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1 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 1/64 Lesson 22 Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog

2 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 2/64 Please go to Full Screen mode now (Use your right mouse button, select “Full Screen”)

3 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 3/64

4 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 4/64 If a person needs a particular item in the library, a search must be conducted

5 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 5/64 How best to organize a search with the libraries’ electronic catalog?

6 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 6/64 Use a MountainLynx search method

7 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 7/64 Bringing people in touch with the information they need

8 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 8/64 Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog A Self-Paced Module in the Instructional Project Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together: Using Computer-Based Instruction for Training Student Assistants at a University Research Library

9 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 9/64 Acknowledgements Special thanks to Jing Qiu, Coordinator for Library Instruction at the WVU Downtown Campus Library, for contributing crucial PowerPoint design ideas, images, and evaluation design for this lesson Thanks to Barbara LaGodna, Associate University Librarian at the WVU Evansdale Library, for contributing PowerPoint design ideas Thanks to Martha Yancey, Associate University Librarian at the WVU Evansdale Library, for contributing instructional design ideas

10 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 10/64 Contents of this lesson Review of past learning Learning Objectives Using the MountainLynx e-catalog Search strategies Recap and a look ahead Your response to the lesson

11 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 11/64 Review of past learning In Lesson 21, you learned how to operate the Pharos System Print Controller, Printers, Copiers, Digital Sender, and the Value-Add Service Machine

12 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 12/64 Where you are in the instructional sequence General Context of Student Assistant Library Work L1 Your Learning Experience as a Student Library Assistant in Circulation Services at Evansdale Library / Assess / Discuss L2 Performance Expectations for Student Assistants / Assess / Discuss L3 Library Resources / Assess / Discuss Maintaining the Integrity of the Physical Collections L4 A Virtual Tour of the Library / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 1 / Assess / Discuss L5 Call Number Classification / Assess / Discuss / LC Easy / Task Perf. 2 / Assess / Discuss L6 Retrieving Stacks Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 3 / Assess / Discuss L7 Straightening Shelves of Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 4 / Assess / Discuss L8 Shelving Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 5 / Assess / Discuss L9 Visually Scanning Items for Call Number Consistency / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 6 / Assess / Discuss L10 Physical Item Searches / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 7 / Assess / Discuss L11 Reconfiguring the Collections / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 8 / Assess / Discuss Public Service and System Functions L12 What’s What behind the Circulation Desk / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 9 / Assess / Discuss L13 Standard Operations at the Circulation Desk / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 10 / Assess / Discuss L14 Introduction to the Endeavor Voyager System / Assess / Discuss L15 Voyager Circulation Module: Interface and Patron Records / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 11 / Assess / Discuss L16 Voyager Circulation Module: Discharging Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 12 / Assess / Discuss L17 Voyager Circulation Module: Charging Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 13 / Assess / Discuss L18 Voyager Circulation Module: Item Records / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 14 / Assess / Discuss L19 Course Reserves / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 15 / Assess / Discuss L20 Using the Wireless Laptop Computers, CD Players, and Associated Equipment / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 16 / Assess / Discuss L21 Using the Pharos System Print Controller, Printers, Copiers, Digital Sender, and Value-Add Service Machine / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 17 / Assess / Discuss L22 Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 18 / Assess / Discuss L23 Supervising the Use of the Electronic Classroom Computers / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 19 / Assess / Discuss L24 How to Help Library Users / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 20 / Assess / Discuss L25 Working with Microform and Government Documents / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 21 / Assess / Discuss

13 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 13/64 Learning Objectives for this lesson To provide an introduction to the library’s electronic catalog and how to use its search capabilities

14 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 14/64 After experiencing this lesson, you will… Understand the basic design and use of the MountainLynx electronic catalog Understand how to search for materials

15 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 15/64 Sections of Lesson 22 This lesson has two (2) sections: §22.1 The MountainLynx interface §22.2 Seven basic MountainLynx searches Ok, let’s begin …

16 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 16/64 § 22.1 The MountainLynx interface

17 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 17/64 What is MountainLynx? The MountainLynx … Is WVU Libraries’ Online Catalog of holdings Is the only up-to-date listing of what we own (books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and other cataloged items) Includes basic searches by title, journal title, author, subject, keyword, and call number Has special features But, it cannot search for articles within periodicals/journals; you must use a specific database for that search

18 How do I access the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog? Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 18/64

19 From the WVU Libraries’ HomePage, you can easily select “MountainLynx Catalog” Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 19/64

20 T he MountainLynx Catalog web interface has… personalized data buttons near the top of the page, Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 20/64

