FYE_Tutorial_2012FebRev by yantingting


									  Introduction to
Library Resources
   and Services

        Harold P. Erickson Library
         Lake Superior College
               Spring 2012
    What’s Ahead…

The following slides contain information about:

•    Getting your Library Card / Barcode
•    Becoming familiar with the Library’s Website
•    Conducting basic and advanced searches in the Library Catalog
•    Locating items on the Library’s shelves
•    Requesting an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) if LSC Library doesn’t have an
•    Information about the Library’s instant film collection (it’s like YouTube
     for Students!)
•    An introduction to the Library’s Databases
•    Advantages of the databases over Google
•    Wikipedia: The Good and The Ugly
•    Evaluating information using the CRAAP Test
•    Citing sources using APA or MLA
•    Library services & facility info
•    Contacts for your library questions
                 Get Your Library Card

• Library Card is the same as your LSC Student ID Card
   –   If you do not have a LSC student ID card, contact Student Life at 218-733-5935.
   –   If you have the new LSC Plus Card: The 14 digit number on the back of your Student ID card that begins with 212 is your library
   –   If you have the old LSC Student ID: If there is no 14 digit sticker on the back of your old ID, call the Library at 218-733-5912 to
       receive your library barcode.
   –   If you have the old LSC Student ID: If there is a 14 digit sticker on the back of your old ID, your library barcode should still be
       valid. If you’re having trouble logging in to databases, etc., call the Library at 218-733-5912.

• You’ll need the library barcode to:
   –   Check materials out of the library
   –   Renew materials before their due dates                                                           The new Student ID card, the LSC
                                                                                                        Plus Card
   –   Log in to library databases from off-campus
   –   View instant films from off-campus
   –   Request InterLibrary Loan (ILL) materials

                                                                                                         The old LSC Student ID card still
                                                                                                         works for library services
       Find the Library’s Website

• You can connect to the LSC Library website from
  anywhere you access the internet.
• There are a couple of ways to find the Library’s
   – From LSC’s Student Portal, find and click on the Library icon,

   – Or, go to http://explore.lsc.edu/library/default.aspx and bookmark us!
             Become Familiar with the Library’s Website

The LSC Library’s website features links to the
library catalog, databases, research tools, library
services, contact information, and more.
Screenshot Jan. 2012
     Basic Searching
Using the Library’s Catalog
Finding Books (Basic Search)

                Here is an edited screenshot of the library
                homepage featuring the Library Catalog
                (as indicated by the arrow). Find books,
                audiobooks, DVDs, instant movie titles,
                and more by searching the Catalog.
Finding Books (Basic Search)

                The Catalog allows you to search
                by All Fields, by Title, Author,
                Subject, or ISBN.
Finding Books (Basic Search) cont.

              1.               2.

                   Suppose you’re searching for materials on national
                   parks. Enter your search terms in the Catalog and
                   click Find.
Finding Books (Basic Search) cont.

                         Your search on national
                         parks produced 94
                         results. Notice some of
                         the different types of
                         formats available
                         including CD, book, and
   Advanced Searching
Using the Library’s Catalog
Finding Books (Advanced Search)

                       Suppose you’re looking for
                       only DVDs on national
                       parks. There is a way to
                       expand your search
                       options. At the top of the
                       catalog screen look for the
                       Advanced link.
Finding Books (Advanced Search) cont.

                          The Advanced search feature
                          allows you to refine your search.
                          There are a lot of different ways
                          to use the Advanced search

                          For instance, you can combine All
                          Fields and an Author name.

                          You can limit your search to only
                          Lake Superior College, another
                          MnPALS library, or all MnPALS

                          You can limit your search by
                          Language, Format, and

                          Here, the search is for national
                          parks and a specific format, DVD.
  I Found the Book, DVD,
Audiobook, etc., in the Library
   Catalog, What’s Next?
Finding the Item on the Shelf

                                          3.         2.

     When you find an item in the Catalog, look for:
     1. Whether the item is available (as indicated in green text).
     2. Find the location. Here, the book is at LSC in Circulating Media.
     3. Find the call no. for the first title. Here, it is F737.Y4 Y45 2009. The call
        number is like an address: it tells you where the item is on the library shelf.
         What if the Item isn’t in the
          LSC Library Catalog?
        A: Use InterLibrary Loan (ILL)!

Century College Library    CSS Library    WSU Library

                          LSC Library
Getting an Item From ILL

       InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
           If the LSC Library does not own a book (or item)
           that you want, you can request that book from
           another MnSCU Library through the InterLibrary
           Loan (ILL) service. The item will be sent to the LSC
           Library for you to checkout. You’ll receive an email
           message through your LSC email account that your
           book is being held at LSC Library’s Circulation Desk
           and ready for you to pick up. Plus, it’s a free
           service for LSC students!
ILL cont.

      1. Be sure you have entered the correct
         information into the Catalog and there
         are no misspellings.
      2. Double-check your search.
      3. If you get the message, “did not match
         any resources,” go to the pulldown
         arrow on the box with “Lake Superior
         College” [as indicated by the yellow
      4. From the pull-down arrow, change
         Lake Superior College to “All Libraries.”

