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Directory of Services, Tools, and Resources

  • A-Z Database List

    View McKee Library's robust collection of databases.

  • ALA Code of Ethics

    As members of the American Library Association, we recognize the importance of codifying and making known to the profession and to the general public the ethical principles that guide the work of librarians, other professionals providing information services, library trustees and library staffs.

  • Academic Publishing

    McKee Library strives to make a wide variety of resources, including scholarly works and print publications, available for students, faculty, and staff of Southern Adventist University.

  • Accessibility

    Learn more about accessibility at McKee Library.

  • Achieve

    Achieve is a database supported by Academic Administration for storing and viewing university faculty projects, publications, and presentations.

  • Annual Report

    Browse McKee Library's Annual Report from 2008 to present.

  • Apps & Browser Extensions

    McKee Library offers access to numerous resources that are available as smartphone applications or browser extensions.

  • Art in the Library

    McKee Library features multiple artists throughout the academic year.

  • Ask a Librarian & FAQ

    Ask the librarians a question and view our frequently asked questions.

  • Be a Writing Tutor or Receptionist

    Learn more about working at the Writing Center.

  • BrowZine

    Browse, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from the McKee Library collection.

  • Browse Journals

    Browse journals Laptops

  • Browse Library Collections

    Browse McKee Library's catalog by author, title, subject, series, and call number.

  • Calculators

    Students, faculty, and staff may check out TI-30X calculators for one week.

  • Career Resources

    Explore career resources, including writing a resumé, cover letter, and personal statement.

  • Catalog

    Search McKee Library's collection of books, e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more. Search McKee Library collections and global resources, with many items available in full text online.

  • Center for the Study of 19th Century America

    Collections covering various facets of the United States in the 19th century.

  • Chattanooga Times Free Press

    Access the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Newsbank. Southern Adventist University username and password required while off campus.

  • Checkout, Renew, & Return

    Checkout library materials, renew loans, and place hold requests.

  • Citation Search

    Find a specific journal article, journal or book by citation information. For best results, include a title, ISSN, ISBN, DOI or PMID.

  • Cite Your Sources

    Learn more about MLA, APA, and Chicago Style using this citation research guide.

  • Collaborative Study

    Learn more about McKee Library's collaborative study space, located on the library's main floor.

  • Comments and Suggestions

    McKee Library welcomes your comments and suggestions.

  • Computer, Database, and Network Acceptable Use

    The computer equipment and network in McKee Library support the research, learning, and teaching activities of current Southern Adventist University students, faculty, and staff.

  • Computers & Software

    Learn more about the computers and software available at McKee Library.

  • Connectors

    Students, faculty, and staff may check out projector connections for one week.

  • Copyright & Fair Use

    McKee Library at Southern Adventist University is committed to adhering to and upholding all applicable laws regarding intellectual property.

  • Course Reserves

    Short term loans of textbooks and other materials are available from the Circulation Desk.

  • Course Specific Lists

    This collection features recommended or required course-specific materials.

  • Custom Course Resources

    Librarians are happy to work with professors to create custom learning tools to facilitate course goals. We can partner with you to create custom research guides, reading lists, tutorials with assessments, videos, and handouts.

  • DVDs for Classroom Screening

    Request a McKee Library DVD for classroom viewing.

  • Digital Exhibits

    Explore McKee Library's digital exhibits. Includes a collection of World War I posters, history of the library, and materials from the Center for the Study of Nineteenth Century America.

  • Domestic Science and Cookery Collection

    Rare books on household management, etiquette, nutrition, and cooking.

  • Duane and Eunice Bietz Collection

    Materials written by and about Mark Twain.

  • Electronic Books

    View McKee Library's collection of eBook databases and access the library's catalog.

  • Embedded Librarian

    The embedded librarian service is a collaboration providing information literacy instruction through physical and/or electronic resources. Each and every collaboration is unique and represents the distinct needs of the course.

  • Facility Use Request Form

    McKee Library is available for reservations for certain school-related events.

