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  • There are two types of classification systems that libraries use to organize materials on the shelf: Dewey Decimal Classification SystemUsed by most public libraries and some colleges Library of Congress Classification SystemUsed by most University and colleges (Harrison College uses this system)
  • Call numbers are like a street address for resources. It identifies where on the shelf an item can be located.
  • For example, all books about dogs will be grouped together.
  • Refer to pages 77 & 78 of your text for charts that break down the subject areas.
  • Go to the website to show how to locate the online catalog.Show how to search by author/title/keyword/etc…
  • When you read the numbers after the decimal point, do not read it as a whole number. Look at each number one at a time to see what comes first
  • Begin with the 2 letters at the beginning then move down to the rest of the numbered call number.
  • The OPAC can be searched for books, e-books, DVDs, CDRoms, and more.
  • When searching the online catalog, you can search by the following “fields”
  • Everyone with brown hair please stand up.Everyone with brown hair AND blue eyes please stand up.Everyone with brown hair AND blue eyes but NOT wearing sandals please stand up.Everyone with brown hair OR blonde hair please stand up.
  • How can you string these words together using Boolean Operators?
  • Remember the Summary information
  • Harrison College has 2 options for ordering resources that the Fort Wayne campus may not have.Students can request books and journal articles from any library throughout the United States. Fill out a form from the LRC website and bring it in to me. Remember to plan ahead!! ILL’s take between 2-4 weeks because of shipping times.
  • When searching the online catalog, you can search by the following “fields”
  • As we move further in the Research Log each week, continue to think about the Final Annotated Bibliography Project.
  • Be sure that your summaries on your assignment follow these guidelines.

Information Literacy Week 6: Book Searching Information Literacy Week 6: Book Searching Presentation Transcript

  • Research Step #2 – Finding the information
    INF1100 – Week 6
    LRC
  • Library Call Numbers:
    Classification Systems
    Dewey Decimal
    and
    Library of Congress
  • Classification Systems
    Both systems organize materials by SUBJECT.
  • Dewey Decimal
    Dewey uses numbers at the beginning of the call number.
    154.634 FRE
  • Library of Congress
    Library of Congress uses letters at the beginning of the call number.
    HD 4918.E375
  • Dewey Vs. LoC
    What subject area would HD 4918.E375 fall under?
    What subject area would
    154.634 FRE fall under?
  • The Stacks
  • The Library Stacks
    Finding materials:
    • Go to the online library catalog
    • Find your desired resource
    • Write down the call number associated with the item
    • Find your book in the stacks
  • Call Number Order: Dewey Decimal
    Put the following numbers in order:
    • 154.634 FRE
    • 305.569 HER
    • 650.142 FRY 2007
    • 610.73076 NCL
    • 610.73069 PRO
    • 154.63 PAR
  • Call Number Order: Library of Congress
    Put the following numbers in order:
    • HD 4918 .E375 2008
    • RT 55 .N44 2011
    • BF 1078 .F72 2010
    • HF 5383 .H49 2005
    • BD 430 .A3 2008
    • RT 55 .s4875 2009
  • LRC Online Catalog:
    O.P.A.C.
    • Online
    • Public
    • Access
    • Catalog
  • LRC Online Catalog:
    O.P.A.C.
    Title
    Author
    Subject
    Keyword
    Series
    ISBN #
  • When searching the online catalog, consider using Boolean Operators.
  • Class Activity
    Boolean Simon Says
  • Boolean Operators
    For the topic “television makes children more aggressive,” what 3 keywords do you see that could be used to search an online catalog?
  • Boolean Operators
    For the topic “television makes children more aggressive,” what 3 keywords do you see that could be used to search an online catalog?
    • Television
    • Children
    • Aggressive
  • Class Activity
    LRC Online Catalog
  • Searching Your Topic
    • LRC Online Catalog (OPAC)
    • Worldcat
    • Google Books
    • Allen County Public Library Catalog
  • Interlibrary Loan
    &
    Harrison Express
  • What is this?
  • Gathering your Findings
    What exactly is an Annotated Bibliography?
    • It’s more than ONE sentence!
    • It fully summarizes the work.
    • It gives the reader of the bibliography a better understanding of the book or article.
  • Summarizing
    • 3-5 Sentences Per Summary
    • Full/Complete Sentences
    • The final sentence should explain why the book/e-book is relevant to your topic.
  • Sample APA Book Citation
    Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Final Project Assignment #2
    Finding Books
  • For Next Class:
    • Review Chapter 3
    • Study for Ch. 3, Lessons 4-6 Quiz
    • Final Project Assignment # 2 – Searching for Books