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Introduction to the Library for Religious Stuides students

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  • 1. Introduction to the Library
  • 2. The Library
    • Extensive opening hours
    • Provides the electronic library
    • Wide variety of resources available 24/7
    • Home of ISS too
  • 3. Information sources
    • Books, newspapers, journals
    • DVDs, Videos, CDs
    • Historical and archive material
    • Electronic resources
  • 4. Finding your way around
    • Three floors, each with books and journals for different subjects
    • Catalogue terminals, PCs, printers, scanners and photocopiers on all floors
    • Building colour-coded for easier navigation
    • Religious Studies on C Floor - Yellow Zone
    • Floor plans available
    • Library tours available
  • 5. Using Information
    • 960 reader places in the Library
      • Areas for quiet study
      • Silent area – Reading Room on B floor
      • Group study rooms on A floor
    • Borrow at issue desk or self-issue machine – you must have your Library card
    • Return at desk or through letter box
    • Photocopy - £2 card, can be re-credited
    • Electronic - print, save, e-mail
  • 6. Finding information – print and media resources
    • Catalogue: http://cat.lib.lancs.ac.uk/
    • Search
      • author, title, subject (keyword)
    • Results:
      • Location of item in the Library
      • How long can you borrow it for?
      • If it’s already on loan
        • you can reserve it
  • 7. Catalogue
  • 8. Catalogue Click on All copies for location information.
  • 9. Catalogue Note the classmark and floor/zone information.
  • 10. Managing your Borrowing
    • My Library Card via catalogue
    • Log on using card number and library password
    • See what you’ve got on loan
    • Renew
    • Reserve
    • Create PIN for self-issue machine
  • 11. Short Loan Collection
    • Separate collection of most popular textbooks
    • In purple zone on A floor
    • Borrow items for 24 hours or set slot of up to 3 hours
    • Can book a 3 hour slot in advance through the catalogue
    • High fines for late return to encourage circulation
  • 12. Finding information – electronic resources
    • MetaLib is the Library’s search engine – provides high quality academic material
    • Access MetaLib via Library’s web pages - http://libweb.lancs.ac.uk
  • 13. Finding information – electronic resources - MetaLib Help / FAQs MetaLib modules
  • 14. Finding information – electronic resources – Quick Search
  • 15. Finding information – electronic resources – Quick Search Results
  • 16. Finding information – electronic resources – Find e-Journal
  • 17. Finding information – electronic resources
    • Training sessions in using electronic resources (Humanities):
    • 11 th November
    • 1pm – 2.45pm
    • Training Suite 2, Library
  • 18.
    • Library staff
      • Subject librarians
      • Enquiry desk
      • Ask a Librarian – chat and e-mail
      • Specialist staff
        • Disability/dyslexia issues
          • Practical support
          • Assistive equipment
    Getting Help
  • 19. Getting Help
    • Library Home Page
    • http://libweb.lancs.ac.uk/
        • New Students web page:
          • Search the library catalogue
          • Finding books and journals in the library
          • Subject help
          • And much more …
        • Freshers web page : library tours
        • LINKS tutorials
        • Information literacy web pages