Getting to Know your Resources Jerry Reisig Asst. Prof Information Literacy Director of Library Services New York Theological Seminary 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 500 Monday-Thursday; 11am to 4pm, or by appointment Phone (212) 870-1213 firstname.lastname@example.org The Burke Library– 1st Floor Reference Desk 3041 Broadway Tuesday and Thursday, 4– 7pm Phone (212) 851-5606
Required Publications Jerry Reisig, Access: Unlocking the Power of Research, A Guide to Library Resources and Information Literacy, 2nd ed. New York Theological Seminary, 2012. Research skills at Columbia, NYTS and the Internet Available at the front desk at NYTS Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008). ISBN 022682337 Formatting and footnote
Library Services NYTS students have full checkout privileges. Library Card is free and valid for one year, and can be renewed yearly as long as the patron is a current student, faculty, or staff member. Library hours for all of the Columbia libraries are available on the Columbia University Library website at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/services/hour s/.
Services not Provided Access to Teachers College, the Law Library, or the Medical Library. Alumni/ae Access. Off-site access to the Columbia online databases and e-books. Inter-library Loan (ILL).
Three Things Needed to Begin Available from NYTS Regsitrar NYTS ID with current semester sticker Available at Butler Available at any Library NYTS Library
Obtaining a Columbia Card Get a current semester sticker for your NYTS ID from the NYTS Registrar. Go to the Library Information Office (LIO) at the Butler Library on the Columbia Campus, Room 201. The LIO office is the first door to the left as you enter the library and before you pass through the security station. After you show your NYTS ID, your picture will be taken and a Columbia Library ID will be created in your name. Make sure that you are given a UNI ID.
UNIONRIVERSIDE CHURCH Burke Library NYTS ADMIN COLUMBIA Barnard LibraryBARNARD LIO Office Butler Library
Partnering with the New York Public Library Students do not have access to the Columbia Databases from Home NYTS students are required to get an NYPL card Will allow access to essential databases such as ATLA Religion Database Available to all students who live, work in, go to school or pay taxes in New York state Go to any Branch or research library and apply for one Closest Branch on Broadway and 113th
The Burke Library During your graduate education, the most useful library for your research will probably be the Burke Library Housed on the Union Seminary Campus Largest theological Library in North America Theological Librarian on staff on 3rd Floor until 5pm I am the reference librarian Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-7pm Students should visit me there so that I can help them develop their research projects
Types of Research Information Primary Sources Writing from experience, biograpies, letters, novels, original works Secondary Sources Writing that analyzes other work, most important of which are Journal articles Tertiary Sources Data that a general analysis or which points to other data: dictionaries, encyclopedias, wikis, databases Many professors do not permit its use in research papers
Accessing CLIO The Library Catalog of the Columbia, CLIO, can be accessed on the internet The Library Catalog contains only books and bound journals. Itpoints to books but does not contain the text from them. Web site www.columbia.edu Access: Unlocking the Power of Research provides step by step procedures for accessing and searching on this site.
Searching on Subject for Paper You have heard a great deal about same sex marriage and are bothered by it. What does the church believe about it? What does the Bible say about it? We are going to research this, not by searching for the word, but searching for categories of writings about it.
We will begin with a simple search on theKeyword homosexuality
The number of hits is far too large to investigate, so we need to limit the searchSince we are asking a question that concerns the bible and church, we will reduce oursearch to the Burke Library, the theological library of the Columbia System
The number of hits has reduced to 517 Since this is a time sensitivetopic, we will limit the search to the last 5 years
The number of hits hasfurther reduced to 137 The books found are clearly more related to theology and the bible than the first search The first title seems promising. To look at it, click on the title.
Although this book may beinteresting, we will not look at it. We are interested in its LC subject(s) One subject is of especial interest to our research: Homosexuality—Biblical teaching To see all books in the Burke Library that have that subject, select the subject
38 Titles share the same LC category To view theentries, select the subject category
We will use the results to create a Bibliography Check page to select all entries on the PageSelect email to send these entries
Paste into your DocumentTitle: Jesus, the Bible, and homosexuality : explode the myths, heal thechurch / Jack Rogers.Author: Rogers, Jack Bartlett.Published: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2006. Bibliographic Entry Format for BookLastname, Firstname. Title: In Title Case. Publication Information Bibliographic EntryRogers, Jack Bartlett. Jesus the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church. Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.
USING THE NEW YORKPUBLIC LIBRARYSearching on the ATLA Religion Database
Databases at NYPL Because students cannot use Columbia Databases from home, they will access them through the New York Public Library. The ATLA Religion Database is the largest database of theological and biblical secondary literature in the western world. Password to these databases is the 14 digit code on the back of your NYPL library card Access to and Usage of ATLA explained in Access: Unlocking the Power of Research.
On the Internet go to theNew York Public Library at www.nypl.org