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Lyman Beecher Brooks Library Tutorial:  Lyman Beecher Brooks Library Tutorial Welcome to the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library web based tutorial. This tutorial is designed to introduce Norfolk State University students to the services and collections of the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library (LBB) and to teach basic library skills. :  Welcome to the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library web based tutorial. This tutorial is designed to introduce Norfolk State University students to the services and collections of the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library (LBB) and to teach basic library skills. Library Orientation:  Library Orientation LBB Library Orientation Objectives :  LBB Library Orientation Objectives Students will be able to utilize the following services and collections offered in the LBB Library : Circulation/Reserve Department Herbert A. Marshall Collection Information Services Department Reference Periodicals Interlibrary Loan Table of Contents:  Table of Contents What resources are available to me in the LBB Library? What services are available to me in the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library? Whom may I ask for help? When is the library open? How can I find….? What resources are available to me in the LBB Library? :  What resources are available to me in the LBB Library? Library Resources:  Library Resources Print resources Books Periodicals Indexes Abstracts Non-print resources Microfilm Microfiche Library Resources (continued):  Library Resources (continued) Electronic Resources Library catalog Electronic indexes Electronic abstracts Electronic full text periodicals Electronic reference materials Electronic books (e-books) What resources are available to me in the LBB Library? :  What resources are available to me in the LBB Library? Print Resources The main collection contains approximately 350,000 books that cover a wide range of academic subjects. Books in the Lyman Beecher Brooks library are organized by the Library of Congress (LC) classification system. This system is an alphanumeric scheme which provides greater depth in the cataloging of information resources. An example of this would be HV272.S34 shelved in the Social Work part of the collection. The main collection is shelved in open stacks on the 3rd Floor of the library. Periodicals:  Periodicals The types of periodicals in LBB Library are: Journals Trade publications Magazines Newspapers Periodicals -- continued:  Periodicals -- continued Journals -- are scholarly publications written for a specialized audience. Examples are: Harvard Law Review and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Periodicals -- continued:  Periodicals -- continued Trade Publications -- are also written for a specialized audience, but the articles are not scholarly. Articles focus on new products and other information of interest to a specific industry. Examples are: Advertising Age and PCWorld. Periodicals -- continued:  Periodicals -- continued Magazines -- are written for a general audience and are considered to be entertaining. Examples are: Time, Sports Illustrated, and Essence. Newspapers -- are usually daily publications that cover current affairs and news. These may be local, regional, or national. Examples are: The Virginian-Pilot, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Indexes:  Indexes Indexes provide access to the contents of periodicals. In print, you may search by subject or author. Citations in indexes include at least the following information for locating articles: Author of the article Title of the article Name of the publication Volume and issue Page numbers Date (day, month and year or quarter and year) Citation example:  Citation example Surfacing children: limitations of genocidal rape discourse Carpenter, R Charli, Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 428-77, May 2000 From PAIS database provided by CAS Ilumina. Retrieved 8.11.2005 Abstracts:  Abstracts In addition to the citation (information to locate the article) some indexes include abstracts of the article. An abstract is a summary of the contents of the article. Usually this summary is written by a professional abstracter, not the author of the article. Abstracts should not be substituted for the text of the article. They are intended only to let the reader decide if the article would be relevant. Citation and abstract example:  Citation and abstract example PAIS International Title Disclosing the truth: informed participation in the Antemortem Database Project for survivors of Srebrenica Author Keough, Mary Ellen; and others Source Health and Human Rights, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 68-87, 2000 ISSN 1079-0969 Abstract: Describes a human rights investigation designed to identify bodies exhumed from mass graves of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina and psychological impact of participation of family members; based on interviews with 6,150 families, 98 of whom received follow-up evaluations, Summer 1997-Feb. 1999. Summaries in English, French, and Spanish. The town of Srebrenica was a United Nations safe area, from 