             5. You’re now in the MnPALS
                catalog where you can search
                over 60 libraries for materials!
ILL cont.

            6. Find an available copy of
               your item from the list.
            7. Click on “Available.”

              8. On the next screen,
                 look for “Login” and
                 click on it.
ILL cont.

            9. Enter your
               information and
               click on Login.
ILL cont.
            10. The original
            screen will pop back
            up after you click

            11. At the bottom of
            the catalog, look for
            the Request link.
            Click on Request.
ILL cont.
            12. A new pop-up window
                will appear. Double-
                check the “Not Needed
                After” and the “Preferred
                Media” and set them to
                your needs.

            13. Click on the button,
                Create ILL Request.

            14. Your ILL request is
                now on its way!

            15. Wait for the Library to
                email you about when
                the material is available
                for pick-up at the LSC
                Library Circulation Desk.
                                               ILL FAQs

How many ILL materials can I request?
LSC students are limited to 5 active ILL requests. [Note: Once an article is received, the request is no longer active; one a book is
returned, the request is no longer active.]

When I fill out the ILL form, does the “need-by” date mean I can specify when my ILL will arrive at the Library?
The “need-by” date does not speed up processing of requests. It tells library staff how long we should keep looking for items not
readily available.

When can I expect ILL materials to arrive at the library?

      Books: Turnaround time varies greatly depending on the type of material, the location of the lender, etc. Allow ample
      time—a week or more—to ensure that you will get your material. You will be notified by LSC email when your book
      Articles: Most articles are available from the University of Minnesota and are sent electronically. These are generally
      available within 2-3 days. Other articles (not owned by U of M) will take longer. You will be notified by LSC email about
      your article.

When is my ILL due back?
The loaning library sets the time limit as to how long you can keep an ILL item. Honor all deadlines--you will be charged fees if
you go beyond this limit.

What if I’m not on campus to get my ILL(s)?
At this time, the LSC Library does not mail ILL materials. If you are an LSC online student who lives quite a distance from the
LSC campus, check with your local public library about requesting ILL services.
Now Showing…
Instant Films!

       The Library now has access to thousands of
       streaming, educational videos—all at your

       You can view them from anywhere you
       have a high-speed internet connection.

       Look for the link, Films on Demand, on the
       Library’s website. Or, if you know a title or
       subject of a film, type that in to the Catalog
       search box.
Instant Films cont.
              If you have clicked on the
              Films on Demand link on the
              Library website, you will see
              this screenshot.

              Locate a film of interest by
              using the navigation bar
              [Home, Subjects, Special

              You can also search by Title
              on the Films on Demand
Library Databases
            Library Databases cont.

•   For your research papers, you may be
    asked to locate and read some
    articles (including scholarly, aka
    academic or peer-reviewed articles).
•   To locate and read these articles, you
    will need the library’s electronic
                              Library Databases cont.

         •      Databases enable you to search                      •   Most of the things you find in a
                through thousands (sometimes                            library database cannot be found by
                millions) of different magazines,                       searching Google or Wikipedia. These
                journals and newspapers to find                         are subscription services that the
                articles on a particular topic.                         library pays for and you must go
         •      Some of the articles you will find are                  through the library's website to
                Full Text, which means you can read                     access them.
                (or print out) the entire article right
                there online.
         •      Other times the database will only
                provide you with an abstract, or
                summary of the article.
         •      Other times, the database will only
                give you a citation, which gives you
                only general information such as
                author(s), title of the article,
                publication date, name of the
                journal, volume and/or issue number,
                and page number(s).

Lake Land College Library, Lib 100: Intro to Information Literacy
Library Databases cont.

                To use the library databases, you will
                need your student ID and your library
                barcode. Click the Search Databases
                link to log on.

                If you experience difficulty with logging
                on, contact the library at (218) 733-
Log on to the Library’s Databases

                After clicking on the Databases link, you will be
                prompted to log on by entering the following:

                     User ID: The 14 digit number on the back
                     of your student ID card (Note: If you don’t
                     have an ID, see slide #3)
                     Password: Your last name
Library Databases cont.
                 The Library subscribes to a number of
                 electronic databases. Notice the variety
                 of subject databases including Health,
                 Science, Business, and Education. There
                 are also general databases.

                              There are two strategies for
                              locating articles on your topic:
                                •    You can use a general
                                     database such as
                                     Academic Search Premier
                                     or Expanded Academic
                                     ASAP. Sometimes,
                                     however, a general
                                     database may not provide
                                     comprehensive coverage
                                     on your topic.
                                •    You can use specific
                                     subject database. For
                                     example, if you are doing
                                     research on adult diabetes
                                     and early prevention,
                                     you’re likely to find deeper
                                     coverage of your topic in a
                                     subject database. So,
                                     CINAHL would be a good
                                     pick to find information on
                                     adult diabetes and early
Internet Sources
                                                                            vs. Library Databases
                      We realize that today's students head straight to Google to start research. How do we know? We meet them
                      in a frazzled state after they've spent hours shifting through millions of commercial sites looking for solid
                      research material and end up empty-handed. Granted, we like Google, but here are the top ten reasons
                      to try the databases instead.

