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  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Library Science department actually has our very own librarian: Myoung Wilson Alexander Library 169 College Avenue New Brunswick NJ 09801-1163 p. 732-932-7129, ext 126 f. 732-932-1101 [email_address] Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers Library catalog changed name from IRIS to – Catalog, in Fall 2011. It’s now referred to as Rutgers Library Catalog. Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Link: http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/?id=C71819 The interface is different now, but it is actually worse for displaying on a presentation. the info is now presented in tabs and it is not as expansive as is shown above. Keeping the above picture for now. Lots of students use this library, so it’s generally quite busy. However, because it’s so busy, the reference desk is staffed until late (9pm?) and any new technology is generally introduced at here. Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 Homepage for Alex Library. the café opened in 2011 Mention that the lecture hall at the SCC hosts many LIS talks.
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 Just FYI- if something is at another library (say Busch), you can order it and pick it up at any of the circulating libraries. Only one doesn’t circulate, think it’s Art. I also don’t think it shows up as an option.
  • Generally if you’d like a book that RU Libraries doesn’t have you can order it from EZ Borrow, otherwise Inter Library Loan. Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Your first time going into the library just ask them to activate your card. NO MORE PIN NUMBERS. Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 Explain the search interface. Point out E-Z borrow. E-ZBorrow (PALCI) is an alternative to recalling a book. Point out the link to other catalogs, which is pretty existensive.
  • Find a book- By title: Something on Reference- Encyclopedia of women Checked out- Mole people Search by location- see things in ANNEX- have to order. By Subject: Nationalism Ruoff, K (good for advanced search) By Author: Linda Brent Actual author- Harriet Jacobs (Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl) Catalog is quite smart. Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
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  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 The link takes you to the policy page for the library- quiet involved. Since you have such a long check out period (faculty get even longer) and other students may need the materials, people can actually recall the book. If this happens you have 14 days to return the book. Generally, we at the library desk guide people to EZ Borrow, and I will guide you there now. This is for two reasons. it’s polite, you’re getting the book from a different means, and so not taking it from someone who is using it. It’s faster. Can get the book in 3-5 days instead of waiting 2 weeks plus delivery. That’s if the person turns the book in on time. So- if the book you want is checked out- Use the EZ Borrow option rather than recalling a book.
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  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • When searching for an article- need to search by journal title, then use the database (wherever it’s hosted) to find the actual article. Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 This is the long path- don’t generally go this route. Go by subject area. However- if looking for a particular journal & are more of a browser than a searcher- this is how you’ll find what you’re looking for. THOUSANDS of periodicals- it might take a while.
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 For help in the library you can go to it, of course, call, email, and sometimes instant message.
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 There are many different vendors for databases, and several different interfaces. Go to libraries databases. Click on first four and academic search primer. BIG NEWS in Summer 2011: Wilson Web was bought out by EBSCO.
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 OUT DATED INFORMATION: It only searches these ones now: Academic Search Premier Web of Science WilsonWeb Omnifile I’ve never used this. It’s pretty slow.
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  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 RefWorks would be great if you were doing a dissertation or a thesis. For me- it’s a lot of work and a high learning curve for not much pay off for regular assignments. However- you do get people doing their thesis or their dissertation and will want some guidance with RefWorks. So- if your working in the University Libraries- you’ll want to at least explore this service. Tutorial is awesome. The link there has some great tutorials, but are rather time consuming.
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 There is a neat ‘get it at RU’ feature on the web which rocks when doing research on the web.
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 My Account- on top right of the library site. Re-new books, see documents you’ve ordered via ILL. See if you owe fines.
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 For instance Factiva is a very expensive database and there is a limit to nine users at once. Ran into this with my Principals of Searching class. Have an assignment due and everyone is on the evening before trying to get it finished.
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 In laymen's terms: Local = on campus Remote = off campus If you’re off campus- you’ll need to log in via the RU Libraries site. A yellow box in top left. Or it will prompt you going when going into a source that you need to be RU affiliated.
