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International Students Orientation to Binghamton University Libraries, prepared by Julie Wang.

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  • Need to know WHERE to go …The university libraries contains one main library, two branch libraries and one storage facility. Depending on your major, you may use one more frequently than others1) Bartle Library – Houses collections in humanities, social sciences, math and computer sciences, fine arts, special collections and university archives2) UDC Library – collection to support the College of Community and Public Affairs, which includes the departments of public administration, social work, and human development3) Science Library – located among the science buildings, houses materials in the physical, life sciences, nursing, psychology, engineering and map collection And Library Annex, a facility or storage house for less used books and bound journals. Needs to submit a request for a book or journal, we will get it for you within 24 hours.
  • Need to know WHEN to goIC in each library provides a multifunctional place for students to use computers, scanners, network printers, as well as getting help from librarian or IT assistantThe Bartle Library and Information Commons is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week during the semester & 24/7 during review and final exam week. The Science Library and UDC Library has shorter hours; and our full hours are always available by using the clock icon on the top of all the Library web pages.
  • Other than textbooks, your professors often assign a lot of required reading using course reserves. WHERE to find them?You can search for all Reserve materials from the link right on the Library home page. Also, all course materials will be listed in your course Blackboard site. Electronic course materials (journal articles, chapters from books) can be read in Blackboard. Print materials can for Science and Bartle courses are kept in the Newcomb Reading Room in the Bartle Library.Print materials and dvds for all classes held at the UDC are kept in the UDC Library.
  • HOW to find a specific information or resourcesLibraries have about 20 subject librarians with in-depth knowledge in assigned subject areas. Our Subject Guides page pulls together article databases, search tips, web resources, statistical sources and other helpful starting points in one place for each subject. Each Subject Guide also provides contact information for the Subject Librarian, who can work with you, one on one, to help with library research for a particular assignment or research paper; or to give you an overview of how to use the library.
  • Welcome to the Binghamton University Libraries Tutorials, launched Fall 2012! This suite of tutorials have been designed to teach students critical analysis and information literacy concepts through the use of interactive elements to engage learning. This suite of Library Tutorials is divided into 8 modules that take between 10 to 40 minutes to complete. The tutorials are available through Blackboard. They may be assigned to you by your instructor. Avoiding Issues of Academic Dishonesty – This module will describe plagiarism and academic integrity, and illustrate the circumstances when a citation is needed. Defining and Comparing Different Publication Types – This module will illustrate the publication and research cycle, different types of scholarly sources, and how to identify and find primary and secondary sources, and qualitative and quantitative sources. How to Find Books for Research – This module demonstrates how to use the Library Catalog to find books. How to Find Articles for Research – This module demonstrates how to use library databases and formulate a search strategy to find sources appropriate for college research papers. Evaluating Research Resources – This module shows how to critically look at web pages, books and articles to evaluate their credibility. Citing Your Sources – This module describes the importance of managing your sources, tools that can be used to manage your sources, and the parts of a citation. Monitoring Information and Keeping Current – This module explores different ways to monitor news and published information using Google Reader, RSS Feeds, and Table of Contents alerts. Online Privacy and Social Media – This module includes ways to check your privacy settings in popular online social sites, be aware of phishing scams for personal information, and tips about your online presence to potential employers.
  • To help you do research easier, libraries provide several tools, you may need to know WHAT each tool can help, WHERE to find it and HOW to use itResearch project calculator is a tool to help you plan a timeline for your research and writing. Once you create a timeline, it will automatically remind you the progress you should made, and provide links for resources you would need at each step. START your research EARLY.RefWorks is an online citation management tool that allows you to import and arrange citations, then use those citations to format a bibliography in any number of citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.). This product is available to members of the Binghamton University community through a subscription of the Binghamton University LibrariesAll related information and help are available from the tab of RESEARCH HELP.
  • The Find It! Search box allows you to search the Libraries Catalog and a variety of article databases at one time.
  • There are many ways you can reach us, and we are here to help. Just click at the Ask Us! Link at the top of every Library web page to connect to someone who can help you.
  • To help new graduate students getting familiar with research related library resources as early as possible, the libraries will hold its annual “ Scholarly Research Orientation” this afternoon , August 28th, 4-4:450 pm at Bartle Library. You are all welcome to come to the library to meet your subject librarian and introduce you to what libraries has to offer to help you with your research. This orientation would be very helpful for those graduate students who will work as TA or RA.
  • International students orientation 2012

    1. 1. Ten Things You Should Know To Help You Get Good GradesInternationalStudentOrientationAugust 28, 2012 Author: Julie Wang Subject Librarian
    2. 2. University Bartle Library Science LibraryDowntown Library
    3. 3. #9 Bartle Library is open 24/5 Source:
    4. 4. # 8 Libraries Holding & Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
    5. 5. #7 International Language Resources• European languages, Arabic, Hebrew, C hinese, Korean Japanese, Turkish & etc. Print materials in different languages are interfiled under subject
    6. 6. #6 Course Reserves Electronic Reserves
    7. 7. #5 Subject Guides
    8. 8. #4 Online Tutorials1. Avoiding Issues of Academic 4. How to Find Articles for Research Dishonesty 5. Evaluating Research Resources2. Defining and Comparing 6. Citing Your Sources Different Publication Types 7. Monitoring Information and3. How to Find Books for Keeping Current Research 8. Online Privacy and Social Media
    9. 9. #3 Tools for Research& Research Time Management
    10. 10. #2 One Stop Search
    11. 11. #1 Need help? Always Ask!
    12. 12. Scholarly Research Orientation @ 4:00 August 28, 2012 North Reading Room 2nd Floor, Bartle Library Come to Bartle Library Meet your subject librarian