Welcome to Library 101!. When is the Library Open? during classes –most days: 7:45am - midnight during finals –most days: 7:45am - 2:00am open during.
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When is the Library Open? during classes –most days: 7:45am - midnight during finals –most days: 7:45am - 2:00am open during the summer too safety escort services available at night
What does the library have? Everything you need for your research! Books Journals & Newspapers Databases Thesis Collection Media Government documents & Maps People to help!
Your Major Research Tools Library home page COAST -Library catalog Research databases Research guides Subject specialist librarians –list of librarians and specialties on Library home page All available in the Library and from home
Places to Know: 1 st Floor – Main Lobby Circulation Desk –Where you check out materials Campus Id = Library Card Most items = 3 week loans Renew online via Coast! Copy Center –Where you make copies Best sellers and Audiobooks
More Places to Know: 1 st Floor – Reference 1 st place to ask questions / get help Reference books –Atlases, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Indexes Computers for research w/: –Research databases –Internet access Librarians to help!
More Places to Know: Lower Level – Media / Reserves / Interlibrary Svcs Media: –DVD’s, videos, music CDs, music records, audiotapes, and more! Reserve Services –high-use class materials, professors dictate –available online through Coast Interlibrary Services – get items not available at CSULB for FREE! –2 separate services Link+ for books ILLiad for anything!
Still More Places to Know: Lower Level – Information Commons 120+ computers Standard applications software Full web access Laser printing Assistance available
Some Exciting News! We’re being remodeled! http://www.csulb.edu/library/remodel/ Scope –Merger w/ ACS –Ask Now! (24/7 Reference) –Research & Writing Workshops –New titles (updated monthly) (1 st Floor) –Group Study Area (2 nd Floor) –Wireless access (All Floors) –See the library webpage for the details
Search tips: and & or Info types Places you search Library Website Interlibrary Services Library Password/Library Account Research Toolbox:
Tool #1: And & Or AND narrows a search –example: prejudice AND ethnicity OR broadens a search –example: elderly OR aged
Tool #2: Source Types BooksJournal articlesWebsites Historical (takes a while to publish) More timely, published faster Can be up to the minute, but also can be older and out of date Usually Scholarly, well edited Research oriented, scholarly, well edited Any and all kinds of information, BEWARE! Good overall background information Shorter, on a more specific topic Easy to access, quick, but of unknown quality
Tool #3: Places you search COASTDatabasesGoogle (et. al) Online catalog – paid for by the Library Online research tools paid for by Library; like a scholarly search engine Free and available on the web Books (primarily)Journal ArticlesWebsites, miscellaneous goo Library pays for everything in it, reliable By topic/subject area, some more general; scholarly Hodgepodge of info; NOT necessarily SCHOLARLY or RELIABLE
Tool #4: The Library Website All the library information you need Best place to start Connect to online resources, library hours, people in the library, etc. http://www.csulb.edu/library/
Tool #5: Interlibrary Services 2 Types: Type 1) Link+ Books only, consortia based, use in COAST Type 2) Interlibrary Loan For anything, use ILLiad @ the beach
Tool #6: Your Library Password Allows you to use stuff from home In COAST – Click on “Create a…..” Creates your library account where you: –See what you have checked out –Renew online –Track Link+ stuff –See if you have fines (BAD!)
Feel Like This & Want Help? Make a research appointment! Karin Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 985-1542 Room 416 4 th floor, Library