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1 Reference Department McDermott Library University of Texas at Dallas Rhetoric 1101

2 Library Information and Services Hours Hours Fines / Printing Fines / Printing TexShare Program TexShare Program Accessing Library Resources from Home Accessing Library Resources from Home Ask-A-Librarian Ask-A-Librarian LC Call Numbers LC Call Numbers

3 Library Reference Webpage Library Catalog Library Catalog Access Electronic Databases Access Electronic Databases Other Useful WWW Resources Other Useful WWW Resources Government Publications Government Publications Ask-A-Reference Librarian Ask-A-Reference Librarian Schedule an Individual Tour Schedule an Individual Tour

4 Library Reference Webpage

5 Other Useful WWW Resources

6 Other Useful WWW Resources - Dictionaries

7 Other Useful WWW Resources – Style Manuals

8 Other Useful WWW Resources – Specific Subjects

9 Online Periodic Table of the Elements

10 Government Publications

11 Government Publications - THOMAS

12 Government Publications-FirstGov

13 Ask-A-Reference Librarian Online Form Online Form Complete anytime Complete anytime Response by the next working day Response by the next working day Information is brief and factual Information is brief and factual

14 Ask-A-Reference-Librarian

15 Library Catalog – Basic Search

16 Basic Search by Title Drop “the” from the title

17 Basic Search by Title Books in the Main Stacks are available for check out Use the Call # to locate the book in the Main Stacks

18 Brief View

19 Long View Subject Headings assigned to this book…Click to find other books with the same subject heading

20 Subject Cross-Reference

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22 Keyword Searching Looks for search term anywhere in the item record Searching for “organized crime” as a phrase, rather than 2 separate words Searching for both “mafia” and “organized crime” in the same item record

23 Keyword Searching

24 Searches for the word “sagan” as an author term only

25 Keyword Searching Indicates item status… “Available” means that the item is not checked out

26 Course Reserves Search by Instructor’s Name or Course Number Search by Instructor’s Name or Course Number Note Call Number Note Call Number Reserve Material Kept at Circulation Desk Reserve Material Kept at Circulation Desk Access Material with Comet Card Access Material with Comet Card

27 Course Reserves Searching only for items put on reserve by Adrienne McLean

28 Course Reserves Take the Call Number to the Circulation Desk

29 Patron Information Requires Comet Card Requires Comet Card Shows Items Checked Out, Items Requested, Items Overdue, Fines Pending Shows Items Checked Out, Items Requested, Items Overdue, Fines Pending Can be accessed from Home Can be accessed from Home

30 Patron Information

31 Not Everything is Online Instructors often like a variety Instructors often like a variety Sometimes more timely information Sometimes more timely information Sometimes the only way to find information Sometimes the only way to find information Library offers a variety Library offers a variety

32 Encyclopedia General General Subject Specific Subject Specific Found in the Reference Area Found in the Reference Area Ideal for beginning and organizing research Ideal for beginning and organizing research Entries often have a bibliography Entries often have a bibliography

33 Dictionary Found on stands, shelves and the reference desk in the library Found on stands, shelves and the reference desk in the library Some are subject-specific Some are subject-specific Some provide illustrations Some provide illustrations

34 Index/Bibliography Found in the Reference Area Found in the Reference Area For more Subject-Specific Searching For more Subject-Specific Searching Provides citations to materials the library might own Provides citations to materials the library might own InterLibrary Loan for what the library does not own InterLibrary Loan for what the library does not own

35 Government Publications Federal Depository Library Program Federal Depository Library Program Library has publications from all Federal agencies Library has publications from all Federal agencies Library owns about 75% of Government Publications Library owns about 75% of Government Publications Search catalog Search catalog

36 Electronic Databases Access via Library’s Reference Webpage Access via Library’s Reference Webpage Can be accessed from home with Comet Card Can be accessed from home with Comet Card Organized alphabetically or by subject Organized alphabetically or by subject

37 Electronic Databases

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39 Electronic Databases-Types Full-Text: Provides the full-text of the article; often includes images; usually html or pdf files Full-Text: Provides the full-text of the article; often includes images; usually html or pdf files Abstract: No full-text; provides publication information; includes a brief summary Abstract: No full-text; provides publication information; includes a brief summary Citation: No full-text; provides publication information only Citation: No full-text; provides publication information only

40 Electronic Databases Brief Description of Database Click to enter database

41 Academic Search Premier Type search term here Results will only be full text and come from peer-reviewed sources

42 Academic Search Premier Choice of full-text formats

43 Academic Search Premier Removing limiters will bring back all possible search results

44 Academic Search Premier

45 Article can be ed or saved to a disk

46 Academic Search Premier – No Full Text Limits to articles published within a range of dates

47 Academic Search Premier – No Full Text No full- text…citation and abstract only

48 Academic Search Premier – No Full Text Citation information…needed to complete InterLibrary Loan Request Brief overview of article content

49 Finding Articles Using the Library Catalog Periodical Search for the Name of the Journal Periodical Search for the Name of the Journal Note Location and Holdings Information Note Location and Holdings Information Titles available Electronically, in Print, or on Microform Titles available Electronically, in Print, or on Microform

50 Finding Article Using the Library Catalog

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52 Shows different locations of journal… “Library Has” indicates the dates of coverage for each format

53 InterLibrary Loan Free Free Books, Chapters or Articles Books, Chapters or Articles Allows Access to Items the Library Does Not Own Allows Access to Items the Library Does Not Own Online Form Online Form

54 InterLibrary Loan

55 “Request a Photocopy” for a journal article

56 InterLibrary Loan

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58 Scholarly vs. Trade Publications Trade-News, general interest, reviewed by editorial staff Trade-News, general interest, reviewed by editorial staff Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed/Refereed – Focus on research/theory/methodology, experts in the field review the article before publication Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed/Refereed – Focus on research/theory/methodology, experts in the field review the article before publication

59 Resources for Determining Scholarly vs. Trade Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory – Reference Desk Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory – Reference Desk Serials Directory – Reference Desk Serials Directory – Reference Desk Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory Online – Electronic Database Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory Online – Electronic Database

60 ABCs of Evaluating Websites Authority – Who is Responsible for the Publication? Authority – Who is Responsible for the Publication? Bias-Is the Material Presented in a Scholarly or Opinionated Manner? Bias-Is the Material Presented in a Scholarly or Opinionated Manner? Currency-When was the Material Published and Updated? Currency-When was the Material Published and Updated? Content-Is the Material Truly of a Research Nature? Content-Is the Material Truly of a Research Nature?

61 A Good Website Located using the Librarians Index to the Internet Located using the Librarians Index to the Internet Searched with the terms “race” AND “America” Searched with the terms “race” AND “America”

62 A Good Website Publisher/Responsible Party is considered authoritative and reputable

63 A Bad Website Used search engine Google Used search engine Google Searched using the terms “race” AND “America” Searched using the terms “race” AND “America” This site was #10 of 2,320,000 hits This site was #10 of 2,320,000 hits

64 A Bad Website URL is misleading Innocuous headings…subversively biased language

65 A Bad Website Language can appear “scholarly”

66 A Bad Website Search site for source information

67 And, remember…. Don’t forget your UTD reference librarians! Don’t forget your UTD reference librarians! Library Hours Library Hours

68 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University P. O. Box Richardson, TX August 21, 2003


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