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Graduate student orientation

  1. 1. Texas Woman’s University Libraries Hot Tips For Library Research
  2. 2. Welcome and Introduction <ul><li>Andy Tucker, M.L.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 940-898-3709 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Hardin, M.L.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 940-898-3712 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the Library <ul><li>Web : http://www.twu.edu/library/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blagg-Huey Library </li></ul><ul><li>Fall & Spring Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Mon-Thu 7:30am-12 Midnight </li></ul><ul><li>Fri 7:30am-6:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Sat 9:00am-6:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Sun 2:00pm-12 Midnight </li></ul><ul><li>Hours: All Campuses </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/library/hours/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Information Desk : 940-898-3701 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using the Library <ul><li>Library Registration </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.twu.edu/library/circ/libservices_form.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer Card (Student ID) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/o-sl/foodservice/pioneercard.html </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer Portal Account </li></ul><ul><li>https:// portal.twu.edu/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>TexShare Card </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.twu.edu/library/circ/library%20cards.htm </li></ul>
  5. 5. TWU Online Catalog <ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/library/catalog/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>To find both print and electronic books </li></ul><ul><li>To find both print and electronic journal holdings </li></ul><ul><li>To find audiovisual materials owned by TWU Libraries </li></ul>
  6. 6. Library Databases <ul><li>To find journals articles use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases/A-Z Title List http://www.twu.edu/library/databases/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/library/res/guides.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Journals by Title (Serial Solutions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/library/databases/index.htm </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Reference Shelf <ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/library/res/ready.htm </li></ul><ul><li>To find web links to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Almanacs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excepts from style manuals (APA, MLA etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Information Literacy <ul><li>Tutorial: http:// www.twu.edu/library/literacy/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>1. Recognize and articulate the need for information </li></ul><ul><li>2. Identify and use a wide variety of information sources </li></ul><ul><li>3. Select and use online catalogs, databases, and the internet to find and retrieve information </li></ul><ul><li>4. Access and use information ethically and legally </li></ul><ul><li>5. Analyze and evaluate information </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reference Services <ul><li>http:// www.twu.edu/library/res/instruction.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled Library Training </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized Research Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Materials </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Library Services <ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.twu.edu/library/circ/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.twu.edu/library/ill/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.twu.edu/library/dl/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Woman’s Collection </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.twu.edu/library/woman/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Collection </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/library/childrens.htm </li></ul>
  11. 11. HELP! <ul><li>Call the Information Desk </li></ul><ul><li>940-898-3701 </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a Librarian (email) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/library/ask/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Make an appointment </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/library/res/res_contact.htm </li></ul>

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