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • point out the yellow box at the top left-hand side of the page. Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
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  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004 networked printers = you can print from laptop
  • There’s a search feature for the RU website. Also- the ‘ask a librarian’ is there. During semester offers chat reference. Turn it off the last week of classes and for finals (get over whelmed). I’ve used it- always helpful. Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Use Barbara Burton (Part-Time Lecturer, PhD student) Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • Rutgers University Libraries 01/14/12 kf 2004
  • RU Libraries

    1. 1. Rutgers University Libraries MLIS Technology Workshop Module B Spring 2012 presents… Updated on 01/14/12 by Darlene Davis
    2. 2. Workshop Objectives <ul><li>Introduce RU Libraries and their locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate important features of RU Libraries website. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce tools that will help you efficiently and effectively locate and retrieve physical and/or digital library resources. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Say NO to Information Overload! <ul><li>We are providing you with a lot of information today. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be overwhelmed!!  </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, you can access this presentation at any time from our website . </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians LOVE to help! Don’t be afraid to ask fellow students for info. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Library Help: Searchpath <ul><li>STOP information overload! </li></ul><ul><li>Click the pic to go there now! </li></ul><ul><li>Access Searchpath remotely (at your leisure) for a very helpful tutorial. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Do You Speak “Library”? <ul><li>Welcome to the wonderful world of library science! </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t have a secret handshake, but we do have our own “language”. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Library Lingo <ul><li>OPAC = O nline P ublic A ccess C atalog </li></ul><ul><li>RUL = R utgers U niversity L ibraries </li></ul><ul><li>For more library lingo, click here . </li></ul><ul><li>Then, test your knowledge with some Library Science Jeopardy ! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Where is the Closest Library? <ul><li>Archibald S. Alexander Library (affectionately known as “Alex”) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s right next door! (between the SC&I Building and the College Ave. Parking Deck) </li></ul><ul><li>Alex was built in 1956 and is the oldest and largest of the RU Libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>A café, The Scarlet Latte, was added in 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch LISSA listserv for tour info (and be sure to sign up)! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Click here to read a description of the Alexander Library collection.
    9. 9.
    10. 10. What about Other RU Libraries? <ul><li>As a Rutgers student, you are eligible to use other campus libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Some classes may require visits to other campus libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>You may live near another campus and find it convenient to use that library. </li></ul>
    11. 11. VALE NJ <ul><li>Rutgers is a member of VALE ( V irtual A cademic L ibrary E nvironment) NJ, which means that you may be eligible to borrow materials from another college campus near you. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information, including a list of participating institutions, click here . </li></ul>
    12. 12. The URL ( U niform R esource L ocator) for the RU Libraries Website is http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu . The website provides information about all the libraries affiliated with the University.
    13. 13. Why can’t I just Google it? <ul><li>The Rutgers Library Catalog connects you with resources available at Rutgers or through ILL ( I nter- L ibrary L ending) consortia </li></ul><ul><li>Library website provides access to online indexes and databases not available via Google </li></ul><ul><li>Materials for some classes may be on Electronic Reserve </li></ul>
    14. 14. Campus Computer Access <ul><li>Type the URL into your browser: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>You can also click the pic below: </li></ul>
    15. 15. Get your Library Card! <ul><li>Your library card = your RU student ID </li></ul><ul><li>Before you borrow materials, you will need to register the barcode number on the back of your ID card. PIN numbers are no longer issued. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s do that now ! (You can also stop by the Alex circulation desk during operating hours ). </li></ul>
    16. 16. These RU libraries have their own catalogs. Limit search by Library. Change search criteria. Input search term(s).
    17. 17. Library Catalog Search Practice <ul><li>Title search: Seeking Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Author search: Kay Cassell </li></ul><ul><li>Subject search: student’s choice! </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced search (let’s take a look) </li></ul>
    18. 18. Library Catalog: Tips and Tricks <ul><li>Repeat title search: Seeking Meaning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark record and e-mail to yourself (or to a group partner) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use subject heading hyperlinks to find more information on topics of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare Book Delivery/Recall function with Book Special Request function </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Library Catalog : Circulating Materials <ul><li>Graduate students can borrow circulating materials for the whole semester! For full details, click here . </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the Book Delivery/Recall? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recall notices will be sent to your RU student directory e-mail listing ( make sure you are checking that e-mail !!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have 14 days to return a recalled book. </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Fines for Overdue Recall Items <ul><li>The fine for a recalled item that is not returned within 14 days is $5.00/day up to $50.00 . </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to return a recalled item on time will result in suspension of your borrowing privileges. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here for more information about library fines. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Research Resources <ul><li>Let’s explore the subject guides… </li></ul>
    22. 22. You try: Library Catalog Search <ul><li>Periodical search: Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Use the “Advanced Search” and the “match on” … exact content… </li></ul><ul><li>You can find journals by title in IRIS, but you cannot search for articles by title </li></ul>
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    24. 24.
