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Library web site overview presentation slide show

  1. 1. Learning to doAcademic Research<br />An Overview of the Library Web Site<br />
  2. 2. Need to find articles for a paper? Check out a book or video? Learn how to format in MLA style?<br />Use the Mardigian Library Web Site<br />http://library.umd.umich.edu<br />
  3. 3. The Research area of the library’s web site has five main sections:<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />
  4. 4. The “Quick Search” box:<br /><ul><li>Search multiple databases at once
  5. 5. Search for books and articles at the same time
  6. 6. Does NOT search in every database
  7. 7. May have “technological difficulties”</li></li></ul><li>Find a Specific Journal:<br />Search for specific articles with known article titles and journal titles, etc. (citation)<br />Can be used to see if the library owns a particular journal<br />
  8. 8. Databases A-Z:<br /><ul><li>Lists all 300+ databases in alphabetical order
  9. 9. Can also recommend databases by topic
  10. 10. Is used to find journal articles on specific topics</li></li></ul><li>The Library Catalog box:<br /><ul><li>Search for books, CDs, DVDs and other library materials
  11. 11. Search by title, author, subject or keyword</li></li></ul><li>Reference:<br /><ul><li>Citation information for MLA, APA & other styles
  12. 12. Dictionaries, encyclopedias & other helpful links
  13. 13. Links to LibraryGuides</li></li></ul><li>Let’s take a closer look at the library website.<br />http://library.umd.umich.edu<br />
  14. 14. What section of the library web site would you use to find an article for which you already have a title, author, journal name, etc.?<br />The “Quick Search” box<br />Find a Specific Journal<br />Databases A-Z<br />Library Catalog search box<br />Reference<br />
  15. 15. What section of the library web site would you use to find journal articles on a particular subject but don’t have a title?<br />The “Quick Search” box<br />Find a Specific Journal<br />Databases A-Z<br />The Library Catalog search box<br />Reference<br />
  16. 16. Which of the following are problems you might encounter if you use the “Quick Search” box?<br />Hard to tell where you are searching<br />Miss articles and not know it<br />Problems with technological compatibility<br />1 and 3<br />1, 2 & 3<br />

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