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Library in a Nutshell


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Library in a Nutshell

  1. 1. Library Resources in a Nutshell An Introduction to theBrooklyn College Library Taught byLibrarian and Professor Alycia Sellie
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover in this Session• A bit about the all that is available to you at the Library• An overview of research at the Brooklyn College Library• Start of the Semester Checklist• Q&A• Then a tour of the building!
  3. 3. The Library as a Space
  4. 4. Five Floors ofStudy Spaces!
  5. 5. Viewing and Study Rooms
  6. 6. Library Academic Information Technologies• Computer Labs• Classes and Workshops• Laptop Loans
  7. 7. The Library As A Museum
  8. 8. Archives and Special Collections
  9. 9. The Library’s Collections
  10. 10. All CUNYLibraries areAvailable to You!You may request books or visit other CUNY libraries!
  11. 11. Your Library CardIs your Brooklyn College ID Card.• Each semester, visit the Circulation Desk to activate your card.
  12. 12. Library Collections beyondCUNY are available to you as well!
  13. 13. Interlibrary Loan• If CUNY does not have a book or article you want, you can borrow the item from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.• Set up your account online to get started.
  14. 14. The Library Website
  15. 15. To Find Books, eBooks and More…Use the Library Catalog:
  16. 16. To Find Articles…Use a Library Database:
  17. 17. To Find Articles by Subject…Browse Resources by Subject:
  18. 18. Off-Campus AccessYou have access to our electronic resourcesanywhere you have an internet connection. Login information:Username: BC email IDPassword: MMDDSSSSS (month and day of birthday as FOUR numbers, and last FIVE digits of your Social Security number)
  19. 19. Visit the Reference Desk!Get to Know your Librarian!
  20. 20. Research HelpReference Services:• Talk to your subject librarian• Chat online: 24 hour chat reference service through the library’s website• Visit the reference desk on the first floor of the library
  21. 21. Start of the Semester Checklist
  22. 22. The LOOPLibrary Online Orientation Program
  23. 23. Printing/Copying/Scanning• Free printing – Free printing for graduate students each semester. The number of free pages depends on how many classes you are enrolled in.• Separate Copy accounts – Black and white copies: 10 cents per page, 15 cents for double-sided• Color printing and copying also available• Free scanners—can use with print accounts
  24. 24. Go WirelessTo use the wireless on campus, bring yourportable device to the West End Building(WEB Building) computer lab for setupduring business hours.
  25. 25. Take a Workshop!• Each semester the Library and AIT offer workshops on a variety of topics• More library workshops in development• Have an suggestion for a workshop that you would like to attend? Let us know!
  26. 26. Don’t Know? Can’t Find? Ask at the Library!
  27. 27. Questions? Please feel free to ask now, at the reference desk, online,or any time that you need help! This session was led by Professor Alycia Sellie