Welcome to the Briner Academic Center
Briner Library and the Student Success Center have combined to create the Briner Academic Center. We are excited to bring this collaboration together in order to further increase the success our students have educationally.
This semester, we are ready to serve you as you complete your classes either on-campus or online. We encourage you to take advantage of our extensive online library resources and catalog. Central’s incredible librarians and academic specialists are available to you as a resource and are excited to help you succeed!
Enjoy complete online access to our library resources, including more than 30 databases covering all subject matter. Below you will find resources to assist you as you search.
To request help or to ask a question, fill out the ask a librarian form below or email them with the contact information provided.
Academic Center Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ask a Librarian
I can’t access the library catalog. What do I do?
Try watching our tutorial about logging into the library catalog and databases. If you are still having trouble, contact the library at (620) 241-0723 ext. 360, or use the “ask a librarian” feature at the bottom of the page.
What is a database?
It is a collection of scholarly articles you can reference while writing your own research paper.
How can I access the library databases?
Go to Briner Library Online and login. If you have trouble, try watching our tutorial.
What is a journal article?
It is an article written by scholars or professionals who are experts in their field. The articles are published in academic journals (like a magazine for academics). These are good resources to use when writing a paper because you know the article is written and reviewed by experts.
Why can’t I use Google?
Anyone can post something on the Internet. Using databases helps ensure that the information you are receiving is correct and academic in nature. For more information try reading through our Briner vs. the Web comparison.
Can you help me write my paper?
How do I cite an article?
Try using Purdue Owl. You can also find information on how to set up a correctly formatted paper.