Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

Check out books, course reserves, etc.

You must have your Doane ID -- or a Perkins Library card if you are a community user -- to take anything out of the library. Bring your materials to the desk near the library entrance and present them with your identification. The person on desk will scan your ID and the barcodes on the materials to attach them to your account. See our policies page for length of check out for all materials as well as a list of materials that may be used in the library only.

Cite sources

Which citation style to use depends on the discipline and professor for whom you are writing it. The two most popular styles are MLA for humanities courses and APA for the sciences. Many social science courses may use the Chicago/Turabian style. When in doubt ask your professor which style he or she prefers.

Each citation style has a handbook describing the details of writing citations for various types of resources. The library has at least one copy of each handbook on reserve or in the reference collection that can be located by searching theonline catalog.

There also are many citation helpers on the internet:

Color printer

Perkins Library has a color printer for small print jobs. Please ask for assistance at the circulation desk. It is best if your document is either on a thumb drive or accessible in an email message. Academic prints for students are free of charge; all other printouts are $.25 per printed page.

Connect to Campus Wireless

Wireless Network Access

Below is a map of wireless coverage on Doane University Campus.  See the key for coverage information.


If your are registered on campus, the network name or SSID you will connect to is DOANE

If you are NOT registered on campus, the network name or SSID you will connect to is Registration (once connected to this network you will need to step through the registration process and then DOANE will be available)

Note: there is not complete coverage in any building at this time and we do not support wireless in any dorm rooms at this time.   


Coverage in lounge areas

Coverage in Common areas

Coverage in classrooms and common areas


Connecting Wired to the Doane University ResNet

Connecting Wired to ResNet

Each Student is provided with a 100Mbps link to their room via network port. Ports are marked with arrows passing each other. Make sure you do not plug into the phone port. It is on the same wall mount so don't get confused.

There is one port per student. However in some rooms there are only two ports to service 3 people or one port may not work. If this is the case you can check out a 5-port switch from the business office. This switch needs to be turned in at the end of the year, and if not returned your account will be charged $40.

Copyright Law and Fair Use
Copyright Law and Fair Use

Students, Faculty and staff have an obligation to practice high copyright standards and comply with policies and laws.   

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) passed by Congress in 1998, makes it illegal to copy or share intellectual property--music, videos, games, software and other materials--without permissions.  Doane University adheres to the regulations and guidelines outline by the DMCA. 

Fair Use

Fair Use comprises Section 107 of the Copyright Act and was set up in recognition that free exchange of information is beneficial. Four standards are applied: the purpose and character of the use; the nature of the copyrighted work; the amount and substantiality of the portion used; and the effect of the use on the publisher's potential market.  

However, the vast majority of online music and video sharing is done in ways that do not constitute fair use. The good news is that there are legal sources.

Legal online sources for copyrighted materials  

There are many legal sources for copyrighted material such as music and movies; some are even free.

Fair Use Checklist  

The Motion Picture Association of America

EDUCAUSE - Legal Downloading Resource

Perkins Library 

Doane Faculty Copyright Resources

To learn more about federal copyright laws, you can visit the United States Copyright Office at the Library of Congress. 


Describe the portfolio requirements for degree-seeking and endorsement seeking students.

All Curriculum and Instruction degree-seeking students must present a portfolio the semester they will graduate demonstrating critical pieces from the core courses, reflections and artifacts from all classes completed for the degree. Complete instructions about the portfolio can be found at …….(put link here to portfolio requirements).

Endorsement students for Reading Specialist and Mild, Moderate Special Education must present an endorsement portfolio the semester they complete work for the endorsement. The complete instructions about this portfolio can be found at…..(put link here to endorsement portfolio requirements)

Do I have to apply every year?

Scholarships are generally renewable provided you meet maintenance requirements. However, for federal and need-based aid, you must apply every year as family circumstances and federal regulations change. You will need to complete a FAFSA and a Doane College Financial Aid Application each year to be considered for federal financial aid. You may also need to complete additional papers to receive your financial aid. Our Title IV code is 002544. Remember that the FAFSA form is on the web at: http://www.fafsa.gov/.

Do I have to give through payroll deduction?

No, you can give a one-time cash, check or credit card gift or a reoccurring credit card donation.  Click here for more information. 


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