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Agder University Library - Introduction for Foreign Students

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  • 1. Welcome to Agder University Library! Arthur N. Olsen, Academic Librarian
  • 2. Welcome to Agder University Library A modern library with : 300.000 volumes Access to 18.000 electronic periodicals A wide variety of electronic services: databases, dictionaries, encyclopedias Qualified and helpful library staff Access to electronic services and more information on our Webpages: http://www.uia.no/uba Choose English ! Arthur N.Olsen Presentation Foreign Students Spring 2011
  • 3. Facilities Gimlemoen IT & library Newspapers and periodicals Reference books of all kinds Reading/work space Wireless and wired connection to the campus network Group rooms Internet terminals Brief usage for the library catalog, Internet and e-mail Standard PC’s Login necessary , 3 printers Specialized equipment Listen to cassettes and CD’s, film on video and DVD, microfilm and microfiche Mediatek: access to specialized hardware and software for graphics and video work Printers and copiers Follow Me, use of student card Arthur N.Olsen Presentation Foreign Students Spring 2011
  • 4. Our library catalogue Bibsys Used by all university and college libraries in Norway Contains descriptions of 5 mil. documents Can be used from anywhere Possible to find books : In our library At other Norwegian research libraries http://ask.bibsys.no/ask/action/smpsearch Searching: Author: Amin, Samir Title words : agriculture africa Free Text: sustainable development Dewey number: 320.91724 Boolean combinations and truncation ? * + Arthur N.Olsen Presentation Foreign Students Spring 2011
  • 5. E-books E-books kan be accessed via Bibsys Main service from Ebrary Over 40,000 electronic books From 1990 – 2009 Bookshelf, Infotools, markup Safari IT books Some E-books from DawsonERA Arthur N.Olsen Presentation Foreign Students Spring 2011
  • 6. Electronic Journals Pointers to electronic journals in Bibsys Bibsys Tyr Bibsys X Choose Bibsys X from database search screens to see our library holdings and order copies Collections from publishers Elsevier Science Direct , Emerald , Springer Link , Sage , Blackwell , Taylor and Francis Arthur N.Olsen Presentation Foreign Students Spring 2011
  • 7. Some important electronic services EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, CINAHL Google Scholar Web of Science Scopus Dictionaries Oxford English Dictionary , Oxford Reference Encyclopaedias Encyclopaedia Britannica Arthur N.Olsen Presentation Foreign Students Spring 2011
  • 8. Borrowing and ordering documents Your student-id is also your library card Normal loan period is 4 weeks reduced to 1 week if others are waiting Inter-library loans and reservations Renewals Purchase suggestions Arthur N.Olsen Presentation Foreign Students Spring 2011

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