The focus of the collection is on nursing and allied health resources, with more than 8,000 books, over 640 print and online journal titles, and multimedia materials.
The library's online catalog lists the print and electronic holdings, as well as the availability and location of each item and allows you to search holdings in all our collections at one time.
CINAHL & Medline databases and e-journals with full text are licensed/password-protected resources. Access is available off campus by signing in with EZ Proxy, log-in with your network ID and password which is same as e-mail and/or MyMethodist log-on.
Library staff offers standard reference services to all persons affiliated with Nebraska Methodist College and Methodist Health System. While we do not perform literature searches to support academic course work, we gladly teach enrolled students how to use databases and formulate effective search strategies. Affiliated healthcare professionals, faculty, and staff may request literature searches by:
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is used to obtain books or copies of journal articles from other libraries. This service is available to staff, students, and faculty.
ILL requests are accepted by:
Please include your name, affiliation, department name, department code, phone number, deadline, and maximum cost per article when submitting requests. If you use the online request form, please use one form per item requested.
Most items are received in 3 to 14 days, although some requests take considerably longer. Rush requests are accepted, but often cost more. You will be notified by phone or email when your items are available for pickup. Items are delivered through interdepartmental mail or emailed when requested.
Do not submit rush requests on the online request form or via email unless you also contact us directly at (402) 354-7248.
ILLs may be subject to a charge. By submitting a request with a maximum cost other than free, you are agreeing to pay loan charges. Requests may be filled for FREE, though many cost $5 to $15. Rush requests may cost up to $30.
The John Moritz Library abides by the U.S. Copyright Law and is a member of Copyright Clearance Center.
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Sharing
Methodist Health System (MHS) maintains the computer network that supports the academic and administrative needs of Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) students, faculty, and staff. MHS Internet Access Policy states that all users are responsible for using the network in a professional, lawful, and ethical manner. MHS will monitor the use of P2P file sharing and pursue all violations in accordance to current federal laws and NMC policies.
Downloading copyrighted music and movies from the Internet to a personal computer without the permission of the copyright owner is illegal, and may result in criminal and civil penalties. Civil penalties may include actual damages and profits, statutory damages (ranging from$750-$30,000 per work that is infringed). The court can also award attorney's fees and costs. Criminal penalties can include fines and imprisonment. Sharing copyrighted works, as is easily done with P2P programs, also violates MHS Internet Access Policy and the NMC Code of Conduct Policy. Any NMC student, employee, or other individual will be subject to disciplinary action and elimination of internet access upon violation of this policy.
Sharing digital files (such as music, movies, television shows, games, computer software, text, and photographs) under any of the following conditions constitutes copyright infringement:
- You did not create the original work
- The work Is not in the public domain
- You do not have permission to share the work
Peer-to-peer file sharing connects users to a P2P client network that provides a platform for locating and sharing files. P2P users are typically required to install a software program on their own personal computers. Well known client networks include Bearshare, BitTorrent, eDonkey , Gnutella, Limewire, and Morpheus. Risks of installing P2P software include identity theft, damage to the computer and the files on it (pictures, documents, etc.), and the possibility that the computer could be used to send spam or attack other computers.
Beyond the personal risks of P2P file sharing, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) vigorously pursue infringements of copyrights owned by their individual members, as is their right under the Copyright Law of the United States. Under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), college administrators are required to cooperate in the pursuit of alleged violators. Colleges and universities are under no obligation to accept responsibility for, or to help defend, the activities of students engaged in illegal file sharing.
The following links are used by courtesy of the Wheaton College Department of Technology:
The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires all colleges and universities to offer legal alternatives to illegal file sharing. No endorsements or evaluations are implied. To remove P2P file sharing programs from a computer, consult directions for removing P2P software.