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Getting Started in Graduate Education: Using the Library

This guide presents how to get started utilizing the resources available to your for your course work at Cairn. Select the appropriate tab for information about a particular topic.

What is Library Instruction?

Library Resources

TheCairn Universitylibrary has a number of resources, in various formats, to support your curriculum development and necessary course goals.

  • Over 100,000 items on the shelves
  • Over 40,000 electronic books
  • Over 70 databases
  • Access to Inter-Library Loan
  • 7 librarians with a MLS degree

Our library website ( is one of the best resources to discover what is available to you.  There you will be able to access your account and all of our databases from off-site.

Other Library help pages:

Using the Library from Off-Campus

Your student ID is your passport to using the databases and checking your Library account from off-campus.  If you do not have a physical ID there should be a student number/unique ID number.  Once you have found that you will need to have 25800000unique id (this will equal 14 digits). 

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