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  • 1. Library Introduction Library Mission: To support student learning To support student research
  • 2. What is The Library for? To support student learning To support student research06/29/12 2
  • 3. To support classroom learning When you’re having trouble in a class, drop by the library to find materials that will explain the subject in a different way, or offer more information06/29/12 3
  • 4. To support student research The Library has books, magazine articles and DVDs/videos that provide material for research The Library has APA and MLA style manuals to help you cite sources properly when you conduct research for a class06/29/12 4
  • 5. Examples The Library has videos on math, accounting, physics, criminal justice and animation The Library has books on:  College reading  College writing  Test-taking  Study Skills06/29/12 5
  • 6. And .. Books on Science Fiction The History of Animation How to Prepare for the Police exam How to Create a Portfolio How to Interview How to write resumes and cover letters How to apply for private scholarship aid06/29/12 6
  • 7. Why is research important? For many reasons:  Doing research well helps create a better paper or presentation  Doing research well is an opportunity to practice a skill that will be important in your career and in your life  Writing papers and making presentations develops spoken and written communication skills06/29/12 7
  • 8. Library Resources Books Magazines DVDs/Videos Data Bases InterLibrary Loan AskAway Illinois Computers Scanner06/29/12 8
  • 9. Magazines Business  AdWeek  Barron’s  Business 2.0  Crain’s Chicago Business  Fast Company  Forbes  Fortune  Sales & Marketing Management06/29/12 9
  • 10. Magazines 2 Criminal Justice  Criminal Justice Ethics  Criminology  Criminology and Public Policy  Law And Order  Police06/29/12 10
  • 11. Magazines 3 Construction Management  Builder  Professional Builder06/29/12 11
  • 12. Magazines 4 Graphic Design  Animation  Communication Arts  Dynamic Graphics  Game Developer  Game Informer  Graphic Arts Monthly  ID: International Design  Inside PhotoShop  Inside InDesign  Print06/29/12 12
  • 13. Magazines 5 Medical Assisting  CMA Today  Nursing Made Incredibly Easy06/29/12 13
  • 14. Magazines 6 Technology  Information Systems Security  Linux Journal  MacLife  MacWorld  PC World  Windows IT Pro  Wired06/29/12 14
  • 15. Magazines 7 General Education  Discover  Popular Science  Psychology Today  Time  Smithsonian  Writer’s Digest06/29/12 15
  • 16. More about Databases Ebsco Host ProQuest LexisNexis Encyclopaedia Britannica Corbis (image library) MadCad (online building codes) netLibrary06/29/12 16
  • 17. A word about The Library web site Library.westwood.edu Portal to The Library’s online catalog Portal to the Online Article Databases and netLibrary Database tutorials are available on the web site Login ID: CHD Password: chd06/29/12 17
  • 18. Company Research The Library has extensive company research resources:  Books  Magazines:  AdWeek, Business 2.0, FastCompany, Forbes, Fortune, Sales & Marketing Management  Databases:  ABI/Inform, part of ProQuest  Business Interface Searching  Business Source Elite, part of Ebsco Host  Company Dossier, a feature of LexisNexis06/29/12 18
  • 19. When will you use The Library?Hopefully, all the time! But at least: PDC 111– Success Strategies  2 hours – Library Instruction Sociology 111  Paper: requires 25 sources For Career Development books For information on private scholarship sources06/29/12 19
  • 20. How to come out ahead ASK FOR HELP! My role is to help you access library resources  Please ask me! What’s great about The Library?  Asking for help can save a lot of time!06/29/12 20