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Library orientation for students new to the library

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  • Welcome to Frequently Asked Questions about the Library at Brown Mackie College – Tucson.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about the Library
  • Where is the Library?
    • The library is located in room 100 B in Building C next to the computer lab.
  • What kind 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 are available.
  • 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.
  • Does the Library have a website?
    • www.bmctucson.wordpress.com
    • Provides links to:
    • Library catalog
    • Periodical databases
    • Web sites, categorized by subject
    • Library information (hours, contact info)
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  • 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 via the Library web site.
    • Search by subject, keyword, title, author
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  • Type in your topic or keyword Then click here
  • Library resources are listed. Write down the call #
  • How do I find books in the Library?
    • When you find an item in the catalog, 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
  • Does the Library have computers I can use?
    • The Library has 2 student computers with:
      • Microsoft Office
      • Internet access
      • Wireless access is available for your laptop
  • Does the Library offer any electronic access to resources?
    • 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 the Library website
    • Please see the library staff for user name and password.
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  • 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
    • Access through Library website
    • Please see librarian or library staff for your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access this resource.
  • See the librarian for your PIN
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  • Both Infotrac and ProQuest have several databases that you can search!
  • How can the Librarian help me?
    • Finding information resources
    • Providing guidance on citing information
    • Evaluating the reliability & validity of information
    • Editing & proofreading papers
  • Questions?
    • Contact your librarian, Dorothy Hemmo:
    • Phone: (520) 319-3310
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Or come on by!