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Reference services

 

If you do not know how to search for information  

When books or magazines that you want to refer are unavailable in this library

Search via the Internet

If you do not know how to search for information you need

●Location search

If materials are unavailable in the University's libraries, librarians can search which institute owns the materials using catalogues or bibliographic database. To use this service, fill out a "Request Form for Reference Service/Reference Result Sheet"Japanese Only and submit it to the reference counter in the General Library or the Library counter in each campus.

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●Research assistance

If you have any question on how to search for articles you want to refer to, consult a librarian. Librarians will provide concerning materials or helpful information.

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When books or magazines you need are unavailable in this library

●Inter-campus service

If you identified that the University's laboratories or reference rooms owns the material you need, by using the Kansai University Library searching system (KOALA) or other methods, you can order the material to the library. Submit a "Request Card for Reading or Borrowing. " The material will be prepared within one to two days. Checking out of the book is not allowed.

Students, faculty staffs or other people belonging to the University can use the reference room of the Faculty of Sociology and the Institute of Human Rights Studies without permission. For details including opening hours of these rooms, check at the counter of the library on each campus.

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●Inter-library loan service

Kansai University Library provides inter-library loan service in cooperation with outside libraries. Users can use materials unavailable in the University's libraries by ordering them from other library or institution. This service is available only for those belonging to the University.

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●Procedure of book purchase request

This Library accept your request to purchase books for research or study. Fill out a "Request Form for Book Purchase," and submit it to the reference counter or the Library counter in each campus. Request is also acceptable via the online service. Upon consideration of budget and other conditions, the requested books can be purchased when possible. Before making the request, make sure the university's libraries do not own the books.

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 Search via the Internet

●Online information retrieval

You can access databases of external institutions using PCs installed in the libraries or other facilities in the University and acquire information you need by searching from keywords. Details on the databases that you can use for search via the Internet is described in "Database Portal."

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●Internet usage

This library is equipped with Internet corners as a tool for Information search.

1. Location
  • In front of the reference counter of the General Library
  • The Library on each campus
2. Comply with the following matters when using the Internet in the library.
(1)
You need to register yourself on the educational server to use the Internet corner. (Application for use of external websites is required.)
For details of the application procedure, see the website of the Information Technology CenterJapanese Only.
(2)
The Internet usage with the PCs of the University's libraries is restricted to study or research purpose such as information retrieval from the sites listed on the Database Portal and reading articles of electronic-journals.
(3)
Using PCs in the Internet Corner for the following purposes is prohibited.
  • Registration for courses
  • E-mail
  • Download of an application software
  • Access to an entertainment site or a site with sound
  • Chatting
(4)
Make sure to shut off the power of the PC when you finish your operation to prevent unauthorized use.
(5)
Please comply with the "Rules on Network Use" in the website of the Information Technology CenterJapanese Only. The rules are as follows:

Rules on Network Use

  • When using the network, users owe the duty to comply with rules of each site.
  • Prohibited matters
    Network usage involved in the following matters are prohibited
    1. System modification or destruction or unauthorized operation
    2. Invasion of personal privacy
    3. Commercial purposes
    4. Activities against public order and decency
    5. Activities involved in a criminal act
    6. Impairment of the Kansai University's honor
    7. Activities considered as likely to impose adverse effect on those concerned with this University or third party
    8. Other activities violating laws and regulations
  • If you violate these terms, Dean of your faculty may terminate your identification for a certain period or impose other penalty after conducting necessary investigation.