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  • Welcome to Frequently Asked Questions about the Library at Brown Mackie College – Tucson.
  • Library FAQs BMC

    1. 1. Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about the Library
    2. 2. Where is the Library? <ul><li>The library is located in room 100 B in Building C next to the computer lab. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What kind 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 are available. </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. Does the Library have a website? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Provides links to: </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Periodical databases </li></ul><ul><li>Web sites, categorized by subject </li></ul><ul><li>Library information (hours, contact info) </li></ul>
    7. 8. 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 via the Library web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Search by subject, keyword, title, author </li></ul>
    8. 12. Type in your topic or keyword Then click here
    9. 13. Library resources are listed. Write down the call #
    10. 14. How do I find books in the Library? <ul><li>When you find an item in the catalog, 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>
    11. 15. 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>
    12. 16. 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>
    13. 17. 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>
    14. 18. Does the Library have computers I can use? <ul><li>The Library has 2 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>
    15. 19. Does the Library offer any electronic access to resources? <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>
    16. 20. 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>
    17. 21. Ebscohost’s Academic Search Elite <ul><li>Access through Library catalog or the Library website </li></ul><ul><li>Please see the library staff for user name and password. </li></ul>
    18. 25. 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>
    19. 26. LIRN Databases <ul><li>Access through Library website </li></ul><ul><li>Please see librarian or library staff for your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access this resource. </li></ul>
    20. 27. See the librarian for your PIN
    21. 29. Both Infotrac and ProQuest have several databases that you can search!
    22. 30. 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>
    23. 31. Questions? <ul><li>Contact your librarian, Dorothy Hemmo: </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (520) 319-3310 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Or come on by! </li></ul>