Welcome Master 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, in-person or virtually. If scheduled in advance, I am also available most nights and weekends for virtual consultations.
Graduate Study Rooms: On 3rd floor, Hale Library has 2 rooms designated as quiet study space for graduate students. Usage guidelines can be found on this page. No registration is needed, just slide your Wildcat ID through the entrance equipment to gain access.
The Library & Your Research: This Graduate Workshop Series offers free seminars (approximately an hour long) to help you enhance your scholarly endeavors. (And may just make your school life a little easier.) Find more information on this page.
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.
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.
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 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.