  • Faculty Select

    EBSCO Faculty Select is a customized site that leverages the technology of the EBSCO Discovery Service platform that enables faculty to find and access open educational resource (OER) content, as well as find and request unlimited user DRM-Free eBooks from their library.

  • Faxing

    A fax machine is available for public use at the circulation desk. We can assist you in sending a fax, but we do not receive faxes. This service is free.

  • French Collection

    A rare collection of 18th & 19th century books.

  • Games

    View McKee Library's collection of games.

  • Give Now

    Donate to McKee Library.

  • Headphones

    All patrons may check out headphones in exchange for ID while in the library.

  • Information Literacy Instruction

    McKee Library offers a variety of information literacy sessions and writing presentations available upon request. Your session can be conducted in person or online. While most sessions are conducted during class time, arrangements can be made for alternative times.

  • Information Literacy Modules

    McKee Library's instruction team is pleased to offer web-based, self-paced information literacy modules which can be easily integrated into eClass.

  • Interlibrary Loan

    Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service of McKee Library for the students, faculty, and staff of Southern Adventist University. It affords access to research materials that are not owned locally or accessible through the Library’s online collection.

  • Items on Display

    Quickly view the materials on display at McKee Library.

  • James L. Fuller Collection

    Personal correspondence and legal documents from Troup County, GA residents.

  • Journal Locator

    Search for journals in McKee Library's collection.

  • Juvenile Literature Collection

    Browse McKee Library's collection of juvenile materials.

  • Knowledge Exchange

    Knowledge Exchange is Southern Adventist University's institutional repository.

  • Laminating

    McKee Library offers lamination upon request. The cost for lamination is $.72 per running foot.

  • Language and Grammar

    View recommended language and grammar resources.

  • LibKey Nomad

    LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that automatically provides instant links to full text content for articles and books accessible through McKee Library or open access.

  • LibKey.io

    Find an article by DOI or PMID.

  • Libby

    McKee Library provides Southern Adventist University students, faculty, and staff access to Libby (by Overdrive). Access is available on the Overdrive website or through the Libby app. Libby includes thousands of titles, including eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

  • Library Internship

    McKee Library offers a summer internship program for a student interested in pursuing a degree in library science.

  • Library of Things

    Explore McKee Library's collection of technology and materials available at the Circulation Desk.

  • Magna Commons: 20-Minute Mentors

    Select videos from Manga Commons. Please note, you will be required to log-in using your Southern Adventist University username and password prior to viewing the content.

  • Media

    McKee Library boasts a large collection of physical and streaming media titles. DVDs, VHS, and select streaming films are searchable on the library's catalog.

  • Microsoft Office Suite

    All library computer stations include the full Microsoft Office Suite, which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Publisher, and Outlook.

  • New Books

    Browse McKee Library's newest books.

  • Newsletters

    View McKee Library's newsletter on Knowledge Exchange.

  • Newspapers

    McKee Library provides access to print and digital newspapers in our periodicals department.

  • OER Stipend

    McKee Library proudly supports the use of open educational resources (OER) in higher learning. In an effort to encourage the adoption of OER on campus, the library is offering a $250 stipend per year for two Southern Adventist University professors who are willing to transition from traditional textbook resources to OER.

  • Open Access Guide

    Information on open educational resources, including Creative Commons, institutional repository, databases, journals, eBooks, and textbooks.

  • Origins and Biology Collection

    Books on creationism and evolution.

  • Overdrive

    McKee Library provides Southern Adventist University students, faculty, and staff access to Libby (by Overdrive). Access is available on the Overdrive website or through the Libby app. Libby includes thousands of titles, including eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

  • Periodicals

    McKee Library's periodicals department is located on the library's main floor. We offer a wide array of print materials and digital content.

  • Permanent Exhibits

    McKee Library has four permanent exhibits available for viewing.

  • Photocopies

    Photocopies can be made on the library's main floor using the periodicals area machine and the second floor machine. Photocopies are 10 cents per page for black and white, and 20 cents per page for color and legal size.

