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Published on November 29, 2008

Author: dhemmo

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Library orientation for students new to the library

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about the Library

Where is the Library? The library is located in room 100 B in Building C next to the computer lab.

The library is located in room 100 B in Building C next to the computer lab.

What kind 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 are available.

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 are available.

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.

Does the Library have a website? www.bmctucson.wordpress.com Provides links to: Library catalog Periodical databases Web sites, categorized by subject Library information (hours, contact info)

www.bmctucson.wordpress.com

Provides links to:

Library catalog

Periodical databases

Web sites, categorized by subject

Library information (hours, contact info)

 

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 via the Library web site. Search by subject, keyword, title, author

We have an online catalog that can be accessed in the Library, or from any Internet enabled computer via the Library web site.

Search by subject, keyword, title, author

 

 

 

Type in your topic or keyword Then click here

Library resources are listed. Write down the call #

How do I find books in the Library? When you find an item in the catalog, 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 find an item in the catalog, 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

Does the Library have computers I can use? The Library has 2 student computers with: Microsoft Office Internet access Wireless access is available for your laptop

The Library has 2 student computers with:

Microsoft Office

Internet access

Wireless access is available for your laptop

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

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 the Library website Please see the library staff for user name and password.

Access through Library catalog or the Library website

Please see the library staff for user name and password.

 

 

 

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 Access through Library website Please see librarian or library staff for your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access this resource.

Access through Library website

Please see librarian or library staff for your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access this resource.

See the librarian for your PIN

 

Both Infotrac and ProQuest have several databases that you can search!

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

Questions? Contact your librarian, Dorothy Hemmo: Phone: (520) 319-3310 Email: [email_address] Or come on by!

Contact your librarian, Dorothy Hemmo:

Phone: (520) 319-3310

Email: [email_address]

Or come on by!

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