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Musselman Library Services and Resources Fall 2020: For Remote Students

Requesting Musselman Library Book Scans

Since some students will not have physical access to the library, MUSCAT Plus can be used to request chapter scans of books in the Musselman Library collection.  For copyright purposes we can't scan entire books, but scanning a chapter or two (up to 10% of the book) is acceptable.  If you are studying from home and would like to borrow a Musselman-Library-owned book, see the Access to Physical Resources instructions. 

Finding book chapter information

Many of the books in MUSCAT Plus have chapter information.  Search MUSCAT Plus, click on a book's title, and look for a Contents section:

You might also find book content information in worldcat.org (bottom of the book's page) or by using the "Look Inside" feature on amazon.com.

Requesting a book chapter scan

  1. Go to MUSCAT Plus.
  2. Click the Sign in button in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Gettysburg College Students, Faculty, and Staff and use your campus username and password to sign in.
  4. Search MUSCAT Plus for the item you want scanned.
  5. Click the item's title in the search results


     
  6. In the "Find this in the library" section, click Get a scan of a chapter or pages.


     
  7. Fill in as much information as possible and click SEND SCAN REQUEST

     
  8. Read the copyright notice.  If you need to adjust your request to meet the copyright restrictions, click the BACK button.  If your request meets the copyright restrictions, click I AGREE WITH THE TERMS.

     
  9. You will be notified via email when your scan is ready.

How to Borrow Books from Off-Campus

Musselman Books for Off-Campus Students

Students studying off campus can submit requests for library-owned books to be shipped to their home address. The books will be shipped to you with a pre-paid UPS return label. To request an individual chapter from a book, see the Requesting Musselman Library Book Chapters instructions.

  1. Find the book or DVD you want using MUSCAT Plus.
  2. Sign in to your library account and click "Get physical item."
  3. Click the “Send Request” button.
  4. You will receive an email confirmation when your requested items are checked out to you.
  5. Reply to the check-out email with your home address.
  6. The item will be shipped to you via UPS with a pre-paid return label. 

Watch our Muss-To-Go tutorial to see how it's done!

Access to Online Resources

Using Library Resources Off-Campus

From off campus, all students, faculty, and staff members can access library materials (e.g., articles from e-journals, ebooks, streaming film) through MUSCAT Plus and library databases. When accessing library resources from off campus, users will be prompted to sign in using their campus credentials for authentication. 

For 24/7 access to primary source materials from Special Collections and College Archives, please visit our GettDigital Collections web page.

Troubleshooting

If you're having trouble signing in, or accessing a certain database or article, try clearing your browser cache and cookies, then restarting your browser session. (Old cookies/cache can sometimes interfere with authentication.)

Instructions to clear browser cache/cookies for:

If you've cleared your browser's cache and cookies, but are still having trouble with access, email ask@gettysburg.edu and we'll do our best to help (or refer you to IT if that's necessary). If you encounter a problem while searching in MUSCAT Plus, please use the form to Report a broken link or incorrect information, which is found on the entry page for the catalog item under the Cite, Email or Print section:

Image of the link to Report a broken link or incorrect information in MUSCAT Plus

Tutorials for Accessing Materials Off-Campus

The following tutorials explain how to find and access different library resources from off campus.