Resources for TJSL Alumni at TJSL Library


Gaining Entry to the Library

In order to gain access to the TJSL library, alumni must request an application for a TJSL borrower card at the 4th Floor Circulation Desk. After that they may show this to the security guards to access the library.

In the Library

Once inside of the library, TJSL alumni may use the ThomCat Catalog to find print materials in the library

After finding the catalog entry for a particular item, they may use these Subject Guides and Maps of the library to locate the item in the stacks.

If, after consulting the ThomCat Catalog and the Library Maps, alumni are unable to find the desired print item, they may ask for help finding print materials in the library at the 4th Floor Circulation Desk (ask for Circulation Librarians Torin Andrews or Hadas Livnat) or  at the Reference Desk during hours when it is staffed.

Databases

Alumni may access two databases from onsite, OnLaw and Westpac.

In order to access the Westpac database database, alumni must go to the 4th floor Circulation Desk. Then the alumni should let the student library assistant know that they need the assistance of a circulation librarian, or reference librarian in order to access Westpac.

Research help

Alumni may contact the reference librarians via email. The librarians may invite you to make an appointment for a reference interview to instruct you on how to do your desired research using the print catalog, Westpac, or free online resources.

 Email: June Mac Leod   Email: Catherine Deane

June Mac Leod, Part-time Reference Librarian

June Mac Leod, Part-time Reference Librarian

Catherine Deane, Full-Time Reference Librarian

Catherine Deane, Full-Time Reference Librarian

Online help

You may use the Library’s virtual reference service, AskThom, to ask questions about the library or about library resources, for example:

  • Do you have the book, Animal law : welfare, interests, and rights by David S. Favre?
  • Are you open on Christmas Day?

For longer questions such as:

  • What books do you carry on Animal Law?
  • How do I find a contract covering the production of a commercial film?

You will need to send an email to one of the reference librarians, Catherine Deane or June Mac Leod to ask for instruction on how to do your research using the ThomCat catalog, or other available resources. They may in their discretion jump start your research by providing preliminary answers to your research questions by email.

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