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  • 1. Introduction to LibraryResources and Services Jennifer Thiessen Liaison Librarian, Education James A. Gibson Library July 2012
  • 2. The James A. Gibson library Schmon Tower floors 2, 5-10
  • 3. IRC• The IRC (Instructional Resource Centre) – K-12 curriculum material – Emphasis on teaching• The James A. Gibson Library – Material on the theory, philosophy, history and practice of education (mostly on 8th floor) – For your papers and projects for your Education classes – Emphasis on research
  • 4. Goals for today’s session Part I: Library Services  My Library Account  Laptop loans  Photocopying services  RACER  Study space  RefWorks Part II: Library Resources  Catalogue  Databases  Your Research Guide
  • 5. My Library AccountMy Library Account allows library users to  see a list of items they have signed out  renew and place holds on items  view details of outstanding library fines  log in to library databases from off campus
  • 6. Setting up My Library Account• Library website > • Log in with your Brock• My Library Account username and password
  • 7. Laptops The Library currently has 40 laptops available for 4 hour loans from the Circulation Desk. All laptops have Office software on them. Laptops can be taken out of the Library.
  • 8. Photocopying Services• Photocopy cards• Colour and transparency copying• Posters, photos, banners and other large format prints (5th Floor)
  • 9. RACERRACER is the Ontario interlibrary loan system.Borrow books through RACER (pick them up and return them at our Circulation Desk)Get photocopies of journal articles (yours to keep)
  • 10. Study spaces on library floors• The upper floors of the Library (8-10) are designated quiet zones.• The mid-level floors (5-7) are designated low level talking.• Graduate Study room (6th floor): study carrels, meeting room
  • 11. RefWorksRefWorks is software that allows you to:  Save references to books and articles from our catalogue and our databases.  Automatically create bibliographies or works cited pages in APA style format.
  • 12. The concept: exportdatabase bibliographic reference(s) management software * optional * produce bibliography
  • 13. Part II: Library Resources in Education• Books• Journals• Research Guide Hint: Start with the Research tab.
  • 14. 3/365 Research Aspirations by catspyjamasnz• Use the Catalogue to find books (both print and e-books)• Use the Databases to find journal articles.
  • 15. Catalogue Practice• Go to the Library Catalogue. Do a keyword search on international students. Now do a keyword search on “international students.” Why is there a difference in results?• Stay in the Library Catalogue. Do a keyword search on globalization. Now do a subject search on globalization. Why are the results different?
  • 16. Click on Research, then Databases. Click on Education tosee a list of databases for that subject area.
  • 17. Finding Journalarticles•Use databases
  • 18. • Looks for full text in other locations (Does not guarantee full text).
  • 19. Database Practice• Find the Education databases.• Open up Education Research Complete.• Do a search on “international students.” How are the results arranged? How can you limit your results to peer reviewed journal articles?
  • 20. Your Research Guide• Where to start if you have forgotten everything I have just said.
  • 21. Summary Information about library services for graduate students can be found here:  http://www.brocku.ca/library/services-lib/grad-students The most important services you should know about are:  My Library Account  RACER  RefWorks Library Resources:  Library catalogue – books  Library databases – journal articles  Research Guide Contact me if you need help:  jthiessen@brocku.ca