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Published on August 6, 2008

Author: dhemmo

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about the Library

Where is the Library? Currently, the Library is located in Building B across from the Book Store. Soon we will move to room 100 B in Building C next to the computer lab.

Currently, the Library is located in Building B across from the Book Store.

Soon we will move to room 100 B in Building C next to the computer lab.

What sorts of stuff can I find in the Library? Books, magazine, journals, videos and DVDs are available for checkout. Many reference books are available for in-Library use. Handouts on citation styles, electronic resources and other helpful information.

Books, magazine, journals, videos and DVDs are available for checkout.

Many reference books are available for in-Library use.

Handouts on citation styles, electronic resources and other helpful information.

What are the policies for borrowing items? Most items in the Library may be checked out for two weeks. Most items may be renewed, if no one else has asked for them. Reference materials, reserve materials and current periodicals may not be checked out.

Most items in the Library may be checked out for two weeks.

Most items may be renewed, if no one else has asked for them.

Reference materials, reserve materials and current periodicals may not be checked out.

What are the policies for borrowing items? Back issues of periodicals may be checked out. You can have up to 10 items out at one time. Please be considerate of others and return library materials on time.

Back issues of periodicals may be checked out.

You can have up to 10 items out at one time.

Please be considerate of others and return library materials on time.

How do I find books in the Library? We have an online catalog that can be accessed in the Library, or from any Internet enabled computer: http://207.67.203.74/C92003Staff/OPAC Search by subject, keyword, title, author

We have an online catalog that can be accessed in the Library, or from any Internet enabled computer:

http://207.67.203.74/C92003Staff/OPAC

Search by subject, keyword, title, author

How do I find books in the Library? When you locate an item you want, write down the call number. This call number works like a street address: it tells you where on the shelves to find the book. We use the Dewey Decimal System, so the books are in numerical order on the shelves.

When you locate an item you want, write down the call number.

This call number works like a street address: it tells you where on the shelves to find the book.

We use the Dewey Decimal System, so the books are in numerical order on the shelves.

What’s the Dewey Decimal System? It’s a classification system that helps to bring order to the library collection. The Dewey Decimal System organizes knowledge into general categories. Each category is assigned a range of numbers. For example, Literature can be found from 800-899.

It’s a classification system that helps to bring order to the library collection.

The Dewey Decimal System organizes knowledge into general categories.

Each category is assigned a range of numbers. For example, Literature can be found from 800-899.

Dewey’s general categories 000-099 General Reference, Computers, Library Science 100-199 Philosophy, psychology and logic 200-299 Religion 300-399 Social Sciences 400-499 Language 500-599 Natural Science 600-699 Technology and Applied Science 700-799 Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Recreation 800-899 Literature 900-999 History and Biography

000-099 General Reference, Computers, Library Science

100-199 Philosophy, psychology and logic

200-299 Religion

300-399 Social Sciences

400-499 Language

500-599 Natural Science

600-699 Technology and Applied Science

700-799 Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Recreation

800-899 Literature

900-999 History and Biography

Why do I need to know this? Books on the same subject will be next to each other on the shelves Similar or related subjects may be nearby

Books on the same subject will be next to each other on the shelves

Similar or related subjects may be nearby

Some Subjects and their Dewey Numbers: Accounting 657 Business & marketing 658 Business law 346 Computers 004 Criminal Justice 364 Ethics 174 Health Info Technology 610 History of Arizona 979 Sociology 301 Spanish 468 Writing 808

Accounting 657

Business & marketing 658

Business law 346

Computers 004

Criminal Justice 364

Ethics 174

Health Info Technology 610

History of Arizona 979

Sociology 301

Spanish 468

Writing 808

Does the Library have computers I can use? The Library has 3 student computers with: Microsoft Office Internet access Wireless access is available for your laptop The library also has a scanner, a TV, VCR and DVD player for your use.

The Library has 3 student computers with:

Microsoft Office

Internet access

Wireless access is available for your laptop

The library also has a scanner, a TV, VCR and DVD player for your use.

Does the Library offer any electronic access to resources? YES!!! We have several databases that are available 24/7 via the Internet. Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite LIRN databases

YES!!!

We have several databases that are available 24/7 via the Internet.

Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite

LIRN databases

Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite Thousands of magazines and journals Wide range of disciplines Full text of articles available to save, print or email

Thousands of magazines and journals

Wide range of disciplines

Full text of articles available to save, print or email

Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite Access through Library catalog or online from any internet enabled computer Visit: http:// search.epnet.com Username: s8444165 Password: library

Access through Library catalog or online from any internet enabled computer

Visit: http:// search.epnet.com

Username: s8444165

Password: library

LIRN Databases Library & Information Resources Network (LIRN) Subject-specific databases Magazine & journal articles Some offer access to electronic books, newspapers and multi-media materials

Library & Information Resources Network (LIRN)

Subject-specific databases

Magazine & journal articles

Some offer access to electronic books, newspapers and multi-media materials

LIRN Databases http:// lirn.net/services.shtml Enter your Patron Identification Number Institution # + first four letters of your last name + first letter(s) of your first name PIN example for Jane Smith: 65108smitj PIN example for John Doe: 65108doejo

http:// lirn.net/services.shtml

Enter your Patron Identification Number

Institution # + first four letters of your last name + first letter(s) of your first name

PIN example for Jane Smith: 65108smitj

PIN example for John Doe: 65108doejo

How can the Librarian help me? Finding information resources Providing guidance on citing information Evaluating the reliability & validity of information Editing & proofreading papers

Finding information resources

Providing guidance on citing information

Evaluating the reliability & validity of information

Editing & proofreading papers

Library Hours Monday: 8:30am – 7:30pm Tuesday: 9am – 6pm Wednesday: 8am – 3pm Thursday: 10am – 8pm Friday: 8am – 4pm

Monday: 8:30am – 7:30pm

Tuesday: 9am – 6pm

Wednesday: 8am – 3pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Friday: 8am – 4pm

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