                                    •      You have access to articles by scholarly experts in their field. (Credibility!)
                                    •      You have access to thousands of journals, many not available without a subscription.
                                    •      You can access reputable academic journals.
                                    •      Databases provide an international perspective.
                                    •      Your instructors will be impressed.
                                    •      Databases are updated daily. (And they always provide a date of publication.)
                                    •      The database search pages contain many limiters to speed the search process.
                                    •      The database results pages provide help with citations.
                                    •      You pay for them! (Your tuition funds the library; the library buys the databases.)

                      The databases provide online access to many ----- Magazines , Journal articles, Newspapers

                      Your access to databases is just one of the privileges of being an LSC student. In order to use them from
                      off-campus, you’ll need your library barcode. If you don’t have a library barcode, see slide #3.

From: Lane Community College Library. “Databases vs. the Web.” Library Toolkit (Handouts).
Web 21 Dec. 2010. http://www.lanecc.edu/library/instruction/handouts.htm>.
                                                                Wikipedia: The Good and the Ugly

     Good Academic Uses of Wikipedia                                                                   Ugly Academic Uses of Wikipedia
     1.   Getting an overview of a subject you                                                         1.    Never every copy information from a
          don’t know much about.                                                                             Wikipedia article and paste it into a
     2.   Brainstorming topics and ways to                                                                   paper. That’s plagiarism.
          narrow a topic.                                                                              2.    Don’t believe what you read on
     3.   Finding keywords you can use to search                                                             Wikipedia without first finding another
          for more information on the Web and in                                                             source to verify the information.
          library databases and catalogs.                                                              3.    Don’t use Wikipedia as a source of
     4.   Some Wikipedia articles have lists of                                                              information for an essay or a research
          references, notes, or external links at                                                            paper. For college-level research and
          the end that can guide you to other                                                                writing, you need more comprehensive
          sources of information.                                                                            and authoritative sources.

                                                                                            In short, the Internet and Wikipedia should not be used
                                                                                            primarily for research. They can be good sources for
                                                                                            getting an overview about your topic, but the best and
                                                                                            more efficient way to find information is by using the
From: Lane Community College Library. “Wikipedia: The Good and the Ugly.” Library Toolkit
(Handouts). Web 21 Dec. 2010. http://www.lanecc.edu/library/instruction/handouts.htm>.      library databases.
Evaluating Information & Citing
                       Evaluating Information cont.
       Applying the CRAAP Test
       When you search for information, you’re going to find lots of it…but is it good information? The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you
       evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.

Currency: The timeliness of the information.
   • When was the information published or posted?
   • Has the information been revised or updated?
   • Does your topic require current information, or will older
                                                                                    Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the
     sources work as well?
                                                                                        •   Where does the information come from?
   • If a web source, are the links functional?
                                                                                        •   Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
                                                                                        •   Can you verify if any of the information in another
Relevance:      The importance of the information for your                                  source or from personal knowledge?
       needs.                                                                           •   Does the language or tone seem unbiased and free of
   •   Does the information related to you topic or answer your                             emotion?
       question?                                                                        •   Are there spelling, grammar or typographical errors?
   •   Who is the intended audience?
   •   Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too
       elementary or advanced for your needs)?                                      Purpose: The reason the information exists.
   •   Have you looked at a variety of sources before                                   • What is the purpose of the information? Is it to inform,
       determining this is one you will use?                                              teach, sell, entertain or persuade?
   •   Would you be comfortable citing this source in your                              • Do the authors / sponsors make their intentions or
       paper?                                                                             purpose clear?
                                                                                        • Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda?
                                                                                        • Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
Authority: The source of the information.                                               • Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious,
   • Who is the author / publisher / source / sponsor?                                    institutional or personal biases?
   • What are the author’s credentials or organizational
   • Is the author qualified to write on the topic?
   • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or email
   • If a web source, does the URL reveal anything about the
     author or sources? [Examples: .com .edu .gov .org .net]                                                    From: Meriam Library, California State University, Chico
                Citing Your Sources
                      (aka Bibliography, References, Works Cited)

            APA Citation Style                  MLA Citation Style

                                                 Click on the links above to learn
Why is Citing important? A website from
                                                 more about those citation style
the University of Albany provides some
reasons on when and why you cite your            manuals. See also Purdue OWL for
sources.                                         examples of APA and MLA citations.
Source: Chicago Illinois WPA Art Project, For Greater Knowledge on More Subjects Use Your Library Often! 1940.
Print on board. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington ,D.C. Web. 9 Sep. 2010.
         Library Services & Facility

•   Research Assistance
•   Quiet Library for studying
•   Small Group Study Rooms
•   Shared Group Study Room, E1042
•   Computers & Printer for Research
•   Copy Machine
•   Individual consultation by appointment
•   Covered beverages allowed
•   Muted cell phones o.k.

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