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2009 Soils Power Point

  1. 1. HGTC Library Workshop - Soils Lab
  2. 2. HGTC Library Cards <ul><li>Available at the Circulation Desk of all campus libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Present student ID or other picture identification </li></ul><ul><li>You must know your H # </li></ul><ul><li>You must have your library card in order to check-out library materials and access off-campus resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>www.hgtc.edu/library </li></ul><ul><li>Always the best place to start! </li></ul>HGTC Library Website
  4. 4. Finding Articles <ul><li>Research databases contain scholarly articles from magazines and journals (and other sources) </li></ul><ul><li>You search our library’s databases using a service called WebFeat </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Find Articles link on the library home page </li></ul>
  5. 5. Database Entries <ul><li>Magazine and journal articles from our databases, and some of the websites we will view at the end of the class, will appear in one of three formats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citation* : Only the publication information for an article. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract* : A brief summary of an article. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-text : The complete text to an article. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*You can search the library catalog to see if we own a copy of that magazine or journal. </li></ul><ul><li>www.hgtc.edu/library </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Books, videos, CD-Roms, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to holdings for library materials, you can also search for electronic books (eBooks) in the library catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Over 56,000 eBook titles </li></ul><ul><li>Link to PASCAL Delivers </li></ul>Online Library Catalog www.hgtc.edu/library Click on Find Books and Movies
  7. 7. <ul><li>Borrow books and articles from other college, university, and public libraries throughout the country </li></ul><ul><li>Use ILL if you find an article citation or book reference </li></ul><ul><li>Requests can be made in person or over the phone </li></ul><ul><li>Check PASCAL Delivers before making an ILL request </li></ul><ul><li>Plan ahead, getting sources takes time! </li></ul>Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  8. 8. Journal Finder <ul><li>A searchable list of electronic and print journal and newspaper titles held at HGTC Library </li></ul><ul><li>Over 23,000 searchable titles </li></ul>www.hgtc.edu/library
  9. 9. Soils Websites www.usga.org http://agricola.nal.usda.gov www.soils.org Image Search – www.google.com
  10. 10. Why Can’t I Just Google It? <ul><li>While it seems like everything is available on the internet, very few scholarly sources are available for free. </li></ul><ul><li>The library catalog and research databases have specific search capabilities to help you retrieve more accurate and relevant results. </li></ul><ul><li>Using library resources saves time. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can post anything on the internet; there is no quality control. </li></ul><ul><li>WARNING: Some professors prohibit the use of the internet as a source at all--this refers to the web, not the research databases!!! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ask a Librarian www.hgtc.edu/library Assistance is always available in person or over the phone Chat Live with a Reference Librarian OR E-mail reference questions from home! We are also on Twitter and we have a Blog!
  12. 12. <ul><li>The research guides and brochures in your packet can assist you during the research process for this or any other HGTC class </li></ul>Research Packet
  13. 13. <ul><li>We are here to help you! </li></ul><ul><li>Please ask questions! </li></ul>Remember… Hours of Operation - Conway Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. Friday 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This presentation, your handouts, and resource links are available on the library website under Library Guides ( www.hgtc.edu/library )

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