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  • 1. Library Resources in a Nutshell An Introduction to theBrooklyn College Library Taught byLibrarian and Professor Alycia Sellie
  • 2. What We’ll Cover in this Session• A bit about the all that is available to you at the Library• An overview of research at the Brooklyn College Library• Start of the Semester Checklist• Q&A• Then a tour of the building!
  • 3. The Library as a Space
  • 4. Five Floors ofStudy Spaces!
  • 5. Viewing and Study Rooms
  • 6. Library Academic Information Technologies• Computer Labs• Classes and Workshops• Laptop Loans
  • 7. The Library As A Museum
  • 8. Archives and Special Collections
  • 9. The Library’s Collections
  • 10. All CUNYLibraries areAvailable to You!You may request books or visit other CUNY libraries!
  • 11. Your Library CardIs your Brooklyn College ID Card.• Each semester, visit the Circulation Desk to activate your card.
  • 12. Library Collections beyondCUNY are available to you as well!
  • 13. Interlibrary Loan• If CUNY does not have a book or article you want, you can borrow the item from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.• Set up your account online to get started.
  • 14. The Library Websitehttp://library.brooklyn.cuny.edu
  • 15. To Find Books, eBooks and More…Use the Library Catalog:
  • 16. To Find Articles…Use a Library Database:
  • 17. To Find Articles by Subject…Browse Resources by Subject:
  • 18. Off-Campus AccessYou have access to our electronic resourcesanywhere you have an internet connection. Login information:Username: BC email IDPassword: MMDDSSSSS (month and day of birthday as FOUR numbers, and last FIVE digits of your Social Security number)
  • 19. Visit the Reference Desk!Get to Know your Librarian!
  • 20. Research HelpReference Services:• Talk to your subject librarian• Chat online: 24 hour chat reference service through the library’s website• Visit the reference desk on the first floor of the library
  • 21. Start of the Semester Checklist
  • 22. The LOOPLibrary Online Orientation Program
  • 23. Printing/Copying/Scanning• Free printing – Free printing for graduate students each semester. The number of free pages depends on how many classes you are enrolled in.• Separate Copy accounts – Black and white copies: 10 cents per page, 15 cents for double-sided• Color printing and copying also available• Free scanners—can use with print accounts
  • 24. Go WirelessTo use the wireless on campus, bring yourportable device to the West End Building(WEB Building) computer lab for setupduring business hours.
  • 25. Take a Workshop!• Each semester the Library and AIT offer workshops on a variety of topics• More library workshops in development• Have an suggestion for a workshop that you would like to attend? Let us know!
  • 26. Don’t Know? Can’t Find? Ask at the Library!
  • 27. Questions? Please feel free to ask now, at the reference desk, online,or any time that you need help! This session was led by Professor Alycia Sellie asellie@brooklyn.cuny.edu