21 a log-in access to your library account, Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 21/64

22 a search box for typing in search terms, Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 22/64

23 search tabs for various kinds of search methods, Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 23/64

24 a “Limit To” box for restricting the data location of your search, Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 24/64

25 easy access to Help information, and… Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 25/64

26 links to other common functions. Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 26/64

27 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 27/64 § 22.2 Seven basic MountainLynx searches

28 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 28/64 7 Basic Searches Basic Keyword Title Journal Title Author Subject Call Number Advanced Keyword

29 We will use the first type of search, the Basic Keyword Search, to demonstrate the steps involved in initiating a search Then we will outline the other kinds of searches Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 29/64

30 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 30/64 Basic Keyword Search Use one or more terms in a string Do not use Boolean operators (and, or, not) Use quotations marks for phrases Example: “instructional design”

31 First, type your term(s) into the “Basic Search” Search field box, then select the Search button Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 31/64

32 Basic Keyword Search Results as sorted by Relevance Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 32/64

33 From the display list, click on a relevant item title Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 33/64

34 The item record will display with location, call number and status information Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 34/64

35 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 35/64 Title Search Type the first few words of title Omit initial articles (a, an, the…) Check your spelling Example: “critique of pure reason” (instead of “the critique of pure reason”)

36 Type “critique of pure reason” in the Search field and select “within Title”, then select the Search button Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 36/64

37 The search results page will list the search method, hits, terms, and location information Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 37/64

38 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 38/64 Journal Title Search Type at least the first three words of the title Omit initial articles (a, an, the…) Check your spelling Example: “journal of educational research” (Omit the initial “the”)

39 Journal Title search Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 39/64

40 Results page gives call number and holdings Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 40/64

41 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 41/64 Author Search Last name first Example: “kemp jerrold”

42 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 42/64

43 Results of an Author search Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 43/64

44 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 44/64 Subject Search Subject headings are terms which describe what an item is “about.” A library item is usually assigned one or more subject headings Use Library of Congress Subject Headings Example: “education bilingual U.S.”

45 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 45/64

46 Results of a Subject search Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 46/64

47 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 47/64 Call Number Search Enter the call number with punctuation Example:LB1570.K

48 Call Number search Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 48/64

49 Results of Call Number search Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 49/64

50 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 50/64 Advanced Keyword Search Boolean logic: uses connectors such as AND, OR, NOT to narrow, broaden or to exclude a term from a search Example: “instruction AND design”

51 Select the “Advanced” tab and enter your terms Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 51/64

52 Results of Advanced Keyword search Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 52/64

53 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 53/64 Boolean Logic: AND CATS DOGS “AND” looks for documents containing both terms or phrases CATS and DOGS

54 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 54/64 Boolean Logic: OR CATS DOGS “OR” looks for documents containing either term or phrase

55 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 55/64 Boolean Logic: NOT CATS DOGS “NOT” looks for documents containing the first term but not the other

56 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 56/64 Basic or Advanced Keyword Search Truncation symbol (?): used for the last part of a word to find records with alternative endings of the word Example: “human?” MountainLynx will provide search results for: human humanism humankind humanoid

57 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 57/64 Subject vs. Keyword Searches Subject use controlled vocabulary must use exact subject headings searches only subject field narrower, more accurate Keyword use natural language can use Boolean logic searches entire record broader, less accurate

58 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 58/64 Subject vs. Keyword Searches (2/2) Example: French Impressionism Subject search: IMPRESSIONISM (ART) FRANCE Keyword search: (french or france) and (impressionis? or monet) The keyword search will return more results, but using subject headings will return more precise results

59 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 59/64 Comparing results from Subject vs. Keyword vs. Advanced Keyword searches Example using the search terms: “instructional media” Subject search= 0 hits Subject with terms in quotes = 3 hits Basic Keyword search= 10,000 hits Advanced Keyword search of “instructional AND media” = 236 hits

60 Setting Limits Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 60/64

61 Lastly, you can LIMIT your search to a particular library location Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 61/64

62 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 62/64 Recap and a look ahead You have now been introduced to the basic features and searches available with the MountainLynx E-Catalog In Lesson 23, you’ll learn how to supervise the public use of the Electronic Classroom computers

63 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 63/64 Response to Lesson 22 Thank you for your participation in experiencing lesson 22 Please access the online response form to report on your learning experienceonline response form Then ask a supervisor to give you Task Performance 18, whereby you complete the prescribed searches

64 Revised FR :20 ET Created MO Lesson 22. Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 64/64 Using MOUNTAINLYNX For your task performance following this lesson, please access the MountainLynx Online Catalog at and complete the prescribed searches


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