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Information about library orientation

Published on January 28, 2008

Author: Ulisse


Library Orientation October 18, 2006:  Library Orientation October 18, 2006 About Us:  About Us Through the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Logan Campus (Harless) and Williamson Campus libraries, students and community patrons have access to more than 60,000 books, more than 400 periodicals (in hard copy and on microfilm), plus hundreds of on-line periodicals.  The facilities house approximately 12,000 reels of microfilm and 6,000 audiovisual titles.  Students and community patrons also have access to 27 computers.  Each of Southern's four campuses has a CD-ROM tower with collections of reference titles in various disciplines.       Southern is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), a bibliographic network which provides access to on-line cataloging and interlibrary loans for libraries. Hours:  Hours Library hours are subject to change based on the academic calendar and the holiday schedule of the College.  Patrons should call during inclement weather or before traveling long distances to confirm library hours. Circulation Policies:  Circulation Policies Southern students and other members of the community may check out library materials upon issuance of a library card.  Non-students must present photo identification such as a driver's license to receive a card. Children fourteen and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to check-out library materials. Circulation Policies (cont’d):  Circulation Policies (cont’d) Circulation Policies (cont’d):  Circulation Policies (cont’d) Special Collections:  Special Collections Library Databases:  Library Databases The libraries at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offer a variety of databases which allow students and community patrons to search for reference materials. Our Databases Are::  Our Databases Are: College Source Online - database of college catalogs HORIZONS - Southern’s on-line catalog West Virginia Statewide On-line Catalog - database of library holding in West Virginia Literature Resource Center – an on-line database of literary resources including full-text articles and indexes. This database is only available on college networked computers. Infotrac – a database (formerly known as SearchBank) of various magazine articles. This database is only available on college networked computers. SMARTHINKING - an on-line tutoring service. SMARTHINKING increases student achievement and enhances learning by connecting students to qualified educators anytime, from any internet connection. Contact Transitional Studies at 304.792.7098, x. 298 for more information. Issues & Controversies - a database containing “in-depth investigations of today’s top issues” How to Use the Humanities Index:  How to Use the Humanities Index Below is an example of an entry taken from the Humanities Index when looking for a periodical on William Faulkner. Traveling with Faulkner. H.J. Spillers. bibl. f Crit Q v45 no4 p8-17 Wint 2003 Title. Author. Article contains a bibliography. Magazine Citation. Volume and Number of Issue. Date of Issue. Now you can look in our periodicals in hardcopy or on microfilm for this periodical. If we do not have it and you really need it, we can order it for you through interlibrary loan. How to Use the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature:  How to Use the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature Example of a Periodical Entry: Predation (Biology) Attack of the killer whales [attack upon gray whale calf] S. Flood. Il National Wildlife v. 38 no3 p36-9 Ap/My 2000 Explanation: An article on the subject “Predation”, entitled “Attack of the killer whales”, and written by S. Flood. The phrase “attack upon gray whale calf” has been added by the indexer to clarify the meaning of the title. Square brackets are used to indicate these editorial interpolations. The article is illustrated. It appears in National Wildlife, volume 38 number 3, on pages 36 through 39 of the April/May 2000 issue. Example of a Book Review: Coren, S. The Pawprints of History. 2003 The New Yorker v78 no45 p88-92 F 3 2003. L. MacFarquhar Explanation: A review of a book by S. Coren, entitled “The Pawprints of History”, and published in 2003. The review appears in The New Yorker, volume 78 number 45, on pages 88 through 92 of the February 3, 2003 issue. The author of the review is L. MacFarquhar. How to Use IPAC:  How to Use IPAC Click on the IPAC-Horizon Icon There are several ways to do a search. You can go directly to the search box and type in what you want to search or you can click on the search tab located at the top of the screen and do a search by genre such as subject, author, title etc. Once you have chosen your method of searching, type in your subject, author, etc and hit enter. Your search results will then come up. These results will show whether the Williamson Campus or the Harless Library holds the book. (If we do not hold the book that you want, but the Harless Library does, we can get that book for you through interlibrary loan which usually takes a day or two for us to receive). Each search result screen displays ten titles and to get to the next set, simply hit the next page number or hit the NEXT button. Once you locate the book that you want, write the collection and the call number down and bring it to the circulation desk and we will gladly show you how to find that book. (Reference books CANNOT be checked out) Questions? Please contact us at any campus location.:  Questions? Please contact us at any campus location. Boone/Lincoln Campus 3505 Daniel Boone Parkway Danville, WV 25053 304.369.2952, x. 18 Logan Campus P.O. Box 2900 2900 Dempsey Branch Road Mt. Gay, WV 25637 304.792.7098, x. 203 Williamson Campus 1601 Armory Drive Williamson, WV 25661 304.235.6046, x. 354 Wyoming/McDowell Campus P.O. Box 638 Pineville, WV 24874 304.294.8346

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