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Library FAQs

Library FAQs



Library orientation for new students

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    • Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about the Library
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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:
      • Search by subject, keyword, title, author
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite
      • Thousands of magazines and journals
      • Wide range of disciplines
      • Full text of articles available to save, print or email
    • 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
    • LIRN Databases
      • Library & Information Resources Network (LIRN)
      • Subject-specific databases
      • Magazine & journal articles
      • Some offer access to electronic books, newspapers and multi-media materials
    • 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
    • How can the Librarian help me?
      • Finding information resources
      • Providing guidance on citing information
      • Evaluating the reliability & validity of information
      • Editing & proofreading papers
    • Library Hours
      • Monday: 8:30am – 7:30pm
      • Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
      • Wednesday: 8am – 3pm
      • Thursday: 10am – 8pm
      • Friday: 8am – 4pm