Introduction to Shapiro Library Resources

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Overview of the resources available at the Shapiro Library at Southern New Hampshire University. Includes how to find articles and e-books, how to use RefWorks, Google Scholar, and more.

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Introduction to Shapiro Library Resources

  1. 1. Shapiro LibraryIntroduction to Library Resources Emily Singley, Reference Librarian
  2. 2. How to login to the library• https://my.snhu.edu• Login using your MySNHU username and password• Click on “Shapiro Library” to get to the library homepage• Bookmark this page!
  3. 3. What you will find in the library • Journal articles • Books • E-books • Research Guides • Citation management (RefWorks) • Research help (Librarians!)
  4. 4. How to find scholarly journalarticles• Go to the library home page https://my.snhu.edu/Academics/Library/Pages/default.aspx• Click on “Find a database or electronic resource” http://libguides.snhu.edu/A-ZList• Bookmark this page!• Click on the “databases by subject A-G” tab• Select “Education”• Choose the database of your choice – Highly recommended: ERIC• Search the database for articles on your topic
  5. 5. Database searching tips • Look for an “Advanced search” option. In ERIC, it is directly under the search box. • Use limiters to narrow your search effectively. Limit by peer-reviewed, by date, or even educational level. i.e: “elementary education” • Use synonyms to find more on your topic. i.e: search not only “adolescent” but also “teenager” and “young adult.” • Remember Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT). i.e: mathematics and curriculum and elementary • Use tricks like truncation (*), wildcards (? or !), and phrases (""). For example: disciplin* and class* and "high school"
  6. 6. How do I get the full-text? • Don’t see the full-text of an article? Click on the “Article Linker” to check if it is available in another database: • Still didn’t get to full-text? Click on the “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” link to order the article at no cost:
  7. 7. How to find a specific journal • Go to the library homepage and click on “Find a journal by name” http://pn8vx3lh2h.search.serialssolutions.com/ • Type the journal name into the “title begins with” search box: continued…
  8. 8. • Find a database that covers the year(s) you need:In the example above, if you needed the June2011 issue of the Journal of EducationalResearch, you would find it in “EBSCOhost EJS”
  9. 9. • Once in the database, navigate to the issue or article you need. Articles are in page number order:
  10. 10. How to find a specific article • Go to the library homepage and click on “Find a journal by name” http://pn8vx3lh2h.search.serialssolutions.com/ • Now click on “Citation linker” (right below the search box): • Fill in as much citation information as you have and click “Look up” to see if the library has the article.
  11. 11. How to find books and e- books• Click on the “Book catalog” tab on the library home page• Put in your search terms – you can search by keyword, title, author, subject, and more.• Both print books and e-books will display in your results: book e-book• Print books can be requested and mailed to your home, or you can have them held for pick up at the library front desk.• E-books can be read online. Some titles can even be downloaded to your portable device!
  12. 12. How to request a print book• From your search results page, click on the title you would like to borrow:• Click on the “Request” link in upper left:
  13. 13. Requesting a book,continued:• You will need to login again. This time, use your MySNHU login without the “@snhu.edu” ending:• On the “Request Verification” screen, choose whether you want this item mailed to your home, or pick up at library:• Click “Submit.”• You will receive an email when your item is ready. **Emails go to your SNHU email address!
  14. 14. How to limit results to e-books• Search for books from the “Book catalog” tab on the library home page• From your results page, click “Modify search:”• Select “E-books” and click “Submit:”• Now you will only see electronic books.
  15. 15. Library Research Guides • Research guides are created by librarians. • They contain links to course and subject-specific resources. • They also have helpful documentation on how to use library resources, including video tutorials. • Check them out at: http://libguides.snhu.edu/ • Ed.D. Educational Leadership Research Guide: http://libguides.snhu.edu/educational_leadership
  16. 16. Using RefWorks to manageyour citations• RefWorks is a citation management tool• Use it to save citations and create your bibliography• Create an account at: http://www.refworks.com/refworks2/?r=authentication ::init&groupcode=RWSNHampU• More info on the “Citing your Sources” Research Guide: http://libguides.snhu.edu/citation
  17. 17. Help with RefWorks:• Contact SNHU Instructional Support: Email: instructionalsupport@snhu.edu MySNHU page: https://my.snhu.edu/OFFICES/ITS/IS/Pages/default.aspx• RefWorks Help page: http://www.refworks.com/refworks2/help/RefWorks2.htm• RefWorks video overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcDdiI6mUyY&feature=yout u.be• RefWorks Quickstart Guide: http://www.refworks.com/refworks2/help/RefWorks_QSG_EN_ Dec11.pdf
  18. 18. Other (free) citation management tools:• Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/• Zotero http://www.zotero.org/• Connotea http://www.connotea.org/• EasyBib http://www.easybib.com/• CiteULike http://www.citeulike.org/• And there are many more…..
  19. 19. Web searching using GoogleScholar• Use Google Scholar to search both Shapiro Library and scholarly web resources at the same time!• Go to http://scholar.google.com/• Set your “Library Links” to include Southern New Hampshire University• Now Google will show you when you have access to full-text through SNHU. Log into MySNHU and Google will even link you right to the article!• Video tutorial on how to set up your Library Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bROcWIcwTP4• Good Research Guide on “How to Google like a librarian:” http://libguides.snhu.edu/google
  20. 20. Some helpful links • Shapiro Library home page (must login to MySNHU) https://my.snhu.edu/Academics/Library/Pages/default.aspx • Educational Leadership Research Guide: http://libguides.snhu.edu/educational_leadership • Citing your sources research guide (includes RefWorks): http://libguides.snhu.edu/citation • Library databases and electronic resources: http://libguides.snhu.edu/A-ZList • Off-campus library services guide: http://libguides.snhu.edu/OCLSinformation includes information on how to search for and request books, how to look up a journal, and more.
  21. 21. How to get help with research• Call us during library hours: 603-626-9100 x2161• Email us anytime: reference@snhu.edu• Chat with us on the library home page: https://my.snhu.edu/Academics/Library/Pages/default.aspx• Check out all our Research Guides: http://libguides.snhu.edu/
  22. 22. Emily Singley, Reference Librarian e.singley@snhu.edu 603-668-2211 x2225 Thanks!

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