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When you want to do research, group work, or just need a quiet place to study or chill, our state-of-the-art Academic Resource Center (ARC) is the place to be.
Every Baker College ARC is linked through the Internet and the interlibrary loan system, so you have access to information, books, research, and other resources throughout the entire Baker system, along with more than 100 online resources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Do online students have access to a library?
As a Baker College student, you:
- Can use any of the nine campus libraries, and access most of them online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Can browse the Baker library collections as well as many other libraries all over North America.
- Have access to journal articles, which can be downloaded from the online databases.
Our online library provides a variety of services to help you with your research. Talk with your Development Coordinator to learn more.
- Is there online tutoring for APA styles?
Online students can find help with APA citations and formatting in their Blackboard classroom.
- Cick the Online Tutoring button on the left-hand side of the page.
- Click on Schedules.
- Click on English (between Economics and Finance).
- Click the Enroll button next to APA Questions & Answers Classroom.
- Click Submit.
After you enroll in the APA Classroom, you'll find all the available APA-related resources. You can also ask questions on the Discussion Board, which is monitored by Baker's online librarians. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Why can't I see my library articles?
Our library may not currently include the full-text article. Only about 60% of a database includes full-text articles; the other 40% is citations and abstracts.
- Check the E-Journals A-Z to see if another database in our collection offers the full-text article you want.
- If you are asked to enter a barcode number or library card number, enter the 14-digit number located on the back of your student ID; it starts with 235. If the full-text article is available, you will get access.
- If you cannot find the full-text article, submit a request using the online request form. We will supply the full article from our in-house collection or get it from another agency.
In future searches of the database for articles, choose the limit option, Full Text, before you click Search. This ensures your list of articles will only include those which are full-text online.
If you need further help, please contact your campus librarian, and someone will work with you individually.
- How can I read the e-books I found on my library search? I went to Safari Tech Books online but could not log in.
Your Safari e-book access might be caused one of the following issues:
- Safari Tech Books only allows a limited number of people to use their books at the same time. Try accessing the e-book later.
- Baker College subscribes to a limited number of Safari Tech Books. If the book you were trying to access is not on our current "active" list, we can swap out Safari e-books. Send the title, author and link (if available) to <email@example.com>and we can make the switch within 3 business hours.
You can also try one of the following methods to access e-books:
- Search our Online Book Catalog.
- Type your keywords in the Search box, AND use the pull down menu to select Baker College Electronic Resources.
- Select an e-book from the list of results.
- Click on the URL link, which will direct you to the e-book.
- Search the EBSCO host e-book database. All EBSCO host books are e-books.
- Search the MyiLibrary e-book database. All MyiLibrary books are e-books.
If you are off-campus, you need to use your 14-digit library card number, which is located on the back of your Baker ID Card. It's also available through the SOLAR System.
For more information about electronic books and articles, see our E-Book and E-Reader Guide.
- How big are online classes?
Our online classes are smaller than on-ground classes, and typically have 12-15 students.
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