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Know Your Library And Become Information Literate 2

  1. 1. * Know Your Library * Learn About –Research Help –Interlibrary Loan Services –Online Database Assistance –Lifelong Learning Needs at UNM-Taos Library
  2. 2. You’ll Need a Library Card • New patrons will need to fill out an application. Please have a picture ID, and proof of student status at UNM-Taos available. • Community members are welcome, but will need a picture ID and proof of local mailing address. OR os N M-Ta You Y our U y Card LOB r UNM r Libra OS Car d
  3. 3. Reference Assistance • Library Assistants are always available to get you started. • Librarians are available to provide you with professional reference assistance. • Fill out a “Request for Information” form for those tough projects that have you stumped.
  4. 4. Using Interlibrary Loan • Order books, journal articles and other items not available in the UNM-Taos Library. • UNM-Taos Library has access to some 10,000 other libraries…and over 60 million records! • This service is FREE to UNM-Taos students, staff and faculty. • Receive items in 7-10 days.
  5. 5. Learn the Library Basics • Use the Library of Congress system to find books. • Distinguish between scholarly (refereed or peer- reviewed) articles and popular magazine articles. • Avoid plagiarizing someone else’s work. • Use LIBROS online catalog to find books. • Be a power-searcher using boolean terms: AND, OR, & NOT. • Use Research Databases to find journal articles.
  6. 6. Library of Congress • UNM-Taos Library uses the Library of Congress system to organize materials on the shelves. • Find library materials using the spine label which displays a unique Library of Congress number for each item on the shelf. • The spine label is like an address …very specific to each item in the library.
  7. 7. Library of Congress Subjects A General works M Music & Books on Music B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion N Fine Arts C Auxiliary sciences of history P Language & Literature D History (general) & History of Europe Q Science and Math E-F History: America R Medicine G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation S Agriculture H Social Sciences T Technology J Political Science U Military Science K Law V Naval Science L Education Z Bibliography, Library Science, Information resources (general)
  8. 8. Finding Items in the Library K 123.4 .G3 M On the spine of library 74.5 .C34 items is the spine label, a SM 853.4 unique address for each .T72 item. W 842.1 .Z83
  9. 9. Comparing Magazine and Journal Articles Scholarly Journal (peer-reviewed or refereed) Popular Magazine Articles Articles To inform, persuade, or entertain • To present new research findings Purpose General readership, mass audience Scholars, students, and practitioners • Audience Journalists, staff, or free-lance • Professionals in the field or discipline Authors writers Associations, academic institutions, and Published commercially; for profit • Publisher professional organizations Often has title, abstract, introduction, review of Varies • Structure literature, methods, findings, discussion, and conclusion Informal, non-technical language • Formal, technical, specialized terminology Style Confirmed sources • Support of Research built on prior research Argument Typically, by a panel of peers, (i.e., peer-reviewed An editor • Review Policy or refereed...experts in the field). SCIENCE (Amer. Assoc. for Advancement of Time Magazine, National • Examples Science), NATURE (International Weekly Geographic, Fortune, Business Journal of Science), New Mexico Historical Week, People Review, FRONTIERS (A Journal of Women Studies).
  10. 10. Plagiarism • Occurs whenever you use someone else’s work, words, or ideas without giving them credit. • Why not? Because that’s not how we share information or build up a body of knowledge in a learning community. • It is also illegal. There are copyright laws (written and implicit) involved whenever you use someone else’s work. • It could damage your student or professional career.
  11. 11. How do I credit some else’s work? • There are formal ways to credit, called “citing.” • Citation methods can be found in a writer’s manual:
  12. 12. UNM-Taos Electronic Resources We’ll talk about… • The Online Catalog And • Research Databases
  13. 13. LIBROS • Is the online catalog used to find BOOKS in this Library and in other libraries. • You will find records for BOOKS mostly, but you will also find other materials. • You will find NO full text and NO content. • LIBROS is a consortium or union catalog, which means that we share the catalog with other New Mexico academic libraries.
  14. 14. Start with the UNM-Taos Library Web Page
  15. 15. Click on LIBROS Online Catalog LIBROS Online Catalog is located under Library Services Click here
  16. 16. Searching in LIBROS Choose either Keyword, Author, Title or Subject for your search strategy.
  17. 17. Keyword Searching Type in your Click on keyword. the Search button.
  18. 18. Keyword Search Results The number of “hits” will be listed here. Click on the blue underlined title to find out more about the item.
  19. 19. Viewing and Using Records Author, Title, Publisher and Edition information The Spine is located label or here. “address” is located here. here You might want to click on the blue subject headings for The Status box will other helpful tell you if the item is items. in the library or checked out.
