Lhs Library Orientation

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Lhs Library Orientation

  1. 1. LHS Library Orientation Library Hours: 7:15am-3:15pm What you need to know…. Your Librarians: Librarian: Ms. Meester Asst. Librarian: Ms. Hoog
  2. 2. Resources @ your library <ul><li>Fun Books for Reading (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Reference) </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias for General Information (Print & Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines (Periodicals) for Research on your Topic (Print and Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Online databases for organized, reviewed and comprehensive information (Biography Resource DB, Opposing Viewpoints, Virtual Reference Online, World Book Online, Culturegrams). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Books <ul><li>Book and magazine checkout – 2 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>A student ID is required for checkout </li></ul><ul><li>You can renew materials with book on-hand </li></ul><ul><li>Late fees – none , but we do appreciate prompt return </li></ul><ul><li>Lost books – Remain on your record until graduation and must be paid </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fiction, Nonfiction & Reference <ul><li>Fiction - Books that are made up by the author, or are not true, are fiction . </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction books are located under the skylights, and shelved in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. </li></ul><ul><li>Books that are nonfiction , or true, are about real things, people, events, and places. </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction books are located along the south wall, and shelved by subject category in Dewey Decimal order. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, gazetteers, almanacs, and atlases are intended to be referred to rather than read through. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference books are located on the west side, and shelved by subject category in Dewey Decimal order. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Computer Usage
  6. 6. LHS Library Website
  7. 7. Online Databases <ul><li>Why and when to use a database? </li></ul><ul><li>One answer: Online databases provide organized, reviewed, and comprehensive information. </li></ul><ul><li>Why and when to use a search engine? </li></ul><ul><li>One answer: Search engines are good for finding specific sites, or specific information. </li></ul>
  8. 8. LHS Online Databases
  9. 9. LHS Online Databases, cont’d.
  10. 10. LHS Online Databases, Cont’d.
  11. 11. Printing <ul><li>The printer is located in the library office </li></ul><ul><li>Printing is free for academic purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Personal copies are 10 cents per page </li></ul><ul><li>Directions for printing: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Library Supplies and more
  13. 13. Questions? <ul><li>What questions do you have about the LHS library that haven’t been answered during this presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you recognize that one information source might fit your needs better than another? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think about using a variety of information sources to support your topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you identify the value of both print and online information sources? </li></ul><ul><li>Did this orientation make you feel more comfortable with knowing your way around the library? </li></ul>

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