Welcome. This guide was created to answer those questions most frequently asked by Malone students, faculty, staff and community patrons. We hope you find it useful If anything wasn't addresed that you'd think should appear in this guide, please let us know. Thank You!
About Everett L. Cattell Library
Library hours and contact information:
Spring Semester Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 - 10 p.m.
Closed during Tuesday & Wednesday chapels
For changes in hours due to holidays and breaks click on:Special Library Hours
Staff and Department Liaisons (for assistance in a particular subject, contact the librarian who is the department liaison)
How Do I...(quick answers to quick questions)
How do I log into a library computer?
Sign-in with the student username and password you created when you set-up your Malone e-mail account at registration. Your username can be determined using the following formula:
Username = first initial, middle initial, last name, and the number 1, 2, 3, etc.
Sample name: John Q. Public
How do I log in from off campus?
For database access from home/work make sure you use the Malone library website. Otherwise the system will not recognize you as a Malone student. You will be asked to impute your last name and barcode number into the proxy server box before gaining access to any database. If you encounter a problem contact the library 330-471-8317.
Where is my barcode?
Your barcode is the 14-digit number located on the student identification card. If you are taking online classes, go to MaloneXpress/Online Services and sign-in. This will take you to the Academic page. Click on the Services link, and then on the left side bar, Library Services. Your barcode should appear at the top and you can copy/paste in proxy authentication to have database access.
You can save your documents to your "H" drive, or flash drive. You can also e-mail a copy to yourself.
How do I log into eCompanion (Online Learning) aka Malone Xpress?
The Malone Xpress link is located in the top right corner of the every page on the Malone Univesity website. When you click on the link go to STUDENTS and click on the Online Learning link. Sign in using your Malone user name and password (barcode number). See "Where is my barcode?" Agree to the user statement (that may appear). If you are registered, your classes should be listed on that page. Select Shared Docs (Documents) to access items the instructor has placed for course use.
Why won't PDFs of articles open?
Open Adobe first
Unfortunately there is a known problem where Adobe and Windows are not talking to each other right now and there is no fix yet.The work around is to open Adobe right after you log on to your computer and before you start searching. Then, once you click on the full text pdf icon it should open. Sometimes you also have to tell the computer to open the file in a new window. Make sure your security settings aren't blocking the opening up of files.Firefox and Chrome are working better than Internet Explorer for searching and linking to documents, so you may want to make sure you do your searches using those browsers for the smoothest, problem-free document retrieval.
How do I get a library card?
A Malone ID issued at the Student Development office. is necessary to check out items from Malone or any other OhioLINK institution. Most students will be automatically entered into the library computer system each semester through a general patron load. Anyone who registers after the patron load can be entered by showing his or her ID and completing a form at the library circulation desk. Once entered into the library system, the student can borrow materials from our collection and can order materials through OhioLINK, OPAL and inter library loan. The barcode from the university ID is also necessary to access the computer databases from off campus. The magnetic strip on the card is needed to enter the library after 10:00 pm weeknights and all day Sundays. The card is valid as long as the person is a student at Malone University.
Where can I make photocopies?
There are four copiers on the first floor of the Cattell library, including a color copier for your use. For an 8 1/2 x 11, the cost is .10 for black and white and .25 for color. For an 11 x 17 or 8 1/2 x 14, the cost is .10 for black and white and .50 for color. You can also scan an item to your e-mail and print it out at home or use your print balance.
There is a color copier in the library. If you are at a computer, you need to select the Library Color Copier from the print menu, then go to preferences and select the color option in the bottom left corner. The copier also takes money, including $1.00 and $5.00 bills.
Students are alloted a print balance at the beginning of the school year for the Fall and Spring semesters. If a student uses the original $30 (.05 for black/white; .25 color) for printing they can add money to their account by contacting the IT Help Desk at 330.471.8428 or by stopping by the Help Desk in the lower level of the library.
- Go to OPAL (Malone Catalog) and limit to Malone or search all of OPAL for access to the entire consortium which offers more than one million titles and three million individual items to the patrons of 24 Ohio academic libraries. All are also members of OhioLINK, a statewide initiative offering a shared union database and the reciprocal borrowing of over 46 million items amongst 87 libraries in the state.You can also begin your search on the library homepage by using the search box at the top of the page.
A research database is a research tool that contains published articles from magazines, newspapers, academic journals, health resources and encyclopedias.
There are different Malone and OhioLINK electronic database interfaces. They are:
- EBSCO host Databases
- OhioLINK research databases
- ERIC (access to full-text education documents)
- JSTOR Scholarly Journal Archive
To access any of these databases you need to click on the Databases by Vendor link under Research Sources on the library homepage.
If you know the title of a particular journal you wish to use for your research, your best source is the Journal Finder whose link can be found on the library homepage under Research Sources. Just type in the name of your journal and the abiltiy to search by year, date, volume or within the entire publication will be made avialble.
OhioLINK, is a consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. Serving more than 600,000 students, faculty, and staff at 88 institutions, OhioLINK’s membership includes 16 public universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 49 private colleges and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK serves faculty, students, staff and other researchers via campus-based electronic library systems, the OhioLINK central site, and Internet resources. Because Malone is a member of this consortia, students have access to all the above mentioned resources.
There are many ways to cite the resources used for your research paper. First, find out which one is preferred by your instructor. You can then go to the Citation Styles Guide for examples and links for your preferred citation.
Many of the articles retrieved in the databases are available in full text either as a PDF file ot HTML document. If an artilce does not contain a full-text link, click the Find It button. If there is a link to an online article it will show up at the top left part of the page.If an article still does not appear as full-text, you can contact the Inter-library loan librarian or use the inter-library loan form and our librarians will work their magic to have the article delivered directly to your inbox.
Items can be renewed one of three ways:
- Go to the library's homepage and click "My Account" Enter your name and barcode. Select the items you want renewed.
- Through the OPAL catalog, click "My Account" at the top of the page. Enter your name and barcode as above.
- Contact the circulation desk (330-471-8317). Note that you will need your barcode number or the barcode number of the item(s) you wish to renew.
REMEMBER, and item will not be renewed if someone else has placed a hold, if you owe money, or if the items are too long overdue,
Contact the circulation desk and ask to speak to one of the circulation supervisors.
Send payment to the library circulation desk. The library can accept cash or checks only. Arrangements can be made with the Business Office to pay larger fines with a debit or credit card.
- (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE) IM a reference librarian (use the Meebo box on the library homepage)
- Email a reference librarian
- Call the reference librarian on duty at (330) 471-8314
- Stop by the reference desk in the Everett Cattell Library
- Online chat help through Know It Now
Everett L. Cattell Library
Circulation Desk: 330-471-8317
Reference Desk: 330-471-8314
Need help with your research paper?
Visit the Writng Center located in the foyer of the Cattell Library. Offering free writing consultations for students, their experienced tutors can advise you at any stage in your writing process
You can stop by, call (330-471-8327), or go to their website for the hours of operation or to set up an appointment.