Libraries College Main Library – most subjects Palace Green – Law and Music Education Queen’s Campus Stockton Opening hours vary Don’t forget your campus card
My subject doesn’t use many books. Does that mean I don’t need to go to the library?
Study areas –Silent –Group –Study rooms Wireless & laptop loan, Open Access PCs Photocopying The online library – access where & whenever you chooseThe online library Facilities www.dur.ac.uk/library
Borrowing Undergraduates = 20 print items at one time Loan types –Long Loan = 3 weeks –3 day –Short Loan = 4 hours, overnight, over the weekend Use borrowing machines –You must not have overdue books or fines of more than £5 Returns –Machine at Main Library –Leave at Service Point in other libraries
Fines Fines are charged according to the loan type Short£1.00 per item per hour 3 day£1.00 per item per day Long20p per item per day but if wanted by another user: £1.00 per item per day Pay at Enquiries on Level 2 or the service point at other libraries You must stay below £5 or you will not be able to borrow or renew items
I can’t remember when my books are due and I’ve lost the receipt the machine gave me. Should I come in to the library to ask?
Your record Check due dates - if someone else wants a book we will email you Select contact options Renew books up to 4 times as long as no- one else wants them Check fines, bookings and reservations Reading history
I’ve just received my reading list. What does it all mean?
Reading list references Parkin, M. (2005) Economics. Boston: Addison Wesley. Stedman-Jones, S. (2000) ‘Fact/value’ in Jenks, C. (ed.) Core sociological dichotomies. London: Sage, pp. 7-14. Vassylyev, D. (2007) ‘Structural basis for substrate loading in bacterial RNA polymerase ’, Nature, 448(7150), pp. 163-168.
My school library had a small selection of books so we just browsed the shelves. How will I find what I need?
Using the catalogue The Library Catalogue contains records of all printed and online resourcesCatalogue Search University and/or College Libraries –Author –Title –Keyword Browse by shelfmark
Everything on my reading list has been borrowed and my essay is due in next week. What can I do?
Wider resources Online resources always available such as e-booksOnline resources Browsing the shelves Reservations Bookings on Short Loan Liaison librarians
Internet Who is the author? Their affiliation? Bias? Who hosts the site? When was it published? Are there any references to follow up? Use gateways for pre-evaluated web resources e.g. IntutegatewaysIntute Tutorials
If I’ve got a reading list should I just use that for my references?
Keeping references Check departmental style Include page numbers where necessary for quotes, chapters and articles Keep records as you go along – may differ from reading list Avoid plagiarism Email records from catalogue Set up reading history
How will I remember where to go to get access to all these resources?
Subject pages www.dur.ac.uk/library/resources/subject Links to resources Contact details Training material
What happens when I’ve forgotten all this in a few weeks time?
Assistance Enquiries and service points at university and college libraries Online enquiry service http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/use/enquiries.htm Academic Support Team
Hands-on experience Take time to explore the library web pages and resources. Go New Students page and try online training http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/newstudents/