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After whom was Walter Library named?
Am I eligible to vote?
Are free Library Workshops offered on the St Paul Campus?
Are master's theses indexed in Digital Dissertations (or in the print equivalent, Dissertation Abstracts)?
Are there any computers on campus that have the graphing software SigmaPlot installed?
Are there any restrictions to what materials can be placed on online course reserve?
Are there ATMs in the Libraries?
Are there classes taught in the Wilson SMART Learning Commons? Does the Commons close?
Are there computers where I can read or enter non-Roman characters on a library computer?
As a UROP student, how do I add my undergraduate research poster or paper to the University Digital Conservancy (UDC)?
Can a student or staff member check books out in a professor's name?
Can alumni still access their RefWorks account?
Can Friends of the Library access your databases and e-journals from outside the library?
Can Friends of the Library check out books or use interlibrary loan services?
Can government publications be checked out?
Can graduate students who are working on their theses or dissertations but are not currently enrolled in courses check out books, use interlibrary loan, or access library databases?
Can I annotate PDFs?
Can I get a transcript of astronomy Professor Karlis Kaufmanis's famous lecture on the Star of Bethlehem?
Can I have the library hold a book for me for pick-up, or have it sent to a library location closer to my office or home?
Can I place a personal or departmental copy of a book on reserve?
Can I place videos or DVDs on reserve?
Can I put my course packet on both print and electronic reserve?
Can I request books in MLAC if I'm not affiliated with the University of Minnesota?
Can I request items owned at Duluth, Morris or Crookson from within MNCAT?
Can I return a book/journal at one campus library if it was checked out at another campus library?
Can I search for items throughout the state? Or other academic libraries in the Twin Cities using MNLINK or CLIC?
Can I see a list of the materials I have checked out/the fines that I owe?
Can I use my CFANS printing allocation to print from the Libraries' printers?
Can I use SciFinder on my mobile device?
Can instructors reserve a room or computer lab in the library?
Can library visitors not affiliated with the University use the U's wireless connections?
Can library visitors who are not University of Minnesota students, staff or faculty use set up and use a RefWorks account?
Can members of the public access your databases and e-journals?
Can Minnesota residents access University Libraries' databases from outside the library?
Can Minnesota residents or the general public use the University of Minnesota Libraries?
Can students or faculty at University coordinate campuses (Duluth, Morris, Crookston) check out books or use interlibrary loan services?
Can the library databases (like Academic Search Premier) show the citation for an item?
Can undergraduate students who are not currently enrolled in courses access your databases and e-journals from outside the library?
Can University of Minnesota alumni access your databases and e-journals from outside the library?
Can University of Minnesota alumni check out books or use interlibrary loan services?
Do I have to fill out a form to request course reserve materials?
Do I need a password to access eReserves?
Do the commercial databases that you use keep track of my searching? Do they keep track of which databases I'm using?
Do the Libraries check out audiovisual equipment (camcorders, digital cameras, etc.)?
Do the Libraries have group study spaces that students can reserve?
Do the Libraries have policies that outline my rights in using computer resources?
Do the Libraries keep track of what I request through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)? Does anyone get to see what I've ordered?
Do the U LIbraries have books in Braille?
Do the University of Minnesota Libraries have old University of Minnesota Yearbooks?
Do we have access to any crystal structure databases?
Does the library have a Lost and Found?
Does the library have aerial photographs?
Does the library have case studies from the Harvard Business School?
Does the library have examples of past tests from my course?
Does the library have Political Risk Yearbooks from PRS Group on risk in other countries?
Does the library have tax forms?
Does the library provide access to any databases that don't require an ID and password?
Does the University Archives have transcripts for past students?
How can I check the status of an Interlibrary Loan request?
How can I create a persistent link to an article I found in one of the library databases?
How can I donate books or journals to University Libraries?
How can I find and use microfiche, microfilm, and microcards?
How can I find information on a particular company?
How can I find Nielsen ratings for specific television shows in a given time period?
How can I find old University of Minnesota catalogs and course descriptions and how can I obtain certified copies of them?
How can I find out how many copies of a specific book have been printed or sold?
How can I find out more about someone who used to attend or work at the University of Minnesota?
