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Beginning library research

  1. 1. Library tips and Tricks <br />Summer 2009<br />
  2. 2. Do you ever have trouble finding information?<br />
  3. 3. Too much information!<br />
  4. 4. Sometimes we feel like we’re drowning<br />
  5. 5. I can show you ways to find information more easily<br />
  6. 6. Agenda<br />Library services<br />The course guide<br />Finding books<br />Finding articles<br />Accessing library resources from home<br />
  7. 7. What is a library?<br />
  8. 8. The Library Connects you to information<br />Six million items:<br /> Books, DVDs, music, newspapers…<br />
  9. 9. August/September 2008<br />Orientation<br />9<br />Humanities & Social Sciences Library<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Open late!
  11. 11. Study areas
  12. 12. Lots of computers</li></li></ul><li>Printing and photocopying<br />McGill Copy Card is required!<br />Printers<br />Price: 9 cents per page<br />Scanners<br />Photocopiers<br />Price: 7 cents per page<br />
  13. 13. Make us happy…Ask us!<br />Librarians are here to help<br />In person<br />On the phone<br />Online: chat and e-mail<br />
  14. 14. On the Library’s website<br />
  15. 15. Borrowing Materials<br /><ul><li>Your McGill ID is your borrowing card
  16. 16. books at once
  17. 17. Loan period of
  18. 18. Renew up to
  19. 19. Fines: per day per book
  20. 20. What about DVDs?
  21. 21. We have of DVDs
  22. 22. Borrow for
  23. 23. DVDs at once
  24. 24. Fines : per day per DVD</li></ul>60<br />2 weeks<br />3 times<br />50 cents<br />thousands<br />2 days<br />3<br />$2.00<br />
  25. 25. Now let’s look for information<br />
  26. 26. What words should we use?<br />
  27. 27.
  28. 28. Where should we look?<br />
  29. 29. The Course Guide<br />
  30. 30.
  31. 31. An example in The Canadian Encyclopedia<br />Recommends books and websites<br />Tells you who is important<br />
  32. 32. Finding Books<br />Use the catalogue to see what books, videos, music, journals, newspapers and DVDs are in the library. <br />
  33. 33.
  34. 34. Can you find this book?<br />Title:<br />City of Forgetting: A Novel <br />Authors:<br />Robert  Majzels<br />Publisher:<br />Mercury Press, 1997<br />
  35. 35. Location in the library<br />
  36. 36. Finding DVDs at the library<br />DVDs are at the Loans & Reserves counter – write down the call number of the DVD you would like and the staff will get you the DVD<br />
  37. 37. Articles are NOTlisted in the library catalogue!<br />
  38. 38. Where do you find articles?<br /> Article indexes and databases!<br />
  39. 39. Off campus?<br />Virtual Private Network (VPN)<br />
  40. 40. Where do I find…?<br />Encyclopedias<br />Articles<br />Books, DVDs<br />Websites<br />VPN help<br />
  41. 41. Ask a librarian<br />NOT a last resort!<br />What are your questions?<br />Megan Fitzgibbons<br />Liaison Librarian<br />megan.fitzgibbons@mcgill.ca<br />514-398-4696<br />
  42. 42. Photo credits<br />Montreal http://www.flickr.com/photos/spicytimothy/3179551042/<br />Tsunami: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23lunes/3348230211/sizes/o/<br />Life ring http://www.flickr.com/photos/50318388@N00/2071089166/<br />Newspapers http://www.flickr.com/photos/90794078@N00/2286429272/ <br />

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