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Overview of Using TAMU Library Resources

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Overview of Using TAMU Library Resources

  1. 1. Overview of Using Library Resources<br />Finding and Managing References<br />
  2. 2. All 3 logins use netID and PW <br />LibCat/Voyager account for checking out books; established automatically with netID activation; patron bar code associated with your ID card first time you check out books, after that can use self-checkout stations<br />“Get It for Me” account is document delivery and interlibrary loan; register for this <br />OAL (Open Access Labs) account activation enables computing/printing in libraries <br />3 Library-related Accounts<br />
  3. 3. Activate your netID and PW http://gateway.tamu.edu<br />Activate your OAL account (Gateway > Manage OAL Account > Activate My Account) <br />Sign up for (free!) Get It for Me service http://getitforme.library.tamu.edu<br />http://library.tamu.edu > Off-Campus Access > Review browser settings, etc. <br />Before You Begin<br />
  4. 4. “Search Central” <br />
  5. 5. Access resources from library web site!<br />Choose a search engine or database ( e.g., Google Scholar, Web of Knowledge, etc.)<br />Search / refine your search; save your search strategy or set up search alerts if important<br />Mark and save your citations (email, download, or export to a citation manager)<br />Use Find Text@TAMUtext retrieval options <br />Finding/Retrieving Journal Articles<br />
  6. 6. Selecting a database to search<br />
  7. 7. TAMU site licenses for Endnote and RefWorks; free programs such as Zotero add-in for FireFox browser<br />These programs are good for research group collaboration also, share your references<br />See http://library.tamu.edu/help/help-yourself/citing-sources for more info, tutorials, scheduled training sessions<br />Diagram next slide; overview of how it works<br />Citation Manager Programs<br />

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