Demonstrate, explain how to read call number. Look up eat…
-The G tells you that it will be located in the G section of the library. You then follow the number and letter combinations to find the item.-
The letters in a Call number tell you where to find a book, but they also indicate its subject-matter. What does the G in Eat,Pray,Love’s call number mean?
Give overview of Proquest Central or Academic Search
Some databases are multi-disciplinary, covering a wide-range of subject matter. These are a good place to start when you are first exploring a research topic and want to gain some insight into current material on the subject.
COFFEE!!! </li></li></ul><li>Come pick our brains<br />Your STU librarians are here to help!<br />Who we are:<br />Jonathan Roach - Theology and Ministry<br />Larry Treadwell - Social Sciences, Business<br />Gricel Dominguez - Humanities and Writing<br />Isabel Ezquerra - Science, Technology, and Engineering Management<br />
How to find a book & more<br />Search the STU library catalog:<br />http://www.stu.edu/opac<br />You can search the library’s online catalog to find books, e-books, films, journals, periodicals, and more.<br />
You found a book in the catalog, now what?<br />
Understand Call numbers …<br />Call numbers:<br />Tell you WHERE an item is located in the library.<br />WHAT the item is about.<br />Are made up of letters, numbers, and decimals.<br />
Anatomy of a Call Number<br />G154.5.G55A32006 <br />This is the Call Number for this year’s Bobcat Read selection: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.<br />G154.5 indicates the subject of the book, and is the first clue in your search for the item. <br />.G55 A3 indicates the author’s last name. <br />(Note: The second part of a call number should be read as a DECIMAL. <br /> i.e. .444 comes before .52)<br />2006 indicates the year of publication<br />
What do those letters mean? <br />The books are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification scheme: <br /><ul><li>A — GENERAL WORKS
The Reference Collection is located on the first floor, in the Reference area (by the computer lab).
Print Journals and Periodicals can be found next to the Reference Collection.</li></li></ul><li>Try our databases & more<br />Check out the library’s online resources at:<br />http://www.stu.edu/eResearch<br />The library’s E-Research page is your one-stop spot for quick access to online databases and full-text resources.<br />
General Databases<br /><ul><li>ABI/INFORM (ProQuest)
USA Today</li></li></ul><li>Always Connected<br />You can access and use the library’s online databases anywhere on or off campus.<br />If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in to the database with your STU username and password (the same one you use to log on to My Bobcat).<br />
Found the perfect book or article but it’s not available at the STU Library?Try ILL!<br />
Inter-Library Loan<br /><ul><li>Request books and articles not available at STU.
May take several days to weeks for you to receive the item.
Use this service only if you have plenty of time before your assignment is due!
You can place a request at the Circulation Desk or online (see the Forms link on the library homepage).</li></li></ul><li>Writing & Research<br />
Getting started<br /><ul><li>Become familiar with your assignment.
Plan time for research, reading, writing, and proof-reading.
Visit your STU library.</li></li></ul><li>Writing time <br /><ul><li>You have your topic and your sources. </li></ul> Now what?<br /><ul><li>Find a place where you feel comfortable and focused.
Plan the main points that you will discuss in your paper.
Write your first draft, include in-text citations and references!!!
Read and review your draft – Are you arguments sound? Does your content flow?
Proofread and edit! Double-check your style, citations, and references.</li></li></ul><li>What is plagiarism?<br />You are plagiarizing whenever you copy, “borrow”, or otherwise use another’s words or ideas without citing or crediting the original source.<br />Even if you don’t mean to plagiarize; if you copy and paste information, or present another’s work as your own, you are plagiarizing. <br />
Academic Dishonesty<br />Plagiarism is a form of Academic Dishonesty. <br />Like cheating on a test, presenting another’s words or ideas as your own is a form of academic dishonesty and will get you in trouble.<br /> It can even get you expelled!!!<br />Don’t be tempted to copy and paste! <br />Learn how to quote and cite information according to the style manual assigned by your professor or department.<br />
How to avoid Plagiarism…<br /><ul><li>If you….
Summarize it</li></ul>CITE IT!<br />Word to the wise…<br /><ul><li>Don’t be tempted to add your citations later, enter them as you write your paper.
There is no such thing as “borrowing” someone’s ideas in academic writing. Avoid plagiarism by citing your sources.</li></li></ul><li>How to Cite Sources<br /><ul><li>Learn which citation style your professor wants you to use.
Style guides and manuals are available on the Library’s Ready Reference shelf. </li></li></ul><li>What is MLA Style?<br />MLA (Modern Language Association) Citation and Format Style is used when writing research papers in the humanities and liberal arts.<br />The MLA Style Manual provides guidelines for formatting and writing your research paper, as well as citing sources to avoid plagiarism.<br />
MLA Citation Style<br />In-text (Parenthetical) Citations<br />Tells your reader where quoted, summarized, or paraphrased material is from, and where to find the source on your Works Cited page.<br />Works Cited page<br />Tells your reader where you found the information. Includes information such as the author of the source, title, publisher, and year. Also indicates the format of the source.<br />
MLA Style quick-links<br />You can find more information and quick-guides on MLA (and other styles) on these pages:<br /><ul><li>STU Library’s Citation page: