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Welcome back! I hope summer has given you a pleasant break from your routine. Now it’s time for some routine reminders.
Please encourage your students to activate their USM cards at any one of the campus libraries. Online students can get a Distance Learner Card.
If you’ll be asking students to find scholarly journal articles, please also mention ILLiad, our interlibrary loan service. We have many, many journals online. Still, we don’t subscribe to every journal, and our subscriptions vary in full-text coverage. Why should anyone pass up on a good article from a journal in one of those categories?
As always we librarians are happy to visit your classes and/or create research guides. We wish you a wonderful semester!