- Engage Information
- Library and Writing Resources
- Technology Requirements
- Suggested Software
- Personal Support Center
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Library and Writing Resources
DePaul Library Research Resources
Librarians are very happy to assist you with your library research needs. Please feel free to call, email, and chat with us for more assistance.
View the research guides listed below for specific De Paul Library resources related to business, education, nursing, and psychology.
- Additional Research and Subject Guides
- Citing Sources Using APA Citation Style
- Using Zotero, a Citation Management System
Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus
When logging into e-resources off-campus, students must use their email username (first.last) and then enter their email password to access these resources.
Student example: john.smith
Research help is available all hours the library is open. Please visit our Ask a Librarian page to chat, email, call, or visit us in person.
APA Reference Resources
The University of St. Mary has adopted the APA style as the expected format for written course assignments. The APA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is a valuable writing tool. At the University of St. Mary, it is the expectation that students utilize this writing style to clearly communicate forms of reference, title pages, and overall guidelines of writing assignments. Since this style is so widely known, students may be able to use their understanding of the APA Style well beyond the classroom and demonstrate these skills in their own professional lives as well.
Additional APA Resources:
Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Saint Mary is established according to federal regulations and charged with the protection of human research subjects. The purpose of an IRB review is to assure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in the research. The IRB reviews human subject research projects with the aim to:
- Minimize the risk to human subjects (beneficence)
- Ensure that all subjects giving consent are fully informed about the research and any risks involved in the study (autonomy)
- Promote equity in human subjects research (justice)
All faculty, students, and staff must submit an application and supporting materials to the IRB if they are going to be engaged in any activity involving human subjects that will use an intervention, interview, observation, survey, and/or institutional data with personal identifiers.
These are the technical requirements necessary for your online courses to run properly. Please read this information carefully, as you must ensure that your computer is properly configured. If you have any questions or problems, please refer to the Personal Support Center tab.
Any computer that is capable of running a modern Operating Systems (OS). For example:
- Windows 7
- Mac OS/X
- More memory (RAM) will allow for more applications, such as your online course and Microsoft Word, to be open and will speed up your computer in general.
- A High Speed/Broadband internet connection.
- If your computer does not already have this functionality, you will want to purchase a microphone (either standalone or with a set of headphones) and a webcam. These will be used at times for synchronous meetings, voice-over PowerPoint presentations, and/or video discussions and presentations.
Web Browser Requirements
The following web browsers are supported and tested and need to be kept current with the latest version
Microsoft IE Internet Explorer
Cookies Must Be Enabled on your Browser
A cookie is a small file that is placed on your computer by the server. Cookies are a very common Internet technology used by many websites, such as Amazon or eBay. Your browser has a setting that allows you to control whether you allow cookies or not.
Since cookies are so common, your browser probably already has cookies enabled. If you are unsure whether your browser is set up properly, please call the Personal Support Center.
Suggested Plug-ins and Software
Some courses may require installation of one or more of the following additional suggested plug-ins and software. For additional software/plug-in requirements, refer to the External Tools book in the Getting Started section of your course or to your program's group page.
Your courses may include .pdf files, which require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If Acrobat is not installed on your computer, please download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Your courses may include images or animations that require the Adobe (formerly Macromedia)Flash plug-in. If you do not have Flash installed, or have difficulty viewing the animations, you may load the most current version of the Flash plug-in here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Note: Many mobile devices have the most problems with Flash. If your mobile device cannot display Flash animation then it might not be suitable for online access.
Your courses may include Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. If you do not have PowerPoint installed on your computer, you may use the free PowerPoint viewer to view the course materials. Download the free PowerPoint viewer here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=048dc840-14e1-467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485.
Your courses require the use of Microsoft Word to turn in written assignments. If you use any word processor other than Microsoft Word, please remember to save the file as a .doc file. It is your responsibility to ensure that your assignments can be read by the instructor.
Your courses may require the use of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software. If you use any spreadsheet program other than Microsoft Excel, please remember to save the file as a .xls file. It is your responsibility to ensure that your assignments can be read by the instructor.
Microsoft Office Conversion Tool
If you are using an older version of Microsoft Office (2003 or before) and you need to access Office 2007 (or later) files then please download the Office Family conversion tool here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466
- If you do not have Microsoft Office, you can download a 60 day trial by going to http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/default.aspx
This course may include video and audio that will require Real Player. You may download a free version of Real Player at: http://www.real.com/realplayer.
This course may include video that will require QuickTime Video Player. You may download a free version of QuickTime Player at: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/.
This course may require the use of a compression utility such as WinZip to create a zipped file (*.zip). If you do not have a compression utility installed on your computer, you may download a free copy of WinZip here: http://www.winzip.com/prodpagewz.htm.
Personal Support Center
For any matter concerning the Engage LMS platform, contact the Personal Support Center (PSC), available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
- Telephone: 877-307-4916
- Send an email to the USM Personal Support Center: email@example.com
- Available 24X7
USM Help Desk
For all other University related inquiries - including the eSpire platform and USM student email - please contact the USM Help Desk.
- Telephone: 913.682.5151, ext. 6420
- Send an email to the USM Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Service Hours (Central time)
- Monday -Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Saturday/Sunday: Closed