1993 until its invasion by Serb forces July 6, 1995 and massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslims. From PAIS database provided by CAS Ilumina. Retrieved 8.11.2005 Microforms (microfilm and microfiche) :  Microforms (microfilm and microfiche) Older editions of some periodicals – newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and journals – are maintained in microform. These films and fiche are housed in cabinets located in the periodicals area on the second floor. Periodicals Holdings:  Periodicals Holdings Periodical holding may be checked In the print holdings lists at the Information Services Desk Online at http://spartan270.nsu.edu/screens/phlfront.htm Electronic Resources :  Electronic Resources Online Catalog: The LBB Library online catalog contains records for all the books and periodicals held by the library. Electronic Indexes: Online indexes are available to locate articles on specific topics in general (magazines and newspapers) and subject (subject specific scholarly journals) periodicals. Full text electronic databases provide access to a selection of the full text of journals, poetry collections and books. Reference Sources (Electronic Information Sources): A variety of ready reference materials (dictionaries and atlases) in an electronic format. Electronic Resources – Continued :  Electronic Resources – Continued VIVA: The Virtual Library of Virginia is a consortium of academic libraries that has access to a wide assortment of resources including electronic indexes, full text databases, library catalogs, electronic books and texts, government information, statistical data, and electronic journals. Access to these resources is included in the electronic database on campus and off campus lists. What services are available to me in the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library?:  What services are available to me in the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library? Library Services:  Library Services Circulation/Reserves Electronic Reserves Reference Consultations Interlibrary Loan Microfilm/Microfiche Reader Printers Photocopying/Printing Study Rooms/24-Hour Study Room Project Enhancement Room Library Services -- continued:  Library Services -- continued Census Information Center (CIC) Public Access Computers Off-campus access to electronic databases Library Instruction Library Services -- continued:  Library Services -- continued Circulation/Reserve Services Books are checked out at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the 1st floor. To check out Library materials, you must present your valid Norfolk State University ID Card at the Circulation/Reserve Desk. Students from Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) schools may borrow books when they present current ID cards from their home institutions and current VTC Consortium Cards issued by their home libraries. Library Services -- continued:  Library Services -- continued Circulation/Reserve Services Loan periods vary according to the user (faculty or student) and type of material. Materials should be returned on or before the due date. Some materials are renewable and can be renewed in person, by telephone, or online. Visit the Circulation Page for more information. Library Services -- continued:  Library Services -- continued Reserves Library or instructor-owned materials needed for a course are made available with restricted loan periods at the Circulation/Reserve Desk. Electronic Reserves – pdf (portable document format) copies of articles that can be accessed online – are also available. Library Services -- continued :  Library Services -- continued The Herbert A. Marshall Collection is comprised of books by and about African Americans in the United States. The collection is named in honor of the late Dr. Herbert A. Marshall, Professor Emeritus of Norfolk State University. This collection is located behind the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the 1st floor. Library Services -- Continued:  Library Services -- Continued Reference Consultations -- 757-823-8517 A staff member is available at the Information Services Desk during library hours to answer questions. Library Services -- continued :  Library Services -- continued Interlibrary Loan 757-823-2426 Interlibrary Loan is a service providing materials necessary for research and study that are borrowed from other libraries for use by our patrons. Interlibrary Loan Request Forms are available at the Information Services Desk or online at the Library homepage. Library Services -- continued :  Library Services -- continued Microfilm/Microfiche Reader/Printers The cost of copying a page of microform information is ten cents. Please note that the machines will not make change. They will only accept dimes Library Services -- continued :  Library Services -- continued Photocopying and Telephones Photocopy machines are located on the 1st and 2nd floors. The cost of photocopies is $.10 per copy. Telephones are located: On the 1st floor in the 24-hour study room. On the 2nd floor outside the Open Access Computer Lab. Library Services -- continued :  Library Services -- continued A change machine is located in the copy room adjacent to the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the 