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Library FAQs

  1. 1. Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about the Library
  2. 2. Where is the Library? <ul><li>Currently, the Library is located in Building B across from the Book Store. </li></ul><ul><li>Soon we will move to room 100 B in Building C next to the computer lab. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What sorts of stuff can I find in the Library? <ul><li>Books, magazine, journals, videos and DVDs are available for checkout. </li></ul><ul><li>Many reference books are available for in-Library use. </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts on citation styles, electronic resources and other helpful information. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are the policies for borrowing items? <ul><li>Most items in the Library may be checked out for two weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Most items may be renewed, if no one else has asked for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference materials, reserve materials and current periodicals may not be checked out. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are the policies for borrowing items? <ul><li>Back issues of periodicals may be checked out. </li></ul><ul><li>You can have up to 10 items out at one time. </li></ul><ul><li>Please be considerate of others and return library materials on time. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do I find books in the Library? <ul><li>We have an online catalog that can be accessed in the Library, or from any Internet enabled computer: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Search by subject, keyword, title, author </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do I find books in the Library? <ul><li>When you locate an item you want, write down the call number. </li></ul><ul><li>This call number works like a street address: it tells you where on the shelves to find the book. </li></ul><ul><li>We use the Dewey Decimal System, so the books are in numerical order on the shelves. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s the Dewey Decimal System? <ul><li>It’s a classification system that helps to bring order to the library collection. </li></ul><ul><li>The Dewey Decimal System organizes knowledge into general categories. </li></ul><ul><li>Each category is assigned a range of numbers. For example, Literature can be found from 800-899. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dewey’s general categories <ul><li>000-099 General Reference, Computers, Library Science </li></ul><ul><li>100-199 Philosophy, psychology and logic </li></ul><ul><li>200-299 Religion </li></ul><ul><li>300-399 Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>400-499 Language </li></ul><ul><li>500-599 Natural Science </li></ul><ul><li>600-699 Technology and Applied Science </li></ul><ul><li>700-799 Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>800-899 Literature </li></ul><ul><li>900-999 History and Biography </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why do I need to know this? <ul><li>Books on the same subject will be next to each other on the shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Similar or related subjects may be nearby </li></ul>
  11. 11. Some Subjects and their Dewey Numbers: <ul><li>Accounting 657 </li></ul><ul><li>Business & marketing 658 </li></ul><ul><li>Business law 346 </li></ul><ul><li>Computers 004 </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal Justice 364 </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics 174 </li></ul><ul><li>Health Info Technology 610 </li></ul><ul><li>History of Arizona 979 </li></ul><ul><li>Sociology 301 </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish 468 </li></ul><ul><li>Writing 808 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Does the Library have computers I can use? <ul><li>The Library has 3 student computers with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless access is available for your laptop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The library also has a scanner, a TV, VCR and DVD player for your use. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Does the Library offer any electronic access to resources? <ul><li>YES!!! </li></ul><ul><li>We have several databases that are available 24/7 via the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite </li></ul><ul><li>LIRN databases </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite <ul><li>Thousands of magazines and journals </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Full text of articles available to save, print or email </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite <ul><li>Access through Library catalog or online from any internet enabled computer </li></ul><ul><li>Visit: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Username: s8444165 </li></ul><ul><li>Password: library </li></ul>
  16. 16. LIRN Databases <ul><li>Library & Information Resources Network (LIRN) </li></ul><ul><li>Subject-specific databases </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine & journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Some offer access to electronic books, newspapers and multi-media materials </li></ul>
  17. 17. LIRN Databases <ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your Patron Identification Number </li></ul><ul><li>Institution # + first four letters of your last name + first letter(s) of your first name </li></ul><ul><li>PIN example for Jane Smith: 65108smitj </li></ul><ul><li>PIN example for John Doe: 65108doejo </li></ul>
  18. 18. How can the Librarian help me? <ul><li>Finding information resources </li></ul><ul><li>Providing guidance on citing information </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating the reliability & validity of information </li></ul><ul><li>Editing & proofreading papers </li></ul>
  19. 19. Library Hours <ul><li>Monday: 8:30am – 7:30pm </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday: 9am – 6pm </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday: 8am – 3pm </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday: 10am – 8pm </li></ul><ul><li>Friday: 8am – 4pm </li></ul>