The SMCM Library, Archives & Media Center provides a number of services that support the specific needs of students completing a St. Mary’s Project.
Visit a Subject Librarian
SMCM Subject Librarians can help you with your St. Mary’s Project research needs, whether you’re just starting out, or need to track down a hard to find resource.
Subject Librarians are available via phone, email, or by appointment.
Find contact info at the Subject Librarians page.
Request Items with Interlibrary Loan
Easily borrow books from other USMAI libraries by searching the USMAI catalog.
Request articles (and books not available in the USMAI catalog) using Interlibrary Loan through ILLiad. First time using ILLiad? Register to create an account.
Organize with EndNote
Organize all of your SMP sources with EndNote citation management software. Available for PCs and Macs for free to St. Mary’s students in the Portal under the My Academics tab.
Request a Storage Shelf
Students working on a St. Mary’s Project may request a shelf on the first floor of the library to house checked out materials during the semester.
To request a shelf, read the Policy Form, then complete and email to Melissa Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop it off at the Circulation desk.
View Past SMPs in the Archives
Search and browse abstracts of past St. Mary’s Projects. Abstracts can only be accessed from a computer connected to the SMCM network (will not work off campus).
Full SMPs may be viewed in the Archives located in Calvert Hall. Note that some SMPs may have restrictions and cannot be viewed, but most are available to be viewed.
For more information on viewing past SMPs contact Kent Randell, College Archivist, at email@example.com
Get Help with Audio and Video Production and Editing
The Media Center on the 3rd floor of the library offers help with a variety of aspects of audio and video production related to St. Mary’s Projects:
- Borrow AV equipment including cameras, tripods, microphones, and much more
- Use software including Final Cut Pro, Logic X, Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Suite programs on Mac computers. Media Center staff provide instruction on all programs available
- Record instruments, interviews, and voice-overs in the Media Center recording studio
- Meet with Media Center staff for creative consultation on projects
To use these Media Center services, contact Ken O’Connell, Digital Media Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Print professional looking posters to accompany your SMP presentation on the 24″ Epson large format printer in the Media Center on the 3rd floor of the library.
To print a poster contact Rachel Cardwell, Digital Media Specialist, at email@example.com.
Get Paper Help from the Writing and Speaking Center
The Writing and Speaking Center in the Library Annex provides a special service for longer papers like SMPs.