How can I find out more about someone who used to attend the University of Minnesota?
How can I find the acceptance rates for a given journal?
How can I find the author and original source of a quotation?
How can I get the text of a paper presented at a conference or symposium?
How can I initiate my University of Minnesota Internet account?
How can I learn more about how to use the library?
How can I limit my searches to articles that I can print online?
How can I rent a locker?
How can I reserve a film or video for my class?
How can I search for articles that were published before an index/database coverage dates? How do I find older articles?
How can I submit my poster presentations to the University Digital Conservancy (UDC)?
How can I tell whether the library has the articles listed in my database search?
How can I tell which index or database covers a particular journal?
How do I access Beilstein?
How do I access course reserve and digital course pack materials?
How do I access Gmelin?
How do I access library research databases from off-campus?
How do I access the full text of an article in Google Scholar?
How do I access the online version of the Chronicle of Higher Education?
How do I archive my dissertation, Plan A Master Thesis or Plan B Masters Thesis into the University Digital Conservancy?
How do I change my address in your system so that I receive notices at my new address?
How do I create an annotated bibliography in RefWorks?
How do I create, share, and self-publish an ebook?
How do I evaluate the financial health of a company?
How do I find a masters thesis or PhD. dissertation?
How do I find a Value Port cash to card machine on campus to add value to my U Card or Gopher Gold card (for use in library photocopying, computer printing, etc.)?
How do I find an ERIC document?
How do I find articles about a company?
How do I find audiobooks or books on tape?
How do I find biographical information about a person?
How do I find business information about an industry or the market size of products?
How do I find companies by industry or location?
How do I find company profiles?
How do I find current or historic advertisements?
How do I find federal government web site addresses?
How do I find information on private companies?
How do I find out what electronic databases and other electronic resources are available at local public city and county libraries?
How do I find out which journals, magazines or newspapers the University Libraries subscribes to (online or in print)?
How do I find Plan B (Master's Degree) papers?
How do I find rates or prices for television advertising?
How do I find salary data for University employees past and present?
How do I find the circulation statistics for a journal, magazine or newspaper?
How do I find the leading companies for an industry?
How do I find the standard abbreviation to use when citing a journal in a bibliography?
How do I find U.S. firms that have locations in foreign countries?
How do I find where a company is headquartered and what subsidiaries they own?
How do I get a printed copy of a microfiche or microfilm item in the University Libraries?
How do I get my Internet (or e-mail) ID and password so I can use the Libraries' indexes and abstracts?
How do I get started with my research?
How do I look up someone's zip code?
How do I print from Wilson Library or Science and Engineering Library?
How do I register to vote?
How do I request an interlibrary loan be sent to my home or workplace?
How do I request an interlibrary loan renewal?
How do I request an item not owned by the University of Minnesota Libraries?
How do I research an industry's economic health and current trends?
How do I reserve a book?
How do I search for a short story?
How do I search for article that have been cited by subsequent articles? How do I do cited reference searching?
How do I search for articles published only in scholarly/research journals, or for articles published only in popular magazines--and how do I tell the difference?
How do I search for books and materials based on a subject (or subject heading)?
How do I search for editorials or pro/con articles on a controversial topic?
How do I search for federal regulations?
How do I search for grants / funding source information?
How do I search for University of Minnesota publications?
How do I set up a Sponsored Short-Term Wireless Account?
How do I sign up or take an Intro to Library Research workshop (formerly Unravel the Library)?
How do I track down the genealogy of a person who used to live in Minnesota ?
How do I use the large monitors in Walter Library?
How do I use the self-service microfilm/fiche machines in Wilson Library or Magrath Library to view, scan, print, email or save images?
How do I use the two Journal of Chemical Research series, Miniprint and Synopses?
How do I vote by absentee ballot?
How do know which companies have been awarded government contracts?
How does Google Scholar work?
How does one arrange a GRE, TOEFL or proctored exam?
How does the laptop checkout program work at the St Paul branch Libraries?
How large is the immigrant population in Minnesota?
How long can Reserve materials be checked out?
How long does interlibrary loan take?
How many books can I check out at one time?
How much does interlibrary loan cost?
How much does it would cost to place an advertisement in a magazine or newspaper?
