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Introduction to Shapiro Library Resources


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Overview of the resources available at the Shapiro Library at Southern New Hampshire University. Includes how to find articles and e-books, how to use RefWorks, Google Scholar, and more.

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Introduction to Shapiro Library Resources

  1. 1. Shapiro LibraryIntroduction to Library Resources Emily Singley, Reference Librarian
  2. 2. How to login to the library•• Login using your MySNHU username and password• Click on “Shapiro Library” to get to the library homepage• Bookmark this page!
  3. 3. What you will find in the library • Journal articles • Books • E-books • Research Guides • Citation management (RefWorks) • Research help (Librarians!)
  4. 4. How to find scholarly journalarticles• Go to the library home page• Click on “Find a database or electronic resource”• Bookmark this page!• Click on the “databases by subject A-G” tab• Select “Education”• Choose the database of your choice – Highly recommended: ERIC• Search the database for articles on your topic
  5. 5. Database searching tips • Look for an “Advanced search” option. In ERIC, it is directly under the search box. • Use limiters to narrow your search effectively. Limit by peer-reviewed, by date, or even educational level. i.e: “elementary education” • Use synonyms to find more on your topic. i.e: search not only “adolescent” but also “teenager” and “young adult.” • Remember Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT). i.e: mathematics and curriculum and elementary • Use tricks like truncation (*), wildcards (? or !), and phrases (""). For example: disciplin* and class* and "high school"
  6. 6. How do I get the full-text? • Don’t see the full-text of an article? Click on the “Article Linker” to check if it is available in another database: • Still didn’t get to full-text? Click on the “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” link to order the article at no cost:
  7. 7. How to find a specific journal • Go to the library homepage and click on “Find a journal by name” • Type the journal name into the “title begins with” search box: continued…
  8. 8. • Find a database that covers the year(s) you need:In the example above, if you needed the June2011 issue of the Journal of EducationalResearch, you would find it in “EBSCOhost EJS”
  9. 9. • Once in the database, navigate to the issue or article you need. Articles are in page number order:
  10. 10. How to find a specific article • Go to the library homepage and click on “Find a journal by name” • Now click on “Citation linker” (right below the search box): • Fill in as much citation information as you have and click “Look up” to see if the library has the article.
  11. 11. How to find books and e- books• Click on the “Book catalog” tab on the library home page• Put in your search terms – you can search by keyword, title, author, subject, and more.• Both print books and e-books will display in your results: book e-book• Print books can be requested and mailed to your home, or you can have them held for pick up at the library front desk.• E-books can be read online. Some titles can even be downloaded to your portable device!
  12. 12. How to request a print book• From your search results page, click on the title you would like to borrow:• Click on the “Request” link in upper left:
  13. 13. Requesting a book,continued:• You will need to login again. This time, use your MySNHU login without the “” ending:• On the “Request Verification” screen, choose whether you want this item mailed to your home, or pick up at library:• Click “Submit.”• You will receive an email when your item is ready. **Emails go to your SNHU email address!
  14. 14. How to limit results to e-books• Search for books from the “Book catalog” tab on the library home page• From your results page, click “Modify search:”• Select “E-books” and click “Submit:”• Now you will only see electronic books.
  15. 15. Library Research Guides • Research guides are created by librarians. • They contain links to course and subject-specific resources. • They also have helpful documentation on how to use library resources, including video tutorials. • Check them out at: • Ed.D. Educational Leadership Research Guide:
  16. 16. Using RefWorks to manageyour citations• RefWorks is a citation management tool• Use it to save citations and create your bibliography• Create an account at: ::init&groupcode=RWSNHampU• More info on the “Citing your Sources” Research Guide:
  17. 17. Help with RefWorks:• Contact SNHU Instructional Support: Email: MySNHU page:• RefWorks Help page:• RefWorks video overview:• RefWorks Quickstart Guide: Dec11.pdf
  18. 18. Other (free) citation management tools:• Mendeley• Zotero• Connotea• EasyBib• CiteULike• And there are many more…..
  19. 19. Web searching using GoogleScholar• Use Google Scholar to search both Shapiro Library and scholarly web resources at the same time!• Go to• Set your “Library Links” to include Southern New Hampshire University• Now Google will show you when you have access to full-text through SNHU. Log into MySNHU and Google will even link you right to the article!• Video tutorial on how to set up your Library Links:• Good Research Guide on “How to Google like a librarian:”
  20. 20. Some helpful links • Shapiro Library home page (must login to MySNHU) • Educational Leadership Research Guide: • Citing your sources research guide (includes RefWorks): • Library databases and electronic resources: • Off-campus library services guide: includes information on how to search for and request books, how to look up a journal, and more.
  21. 21. How to get help with research• Call us during library hours: 603-626-9100 x2161• Email us anytime:• Chat with us on the library home page:• Check out all our Research Guides:
  22. 22. Emily Singley, Reference Librarian 603-668-2211 x2225 Thanks!