Welcome Masters of Public Health Students. This page is a guide to services and tools available for Graduate Students at K-State courtesy of the K-State Libraries. I am available to assist with your research needs at any step in the research process from idea formulation through to publication. I offer one-on-one consultations of up to an hour to meet with students. I can meet with you in my office or in other locations on or near campus.
Ref Works: RefWorks allows users to save citations, create bibliographies, and perform in text citations within Microsoft Word using a variety of formats including APA and MLA. For assistance with using RefWorks contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or try these RefWorks videos from YouTube.
Zotero: Zotero is a free to use (for anyone) citation management software.
Purdue OWL: Purdue's OWL, Online Writing Lab, is the definitive source for formatting and citation guidelines, including APA and MLA. This is a great resource.
Document Delivery is a service offered by the ILL team, where they will scan articles or book chapters, up to 50 pages, or microforms up to 30 pages, and send them to you. This service is for items owned by K-State Libraries. Plan on 5-7 days for pdf scans to arrive.
InterLibrary Loan, ILL, is a service that allows faculty, staff, and students to request articles and books that are either checked out or not owned by K-State Libraries. This service is generally free of charge, in the rare case where there will be a cost the library will contact you to see if you still want the item. Turn around varies, but generally books arrive in 3-10 days and pdf articles arrive in 2-5 days.
Distance Students can use both of these services but ILL requests will be mailed to your office or home. This includes students who may be completing their field experience outside of Manhattan and want materials sent to them. Students are responsible for any return postage of physical materials. For document delivery allow for 4-12 days. For ILL requests allow for 6-17 days for physical items.
Graduate Study Rooms: Hale Library has 2 rooms designated as quiet study space for graduate students. Registration, along with usage guidelines, can be found on this page. Graduate students must renew registration each semester.
Assignment Planner: The Assignment Planner is tool that allows students to input start and end dates for an assignment and have a schedule made for them. If students provide their email addresses, the assignment planner will send reminder emails when different sections of the schedule are due.