Updated: Thursday, April 2
In keeping with St. Louis County’s Stay at Home Order, which stands in effect through April 22, all on-campus library services have been suspended. However, you can still access the Library’s many online resources. If you’ve not used these resources outside the library before, learn how to Access the Library from off Campus.
Online Help—We’re Available
Have a question about research? Need help with a citation? Having trouble finding the resources you need online? Email or chat with us. Librarians will be on call at the following times:
- Monday & Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
You can also schedule an appointment for a screen-sharing session with a librarian to get more detailed assistance.
The Scribe Writing Center
The Scribe Writing Center is offering live online consultations to work with you on any part of the writing process.
Covenant E-books – Instantly read books online or download them to your device for up to two weeks. The Library staff will be monitoring e-book usage levels and purchasing additional copies of high-demand titles whenever feasible. If you are denied access, be sure to follow the prompt to place a hold on the e-book so you will be notified as soon as it becomes available.
Online Reference – Look up topics and get important background information.
If you need to find journal articles on a topic, check out the Research Databases. Choose a subject area and then select a database that meets your needs. Many databases will provide full articles for download as PDFs. Unsure where to start? The Quick Article Search can get you results right away.
If you need to get access to a specific article, search the Journals List to find where you can get online access to the journal in which the article was published.
A number of publishers are making their textbooks available for free for the rest of the semester. Some other books are available in the Library’s e-book collection.
- Cengage Unlimited – Create an account with your Covenant email
- VitalSource – Create an account with your Covenant email to get up to 7 books
- RedShelf – Create an account with your Covenant email to get up to 7 books
If a book is not available online, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title, author, and chapters/pages needed. The Library staff will attempt to arrange access.
The following new research resources are being made available for the rest of the semester.
Academic Search Ultimate – Huge multi-disciplinary research database. Includes full-text coverage of over 9,200 academic journals and magazines, over 8,400 of which are peer-reviewed.
Bloomsbury Collections – More than 9,000 e-books from 22 subject areas across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Includes books on biblical studies and theology from T&T Clark.
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies – Interdisciplinary digital resource for the study of the medieval world, bringing together scholarly literature, primary sources, and material culture images.
Films On Demand – Academic streaming video service. Includes videos on counseling, psychotherapy, and psychology.
Loeb Classical Library – Classic Greek and Latin works presented in both the original language and English translation.
National Emergency Library – A collection of digitized books from libraries to support remote learning, hosted by the Internet Archive.
Project Muse – E-books and e-journals from a variety of university presses and other academic publishers.
Theology & Religion Online – Resources from T&T Clark for the study of Jesus and 20th century theology.
Writer’s Reference Center – Guides, tools, and other resources for quality writing.
Checked Out Items
Please hold onto any items that you currently have checked out. Due dates for all Covenant items have been extended to May 1, and no overdue charges will be assessed while the Library is closed.
If you have a MOBIUS book that is due soon or overdue, and that cannot be renewed, email email@example.com for a due date override.
If it is necessary for you to return any items before the Library reopens, please use the outside book drop on the Library’s front porch.
This post will be updated as the situation develops.