Factual (not interpreted), recorded, original material, research ideas.
Report findings/data from experiments or research studies.
Frequently found in scholarly journals or government reports.
Analysis of primary reports, summarizations or interpretations.
Meta-analysis, systemic reviews, literature reviews.
Letters to the editor, editorials, perspectives.
The purpose of these sources are to index, abstract, organize, compile, or condense other sources.
Tertiary sources usually are not authored by one person, but many.
Repackaged primary/secondary sources in one quick reference source.
May provide subjective commentary on primary/secondary sources.
Effective March 12, 2020, the due dates for all outstanding material will be changed upon re-opening of the college campuses. Fines will be waived during this period, so please keep your library materials until you can return them.
We are not lending out physical materials at this time, but our online resources are available 24/7. All library staff are working from home.
Please continue to monitor your SLC email and the St. Lawrence College COVID-19 page.
We have pages dedicated to Remote Resource Access and Getting Started with Online Learning.
We are available remotely from Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm via chat, email, and Microsoft Teams.
You may be required to create a personal account to download the eBooks, so please use your SLC email address in the email field when registering. However, you can read them through the browser without having to create an account.
Please check the availability of the book you would like as there will usually only be one copy available, but for some of them we do have unlimited copies. Loan times vary, from 24 hours to 3 weeks.
Using the black Netlink loader box:
From our library website, follow these steps:
Several things could be the cause of your document(s) not printing. If the printer lights up red and beeps repeatedly, please ask library staff for help.
If you are having issues viewing videos through the library's Videatives subscription please read the following:
Library staff do not have access to Blackboard. Please see I.T. Services for assistance with Blackboard.
*Please note: These steps will work for MacOS/Apple, Windows, and Linux systems.
*If you regularly check-out books, your library account will renew automatically.
Library accounts are active for 12 months at a time. To reactivate your account please call, email, or visit the library with your student or staff card ready.
Staff do not receive library accounts automatically like students do. You need a library account in order to access library resources.
Please call, email, or visit your closest campus library to register. Please have your staff card handy.