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1 1 What are your learning needs? 21 Jan 2009 L El-Baroudi EAPP D a.m.

2 2 4 campus libraries Ashtonbee - Rm A-105 Progress Science & Technology Centre Creative Communications Centre

3 Hours for…

4 Student card = Library card (when activated)

5 5 Printing & Photocopying Bookstore sells copicards : Computer Labs paper copicards ($1.50 minimum) Library plastic copicards ($2.00 minimum) Costs PRINTING – 5 cents / copy PHOTOCOPYING in the Library– 10 cents / copy (plastic copicards or money (coins) accepted - Change machine in the Library to add money to copicards)

6 Why are library skills important? 6

7 7 Get good resources to support your lab & class work Save valuable time getting assignments done Develop skills for lifelong learning

8 Information… important key to success.. 8

9 Library resources - 3 major areas Collections & help in finding information Library & Research Student teaching assistance Tutoring Audio-Visual equipment AV Media

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11 Book a Tutor Lets Talk groups English Language Help …and more… TUTORING

12 Ask for a tutor…

13 Tutoring – English Language Help

14 Find books & videos (use library catalogue) Find articles & journals (use e-resources) Search the Internet Research & writing help, and more… LIBRARY & RESEARCH

15 Some books for Level One ESL students… Graded readers for English language learning Dictionaries English language learning books How to books – how to study, how to write, how to think critically… 15

16 Videos & DVDs available in the Library… Listed in the library catalogue – educational & feature films Some can be viewed in the Library Others can be taken home 16

17 find articles & journals find articles & journals online magazine & newspaper articles, e-books, online encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. Centennial Libraries offers over 80 e- resources ( also called databases) Logon required off campus Many available both on and off campus 24/7 17

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19 19 e-resources How to use them?… They have TOOLS to help you search your topics (See your handout) Use the help screens provided Ask the staff for help

20 20 Search the Internet

21 21 7 Search Engines ( ) 1. Google * 2. Yahoo * 3. WiseNut 4. Exalead 5. Ask 6. MSN Search 7. Gigablast * recommended What is a search engine? Uses a web spider which automatically collects links, titles, and text from millions of Internet sites Places content in a fully searchable database where the resource information is stored for later searching

22 Ask for help...

23 TUTORING AV MEDIA

24 How do I… QUICK TIPS on the Libraries homepage

25 TUTORING AV MEDIA

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27 27 Sample search for graded readers (books) in the library catalogue online…

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39 Use mainly for academic journal articles on the Internet (You are advised to use only the FREE articles)

40 Evaluating web sites… I already diagnosed myself on the Internet. Im only here for a 2 nd opinion.

41 41 Evaluating web sites … Who is the author? Who sponsors the author? How recent? Is it reliable, accurate?

42 Wolfgram Memorial Library Widener University, Chester, PA Evaluate Web Pages Tutorial (10 minutes – use headsets) Wolfgram_Memorial_Library/Evaluate_Web_Pages/ 659/ 42

43 43 A book recommended… on how to search the Internet… Research Ate My Brain: the Panic-Proof Guide to Surviving Homework (3 copies available in the Ashtonbee Library) Author: Toronto Public Library Call number (shelf address): LB1048.R


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