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This guide will collect topics of interest for those interested in keeping up with the JCK Library. New topics will be added at the top of the middle column on this guide.



Are you wanting to know what books are newly available at the Library?  Watch this 6-minute video to find and navigate the "New Arrivals" feature at JCKL.



The library provides temporary access to databases which are under consideration for purchase. The list of these databases, called "trial databases" is linked from the library's home page. To find out more, watch the 3-minute video here:



A frequent question received at JCKL is how to access library databases from off campus.  Below are four simple steps to follow.

1. Access the database from the JCKL home page. Point your browser to OR go through MyCentral's "Library" tab OR click on the "Library" button from the UCM home page. (HINT: DO NOT access the database via Google.)

2. Choose the desired database. Central Search (which searches across multiple databases in a single query) is front & center on the Library home page OR a choose a database from the list found under the "Browse Databases" link.

3. Enter the same credentials used to access Blackboard (otherwise known as your UCM Network User ID & Password) when you see this screen:


4. You will then be passed through to the database. 


1. Access the database from the JCKL Home Page. Many times people use Google to find a database website. For example, one can Google for "EbscoHost" but the entry to the resulting databases is not the same entry as when accessed through the Library's home page. When the databases are reached through a Google search, your UCM Network credentials will not work.

2. Choose the desired database. Nearly all of the subscription databases are available from off campus.

3. Enter the same credentials used to access Blackboard. By contractual agreements between JCKL and the database providers, access is limited to current students, faculty, and staff.  When UCM credentials are used, the computer system is verifying that you are a current member of the UCM community.

4. You will then be passed through to the database. You should not need to re-enter your login information again unless you begin a new search session.


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