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DBS Library Induction September 2010

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DBS Library Induction September 2010

  1. 1. A Brief Introductionto theDBS Library<br />Induction Presentation<br />September 2010<br />
  2. 2. High Library Usage = Higher Marks<br />
  3. 3. IT’S YOUR LIBRARY!<br />Research Support & Education<br />Access to Resources<br />PCs, Printing & Photocopying Facilities<br />Study Zone<br />
  4. 4. Two Libraries<br /> Undergraduate Library<br />Aungier Street<br />2nd Floor<br />Postgraduate&LawLibrary<br />Dame Street<br />3rd Floor<br />Collection includes:<br /><ul><li> Postgraduate materials
  5. 5. Extensive Law collection
  6. 6. Counselling & Psychotherapy</li></li></ul><li>Opening Hours<br />Term –Time<br />Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 10.00pm<br /> Friday 9.00am – 9.00pm<br /> Saturday 9.30am – 5.00pm<br /><ul><li>Open on Sundays & Bank Holidays during Exam & Pre-exam Periods.
  7. 7. Open 4 evenings per week until 10pm all year!
  8. 8. Extensive summer opening hours.</li></li></ul><li>The Library in Your Hands<br />The Library Collection is Ever-Expanding!<br />50,000 books<br />200 print journals<br />Multi-media collection(DVDs, etc)<br />eBook collection<br />45,000 full-text eJournals<br />Extensive portfolio of Databases<br />Online Library<br />Library Catalogue, eBooks, eJournals & Databases<br /><ul><li> Accessible from anywhere in the world
  9. 9. 24 hour access
  10. 10. Available on handheld devices, e.g. Mobile phone, Blackberry, etc.</li></li></ul><li>Using Your Library<br />Your Student Card is your Library Card<br />Use it to borrow from the Library.<br />Borrowing Allowances<br /><ul><li>Undergrads - up to 6 items at a time.
  11. 11. Postgrads- up to 10 items at a time.</li></ul>Books can be renewed up to 12 times.<br />Different Lending Periods...<br />2 Weeks| 1 Week | 3 Days | Reference Only<br />Our Commitment: 1 core-text per 10 Students!<br />
  12. 12. Automated Services =More Time for You!<br /><ul><li>Quick Check
  13. 13. Online Booking (PCs | study rooms | classes)</li></ul> via the Library website library.dbs.ie<br /><ul><li> Manage your Library Account Online</li></ul>Dedicated Information Points<br />Library staff are always available to help you with your library or research queries.<br />
  14. 14. The Library Onlinehttp://library.dbs.ie<br />Many of the Library services and resources are available online via the Library website...<br />
  15. 15. How to find Materials in the Library<br />The Library Catalogue - ‘Heritage’<br />
  16. 16. The Catalogue Record<br />Where is the item located in the Library?<br />At which Library is the item located?<br />All copies on Loan?<br />Reserve a Copy for Yourself!!<br />Is the item currently in the Library or on loan?<br />How long can you borrow the item for? <br />Standard Loan = 2 Weeks<br />
  17. 17. Manage your Library Account Online<br />And More...<br />Favourite searches<br />Search history<br />Star ratings<br />Reader reviews<br />Reader preferences<br />Google Preview<br />Social book-marking sites<br />with Student No. & PIN<br /><ul><li>Reserve
  18. 18. Renew
  19. 19. Review history</li></li></ul><li>eBooks - Access for All<br />Available via www.dawsonera.com<br />Links also in the Library Catalogue.<br />600+ titles<br />All Core-Texts available in eBook format<br />(if ePublished).<br />Audio software – Listen Online!<br />Available from anywhere – 24 hours a day<br />To Access<br />Student Number & Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)<br />
  20. 20. Good Research Practice<br />Important Tip!<br />Students who use a Range of Library Resources get HIGHER MARKS!<br />Everything You Need is In the Library!<br />Books<br />Journals & Databases<br />Available via the website – 24 hours a day<br />Log-In: Student No. & Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)<br />Journals<br />Databases<br />
  21. 21. Library Guides & Classes<br />Topics include:<br /><ul><li>Good research
  22. 22. Essay writing
  23. 23. Referencing
  24. 24. Avoiding Plagiarism
  25. 25. much, much, more...</li></ul>It is very important to learn how to use information ethically in your studies – thereby Avoiding Plagiarism!<br />Check out the Research Skills section of the website<br />
  26. 26. Various Ways to Contact the Library<br /><ul><li> Information Points in the Library
  27. 27. Phone(01) 4177572 (AS) | (01) 4178745 (DS)
  28. 28. Emaillibrary@dbs.ie
  29. 29. Instant Messaging - Ask a Librarian</li></li></ul><li>Keeping Up-to-Date @ library.dbs.ie<br />Updates on new databases, opening hours, classes and much more...<br />The Library is Also On:<br />

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