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  • 1. Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about the Library
  • 2. Where is the Library?
    • Currently, the Library is located in Building B across from the Book Store.
    • Soon we will move to room 100 B in Building C next to the computer lab.
  • 3. What sorts of stuff can I find in the Library?
    • Books, magazine, journals, videos and DVDs are available for checkout.
    • Many reference books are available for in-Library use.
    • Handouts on citation styles, electronic resources and other helpful information.
  • 4. What are the policies for borrowing items?
    • Most items in the Library may be checked out for two weeks.
    • Most items may be renewed, if no one else has asked for them.
    • Reference materials, reserve materials and current periodicals may not be checked out.
  • 5. What are the policies for borrowing items?
    • Back issues of periodicals may be checked out.
    • You can have up to 10 items out at one time.
    • Please be considerate of others and return library materials on time.
  • 6. How do I find books in the Library?
    • We have an online catalog that can be accessed in the Library, or from any Internet enabled computer:
    • http://207.67.203.74/C92003Staff/OPAC
    • Search by subject, keyword, title, author
  • 7. How do I find books in the Library?
    • When you locate an item you want, write down the call number.
    • This call number works like a street address: it tells you where on the shelves to find the book.
    • We use the Dewey Decimal System, so the books are in numerical order on the shelves.
  • 8. What’s the Dewey Decimal System?
    • It’s a classification system that helps to bring order to the library collection.
    • The Dewey Decimal System organizes knowledge into general categories.
    • Each category is assigned a range of numbers. For example, Literature can be found from 800-899.
  • 9. Dewey’s general categories
    • 000-099 General Reference, Computers, Library Science
    • 100-199 Philosophy, psychology and logic
    • 200-299 Religion
    • 300-399 Social Sciences
    • 400-499 Language
    • 500-599 Natural Science
    • 600-699 Technology and Applied Science
    • 700-799 Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Recreation
    • 800-899 Literature
    • 900-999 History and Biography
  • 10. Why do I need to know this?
    • Books on the same subject will be next to each other on the shelves
    • Similar or related subjects may be nearby
  • 11. Some Subjects and their Dewey Numbers:
    • Accounting 657
    • Business & marketing 658
    • Business law 346
    • Computers 004
    • Criminal Justice 364
    • Ethics 174
    • Health Info Technology 610
    • History of Arizona 979
    • Sociology 301
    • Spanish 468
    • Writing 808
  • 12. Does the Library have computers I can use?
    • The Library has 3 student computers with:
      • Microsoft Office
      • Internet access
      • Wireless access is available for your laptop
      • The library also has a scanner, a TV, VCR and DVD player for your use.
  • 13. Does the Library offer any electronic access to resources?
    • YES!!!
    • We have several databases that are available 24/7 via the Internet.
    • Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite
    • LIRN databases
  • 14. Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite
    • Thousands of magazines and journals
    • Wide range of disciplines
    • Full text of articles available to save, print or email
  • 15. Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite
    • Access through Library catalog or online from any internet enabled computer
    • Visit: http:// search.epnet.com
    • Username: s8444165
    • Password: library
  • 16. LIRN Databases
    • Library & Information Resources Network (LIRN)
    • Subject-specific databases
    • Magazine & journal articles
    • Some offer access to electronic books, newspapers and multi-media materials
  • 17. LIRN Databases
    • http:// lirn.net/services.shtml
    • Enter your Patron Identification Number
    • Institution # + first four letters of your last name + first letter(s) of your first name
    • PIN example for Jane Smith: 65108smitj
    • PIN example for John Doe: 65108doejo
  • 18. How can the Librarian help me?
    • Finding information resources
    • Providing guidance on citing information
    • Evaluating the reliability & validity of information
    • Editing & proofreading papers
  • 19. Library Hours
    • Monday: 8:30am – 7:30pm
    • Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
    • Wednesday: 8am – 3pm
    • Thursday: 10am – 8pm
    • Friday: 8am – 4pm