How private are my circulation records? Do you keep track of all of the books I've checked out?
How to find contact information for officers, managers, and divisions of a company?
How will I be notified about my interlibrary loan request?
I am a Minnesota resident but I'm not affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Is there any way I can get remote access to some good article databases?
I can't access the full article online. What could be the cause?
I use VPN to access University resources from off campus. Why doesn't this work to access Library databases?
I want to study textbooks and look at elementary and secondary/high school textbooks. What is available? Where is the Curriculum Library?
I was timed out in a database. Does the vendor have a record of all the subjects I was searching?
If I use the computers in the Libraries to do my research, are there ways vendors can tell who I am? Or am I anonymous?
If the library does not own a copy of a book I need, how can I put it on reserve?
Is it possible for wireless access users to send print jobs to the Uniprint system or otherwise print in the libraries via wireless?
Is it possible to download Ebrary e-books or other e-books?
Is there a ATM in Wilson Library?
Is there a list of federal depository libraries in Minnesota?
Is there a security escort I can use when leaving the library?
Is there a separate Transportation Library on campus?
Is there a way to connect to the Internet from my laptop while I am in the libraries (i.e., using wireless or etherjacks)?
Is there an office at the University of Minnesota that helps with copyright-related issues?
Is there free printing for CSE students?
Is there somewhere on campus to handle driver's licenses, birth certificates, passports, notary public services, and such?
I’m interested in self-publishing an e-book. What factors should I consider?
MNCAT lists Books (Level F) as the place to find some books in Walter Sci/Eng Library. Where is Level F?
My book wasn't on the shelf. Now what do I do?
My journal wasn't on the shelf. Now what do I do?
Reserve Videos for Library Viewing
The library doesn't own this book. How can I suggest that the library purchase it?
The library doesn't own this book. How can I find what other libraries might have it?
What are call numbers and how do I use them?
What are Datamonitor reports and how to I find them?
What are my options for pickup and delivery of interlibrary loan materials?
What are some national level resources to find candidate accountability?
What are some state and local resources to find candidate accountability?
What are the borrowing policies related to audio and video materials in the Walter SMART Learning Commons?
What are the Making of America sites, and what full-text nineteenth century American periodicals are available on the sites?
What are the prices for making photocopies at the University Libraries?
What can I request through interlibrary loan?
What databases or catalogs should I consult to find which libraries worldwide hold particular items?
What do I need to check out materials from University Libraries?
What does "In Library Use" mean?
What does "In Process" mean in MNCAT?
What does "In Transit" mean in MNCAT?
What does "Order Initiated" or "On Order" mean in MNCAT? When will a book with these messages be available?
What does Quarto or Folio mean in a call number?
What does the word "obsolete" mean as part of a call number?
What else should I know about voting in Minnesota elections?
What employee categories can access Libraries online resources from off-campus?
What happened to the former Libraries to U page?
What if a book I checked out was recalled but I did not received the notice?
What if I became ill and was unable to return my books on time?
What if I checked out a book for a friend and now I'm being fined for it?
What if I checked out a book for a professor and now I'm being fined for it?
What if I damage or lose interlibrary loan material?
What if I damaged a library material?
What if I did not receive my notices for a book I checked out and now I'm being fined for it?
What if I just checked out a book and it got recalled?
What if I lost a library book?
What if I moved and did not receive my library notices?
What if I paid for a library fine and I'm still being billed for it?
What if I returned a book but the Libraries say I still have it checked out?
What if I want to dispute a fine but its already been transferred to my student account?
What if I went out of town and a book I checked out was recalled?
What if I went out of town and my books became overdue while I was away?
What if there is a book on my account that I did not check out?
What is a QR code?
What is a thesis statement/research question? How do I write one?
What is and where can I find the Digital Audio Initiative (DAI)?
What is Election Insite?
What is Experts@Minnesota?
What is Google Scholar?
What is Interlibrary Loan and how do I get started?
What is not available through interlibrary loan?
What is Open URL? And what is the University of Minnesota Libraries Open URL Resolver?
What is the Archive for the History of Quantum Physics and where is it located?
What is the Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Library?
What is the Marburger Index?
