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  1. English 1113:Welcome to the Library Frederic Murray Assistant Professor MLIS, University of British Columbia BA, Political Science, University of Iowa Instructional Services Librarian Al Harris Library frederic.murray@swosu.edu

  2. What we are going to do today: • Discuss Library Web Page • Discuss Major Resources • Catalogs/Databases • Credo • Pathfinders/Libguides • Topic assignment • Short tour of the library • Retrieve a Pathfinder • Come back upstairs • Find a Reference Book • Find an Article & Email it to yourself

  3. About the library & what’s happening Information about the library can be found here. Click on the word or on More… to access the information. The latest two posts from our blog are on the homepage. Click on From our blog to go to our blogspot page.

  4. When you have questions, we have answers. Ask us through IM, email, phone or in person. When you need help! When we don’t have the material we will get it from another library for you (ILL) or if you live too far from campus we will send materials to you through the post or email. Librarian chosen web sites for your convenience.

  5. Library Web Page

  6. Major Resources: • Book Catalog • Ebooks • Article Databases • Ebsco • Places to Start • Credo • Libguides

  7. Using the Library Catalog • The catalog can be used to find books, e-books, videos/audio books, etc. • Use Keywords • Use Subject links • Use “About This Book”

  8. Books Click Here to access the Library’s Catalog

  9. SWOSU Catalog

  10. Dewey • All of human knowledge is broken into Ten Major Categories • Call numbers are used to locate books on the shelves

  11. Paper or Digital? • Books no longer purely physical objects • Ebrary • NetLibrary (Be sure to check the location of the book)

  12. E-Books: Ebrary/Netbook • 24/7 • Full Text Searching* • Highlight Markup • Note Taking • Changeable Font Size • Online Bookshelf • Multiplicity of Use

  13. Databases Search by Subject or Browse all 88 Databases YOU DECIDE…

  14. Academic Search Complete

  15. Credo Reference One Stop Shopping

  16. Credo Reference

  17. Why not just use Wikipedia?

  18. American Literature World Literature Popular Culture Music Art Law/Criminal Justice Business American History Geography World History Topics

  19. Pathfinders & LibGuides • A printed library guide designed to lead a student to specific topic resources. • A digital library guide designed to lead a student to specific topic resources.

  20. Pathfinders & LibGuides Both located here

  21. We will be using Pathfinders

  22. Pathfinder Kiosk Reference Books

  23. Assignment • Use Credo Reference to find an article on your assigned topic/email the article to yourself • Use your subject pathfinder to find a reference book on the first floor

  24. Let’s take a tour!

  25. Questions? • Contact me: • Frederic Murray • 744-7113 • frederic.murray@swosu.edu

  26. Thanks!