  • Policies and Procedures

    Explore the policies and procedures of McKee Library.

  • PowerNotes

    PowerNotes is an easy to use research and note-taking program that enables you to highlight, annotate, and save texts, organize materials, and export projects.

  • Printing

    Three print stations are available in the Library, two on the main floor and one on the second floor. Printing and scanning is free for students. Printing and copying fees apply for community library patrons and visitors. Community users are limited to 50 pages per day for printing, scanning, and copying.

  • Quiet Study

    The second floor of the library is the quiet floor and is restricted to independent study only.

  • Ray Hefferlin Collection

    Collection comprised of physics-related materials collected by Ray Hefferlin, PhD.

  • Reading and Viewing Lists

    Recommended books and films on selected topics of interest.

  • Recommend a Database

    Recommend a new database for McKee Library's holdings.

  • Recording Devices

    Students, faculty, and staff may check out Zoom H1 Handy Recorders from the library for one week.

  • Request a Book

    Request print and electronic books for McKee Library's collection.

  • Request a Media Item

    Request a streaming film or DVD for the library's collection.

  • Request a Periodical

    Request a print or digital periodical for the library.

  • Research Coaching

    Southern students, faculty, and staff may receive free research assistance for any assignment or project with a highly-trained research librarian. In-person and virtual appointments are available.

  • Research Guides

    McKee Library provides subject specific research guides and how-to tutorials for all academic areas.

  • SDA Heritage and Apocalyptic Studies Collection

    Books on Adventist heritage, especially about the study of Daniel and Revelation.

  • SPSS

    SPSS is a statistic software package used for interactive statistical analysis. All library stations have SPSS installed.

  • Scanning

    Library patrons may scan to your Southern Adventist University email for free using the periodicals area machine located on the library's main floor.

  • Scholarship

    The Marge Seifert Scholarship aids McKee Library's student workers with tuition costs.

  • Scientific Models

    Hands-on scientific models available for in-library usage.

  • Silent Study

    Silent Study is located on the McKee Library's second floor, near Student Success and Retention Services. Talking is not permitted in the Silent Study.

  • Southern Publications Archive

    Full-text Southern Adventist University publications archives viewable online.

  • Special Collections

    View McKee Library's special collection materials.

  • Streaming Media

    Access the library's collection of streaming media databases.

  • Study Room Reservations

    Study rooms are available to Southern Adventist University students and faculty for studying, viewing, and project preparation.

  • The Foodies’ Guide to Vegetarian Cookery in 19th Century America

    The Foodies’ Guide to Vegetarian Cookery in 19th Century America provides a historically significant look at vegetarian food and cookery in the United States during the long 19th century. Titles included in this guide include works published within the United States between 1790 and 1920.

  • Therapy Dogs

    McKee Library coordinates with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and Therapy Dogs International to provide frequent therapy dog visits throughout the academic year.

  • Thomas Memorial Collection

    Materials related to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

  • Tutoring Center

    The Tutoring Center provides tutoring for more than 70 upper and lower division courses, as well as tutoring to help students with ACT preparation.

  • Umbrellas

    Check out an umbrella from McKee Library at the circulation desk.

  • Virtual Reality Headsets

    McKee Library has two virtual reality (VR) headsets available for use in study room 131. These headsets are equipped with multiple games, including Beat Saber, YouTube VR, and Mission: ISS, allowing for an immersive virtual reality experience.

  • Visitor Information

    Learn more about McKee Library and resources available to library visitors.

  • Wireless Printing

    Print wirelessly from your personal device.

  • World War I Poster Collection

    A collection of digitized World War I posters owned by Southern Adventist University's History and Political Studies department.

  • WorldCat

    WorldCat.org is a great resource for locating unique, trustworthy materials that you often can’t find anywhere except in a library.

  • Writing Center

    The Writing Center provides free writing support to Southern Adventist University students.

  • Writing and the Writing Process Resources

    View recommended resources on writing.

  • YouTube Videos

    Explore McKee Library's YouTube channel for embeddable video tutorials.