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Hamersly Library

Graduate Students -- Tools, Resources, and Research: On-Campus Tools and Resources

Hamersly Library

 

Hamersly Library: www.wou.edu/library

 

More info on Hamersly Library

 

Off-Campus Access to Databases and Online Resources?

Subscription databases and some online sites are only available to WOU students, faculty and staff. An individual's Pawprint username and password authorizes access to the restricted links.   Searching in the catalog, Summit, library Web pages, and most external links are available to everyone.

Kic Scanner (in Hamersly Library)

The library has a brand new walk-up scanner! It is located behind the information desk on the first floor. It allows for immediate scanning (no log-in necessary) to PDF (including word-searchable PDF), JPG, PNG, rich text, and …audio file! Yes, it will take text and convert it to a computer-read mp3 file.

 

You can then output the scanned documents to:

  • an email address
  • Google Drive (Google Docs)
  • a USB drive
  • a QR Code to scan with your smartphone or tablet

All functions are accessed through a user-friendly touchscreen. The scanner also has these user-friendly features:

  • Face-up scanning
  • Oversized scanning, up to 17” x  24”
  • Adjustable platform, lays flat or cradles a book
  • SmartDock, for direct, wireless transfer to smartphone or tablet

Digital Media Center (in Hamersly Library)

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The mission of the Digital Media Center (DMC), located in the northeast corner of the second floor of Hamersly Library, is to enhance the Western Oregon University educational experience by offering the tools and support for students, faculty, and staff to create their own digital media. Whether for video or audio production, desktop design, website creation, media conversion, scanning, or CD/DVD duplication, the DMC offers the campus community an array of specialized equipment in a comfortable and friendly environment  All equipment is available for self-service all the hours the library is open.

We also offer two bookable Digital Production Rooms (HL 221 & 222), as well as drop-in technology tutoring hours.  (Please see Computing Services for technical support.)  Faculty and staff needing training may also wish to contact Scott Carter, the library’s Digital Production & Publishing Specialist. In addition to overseeing the DMC, Scott provides one-on-one and group training on a variety of topics, including Web pages, digital video, and desktop design.  

Writing Center

The Writing Center is the only academic support unit on campus specifically designed to promote your development and success as a college writer. The consultant team is available to assist you in person and online with writing projects for any course and any level of instruction. The Writing Center also offers specialized assistance for multimodal compositions or new media projects like digital narratives, blogs, websites, slideware presentations, and even YouTube videos.

Writing Center

Visit the Writing Center website for current hours. Below are the hours writing tutors are in the library:

Hamersly Library, Room HL 116
Sunday-Thursday
7:00-10:00 p.m.
walk-in sessions only:first come, first served