Library 101


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Library 101

  1. 1. Library 101<br />From a distance<br />With Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen<br />
  2. 2. Can you hear me? <br />Please use the hand raise button to the left if you have technical difficulties. I will try to help.<br />
  3. 3. Our Goals<br />A brief introduction to the library’s online presence<br />Identify ways to get assistance<br />Learn where to find e-books<br />Identify ways to get print materials<br />Learn to find full text journal articles<br />Answer other questions you may have about research and the library at OIT<br />
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  5. 5. Ask a Librarian!<br />Use the Ask a Librarian button<br />Contact Dawn<br />Phone: (503)821-1258<br />Email:<br />IM: dlowewin on AOL and meebo(ask if you have others)<br />Use the chat widget here:<br />
  6. 6. Other places to connect<br />Facebook<br />OIT Libraries<br />Dawn<br />Twitter: OITLibrary or dlowewin<br />Library Website:<br />
  7. 7. Let’s find some e-books<br />List of places to find electronic books:<br />Safari Techbooks<br />Netlibrary<br />Gale Virtual reference library<br />
  8. 8. How does it work?<br />
  9. 9. What if I want print?<br />For students in Oregon and Washington –Summit<br />If you are near a summit school ( you may set up a “visiting summit borrowers account”<br />For students outside those areas – Worldcat<br />Use worldcat to search for items, enter your zip code to find out libraries near you with the item<br />
  10. 10. Let’s see an example of Worldcat<br />
  11. 11. Finding Articles<br />Electronic resources by subject<br />What is the difference between scholarly and popular journals?<br />How do I get the full article?<br />
  12. 12. Let’s find some articles<br />Think of a topic while we open up a browser so you can follow along<br />
  13. 13. What if I know the name of the journal?<br />Use e-journals in the quick search to see if we have it electronically.<br />
  14. 14. What if full text is not available?<br />Interlibrary loan<br /><br />Articles, even those OIT owns in paper only, will be sent to your OIT email<br />A library near you<br />You can use WorldCat to find out if a library near you has a journal the same as we did for books<br />
  15. 15. Where do I start?<br />Find by subject:<br />Electronic resources by subject:<br />Contact the librarian:<br />
  16. 16. Why can’t I just Google it?<br />Google Scholar:<br />In scholar preferences, set up OIT as your library for instant full text<br />Google Books:<br />Many titles are only previews<br />Under “Get this book” click on “Find in a library” <br />
  17. 17. Other Questions?<br />What is my logon?<br />The library logon is the same as your blackboard and OIT email, first.last. The password is the same too.<br />What if my subject doesn’t have a guide yet?<br />Let us know what you want a guide on, we will build it. Until then try the more general subjects under electronic resources by subject:<br />Where do I get more info?<br />The library has lots of pages to help you on your research. Browse the website under Help! To find out more. If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact Dawn.<br />How do I cite things?<br />We will go over this more Monday, October 18 at 5pm (PST) in Copyright 101. Until then try this page:<br />
  18. 18. Get Answers to Your Questions?<br />
  19. 19. That contact info again…<br />Use the Ask a Librarian button<br />Contact Dawn<br />Phone: (503)821-1258<br />Email:<br />IM: dlowewin on AOL and meebo(ask if you have others)<br />Use the chat widget here:<br />
  20. 20. Come to Copyright 101<br />October 18th, 5-6:30pm<br />Learn what copyright is, and how not to plagiarize. I will cover how to incorporate research and ideas into writing, and when it is appropriate to cite. We will talk about common knowledge, fair use, and creative commons. Students will also learn citation elements in a variety of formats including MLA, Vancouver, APA, and Chicago.<br />Enter here:<br />
  21. 21. Is this recorded?<br />Yes!<br />You can review this session and others here:<br />or here:<br />
  22. 22. The End!<br />