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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI    LIBRARIES
                            University of Miami Libraries
                                     www.library.miami.edu

Welcome to the University of Miami and the UM Libraries. We hope
you find the Libraries an inviting place for study and research. One
of our primary objectives is to help you successfully meet your
information needs for research and learning. We want you to visit
the Libraries often throughout the academic year and look forward to
assisting you.



                                             Contents

Contact Information.................................................................................2
Library Hours...........................................................................................3
Information and Research Assistance.....................................................4
Library Resources You Need to Succeed................................................6
Richter Library Study Areas.....................................................................7
Getting Books and Other Library Materials.............................................8
Finding Library Resources in IBISWEB ENCORE................................10
Finding Library Resources via MultiSearch...........................................12
Richter Library Stacks Guide.................................................................14
Library Catalog Location Codes.............................................................15
Library Policies.......................................................................................16
Quick Facts about the UM Libraries.......................................................16




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                              Contact Information
                              Otto G. Richter Library

General Information..............................................305-284-4722
Administration.......................................................305-284-3551
Circulation & Reserves.........................................305-284-3233
Computing & Printing Support..............................305-284-4284
Digital Media Services..........................................305-284-2548
Interlibrary Loan...................................................305-284-6102
Library Orientation & Instruction...........................305-284-4722
Microforms and Audio-Visual Materials.................305-284-2901
Off-Campus Shelving Requests & Pickups...........305-284-3234
Reference Desk....................................................305-284-4722

Special Collections Division..................................305-284-3247
    (8th floor, Richter Library)
    Rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives
    www.library.miami.edu/search/special

Cuban Heritage Collection....................................305-284-4900
    (Goizueta Pavilion, 2nd floor, Richter Library)
    Materials pertaining to the history of Cuba, Cuban exiles and
    Cuban-Americans www.library.miami.edu/chc




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                                  Other UM Libraries

Architecture (Paul Buisson
Reference Library).....................................................305-284-5282

Business (Judi Prokop Newman
Information Resources Center)..................................305-284-6516

Law Library305-284-3585

Marine Science (Rosenstiel School of
Marine & Atmospheric Science Library).....................305-421-4060

Medicine (Louis Calder Memorial
Library).......................................................................305-243-6648

Music (Marta and Austin Weeks
Music Library)............................................................305-284-2429


                                    Library Hours

Richter Library

             Monday – Thursday                      7:30a.m. – 2 a.m.
             Friday                                 7:30a.m. – 10 p.m.
             Saturday                               9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
             Sunday                                 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.

For exceptions and hours for other UM libraries, go to:
www.library.miami.edu/library_hours.html
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             Information and Research Assistance

Click on the      ASK-A-LIBRARIAN link to Ask a Librarian for help.
You can IM, e-mail, or call 305-284-4722. Or stop by in person at the
1st floor Information Desk in Richter Library.

IM (Meebo, GTalk, AIM, MSN, Yahoo!)
    Richter Library: askrichter
    Weeks Music Library: askweeks

MySpace and Facebook
   Add us as friends, receive the latest announcements, and get
   updates on services!
   MySpace at www.myspace.com/umlibraries
   Facebook as University of Miami Libraries

Subject & Resource Guides
    Key resources in a variety of subjects, majors, and topics.
    www.library.miami.edu/research/guides

Subject Specialist Librarians
    Subject specialist librarians are experts in specific research
    areas. They can help you get started with your research (or if
    you get stuck).
    www.library.miami.edu/about/contactus/subject_librarians.html

Research Consultation Service
    Make an appointment with a subject specialist librarian for
    personalized research assistance.
    www.library.miami.edu/research/consultation
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vLib
       Video tutorials to help you navigate and use library resources on
       your own – any time, any place.
       www.library.miami.edu/vlib

Workshops
    Attend a library workshop to help get the most out of your
    classes. See the complete workshop schedule for each
    semester at www.library.miami.edu/research/instruction

Tours
    Here’s an idea for a study break –stop by the first floor
    Information and Research Assistance Desk between 10 a.m.
    and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday for a 15-minute tour of the Richter
    Library.

