Library Services during the Coronavirus Suspension

Library Closed

With the University suspending face-to-face classes, the Library will be closed until further notice. However, library staff will continue to provide support remotely.  Continue to watch this page for updates.

Updates


New Temporary Resources

The Library has temporary access to databases and online textbooks.   See External Resources below.

Resources


Databases and online resources

All of the Library’s online resources (databases, eBooks, TOPCAT) will be available. See login information below.

TOPCAT

Physical materials from the Cardinal Stritch University Library and any of the  SWITCH Libraries will not be available during the suspension.

Films on Demand

Thousands of high-quality educational videos in dozens of subject areas, all viewable online. Access here.

eBooks

The Library’s two eBook collections contain thousands of books which can be read online via your web browser.

If you’re unfamiliar with how eBooks work, see the ProQuest eBook Help page.

ILLiad Interlibrary Loan

The ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service will continue to be available for requesting articles and book chapters as these can be delievered electronically.  Physical books will not be available via interlibrary loan.

If you're unfamiliar with using ILLiad, you can learn about it here.

Accessing resources remotely

To access the Library’s resources from off-campus, sign-in using your Cardinal Stritch University username and password. See Figure 1.  You do not need to enter the suffix "@wolfmail.stritch.edu" or "stritch.edu" to your username.

Renewing Items / Overdue Materials

If you have any materials due during the suspension, you can renew them online via TOPCAT. If you encounter any issues renewing items, email reference@stritch.edu and a staff member will respond.

Figure 1. Off-campus login screen

Research Assistance


Reference Questions

You may send your questions to reference@stritch.edu. Our librarians will be responding to messages between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Mondays through Fridays.

Research Questions

If you need assistance with your research, please fill out this form and a librarian will get back to you via email. Please be detailed in your responses.

Faculty


Library Course Materials

Any questions about library course materials should be directed to Laurie Swartwout at lgswartwout@stritch.edu.

External Resources


TEXTBOOKS

These companies are providing free access to textbooks during the Coronavirus outbreak.

VitalSource Helps

Students and instructors have free access to a catalog of ebooks through May 25, 2020.

Access

  • VitalSource website
  • You will need to create an account with your Cardinal Stritch University email address
  • Usage is limited to seven (7) books

VitalSource FAQs

Access the VitalSource Help page

RedShelf

Students have free access to a catalog of ebooks through May 25, 2020.
 

Access

  • RedShelf website
  • You will need to create an account with your Cardinal Stritch University email address
  • Usage is limited to seven (7) books

RedShelf FAQs

Access the RedShelf Information for Students help page


DATABASES

The Library has access to these databases until June 28, 2020.

EBSCO Academic Search Ultimate
 
EBSCO Business Source Ultimate
 
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection