Resources for EDPL Students @
library.whatcom.ctc.edu

Research Help:
383-3285
During library hours

24-7 research chat
on...
Welcome to the library. You have access
to scholarly information and research help
from librarians at the “reference” desk...
RESEARCH HELP
This is a picture of the “reference desk” in
the library and of all of the faculty
librarians that share the job of helpin...
CIRCULATION AND RESERVES
Circulation:
Borrow books, CD’s
DVD’s

Reserves:
Borrow materials that
your instructors have
se...
The Circulation Desk is the first desk you
see as you enter the library. The circulation
staff are here to help you with c...
JOURNALS, MAGAZINES
AND NEWSPAPERS
This is our (physical) journal collection. The
sign above says “periodicals-backfiles,”
which is another name for a journa...
BOOKS AND OTHER COLLECTIONS
“the Stacks”

Reference
All of the materials in the library’s physical collection are
in the library catalog. If the location in the catalog says
...
SEARCHING THE ONLINE CATALOG
• http://library.whatcom.ctc.edu
To find a book, look for the record in our
online catalog, on our webpage.
A CATALOG RECORD

Call Number
Once you have entered a search and
selected a title/link, you will see a record
that resembles this.
Notice the “call numb...
Library of Congress

CALL NUMBERS
BF: Psychology
HM: Sociology
ND: Painting
M: Music
The call number can be found on the
spine of the book and will match the call
number in the catalog record. Our library
us...
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Classification System
This call number has an additional line. The
yellow tab at the top indicates that this
book belongs in the reference secti...
THE ONLINE COLLECTION
The library maintains (and pays for with
your tuition and tax dollars) more books,
films and music in our online collectio...
ARTICLES/DATABASES
Reference

Journals

Credo
Reference

Academic
Search
Premiere

Encyclopedia
Britannica

ProQuest
Resea...
The first page of the Databases page
contains links to our major journal
databases. If you scroll further down the
page yo...
SCHOLARLY AND POPULAR
Scholarly journals are a pivotal resource
for research. Maintaining a good scholarly
(or peer-reviewed) journal collection...
ONLINE TUTORIAL
If you need to know more about the
research process or about the scholarly
information available at our library, ask a
lib...
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  • Welcome to the library. You have access to scholarly information and research help from librarians at the “reference” desk or by phone during library hours (look on our website for library hours). You also have 24/7 access to our online resources via our articles/databases link and 24/7 research help via an online chat with reference librarians. Look for the “askwa” link on our home page.
  • This is a picture of the “reference desk” in the library and of all of the faculty librarians that share the job of helping you with the research process.
  • The Circulation Desk is the first desk you see as you enter the library. The circulation staff are here to help you with checking out materials. They can also help you with the photocopy machines that are adjacent to their desk. The reserves collection is behind this desk and you can request materials that your instructor has set aside for your class. The reserves collection also has selected textbooks that you can check out for two hours. The textbooks cannot leave the library!
  • This is our (physical) journal collection. The sign above says “periodicals-backfiles,” which is another name for a journal or magazine or anything that is published periodically, or, regularly. Backfiles indicates that there are older copies shelved under the displayed journal. A much larger collection of journals can be found online (see slides 11 and 12 )
  • All of the materials in the library’s physical collection are in the library catalog. If the location in the catalog says “stacks,” you can assume that the book (or CD or DVD) can be checked out and that it resides upstairs. We do have some mini-collections that have the “stacks” status, because they can be checked out, but they are shelved in a more convenient spot, on the main floor. ESL Readers, Music CD’s, Children’s books and our Good Reads are on the main floor. When in doubt, ask a librarian! Materials from the reference collection must be used in the library and are shelved on the main floor. The is an equivalent collection of e-books, films, music and reference material that can be found in our online collections, (see slide 11)
  • To find a book, look for the record in our online catalog, on our webpage.
  • Once you have entered a search and selected a title/link, you will see a record that resembles this. Notice the “call number. This is the address of the book on the shelf.
  • The call number can be found on the spine of the book and will match the call number in the catalog record. Our library uses the Library of Congress classification system (not the Dewy Decimal system) in an attempt to shelve materials with similar subject matter in the same location.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFzQbknKJM4 This call number has an additional line. The yellow tab at the top indicates that this book belongs in the reference section.
  • The library maintains (and pays for with your tuition and tax dollars) more books, films and music in our online collection, which can be accessed by selecting the Articles/databases link on our homepage.
  • The first page of the Databases page contains links to our major journal databases. If you scroll further down the page you will find an alphabetical list of all of the “databases” that contain journal articles, reference materials and more. If you need a particular type of information, ask a librarian to help you. We are familiar of what resides in the databases and can recommend places to go.
  • Scholarly journals are a pivotal resource for research. Maintaining a good scholarly (or peer-reviewed) journal collection is the responsibility of an academic library. If you need to know more about what a scholarly journal is and why it’s important, see a librarian or visit IRIS, the library’s online tutorial (see slide 13)
  • If you need to know more about the research process or about the scholarly information available at our library, ask a librarian at the reference desk or visit our online tutorial on our webpage.
  • The libraryalso has great places to study. Think of us when you need a place to get work done.
  • EDPL WI 2014

    1. 1. Resources for EDPL Students @ library.whatcom.ctc.edu Research Help: 383-3285 During library hours 24-7 research chat on our website
    2. 2. Welcome to the library. You have access to scholarly information and research help from librarians at the “reference” desk or by phone during library hours (look on our website for library hours). You also have 24/7 access to our online resources via our articles/databases link and 24/7 research help via an online chat with reference librarians. Look for the “askwa” link on our home page.
    3. 3. RESEARCH HELP
    4. 4. This is a picture of the “reference desk” in the library and of all of the faculty librarians that share the job of helping you with the research process.
    5. 5. CIRCULATION AND RESERVES Circulation: Borrow books, CD’s DVD’s Reserves: Borrow materials that your instructors have set aside Borrow textbooks
    6. 6. The Circulation Desk is the first desk you see as you enter the library. The circulation staff are here to help you with checking out materials. They can also help you with the photocopy machines that are adjacent to their desk. The reserves collection is behind this desk and you can request materials that your instructor has set aside for your class. The reserves collection also has selected textbooks that you can check out for two hours. The textbooks cannot leave the library!
    7. 7. JOURNALS, MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
    8. 8. This is our (physical) journal collection. The sign above says “periodicals-backfiles,” which is another name for a journal or magazine or anything that is published periodically, or, regularly. Backfiles indicates that there are older copies shelved under the displayed journal. A much larger collection of journals can be found online (see slides 21 and 23 )
    9. 9. BOOKS AND OTHER COLLECTIONS “the Stacks” Reference
    10. 10. All of the materials in the library’s physical collection are in the library catalog. If the location in the catalog says “stacks,” you can assume that the book (or CD or DVD) can be checked out and that it resides upstairs. We do have some mini-collections that have the “stacks” status, because they can be checked out, but they are shelved in a more convenient spot, on the main floor. ESL Readers, Music CD’s, Children’s books and our Good Reads are on the main floor. When in doubt, ask a librarian! Materials from the reference collection must be used in the library and are shelved on the main floor. There is an equivalent collection of e-books, films, music and reference material that can be found in our online collections, (see slide 21 )
    11. 11. SEARCHING THE ONLINE CATALOG • http://library.whatcom.ctc.edu
    12. 12. To find a book, look for the record in our online catalog, on our webpage.
    13. 13. A CATALOG RECORD Call Number
    14. 14. Once you have entered a search and selected a title/link, you will see a record that resembles this. Notice the “call number. This is the address of the book on the shelf.
    15. 15. Library of Congress CALL NUMBERS BF: Psychology HM: Sociology ND: Painting M: Music
    16. 16. The call number can be found on the spine of the book and will match the call number in the catalog record. Our library uses the Library of Congress classification system (not the Dewy Decimal system) in an attempt to shelve materials with similar subject matter in the same location.
    17. 17. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Classification System
    18. 18. This call number has an additional line. The yellow tab at the top indicates that this book belongs in the reference section.
    19. 19. THE ONLINE COLLECTION
    20. 20. The library maintains (and pays for with your tuition and tax dollars) more books, films and music in our online collection, which can be accessed by selecting the Articles/databases link on our homepage.
    21. 21. ARTICLES/DATABASES Reference Journals Credo Reference Academic Search Premiere Encyclopedia Britannica ProQuest Research Library E-books eBook Collection
    22. 22. The first page of the Databases page contains links to our major journal databases. If you scroll further down the page you will find an alphabetical list of all of the “databases” that contain journal articles, reference materials and more. If you need a particular type of information, ask a librarian to help you. We are familiar of what resides in the databases and can recommend places to go.
    23. 23. SCHOLARLY AND POPULAR
    24. 24. Scholarly journals are a pivotal resource for research. Maintaining a good scholarly (or peer-reviewed) journal collection is the responsibility of an academic library. If you need to know more about what a scholarly journal is and why it’s important, see a librarian or visit IRIS, the library’s online tutorial (see slide 25)
    25. 25. ONLINE TUTORIAL
    26. 26. If you need to know more about the research process or about the scholarly information available at our library, ask a librarian at the reference desk or visit our online tutorial on our webpage.
    27. 27. COME AGAIN!

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