Digital Media Services
     Offers equipment and software for the digitization and editing
     of video, audio and images. DMS is located on the 1st floor of
     Richter Library and staff are available to assist with projects.
     www.library.miami.edu/services/medialab

Toolbars
     The library browser toolbars offer quick access to library
     resources and services from anywhere on the Web. Two
     varieties – Conduit and LibX – are available to accommodate
     different research styles. www.library.miami.edu/research/tools


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             Library Resources You Need to Succeed

IBISWEB ENCORE and IBISWEB Traditional
    Online catalog of books, journals and other resources available
    at the UM Libraries. www.library.miami.edu

Other UM Library Catalogs
    Law Library: baron.law.miami.edu
    Medical Library: callcat.med.miami.edu

MyLibrary Account
    You can see what you have borrowed, renew materials, and set
    up email alerts for new materials.
    https://ibisweb.miami.edu/patroninfo

Information / Reference Desks
     Located in every UM library – staff can provide research and
     technology assistance in person or by phone.
     www.library.miami.edu/about/contactus/helpdesks.html

Databases and Indexes
    Search online databases and indexes to find research and
    scholarly articles in journals. General articles and news stories
    are also available from magazines and newspapers.
    www.library.miami.edu/search/eresources/databases.html




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                   Richter Library Study Areas

Group Study Rooms
    Study rooms are available on the 1st and 2nd floors of the
    Richter Library, Weeks Music Library, and the Prokop Newman
    Business Library.

Information Commons
     1st floor – 166 workstations and 10 scanners for individual and
     collaborative work.
     2nd floor – more workstations for quiet, individual research and
     study.

    IMPORTANT: Do not save your work to the desktop. Save it
    to portable media, web-based storage, or email it to yourself.
    Documents saved to the desktop will be lost if you log out or
    remain idle for over 10 minutes.

Quiet Zones
    A quiet zone is a dedicated quiet place to study – 2nd floor
    and Stack Tower are quiet zones where cell phone use is not
    permitted. Other UM libraries are all quiet zones.

Meyer Gold Reading Lounge
   1st floor – new books and best sellers.

William Walker Lounge
      1st floor – popular magazines and newspapers.

Cuban Heritage Collection Reading Room
    2nd floor – quiet environment with a great view.

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           Getting Books and Other Library Materials

Check Out Materials
      Use your Cane Card at any Circulation Desk

  Richter Loan Period      Undergraduates         Grad Students
         books                1 month               1 semester
   audiovisual & CDs           7 days                 7 days
   bound periodicals       library use only           3 days

Renewing Loans
    You can renew most items up to three times unless someone
    else needs them. Renew items using your MyLibrary Account.

Overdue Fines (Richter Library)
    •   Books: 25¢ per day
    •   Reserves, journals, media: $1.00 per hour
    •   Recalled items: $2.00 per day
    •   Unreturned items: replacement cost plus process fee

Holds and Recalls
    Select “Request” in the catalog to request items that you cannot
    find. Materials on loan to you may be requested by someone
    else who needs it (a recall). You will get an e-mail indicating the
    new due date.

Course Reserves
    Course Reserves are items assigned by your instructors. Find
    them by clicking on “Course Reserves” in IBISWEB.
    www.ibisweb.miami.edu/search/r
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Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)
      To get books and journal articles that are not owned by the
      Libraries, use ILLiad, our no-fee, interlibrary loan system.
      www.library.miami.edu/services/interlibrary

E-Resources
    Most online journals, newspapers and e-books are NOT
    available through Google. Click on “Databases & Indexes” or
    “All E-Resources” on the Libraries homepage:
    www.library.miami.edu.
    Or search directly for the e-book title in IBISWEB ENCORE.

Remote Access to E-Resources
   To access online resources from off campus, log in when
   prompted with your CaneID.

Periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers)
     Most are in e-format, available online. Richter print periodicals
     are shelved by call number on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Stack Tower (Richter Library)
    The stacks are where you’ll find books you can check out.
    Use the 2nd floor elevators to get to floors 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and the
    Mezzanine. The Stack Tower is a Quiet Zone.




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       Finding Library Resources in IBISWEB ENCORE

Enter keywords that describe your topic in the IBISWEB ENCORE
search box on the Libraries homepage.




