Remote Access to Library

Remote Access to Library Resources During Online Instruction

Welcome! This guide will help you locate library research and instructional support resources that are available during online instruction. LCAD will be delivering instruction online until the end of the term. All due dates on currently checked out materials will be extended until the campus re-opens. If you have any questions, please contact the library at libcheckout@lcad.edu - this email will be checked throughout the day and a librarian will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Connecting to the Library Catalog and Online Databases from Off Campus

In order to access many of the Libraries’ electronic articles, books, media, etc., you need to be authenticated as an LCAD student or employee. 

  • Online Catalog: You can connect to the library’s online catalog, which enables you to manage your library account and find books and DVDs we have in the library at https://lcad.on.worldcat.org/discovery
  • Online Databases: You can access the library’s online databases, which enable you to search for ebooks and academic journal/magazine/newspaper articles, by logging in through our ezproxy server at https://login.ezproxy.lcad.edu/login.Your username is the part of your email that comes before @lcad.edu, and your password is the same as your LCAD email password. 
  • EBSCO Database:From the list of databases, your main resource for locating ebooks, academic journal, and periodical articles will be the EBSCO Databases resource. Once you click on EBSCO Databases to access its homepage, make sure to click on the “Choose Databases” option at the top of the screen and then check the boxes for “eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)” and “eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)

If you have any difficulty using the online catalog and online databases, or if you would like research assistance or have research questions, please contact the library at libcheckout@lcad.edu and a librarian will assist you.

Resources for Instructors

During the online instruction period, you can still request library and research assistance for your classes and students by contacting Assistant Librarian Michalle Gould at mgould@lcad.edu. The library is eager to work with you however possible, whether by recording videos to be made available through Zoom and Moodle, or providing presentations or resource guides that you can distribute to your students. Examples of the type of materials we can help you with would include video tutorials on searching the catalog or online databases or handouts with guidelines for evaluating sources. 

You can also access an online information literacy tutorial through LinkedIn Learning. This tutorial is broken down into several sections, including information on “search strategies,” “resource evaluation,” “citation,” and “ethical use of information.” If you are not sure how to access it, please use the above contact information to get assistance. 

Returning Materials

As mentioned above, all due dates for checked-out materials will be extended until the campus re-opens.  Therefore, it is not necessary to return materials until that time.

Open Access Resources

The University of Georgia has put together a comprehensive list of freely available open access image resources here: http://guides.libs.uga.edu/images/openaccess

The Harvard Libraries have made a list of free content currently being provided by publishers and vendors, including e-books, streaming video, journals, and streaming music, available here: https://guides.library.harvard.edu/covidoa

To stream classic anime online (no subscription required), you can use the RetroCrush app at https://www.retrocrush.tv

As we become aware of any other information about newly available free resources, we will add it here. 

* This guide has been adapted from one created by the University of South Florida libraries. We appreciate their leadership in this area.