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  • For any additional reading you want to be able access use the library catalogue or the electronic resources mentioned on these slides. For library contact please use:
  • Online and in the and the building Uranus, 1st floor.
  • Use the single search box to search for information on printed resources. You can use the Login box to manage your borrower status.ID is the full run of you “kennitala”Password is the last four digits of your “kennitala”. You can change the password after you initial login. Learn more on the site
  • Use the library catalogue to search for printed books and other printed resources. Use the single search box to search for a title, subject or author. For a more detailed search use the advanced settings. Results appear with links onwards into the catalogue that describe where to find the book. By clicking on one of the top links on the page you can choose to search only within the RU-library: Click the link “Library”Find and click Reykjavík University Notice the checkmark to the right by the third resource: the checkmark indicates that this material is accessible electronically. Click the checkmark to view information about the item and from there click the electronically available link.
  • Ath. Aðeins 1 tækjastika á enska vefnumBy downloading a custom made toolbar made available by LIRU you can shortcut to your searches.Use the buttons (and the arrows on their right) to quickly access information sources. The toolbar contains a shortcut to search directly and only within the RU library. The toolbar works best with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. To get one Click the toolbar, download and accept everything from then on. For Icelandic students with an Icelandic preference
  • ... or simply visit the information desk Remember to check first to see if the item is available in the library – or /databasesThe National and Public library are open to everyone so the interlibrary loan and article ordering does not apply to those services. However, LIRU provides this service for other intstitutional libraries, such as The Central Bank Library and government ministries.
  • The source on the left is the orginal source, pop star PállÓskar. In the middle is Hjaltalín who made a cover of the popular song.To the right is the band Retro Stefson who, tongue-in-cheek, made a cover of Hjaltalín’s cover of PállÓskar’s version. BibliographyPáll Óskar Hjálmtýsson & Toggi. (2007). Þú komst við hjartað í mér. On Allt fyrir ástina [mp3]. Reykjavík: Pop ehf. Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson & Toggi (2007). Þú komst við hjartað í mér[Recoded by Hjaltalín]. On Sleepdrunk Season [mp3]. Reykjavík: Kimi Records (2008). Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson & Toggi (2007). Þú komst við hjartað í mér[Recorded as a cover of Hjaltalín’s version by Retro Stefson]. Online video of live performance. Retrieved from (2008).
  • The facebook page is in IcelandicMake sure to check the library’s homepage for announcements.
  • The facebook account is an ongoing experiment at RU library and pertains, as of now, to the Icelandic student population. The library can suggest using Google translate for speakers of other languages.
  • Use to search for scholarly resources. Choose your subject, set the date and include citations to be able to look further in “cited by”.Most important is the link which allows you to search within RU electronic holdings of resources. appears with otherwise closed articles and indicates that you can access the article via RU as an RU student or place an order of article with LIRU. Ordering articles is mainly intended for students working on their thesis.
  • An RU-window appears after you click on the top you find the article’s bibliographic information: title, author, journal, date of publishing etc. Click GO at the top where it indicates the article has been found. The article opens within the database. For more information or assistance contact the library and .
  • LIRU databases are databases of scholarly resources that the library subscribes to and provide you access to. Some databases are in the national consortia (subscription on a national scale) and can be accessed from anywhere within Iceland. Others are databases specific to LIRU (marked + or ~) Familiarize yourself with the databases early on in your studies and ask the library for assistance when needed.
  • 80% of LIRU’s resources are electronic. 20% of its resources are therefore in print. For some databases, specifically bought in for RU you will need to login via the remote access when working off site. Once you choose your database you will be asked to login in and to add a proxy. Login and agree to add the proxy and you will have access. For more information please visit
  • A list of the library’s pages for quick /databases /journals /remoteaccess /dictionaries (also remember to make use of google translate when needed) /ill (for borrowing books from libraries outside the city
  • A list of the library’s pages for quick /databases /journals /remoteaccess /dictionaries (also remember to make use of google translate when needed) /ill (for borrowing books from libraries outside the city
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    1. 1. The Library<br />SARA STEFÁNSDÓTTIR<br />Library and Information Services at RU | Introduction Day RU 2010<br />
    2. 2. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />You need to be able to:<br />access the catalogue in the building and online and understand how to locate and find resources ( and Dewey numbers)<br />use and understand how it interconnects to specific databases and journals in subscription at RU<br />use bibliographies and find relevant information according to citations and bibliographic references. <br />
    3. 3. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />Two ways in:<br />Myndirsóttar á: og<br />
    4. 4. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />Books and other print resources<br />Course books are kept in the Reserve library at the reception desk.<br />Older editions of course books and other print resources are kept in open shelves in the main library. <br />Course books are only lent within the library. <br />Other books are for borrowing for up to 4 weeks.<br />Books and other print resources are found by looking in the catalogue (check link for English version of Gegnir)<br />
    5. 5. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir <br />Gegnir: the library catalogue<br />
    6. 6. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />
    7. 7. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir <br />Tækjastikur<br />
    8. 8. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />Service for MS students<br />Book an information specialist for assistance <br />assignments and projects <br />Thesis <br />LIRU can order books and photocopies of articles from journals which are not available in the library. These services are especially intended for RU faculty and for students preparing a final thesis.<br />Don’t hesitate to contact the library for help. <br />
    9. 9. Citing sources<br />Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />The library’s symbolic example of <br />the quality of sources. Always use <br />the original source if possible. <br />
    10. 10. The library is everywhere<br /> <br /> /databases <br /> /remoteaccess<br /> /journals<br /><br />Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />
    11. 11. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir <br /><br />
    12. 12. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />
    13. 13. This is how we connect with google scholar<br />Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir <br />
    14. 14. LIRU databases <br />Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir <br />
    15. 15. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />Off campus access <br />
    16. 16. What next?<br />Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir <br />Go and visit the library building to familiarize yourself<br />Visit the library’s homepage <br />Download the library toolbar<br />Visit the library catalogue<br />Printers and scanners are located in the print room next to the library. Cards for scanning and photocopying cards are sold at the main service desk in Sólin /The Sun central building(not the LIRU service desk). <br />
    17. 17. Library and Information Services at RU <br />Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir <br /><br />Tel: 599 6235<br />The Information Service Desk is located at the service desk. Book an appointment or drop in for research assistance. <br />