A search on global warming yields over 500 items. The most
relevant titles are listed first. Click on the title for more information
about the item.




There are items about global warming in printed books, e-books,
videos and DVDs. Click on EBOOKS to get a list of the e-book titles
that you can read online.



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You can also search for an author or title using the author’s name or
words in the title as keywords.

Here are the results of a search on author Joan Didion. The first
item listed is a book about Joan Didion by Mark Winchell that is
located on the 4th floor of Richter Library.




There are items by Joan Didion, items about Joan Didion, and items
with “Joan Didion” in the title. Click on Author to get a list of the 23
books she wrote.




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           Finding Library Resources via MultiSearch

Search online databases to find articles in journals, magazines, and
newspapers. MultiSearch is great when you are starting your research
because you can search multiple databases at the same time. The drop-
down menu lets you select the best group of databases for your topic.

Enter keywords for your topic in the MultiSearch search box on the
Libraries home page.




A search on global warming in the General Resources group yields
thousands of articles.




In the results list click on View to access an article.




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If the full text article is not directly available from the database, click
on Findit@UM to go to the publisher site for full text or the library
catalog for complete library holdings.




This full text article is available from the publisher site at no cost to
UM students, faculty, and staff because the UM Libraries subscribe to
this e-journal.




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                 Richter Library Stacks Guide

  General Collection (Stacks Tower)
  Call number       Floor        Call number                 Floor
        A               9                     L                5
        B               7                    N                 5
        C               7               P - PQ7470             5
        D               7               PQ7471 - PZ            4
        E               7                  Q - QE              4
   F1 - F1401           7                 QH - QR              9
   F1402 - FZ           6                    R                 9
        G               6                    S                 9
        H               6                     T                9
      J - JM            6                    U                 9
     JN - JZ            5                    V                 9
        K               5                    Z                 9


  Print Periodicals
  Publication dates     Call no.        Location       Arranged in
   1980 - present*       A - PZ         2nd Floor      Call number
                                                          order
                         Q - ZA         1st Floor
   1979 and earlier     Off-campus shelving          Request delivery

*Some 1980+ print periodicals with electronic equivalents are
located in Off-Campus Shelving Facility.
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Catalog Location         Library Location
 Architecture            Buisson Reference Library, Building
                         48-D, 1st floor, School of Architecture
 ASC                     Special Collections, Richter 8th floor
 Brockway Storage        Circulation Desk, Richter 1st floor
 CHC                     Cuban Heritage Collection, Goizueta
                         Pavilion, Richter 2nd floor
 Circ/Reserves           Circulation Desk, Richter 2nd floor
 GovInfo Microfiche       Richter 2nd floor
 Internet                web (click on link to access item)
 Marine                  Marine School Library, Rosenstiel
                         Campus
 Math                    Department of Mathematics Library,
                         Ungar Building, #528
 Music                   Weeks Music Library, School of Music
 Off-Campus              Off-Campus Shelving Facility
 Richter Mezzanine       Stacks tower (elevator button “M”)
 Richter Reference       Reference Collection, 1st floor
 Richter Secure Access   Circulation Desk, 2nd floor
 Richter #Flr Stacks     General Collection (floors 4-7, 9)
 Richter #Flr Oversize   Last row of each stack floor
 Special Formats         Circulation Desk, Richter 2nd floor


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                          Library Policies

We are committed to maintaining a pleasant and safe environment
for users and library staff. Please be considerate of other library
users, staff, materials, and facilities.

We will provide:
   •      Space that is clean and well lit
   •      Tools to find information quickly and efficiently
   •      Courteous and respectful service
   •      Access to the library collections and resources

We expect you to:
    •   Treat other users and library staff with courtesy
    •   Avoid damaging library materials
    •   Refrain from disruptive behavior
    •   Be respectful of quiet zones (no cell phones)
    •   Dispose of food before entering the library (although you
        may bring drinks in covered containers)


              Quick Facts about the UM Libraries

    •    3.2 million books
    •    300+ computers in the Libraries for your use
    •    535,000 online books—accessible anytime, anywhere
    •    62,600 journals—including 56,600 e-journals
    •    $13 million spent last year for new materials

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