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Orienting Yourself to Library Services

The librarians have created a video tutorial to orient you to library services:

Orienting Yourself to Library Services

Accessing Resources Off-Campus

The library’s electronic resources, found mainly on Article Finder, are limited to use by King-affiliated faculty, staff, and students. In order to enforce that limitation, you may be prompted to login to our resources when off-site.

To login, simply use the same information that you use to login to portal or Canvas.

If you have problems logging on, make sure that your credentials work in Canvas, portal, and your email. Email library@king.edu for help.

Linking Resources in Online Classes

We strongly encourage you to link to the articles we provide through our database subscriptions in your online classes! Here are some tips:

  • Make sure we have the article you want! You can either use Journal Finder (specific title search) or Article Finder (broad subject search) to look up our resources.
  • After you find the article, make sure that there is full text available. The librarians focus on purchasing resources that are available in full-text, but that is not always possible.
  • When you link to the article, video, or primary source, you can’t use the URL in the browser’s address bar! Look for a permalink, embed this, or share feature to capture the correct URL. The correct URL should start with http://ezproxy.king.edu/login?URL=

If you have questions about where to find the correct article URL, contact library@king.edu.

Reciprocal Library Policies

Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Rd., Knoxville, Tennessee 37932

King students can do the following in the PSCC Library if they live in the PSCC service area:

  • Use the computers in the PSCC Library to access PSCC library resources
  • Get a library card to check out materials
  • Ask for help
  • Printing limited to 10 pages

A government-issued photo ID from the state of Tennessee is needed to obtain a library card.

Mountain Empire Community College

3441 Mountain Empire Rd., Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

King students can do the following in the Wampler Library at MECC:

  • Use the computers in the Wampler Library at MECC to access MECC library resources
  • Get a library card to check out materials
  • Request inter-library loans
  • Ask for help

A government-issued photo ID is needed to obtain a library card.  You only need to identify yourself as a King student.

Southwest Virginia Community College

724 Community College Rd., Cedar Bluff, VA 24609

King students can do the following in the SWCC Library:

  • Use the computers in the SWCC Library to access SWCC library resources
  • Get a library card to check out materials
  • Request inter-library loans
  • Ask for help

A government-issued photo ID is needed to obtain a library card.  You only need to identify yourself as a King student.

Virginia Highlands Community College

100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210

King students can do the following in the VHCC Library:

  • Use the computers in the VHCC Library to access VHCC library resources
  • Get a library card to check out materials
  • Request inter-library loans
  • Ask for help

A government-issued photo ID is needed to obtain a library card.  You only need to identify yourself as a King student.