What is the origin of the quotation on the dedication plaque near the front of Wilson Library?
What is the SMART Learning Commons?
What is the Test Collection in the Wilson Library Annex?
What is the Underground Press Collection and how do I use it?
What kind of software is in the SMART Learning Commons?
What library resources and services are available to University of Minnesota distance learners?
What online journals are available to Minnesota residents?
What should I do if I can't find my book or journal in MNCAT?
What should I do if I'm having problems accessing my digital course pack?
What software do I need to view online course reserve materials?
When are Minnesota state elections?
When I click on the course reserve reading I want, my browser won't open the file. Why doesn't it work?
When I connect to an outside database through MNCAT, are they keeping track of who I am and what I'm doing? What about links to outside Websites?
When I log into the databases, I enter my user ID and password. Is that information being kept someplace?
When I tried to log in to SciFinder, I got the error message "Login Failed: SciFinder Scholar is not authorized for use from this network address."
When I try to access the webpage to register for a SciFinder account, I get a message telling me that I am not allowed to access the page.
When I try to log in to SciFinder or open the SciFinder structure editor, nothing happens.
When I try to open the structure editor in SciFinder, nothing happens.
Where are the Forestry Libary and Entomology, Fisheries and Wildlife Library (EFW)?
Where are the Jane Goodall papers?
Where are the Minnesota block maps? Specifically, for the 1990 Census?
Where are the papers of Eugene McCarthy?
Where are the papers of Hubert H. Humphrey located?
Where are the papers of Walter F. Mondale located?
Where are the Plant Pathology Library's online exhibits?
Where can I check out a Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Lamp?
Where can I find U.S. and foreign patents?
Where can I find a basic book about calculus?
Where can I find a basic book about chemistry?
Where can I find a gender-neutral restroom in the library?
Where can I find accounting standards?
Where can I find books with call numbers that are 81-something, 87-something, or 88-something?
Where can I find ChemOffice, ChemDraw, or ChemBioDraw?
Where can I find computer labs on campus?
Where can I find data on Minnesota's newer populations like the Hmong, Somalis and Hispanic/Latino residents?
Where can I find election and voting resources?
Where can I find historical photos from the University of Minnesota?
Where can I find information about consumer spending on products and brands?
Where can I find information about the open access publishing fund?
Where can I find information on University of Minnesota buildings?
Where can I find major shareholders of public companies?
Where can I find maps of Minnesota and federal congressional districts?
Where can I find market share information for a company or product?
Where can I find Minneapolis city directories?
Where can I find Minneapolis Suburban area city directories?
Where can I find Minnesota and U.S. election results?
Where can I find Norwegian Bygdebøker?
Where can I find past issues of the Minnesota Daily? How can I search for a story in the Daily?
Where can I find rankings of colleges, universities, or graduate programs?
Where can I find rare books in the University Libraries?
Where can I find recent articles on business leaders and people from companies and industries?
Where can I find SPSS or SAS?
Where can I find textbooks and course readings in the library?
Where can I find the full text of a U.S. corporate annual report to shareholders (publicly-traded corporations only)?
Where can I get GIS help?
Where can I get help with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests?
Where can I get investment advice or security analysts' reports?
Where can I go to learn how to do data analysis?
Where can I make photocopies in the Libraries? Is there a service that will make photocopies for me?
Where can I view DVD or VHS videos, or use a VCR?
Where could I find schedules for 19th century Censuses of Agriculture for Minnesota?
Where do I vote as a student?
Where is Bloomberg?
Where is the fiction area in the library? Do you have fun books?
Where on campus can I arrange to send or receive a fax?
Where should I return interlibrary loan material?
Who are the candidates for federal, state, and county offices?
Who can help me if my password isn't working or I've forgotten my password?
Who can I contact for additional help with online course materials?
Who can I contact for additional help with placing material on reserve?
Who can use Interlibrary Loan?
Who can use SciFinder?
Why do I get an error message or timed out when I connect to a database or e-journal?
Why don't you have this journal/magazine? It's in your indexes.
Why is an mind map or outline helpful when researching and writing a paper?
Will I be fined for overdue interlibrary loan materials?
Wilson and Walter Library have limited 24-hour access during finals week. What does this mean?
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