Intro to Graduate Center Library - Fall 2014

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An overview of the services, resources, and people of the CUNY Graduate Center Library.

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  • Students have an auto-created email address upon registration; 20mb max on attachments inbound and outbound; the official channel for all GC communication, and also your network login for the computers around the building, the WiFi, etc
  • Students have an auto-created email address upon registration; 20mb max on attachments inbound and outbound; the official channel for all GC communication, and also your network login for the computers around the building, the WiFi, etc
  • Intro to Graduate Center Library - Fall 2014

    1. 1. Introduction to the Graduate Center Library
    2. 2. Library Website library.gc.cuny.edu
    3. 3. Library Blog gclibrary.commons.gc.cuny.edu
    4. 4. Twitter @cunyGClibrary
    5. 5. Facebook Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center
    6. 6. Nitty-Gritty
    7. 7. GC Photo ID Card Also your library card! • Get proof of tuition payment • Go to Bursar (8th floor) for a Fall 2014 validation sticker • Go to Room 9123 for GC photo ID card • ID card + library barcode sticker = CUNY libraries card +
    8. 8. GC Email https://wa.gc.cuny.edu GC email username/password = network login for library computers = login for off-campus access to library databases
    9. 9. Library Services and Resources
    10. 10. What’s Where? 1st Floor Circulation/Reserves Desk Dissertation Reading Room (Quiet!) Computers 2nd Floor Reference Desk IT Help Desk Books, Print Journals & Microfilm Computers & Printers Scanners & Digitization Equipment Concourse Level Computers & Printers Computer Classrooms Anywhere! Library Databases E-Journals E-books
    11. 11. Course Reserves Save Time and Money! Many professors put required books on reserve in the library (Circulation/Reserve Desk, 1st floor) • Find reserve books in the library catalog • Borrow them for 2 hours at a time, or overnight • Overdue fine: $0.10/minute Many professors share articles/chapters with students via Blackboard or Academic Commons
    12. 12. Circulation & CLICS CUNY’s Libraries Are Your Libraries! Borrow books from other CUNY libraries: • Go in person to any other CUNY library • Use the CUNY library catalog to request books from other libraries (CLICS) Loan periods: • PhD students: 8 weeks • Master’s students: 6 weeks • Renewal limits vary across CUNY libraries Overdue fines: • $0.25/day – but $1/day if recalled
    13. 13. Live Research Demo http://library.gc.cuny.edu/ Let’s Research Gregory Donovan…
    14. 14. Off-Campus Access Everything’s the same once you log in.
    15. 15. Getting Research Help
    16. 16. Ask a Librarian Ask in Person Reference Desk (2nd floor) Ask by Chat Library Website, 24/7
    17. 17. Meet Your Librarian
    18. 18. Workshops September: • Archival Research Conference • Intro to Library Resources • Citation Management: Zotero & RefWorks October: • Intro to Archival Research • Intro to SPSS • Intro to Grants Research • Intro to Authors’ Rights • Data for Social Justice: Finding, Analyzing, and Mapping Data • …and more! For details, consult our workshops handout or online events calendar!
    19. 19. Beyond the GC Library CUNY Libraries, Interlibrary Loan, and…

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