Agder University Library - Introduction for Foreign Students

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Agder University Library - Introduction for Foreign Students

  1. 1. Welcome to Agder University Library! Arthur N. Olsen, Academic Librarian
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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