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Library and Information Services at Reykjavik University. Slides used for new MSc students for the fall 2010. Introduction to library services and resources.

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MS students fall 2010

  1. 1. The Library<br />SARA STEFÁNSDÓTTIR<br />Library and Information Services at RU | Student Orientation day RU 2010<br />
  2. 2. Bókasafnið| Sara Stefánsdóttir<br />You need to be able to:<br />access the online catalogue and understand how to locate and find resources in the library building (www.gegnir.isand 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 />