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CFHS Presentation

  1. 1. Transitioning to College research<br />Amanda Maddock<br />Reference & Instruction Librarian<br />OSU :: Mansfield<br />
  2. 2. Aren’t all Libraries the Same?<br />K-12 School Library<br />Open during school day<br />Collections are smaller than public/academic library offerings and content varies considerably between school districts.<br />Subscribe to popular magazines like Time and Newsweek (usually can’t be checked out of library).<br />Books arranged by Dewey Decimal call numbers.<br />One library per building or school district.<br />One help desk in library.<br />Academic (College) Libraries<br />Stay open later (often until 10:00pm or midnight) and open earlier (7:30 or 8:00am). May even be open 24 hours during exam time.<br />Collections support the courses that are offered on campus and the research needs of students and faculty.<br />Subscribe to popular magazinesand scholarly journals (in specialized fields such as Business or Education). May or may not be able to check out of library.<br />Books usually arranged by Library of Congress call numbers, but may use Dewey Decimal.<br />May have one library or multiple (specialized) libraries on campus. <br />Usually more than one help desk (Information/Reference, book check out, Reserves, etc.)<br />Courtesy of ::<br />
  3. 3. Flickr :: State Library of Ohio<br />
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  5. 5. Flickr :: chananigans<br />
  6. 6. Flickr :: broken thoughts<br />Flickr :: oxfordblues84<br />Flickr :: broken thoughts<br />Flickr :: uconnlibrariesmagic<br />
  7. 7. Methods of Arranging Books<br />Dewey Decimal System<br />000 Generalities<br />100 Philosophy & psychology<br />200 Religion<br />300 Social sciences<br />400 Language<br />500 Natural sciences & mathematics<br />600 Technology (Applied sciences)<br />700 The arts<br />800 Literature & rhetoric<br />900 Geography and history<br />Library of Congress Classification System<br />A General Works<br />B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion<br />C Auxiliary Sciences of History<br />D History (General) and History of Europe<br />E History: America<br />F History: America<br />G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation<br />H Social Sciences<br />J Political Science<br />K Law<br />L Education<br />M Music and Books on Music<br />N Fine Arts<br />P Language and Literature<br />Q Science<br />R Medicine<br />S Agriculture<br />T Technology<br />U Military Science<br />V Naval Science<br />Z Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General)<br />
  8. 8. Dewey Decimal System vs. Library of Congress Classification System<br />305.4201 B348<br />305 means the book is about social groups.<br />.4201 means it is focused on the social role and status of women.<br />B348 is the “code” for Baumgardner.<br />HQ1421 .B38 2000<br />HQ means the book is about family, marriage, women, and/or sexuality.<br />1421 means it is focused on women and feminism.<br />B38 is the “code” for Baumgardner.<br />
  9. 9. Reference Books<br />Websites<br />Data & Statistics<br />Books<br />Articles<br />
  10. 10. Popular<br />Scholarly<br />Journals<br />Magazines<br /><ul><li>Often written by journalists or professional writers for a general audience
  11. 11. Use language easily understood by a general audience
  12. 12. Rarely give full citations for sources
  13. 13. Written for the general public
  14. 14. Tend to be shorter than journal articles
  15. 15. Are written by and for faculty, researchers, or scholars
  16. 16. Uses scholarly or technical language
  17. 17. Tend to be longer articles about research
  18. 18. Include full citations for sources
  19. 19. Are often refereed or peer reviewed
  20. 20. Book reviews and editorials are not considered scholarly articles, even when found in scholarly journals</li></ul>Some points to remember:<br /><ul><li>Do you want background on a topic new to you? (magazines)
  21. 21. Did your professor say to cite scholarly resources? (journals)</li>