Library FAQ

Resources

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.


Reference/Assistance

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:

Gifts/Donations

If you have journal issues or recent books which you no longer need or which you can't store, please e-mail library@methodistcollege.edu, the Information Services Librarian, or call (402) 354-7249. The library will keep books and journals which meet the needs of its clients. Those that are not needed by John Moritz Library may be made available to other libraries.

Photocopies

Two self-service photocopiers are available in the library. The charge is five cents a copy which can be paid using department codes, currency or coins. 

Interlibrary Loan

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:

Phone
(402)354.7248

Email
library@methodistcollege.edu

Online Request Form for Journal Articles or Books and Audiovisuals
Provide as much detail for the citation as possible. We will provide assistance with citations that are incomplete.

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) File Sharing Policy

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires institutions to take steps to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials through peer-to-peer distribution or illegal downloading of intellectual property.

Definitions:

Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing programs were developed to allow distribution and/or shared access to digitally stored information, such as computer programs, multi media (music and video), documents, or electronic books.

P2P 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.

P2P file sharing programs are not by themselves illegal. However, when they are used in aid of violating copyright laws by sharing copyright protected files without the authorization or consent by the copyright owners, they become illegal. Most commercially produced music and movies are copyrighted and cannot be freely shared. Using P2P file sharing software to distribute copyrighted materials without the permission and consent of the copyright holder is illegal and subjects the violator to the penalties provided for in the U.S. copyright laws. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials can lead to both civil and criminal penalties.

Liability and Penalties:

Civil penalties may include actual damages and profits, statutory damages (ranging from$750-$30,000 per work that is infringed).  For "willful" infringement a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can in its discretion also assess cost and attorneys fees. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five (5) years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

Policy and Procedure:

Members of the NMC community must follow institutional policies for appropriate use of technology resources as well as comply with all state and federal copyright laws. Methodist Health System (MHS) maintains the computer network that supports the academic and administrative needs of 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, in cooperation with NMC, will monitor the use of P2P file sharing and pursue all violations of state and federal laws.

Sharing copyrighted works, as is easily done with P2P programs, also violates the MHS Internet Access Policy and 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, e-books and photographs) under any of the following conditions constitutes copyright infringement

  1. You did not create the original work
  2. The work is not in the public domain
  3. You do not have permission to share the work

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 Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), NMC is required to cooperate in the pursuit of alleged violators. NMC is under no obligation to accept responsibility for, or to help defend, the activities of students engaged in illegal file sharing.

File Sharing Legal Alternatives

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires all colleges and universities, including NMC, to offer legal alternatives to illegal file sharing (See http://wheatoncollege.edu/technology/started/networks-wheaton/legal-downloading/). No endorsements or evaluations are implied.

Removing P2P Programs

To remove P2P file sharing programs from a computer, consult directions for removing P2P software. (See http://wheatoncollege.edu/technology/started/networks-wheaton/remove-file-sharing-programs/).

Updated: July 2013

Copyright Information

You may read copyright inforation at this link.