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  • 1. Transitioning to College research
    Amanda Maddock
    Reference & Instruction Librarian
    OSU :: Mansfield
  • 2. Aren’t all Libraries the Same?
    K-12 School Library
    Open during school day
    Collections are smaller than public/academic library offerings and content varies considerably between school districts.
    Subscribe to popular magazines like Time and Newsweek (usually can’t be checked out of library).
    Books arranged by Dewey Decimal call numbers.
    One library per building or school district.
    One help desk in library.
    Academic (College) Libraries
    Stay open later (often until 10:00pm or midnight) and open earlier (7:30 or 8:00am). May even be open 24 hours during exam time.
    Collections support the courses that are offered on campus and the research needs of students and faculty.
    Subscribe to popular magazinesand scholarly journals (in specialized fields such as Business or Education). May or may not be able to check out of library.
    Books usually arranged by Library of Congress call numbers, but may use Dewey Decimal.
    May have one library or multiple (specialized) libraries on campus.
    Usually more than one help desk (Information/Reference, book check out, Reserves, etc.)
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  • 3. Flickr :: State Library of Ohio
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  • 5. Flickr :: chananigans
  • 6. Flickr :: broken thoughts
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    Flickr :: uconnlibrariesmagic
  • 7. Methods of Arranging Books
    Dewey Decimal System
    000 Generalities
    100 Philosophy & psychology
    200 Religion
    300 Social sciences
    400 Language
    500 Natural sciences & mathematics
    600 Technology (Applied sciences)
    700 The arts
    800 Literature & rhetoric
    900 Geography and history
    Library of Congress Classification System
    A General Works
    B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    C Auxiliary Sciences of History
    D History (General) and History of Europe
    E History: America
    F History: America
    G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
    H Social Sciences
    J Political Science
    K Law
    L Education
    M Music and Books on Music
    N Fine Arts
    P Language and Literature
    Q Science
    R Medicine
    S Agriculture
    T Technology
    U Military Science
    V Naval Science
    Z Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General)
  • 8. Dewey Decimal System vs. Library of Congress Classification System
    305.4201 B348
    305 means the book is about social groups.
    .4201 means it is focused on the social role and status of women.
    B348 is the “code” for Baumgardner.
    HQ1421 .B38 2000
    HQ means the book is about family, marriage, women, and/or sexuality.
    1421 means it is focused on women and feminism.
    B38 is the “code” for Baumgardner.
  • 9. Reference Books
    Data & Statistics
  • 10. Popular
    • Often written by journalists or professional writers for a general audience
    • 11. Use language easily understood by a general audience
    • 12. Rarely give full citations for sources
    • 13. Written for the general public
    • 14. Tend to be shorter than journal articles
    • 15. Are written by and for faculty, researchers, or scholars
    • 16. Uses scholarly or technical language
    • 17. Tend to be longer articles about research
    • 18. Include full citations for sources
    • 19. Are often refereed or peer reviewed
    • 20. Book reviews and editorials are not considered scholarly articles, even when found in scholarly journals
    Some points to remember:
    • Do you want background on a topic new to you? (magazines)
    • 21. Did your professor say to cite scholarly resources? (journals)