As a student of the University of Central Missouri, you should have a couple of different IDs. One ID is your 700#. This ID will allow you to sign into MyCentral. You can also use the 700# to check out books from the library (a university ID or photo ID is also required). You should also have a network login which will allow access to Blackboard and your university email.
The network ID is important for library research because it will allow you to log into the library databases. Most of journals, magazines, and newspapers are now available in a digital format accessed through subscription databases.
You can browse through the list linked above or use the list included with this guide to find the best database for your search.
The network ID is also used to log into on campus computers or on campus WiFi. If you are visiting the campus, make sure you know your ID and password!
If you are teacher of a dual credit class and you want to schedule a visit to the library, email Anthony Kaiser at email@example.com. Rooms with computers can be reserved, a librarian can present on research skills and resources, and a librarian can be available to consult with visiting students.
Make sure that you contact the library at least TWO WEEKS before the scheduled visit. Computer labs are often heavily booked, so the sooner the reservation request is received, the better.
Make sure dual credit students know their network IDs and passwords. They can be tested by logging into Blackboard or Google.
If some of your visiting students are not dual credit, arrangements can be made to create visitor logins for the computer lab. Advance notice of this need is essential.