1st floor. Prepaid photocopy keys are available on the 1st floor. Initial cost is $5.00 ($2.50 for the key and $2.50 for copies). Additional funds may be added to the key when needed. Library Services – continued :  Library Services – continued Private Study rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Project Enhancement Room (PER) The Project Enhancement Room is located in room 242 (2nd floor) in the Information Services Department. This room is equipped with a computer, a scanner, a color printer, and a typewriter. To use this room, students must sign up at the Information Services Desk. Policies for using the PER are posted in the room. Library Services--continued:  Library Services--continued Census Information Center (CIC) The Census Information Center is a depository of census information from the United States Bureau of Census. This center is located on the 2nd floor in room 226a. Available by appointment only. Library Services -- continued:  Library Services -- continued Access to Electronic Resources On-campus and off-campus access to the library catalog. On-campus and Off-campus access to academic databases (indexes to periodicals) Off-campus access requires logging in through the proxy server. At the dialog box, type your first and last names in the first box. In the second box, type your library barcode number (example: S1234567). The Reference Collection located on the second floor contains: :  The Reference Collection located on the second floor contains: Almanacs Bibliographies Biographical resources Dictionaries Directories Encyclopedias Geographical Resources Handbooks Indexes and Abstracts Yearbooks Services Available in Other Areas of the Library :  Services Available in Other Areas of the Library Barrier free access to the building and facilities in the Library. Ramps, electric doors & elevators located at the front of the building. Assistive Technology Lab (provided by Disability Services) Phone number 757-823-2014 Whom May I Ask For Help?:  Whom May I Ask For Help? Whom May I Ask For Help?:  Whom May I Ask For Help? Circulation/Reserve Staff is available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the first floor during all library hours. The Circulation/Reserve staff will answer questions about your account, how to use the online catalog, and general directional questions. Circulation/Reserve staff may be reached by telephone at 757- 823-2418. Whom May I Ask For Help?:  Whom May I Ask For Help? Information Services Reference Librarians and staff are available at the Information Services Desk on the 2nd floor to offer assistance during all library hours. Ask Reference staff your questions concerning how items may be located in the library, which sources may provide the best information about a topic, or how to use the library’s technology. Reference Librarians may be reached at 757- 823-8517. When is the Library Open?:  When is the Library Open? When is the library open? :  When is the library open? Schedule of Library Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm Friday – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sunday – 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Library Hours vary during the summer & holidays. How Can I Find…..?:  How Can I Find…..? Finding Books :  Finding Books Books in the library are cataloged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Books in the library have call numbers which are like addresses for their locations on the shelves. To find the book, Upward, search for the title, Upward, in the online catalog. The record indicates that the call number is LD3914.N5 B76 1983. What do these letters and numbers mean? Reading an LC call number:  Reading an LC call number LD3914.N5 B76 1983 c.1 Copy 1 of the book Publication year Author’s Name -- Brooks HBCU Norfolk State University L indicates Education; LD Indicates a particular Educational institution Periodicals :  Periodicals The Periodicals unit consists of current unbound issues, bound journals and newspapers, microforms, and electronic journals. Periodicals are non-circulating. Periodicals owned by the library may be accessed in several ways: OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) Printed Periodicals Holdings List Online Holdings List Ebsco E-Journals VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) Current Periodicals :  Current Periodicals Current Periodicals are shelved by title in an open stacks area adjacent to the service desk. Current issues in high demand are located behind the Information Services Desk and may be obtained by completing a call slip and leaving a validated NSU ID Card at the Information Services Desk. Bound Periodicals :  Bound Periodicals Bound periodicals (back issues) are located in the east wing of the library and are arranged alphabetically by title in the open stacks. Recently used volumes should be returned to book trucks located throughout the area until they can be re-shelved. Newspapers :  Newspapers Current issues of local, national, and international newspapers are located at the Information Services Desk. To obtain a newspaper, complete a call slip and present it with a current NSU ID card. The NSU ID card is held at the desk until the newspaper is returned. Back issues