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					 Welcome to the
GSCC Libraries
        Meadows Library in Gadsden

              256-549-8333
  Mon.-Thurs.
7:30 am – 8:30 pm
  Friday
7:30 am – 3:00 pm




               Gadsden State Community
                       College
          Ayers LRC in Anniston

             256-835-5436
Mon.-Thurs.
  7:30 am-8:00 pm
Friday
  7:30 am-3:00 pm




              Gadsden State Community
                      College
        McClellan Center in Anniston

              256-238-9352
  Mon-Wed.
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  Thurs.
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  Friday
8:00 am – 11:00 am.

               Gadsden State Community
                       College
                 Library Web Page

The library
web page will
be your
starting point
for various
databases and
services
available for
use in your
studies.


                   Gadsden State Community
                           College
          Create an E-Book Account

By clicking on the
link for Ebook
accounts and
creating a free
account, you will
be able to use over
50,000 books that
are available in
electronic format.



                 Gadsden State Community
                         College
E-Book Account Application




               This account must be created
               in the library or
               •by calling 256-549-8333
               •by email
               library@gadsdenstate.edu




      Gadsden State Community
              College
To Find a Book

                           Select LMN
                           Catalog to locate
                           books at any of
                           the GSCC
                           Libraries.




 Gadsden State Community
         College
Select Search

                          In the first drop
                          down, choose the
                          type of search you
                          need.


                          SUBJECT is the
                          most common
                          search.




Gadsden State Community
        College
                       Select Library




Choose your library
from the second drop
down box.




                       Gadsden State Community
                               College
                 Type Search Words


Type your
subject in the
middle box.




Click GO to
run the
search!




                   Gadsden State Community
                           College
                  Subject Index
Choose the part of the subject that will best suit your
research.




                  Gadsden State Community
                          College
    Title list
                          Most of the information
                          to create a citation is
                          included in the title list.


                          Icons on the right will
                          show you what sort of
                          item is available.


                          A book on the shelf.


                          An Ebook.



Gadsden State Community
        College
                 Full Record (call number)

The full record will provide
you with location and call
number.


Other useful tidbits can
include the number of
pages, a picture of the
cover, a book review, or
perhaps the table of
contents.




                           Gadsden State Community
                                   College
                           E-Book




Instead of a call number, you have a link to the book. CLICK!



                      Gadsden State Community
                              College
Inside the E-Book

                            Click view and be
                            prompted to log in.




  Gadsden State Community
          College
Table of Contents

                  Like a book you take
                  off the shelf, you will
                  examine the table of
                  contents for the best
                  place to start reading.

                  Click on an interesting
                  chapter.


  Gadsden State Community
          College
              Chapter by Chapter
You can read online or print limited amounts. The
“Return to Catalog” button will take you back to the full
record when you are done.




                   Gadsden State Community
                           College
 Book Index




                   The index is useful for
                   locating specific topics in a
                   book quickly!


                   Click on the page number.




Gadsden State Community
        College
          From the Index to the Page




Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
    Richard Steele


                    Gadsden State Community
                            College
                To the Alabama Virtual Library

When your
instructor says
journal article,
where do you go?
The AVL is your
source for magazine
and journal articles.


Free user names and
passwords are
available at the
library.



                        Gadsden State Community
                                College
Database List

             The database list is
               divided into sections.
               You can search
               across several
               databases at once or
               choose an individual
               database.




Gadsden State Community
        College
     Academic Search Premier




Academic Search Premier is a good general
database containing information on a wide
number of topics.


             Gadsden State Community
                     College
Starting the Search




                    Type your search words.
                    Click “Full Text.”
                    If your instructor asked
                    for journal articles, click
                    “Scholarly Articles.”




  Gadsden State Community
          College
 Results List

             • Choose an article to
               read or use for your
               assignment.
             • If you don’t see a
               good article, you may
               want to use the
               additional terms to
               the right.


Gadsden State Community
        College
                         Citation View
The citation view will provide Title, Author, Source for the article
as well as a web address for your “work cited page.”
Click on “PDF Full Text” to see the article.




                         Gadsden State Community
                                 College
Reading the Article
                 • To print the article,
                   use the small printer
                   under the words
                   “Result List.”

                 • To email the article,
                   use the link to the
                   right.


    Gadsden State Community
            College
Emailing the Article

                             To help with making
                             those “pesky”
                             citations, be sure to
                             choose the format
                             your instructor has
                             chosen for the
                             course.


                             MLA is a common
                             format at GSCC




   Gadsden State Community
           College
                  Email Confirmation




Click on the continue button to return to your search.



                       Gadsden State Community
                               College
                     Find the Citation
When you open your email program to retrieve your articles, notice
that the citation is before the article.




                        Gadsden State Community
                                College
       What to do if you have problems

• Check your spelling
• Use fewer words—Remember the more
  you type the less you get
• Take out “A,” “And,” “The”
• Use synonyms
• Try a different database
• Ask your Librarian or Instructor for help!

                 Gadsden State Community
                         College
            Contact a Librarian

• Meadows Library
               256-549-8333
• McClellan Center Library
               256-238-9352
• Ayers Campus LRC
               256-835-5436


               Gadsden State Community
                       College

				
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