Navigating the University
Libraries’ Webpage

http://library.albany.edu/
Getting There
Begin by going to the University Website, http://www.albany.edu/ .

1. Click the Libraries tab. This will br...
Where to Focus
On the Libraries’ webpage, you will see organized sections.

1. Quick links
3. Tabs for
searching
a known
s...
Resources for Undergraduate Students
One page with MANY resources that we have created for you!
Libraries’ Website Sections (Continued)
4. Library information tabs
5. Click for help!
(coming up next)

6. Library News &...
Asking for Help
Librarians want to help. You can ask through IM/Text, email, phone, and in
person. You can also sign up fo...
Going to Minerva, the Libraries’ Catalog
To enter the Libraries’ catalog, Minerva, click the link.
Exploring Minerva
What is Minerva?
Minerva is the University Libraries’ online catalog.
Using Minerva, you can search for ...
Searching Minerva
In Minerva, you can limit the type of items you would like to search
for and type words in the search ba...
Getting to Databases, a Collection of Articles (and more!)
To enter the Libraries’ databases, click the link.
Then, choose...
Exploring the Libraries’ Databases
What is a database?
The libraries have many, many databases that contain
scholarly (aca...
Searching Databases
You can search for items by entering words in the search bars and clicking
‘search.’
Notice that you c...
Start Exploring!

Now that you’ve seen a few sections of the
Libraries’ website, take a look around.
Any questions? Feel f...
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  • I would use “University Libraries” instead of “libraries” here.
  • Capitalize libraries.
  • I think this is such a useful page for them. I would maybe emphasize it more to grab their attention (add an exclamation point?). Or maybe “This is one page with MANY resources that have been created just for you!”
  • “materials that our library owns”“You will learn more about search strategizing in another quest!”
  • Capitalize databases.
  • “materials that our library owns”“You will learn more about search strategizing in another quest!”
  • Orientation

    1. 1. Navigating the University Libraries’ Webpage http://library.albany.edu/
    2. 2. Getting There Begin by going to the University Website, http://www.albany.edu/ . 1. Click the Libraries tab. This will bring you to the Libraries’ webpage.
    3. 3. Where to Focus On the Libraries’ webpage, you will see organized sections. 1. Quick links 3. Tabs for searching a known source or all library areas at once. 2. Resources for undergraduate students (more on next slide)
    4. 4. Resources for Undergraduate Students One page with MANY resources that we have created for you!
    5. 5. Libraries’ Website Sections (Continued) 4. Library information tabs 5. Click for help! (coming up next) 6. Library News & Events
    6. 6. Asking for Help Librarians want to help. You can ask through IM/Text, email, phone, and in person. You can also sign up for one-on-one appointments or classes.
    7. 7. Going to Minerva, the Libraries’ Catalog To enter the Libraries’ catalog, Minerva, click the link.
    8. 8. Exploring Minerva What is Minerva? Minerva is the University Libraries’ online catalog. Using Minerva, you can search for and find physical items within the library. You may also find some digital items. You can find books, CDs, DVDs, government documents, newspapers, and other items housed in the library. Minerva does not allow you to search for scholarly and other articles. Scholarly articles and other articles are found within databases. We will revisit where to find journal articles in later slides.
    9. 9. Searching Minerva In Minerva, you can limit the type of items you would like to search for and type words in the search bar. Click ‘go’ and Minerva will find materials that our libraries own. You will learn more about search strategizing in another quest!
    10. 10. Getting to Databases, a Collection of Articles (and more!) To enter the Libraries’ databases, click the link. Then, choose a subject, then a database.
    11. 11. Exploring the Libraries’ Databases What is a database? The libraries have many, many databases that contain scholarly (academic, professional) articles. Typically, these are sources in addition to books or web resources you may use for research or to write research papers. Databases contain papers, articles, and dissertations. This is not where you would look for a book.
    12. 12. Searching Databases You can search for items by entering words in the search bars and clicking ‘search.’ Notice that you can also check boxes to limit your results. You will learn more about search strategizing in another quest!
    13. 13. Start Exploring! Now that you’ve seen a few sections of the Libraries’ website, take a look around. Any questions? Feel free to ask for help by clicking the ‘Ask Us’ link in the Libraries’ website.

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