If you want to print out the Library Orientation information, I've consolidated it into a printable PDF, below. This page you are on is the digital version, which includes How-To videos.
The library pays for a TON of information and tools that aren't available for free on the Web, but you can access almost everything we pay for with your normal Lesley username/password. There are a couple accounts you do have to set up separately:
Explore this guide using the menu to the left (or on mobile, it will be up top). You'll find:
You can also visit the main library homepage, featuring all the resources on this guide and a lot more that are less relevant to you right now: research.lesley.edu
Think about where you want to store important links, either with a Bookmarks folder in your internet Browser, a text document (we recommend a cloud document you can access from any computer, like OneDrive or Google Drive).
Most Lesley resources log you in with your one Single Sign-On username/password, but sometimes your internet browser doesn't know to use that info, so you may have to log in manually. Make sure you have passwords written down somewhere securely as well. Here are the main sites for your program:
To access all of your Critical Theory readings in the Blackboard community, just log into my.lesley.edu and click "my community"
Find the "MFA in Visual Arts Student Community" and then click Critical Theory: Readings and Syllabi in the lefthand menu.
1) Basics of setting up a search and finding articles/eBooks