:
LibKey Nomad scans the pages you visit for publisher URLs. When you land on a page with an article that is available to download, you get a banner alert at the bottom of your screen. Click to download the PDF.