I can show you ways to find information more easily
Agenda Library services The course guide Finding books Finding articles Accessing library resources from home
What is a library?
The Library Connects you to information Six million items: Books, DVDs, music, newspapers…
August/September 2008 Orientation 9 Humanities & Social Sciences Library
Lots of computers
Printing and photocopying McGill Copy Card is required! Printers Price: 9 cents per page Scanners Photocopiers Price: 7 cents per page
Make us happy…Ask us! Librarians are here to help In person On the phone Online: chat and e-mail
On the Library’s website
Your McGill ID is your borrowing card
books at once
Loan period of
Renew up to
Fines: per day per book
What about DVDs?
We have of DVDs
DVDs at once
Fines : per day per DVD
60 2 weeks 3 times 50 cents thousands 2 days 3 $2.00
Now let’s look for information
What words should we use?
Where should we look?
The Course Guide
An example in The Canadian Encyclopedia Recommends books and websites Tells you who is important
Finding Books Use the catalogue to see what books, videos, music, journals, newspapers and DVDs are in the library.
Can you find this book? Title: City of Forgetting: A Novel Authors: Robert Majzels Publisher: Mercury Press, 1997
Location in the library
Finding DVDs at the library DVDs are at the Loans & Reserves counter – write down the call number of the DVD you would like and the staff will get you the DVD
Articles are NOTlisted in the library catalogue!
Where do you find articles? Article indexes and databases!
Off campus? Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Where do I find…? Encyclopedias Articles Books, DVDs Websites VPN help
Ask a librarian NOT a last resort! What are your questions? Megan Fitzgibbons Liaison Librarian email@example.com 514-398-4696
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