    25. 25. How Do I Find an Article? <ul><li>Start with Indexes and Databases; choose a periodical index that covers your subject of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Get help from the library! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget, you can always Ask a Librarian . </li></ul><ul><li>Also, check out the FAQs and the How Do I's on the library website. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Databases differ! <ul><li>Not all databases provide access to full text of articles. </li></ul><ul><li>Find American Libraries in “Library Literature and Information Science.” Select any article and see what is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Find American Libraries in “Academic Search Premier.” Select the same article and compare with LLIS results. </li></ul><ul><li>Review How Do I Get My Article ? </li></ul>
    27. 27. Searchlight Searchlight can help you get started! Let’s look for an article with the word “Googlizers” in the title.
    28. 28. Remember… <ul><li>Searchlight only searches the databases listed (see previous slide). </li></ul><ul><li>To search other databases, use the links in Indexes and Databases (select by subject or alphabetically). </li></ul><ul><li>You can mark and e-mail search results to yourself so you don’t have to recreate searches. </li></ul>
    29. 29. RefWorks RefWorks is great! Let’s explore … Click here to get to the RefWorks tutorial.
    30. 30. RU Libraries Toolbar <ul><li>Check out this cutting edge RU tool! Click the pic to explore… </li></ul>
    31. 31. My Account <ul><li>You will need to register your barcode and get your library PIN before you can access “My Account”. </li></ul>
    32. 32. Restricted Access <ul><li>Certain Electronic Resources have licenses that restrict access to current students, faculty, and staff: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On site (LOCAL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off site (REMOTE) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access is usually limited to a certain number of users at one time. If you have trouble getting into a database, try again at a later time. </li></ul>
    33. 33. Local / Remote
    34. 34. Local / Remote <ul><li>Campus computers are local. </li></ul><ul><li>If you connect your laptop on campus using the RU wireless network, your computer will be local. </li></ul><ul><li>If you access the library website from your home computer or other off-campus location, you will be connecting remotely. </li></ul>
    35. 35. What you will see at home:
    36. 36. The login screen:
    37. 37. A successful login:
    38. 38. Remote Connection Tips <ul><li>Connection times out after extended inactivity; just re-enter your NetID and password. </li></ul><ul><li>Occasionally gets “confused” if results are opened in too many new windows; try to open in one window. </li></ul><ul><li>See “ How Do I Connect from Off-Campus ?” </li></ul>
    39. 39. Other Services at Alex
    40. 40. Graduate Reading Room <ul><li>On the 3 rd floor of Alex. </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll need your ID to get in. </li></ul><ul><li>PCs and Networked Printers available. </li></ul>
    41. 41. If you still can’t find it… <ul><li>Search the library Website </li></ul><ul><li>Check the library Site Index </li></ul><ul><li>The library and its friendly librarians want to help you! Please don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it. (Hint: They love helping library students). </li></ul>
    42. 42. Electronic Reserves <ul><li>Some professors will put items on electronic reserve. You can view these on campus computers or via your remote connection. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the pic to see how it’s done. </li></ul>
    43. 43. Last Chance…
    44. 44. You’re Ready! <ul><li>Thank you for coming today. We hope this has been helpful. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need help, go to the RU ASIS&T website to review these presentations. It also has lots of other useful information for later in the semester. </li></ul><ul><li>Congratulations and good luck! </li></ul>
    45. 45. Credits <ul><li>Creator: Monica A. Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Updaters: </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Crovatto </li></ul><ul><li>Mallary Saltzman </li></ul><ul><li>Allie Graham </li></ul><ul><li>Gabrielle M. Casieri </li></ul><ul><li>Suchitra Kamath </li></ul><ul><li>Darlene Davis </li></ul><ul><li>Jacqueline Wolcott (notes) </li></ul>

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