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UNIVERSITY 101: LIBRARY ORIENTATION Miller F. Whittaker Library South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC 29117 Fall 2014.

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1 UNIVERSITY 101: LIBRARY ORIENTATION Miller F. Whittaker Library South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC Fall 2014

2 GOALS Introduce freshman and transfer students to: – Customer oriented services, resources, and operations of the Miller F. Whittaker (MFW) Library – Strategies to complete the Library’s component of University 101

3 COVERAGE Introduction to Library Resources – Online Catalog – Electronic Resources Academic Search Complete Scholarly journals vs. popular magazines Bibliographic citation Avoid plagiarism Things to do to complete MFW Library’s component of University 101

4 INTRODUCTION Miller F. Whittaker Library – Built in 1968 – Named after Dr. Miller F. Whittaker, the University’s third president. – Is centrally located on campus. – Holds over 1.4 million books, periodicals, and other resources.

5 INTRODUCTION Miller F. Whittaker Library Hours of Operations Monday –Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. * Computer lab opens 15 minutes after the library opens and closes 15 minutes before the library closes. * Holiday, intersession, and summer hours will be posted on the MFW Library’s Web site and strategically inside the library. Ms. Adrienne Webber is the Dean.

6 CUSTOMER SERVICES AND OPERATIONS Primary customer service areas include: – Reference and Information Services – Circulation Services – SC State Historical Collection & Archives

7 Our Website

8 ONLINE CATALOG Topic I: What books were written by Richard Wright?

9 ONLINE CATALOG Topic I: What books were written by Richard Wright?

10 ONLINE CATALOG Topic II: What books are on plant growth?

11 ONLINE CATALOG: CALL NUMBERS

12 Reference Book (1 st Floor)Circulating Book (2 nd and 3 rd Floors) (Can not be checked out) (Can be checked out) REF LB LB F37.C

13 ONLINE CATALOG: STACK DIRECTORY Example of the Stack Directory – REF. (Reference) – 1 st FLOOR STACKS (Non-circulating) – A – M - 2ND FLOOR STACKS – N – Z - 3RD FLOOR STACKS – ARCH. (Archives) – 3RD FLOOR ROOM 309 (Non-circulating) – JUV. (Juvenile) – 1 st FLOOR – COMPACT SHELVING – SPEC. C. (African American and African Diaspora) – * SPEC. C. books are retrieved by Circulation Staff (Non-circulating)

14 BOOKS NOT IN CATALOG Books not found in online catalog may be obtained via: – Ebrary Academic Library Complete E-book Collection – Interlibrary Borrowing Services Interlibrary Loan PASCAL (Partnership among South Carolina Academic Libraries) Delivers

15 ELECTRONIC RESOURCES: ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE Academic Search Complete – Is one of over 70 databases accessible via the library’s Web page. – Is very comprehensive and interdisciplinary. – Contains numerous full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on a variety of disciplines (social sciences, humanities, science & technology, and general interest). – Available through the PASCAL system provided through the South Carolina State Library. – To access Academic Search Complete click on: o Electronic Resources on library’s home page then, o Click on All Subjects then, o Click on Academic Search Complete

16 Academic Search Complete: WAYS OF SEARCHING Search by: – Subject – Allows browsing a controlled list of terms compiled by database developers. – Advanced search – Allows Boolean searching (e.g., using AND, OR, NOT to combine terms). – Keyword search – Allows inputting key terms from topic, article title, abstract, etc. Also allows Boolean searching.

17 Academic Search Complete: EXAMPLE SEARCH Topic: What are the politics of rap music? Conduct a keyword search – Input search terms as » politics AND rap music

18 Academic Search Complete: EXAMPLE SEARCH

19 Scholarly vs Popular Literature vs Intended for a general audience Intended for an academic audience

20 BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION The push and pull of hip-hop: a social movement analysis. (Author abstract) Erin Trapp American Behavioral Scientist July 2013 v48 ill p 1482 Title of article Author of article Title of Journal Date of publication Volume of publication Publication page number

21 AVOID PLAGIARISM Give credit to those whose works you use in your research paper. Cite references within research paper. List cited references on Reference or Bibliography page. Consult style manual as guide to citing references. Consult course instructor for recommended style manual. See Citation and Writing Style Guides on library’s Web page.

22 SUMMARY The MFW Library provides access to a variety of services and resources to assist with your information seeking needs. Obtain assistance with information seeking from services such as: Reference and Information Historical (Archives) Collection Online catalog used to find books. Check out materials, including reserves, from Circulation desk. Materials not found by library can be obtained via Interlibrary loan & PASCAL Delivers.

23 SUMMARY Electronic Resources used to find journals, magazines newspapers, and E-books. Style manuals can provide guidance on avoiding plagiarism and on citing references. Course instructor should be consulted for recommended style manual.

24 THINGS TO DO TO COMPLETE UNIVERSITY Go to library homepage *Click on University 101 Presentation (this presentation)http://library.scsu.edu/ *Click on Treasure Hunt 2.Review Library University 101 Presentation 3.Print and Complete the Library Treasure Hunt Submit completed assignment to the Library by October 10, Complete Library Survey Immediately following this presentation, submit completed survey to library personnel standing at the end of your row or at the exit door.

25 Questions


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