of newspapers are retained for three (3) months and then discarded. The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Virginian Pilot are replaced by microfilm editions when they are discarded. Microfilm and Microfiche :  Microfilm and Microfiche Some magazines, journals and newspapers are received in microform and/or print format. These microfilms and microfiche are placed in microform cabinets in the east wing. Library patrons should check the online catalog, the Online Holdings List or the Periodicals Holdings List for titles available on microfilm or microfiche. E-Journals :  E-Journals LBB Library subscribes to full-text electronic journals. The Lyman Beecher Brooks Library maintains journal subscriptions through EbscoHost. In addition to Ebsco subscription titles, full text journals may be accessed through a variety of databases (Consult Information Services staff for assistance) including but not limited to ACM Digital Library IEEExplore Oxford Journals Online Cambridge Journals Online Project Muse (Johns Hopkins) PsychInfo and CINAHL(some full text) InfoTrac (some full text) These may be accessed through the Databases A-Z On Campus or Databases A-Z Off Campus links. Hampton Roads Union List of Serials :  Hampton Roads Union List of Serials The Hampton Roads Union List of Serials lists the serials (periodicals) held by all libraries in the Hampton Roads area. This is a print source to check to determine if another library owns the requested item. This may also be checked by searching periodical titles in the WorldCat database from FirstSearch (in the Databases A-Z lists). When the title is located in WorldCat, follow the link “Libraries which own this item.” to see which is the closest library that owns the periodical. Quiz:  Quiz Are you ready to take the quiz? Go back and review. Quiz 1. Library print resources include of the following except a. Books b. Microfilm c. Periodicals d. Indexes 2. The main collection of books is shelved on which floor:  Quiz 1. Library print resources include of the following except a. Books b. Microfilm c. Periodicals d. Indexes 2. The main collection of books is shelved on which floor Quiz - - continued a. First b. Second c. Third d. Fourth 3. Books in the library are organized and found according to a. The author’s last name b. The Dewey Decimal Classification System c. The title of the book d. The Library of Congress Classification System :  Quiz - - continued a. First b. Second c. Third d. Fourth 3. Books in the library are organized and found according to a. The author’s last name b. The Dewey Decimal Classification System c. The title of the book d. The Library of Congress Classification System Quiz – continued 4. Scholarly publications written for a specific audience are referred to as a. Trade Publications b. Newspapers c. Magazines d. Journals 5. A summary of the contents of an article is known as a. Citation b. An Abstract c. An Index d. A Microform:  Quiz – continued 4. Scholarly publications written for a specific audience are referred to as a. Trade Publications b. Newspapers c. Magazines d. Journals 5. A summary of the contents of an article is known as a. Citation b. An Abstract c. An Index d. A Microform Quiz – continued 6. Students from neighboring universities a. Cannot use the resources at the LBB Library b. Can borrow books if they have current ID’s and a consortium card c. Can only borrow books from the LBB Library only if they order the books through Interlibrary Loan d. Can only use the LBB Library books within the Library 7. All of these resources are found in the Reference Collection except :  Quiz – continued 6. Students from neighboring universities a. Cannot use the resources at the LBB Library b. Can borrow books if they have current ID’s and a consortium card c. Can only borrow books from the LBB Library only if they order the books through Interlibrary Loan d. Can only use the LBB Library books within the Library 7. All of these resources are found in the Reference Collection except Quiz – continued a. Indexes and abstracts b. Dictionaries c. The Herbert A. Marshall Collection d. Geographical Resources 8. Questions concerning a student’s library account should be directed to a. The Library Director b. The Circulation/Reserve Desk c. The Assistive Technology Lab d. The Information Service Desk :  Quiz – continued a. Indexes and abstracts b. Dictionaries c. The Herbert A. Marshall Collection d. Geographical Resources 8. Questions concerning a student’s library account should be directed to a. The Library Director b. The Circulation/Reserve Desk c. The Assistive Technology Lab d. The Information Service Desk Quiz – continued 9. The library hours a. Vary during the summer and holidays b. End at 9:00 pm every night c. Begin at 8:00 am seven days a week d. Are much shorter on week nights 10. Periodicals include all the following except a. Journals b. Newspapers c. Encyclopedias d. Microforms :  Quiz – continued 9. The library hours a. Vary during the summer and holidays b. End at 9:00 pm every night c. Begin at 8:00 am seven days a week d. Are much shorter on week nights 10. Periodicals include all the following except a. Journals b. Newspapers c. Encyclopedias d. Microforms

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