  20. 20. Advanced Search Sometimes a single keyword search does not bring about the results you many need. By using the nesting tools in Advanced Search, you will be able to limit or expand your searches. •The use of nesting tools in a search string assures that phrase terms are kept together as phrases when you are searching. •Boolean Operators are one such nesting tool.
  21. 21. Boolean Search Terms Boolean search terms •And use Boolean Logical Operators And, Or, and Not •Or to narrow or broaden a search. • Not
  22. 22. Boolean Search Terms -AND Keyword searching: The relationship between poverty and crime. • In this search, we retrieve records in which BOTH of the search terms are present • This is illustrated by the shaded area overlapping the two circles representing all the records that poverty AND crime contain both the word "poverty" and the word "crime“ • Notice how we do not retrieve any records with only "poverty" or only "crime" University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York. 2005. Accessed March 21, 2005
  23. 23. Boolean Search Terms - OR Keyword searching: I would like information about college. • In this search, we will retrieve records in which AT LEAST ONE of the search terms is present. We are searching on the terms college and also university since documents containing either of these words might be relevant. This is illustrated by: > the shaded circle with the word college representing all the records that contain the College OR University word "college" > the shaded circle with the word university representing all the records that contain the word "university" > the shaded overlap area representing all the records that contain both "college" and "university" University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York. 2005. Accessed March 21, 2005
  24. 24. Boolean Search Terms - NOT Keyword Searching: I want information about cats, but I want to avoid anything about dogs. • In this search, we retrieve records in which ONLY ONE of the terms is present • This is illustrated by the shaded area with the word cats representing all the records containing the word "cats“ Cats But NOT dogs • No records are retrieved in which the word "dogs" appears, even if the word "cats" appears there also University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York. 2005. Accessed March 21, 2005
  25. 25. Keyword Searching Using Boolean Search Terms Now, construct your search using boolean search terms by clicking on the Advanced Search button.
  26. 26. Keyword Search Type in your Keywords and choose your Boolean Operator. You can also limit or broaden your searches by using these drop down boxes.
  27. 27. Access Research Databases UNM-Taos Library has numerous online research databases that can be accessed from on campus or from your home computer with Internet access.
  28. 28. Research Databases • Use to find • Examples: scholarly articles * ProQuest (also referred to as * FirstSearch ‘peer-reviewed’ or ‘refereed’). * NewsBank * Health & Wellness • Full-text of articles available online immediately.
  29. 29. Access Research Databases Research Databases are located under Library Services on the website. Click here
  30. 30. Select a database Click here
  31. 31. Log in to FirstSearch Some databases require an authorization or username and password to access the information. Please ask library staff for a database username and password sheet.
  32. 32. Select WilsonSelectPlus Use “Jump to Advanced Search” and scroll down to select WilsonSelectPlus
  33. 33. Advanced FirstSearch Searching Type in your search words The name of the here. database you are in is listed here. Use your boolean limiters here. You can You can expand limit your or limit your search to record types here. Full Text.
  34. 34. FirstSearch Results The title of the article will The number of be listed records the in blue. database located is listed here. Click on the View Full Text link to see the article.
  35. 35. WilsonSelectPlus Record The title of the item is listed here. The citation information is listed here. The abstract is a description of the contents of the item.
  36. 36. Another WilsonSelectPlus Record The record can contain additional online links for your research needs. The Subjects listing can also be used to expand your search.
  37. 37. Research Databases All the UNM-Taos databases use similar terms and formats for researching. Remember: *The databases index newspaper and journal articles *Use Keyword, Author or Title searches *You can limit your searches to Full Text *Use boolean operators to expand or limit the number of results
  38. 38. Research Databases Most research databases can be accessed from your home computer with Internet access. Please contact the UNM-Taos Library for usernames and passwords. Please be aware that this service is available to UNM-Taos students, staff and faculty only. Call UNM-Taos Library : 737-6242 or Email us at:
  39. 39. Using LIBROS Online Use your LIBROS Online Services for easy access to manage your account. You can: *View your library checkouts *Renew items that are due
  40. 40. LIBROS Online Services Click on View My Account to see what you have checked out and when it is due, plus any fines you may have. You may also renew your items online.
  41. 41. LIBROS Online You will need your UNM-Taos Library Card for entering the information. Your Patron I.D. , LOBO card number or Banner number is your Library Card Number. Click on the submit button.
  42. 42. LIBROS Online Your record will show your name and mailing address. Click on the Checked Out Items button to review what you have.
  43. 43. UNM-Taos Library • The UNM-Taos Library and staff are here to assist you with your research needs: – Research Help Requests – Interlibrary Loan Services – Online Database Assistance – Lifelong Learning Needs Thank You, The UNM-Taos Library Staff