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Library Orientation (ENG101)

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Library Orientation for ENG101 classes taught at Chattahoochee Valley Community College.

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Library Orientation (ENG101)

  1. 1. LIBRARY ORIENTATION for English 101/102
  2. 2. Where to Find the LRC • The LRC is located in Owen Hall. • Information on library services, resources, news, and more can be found in several places on the Web: • The LRC website • The LRC blogs • The LRC Facebook page • Click here to access a tutorial on locating library information.
  3. 3. The LRC Services • Virtual Reference • Online chat or text • On campus or remotely • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) • Request materials from other libraries • Textbooks on Reserve • For most currently offered courses • Click here to access a tutorial introducing library services.
  4. 4. The LRC Resources • Print Resources: • Books: 40,000 volumes • Periodicals: 40 titles • Non-Print Resources: • Audio-visual materials: 720 • E-books: 70,000 • Online databases: 56 • Click here to access a tutorial introducing library resources.
  5. 5. Printed Books • The library’s online catalog is accessible through the library’s website and blog. • Materials that can be searched using the online catalog: • Books • Periodicals (excludes newspapers) • Audio-visual materials • E-books • Click here to access a tutorial on finding printed books.
  6. 6. Library Account • Your library account login information: • User name: first initial+last name+last four digits of the student ID number • Password: the student ID number • Log into your library account through the online catalog to: • View borrowed items • Renew books • Create bookbags and watch lists • Review account history and manage account details • Click here to access a tutorial on managing your library account.
  7. 7. E-books • E-books are the digital version of books which you can access 24/7. • The library e-book collection can be accessed from the library’s website and the blog. • No user ID or password required when accessing the e-book collection on campus. • Please contact the library staff for a user ID and a password for remote access. • Click here to access a tutorial on finding e-books.
  8. 8. Online Databases • Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) is primarily a group of online databases with magazine, journal, and newspaper articles on various subjects. • The AVL can be accessed at http://www.avl.lib.al.us or through the LRC Resources blog. • No user ID or password required to access the AVL in Alabama. • Out-of-state access is available by obtaining a user ID and password from the library. • Click here to access a tutorial on finding articles.
  9. 9. Online Databases • The following AVL databases are recommended for beginning researchers: • Academic Search Premier • InfoTrac General OneFile • Opposing Viewpoints in Context • Points of View Reference Center • These databases provide excellent resources for most English 101/102 research topics.
  10. 10. Internet Resources • Basic Internet searches can help you find quick facts related to your topic • Internet search engines return a wide variety of information, not all of which is trustworthy • Some search engines offer an advanced search option that allows you to filter results • Popular search engines include: • Google • Bing • Ask.com • DuckDuckGo • Yahoo
  11. 11. Evaluating Internet Resources • Because information freely available on the Internet is not regulated for accuracy or reliability, you will need to evaluate resources found online. Examine each Internet resource for the following: • Currency – When was the information originally published, and when was it most recently updated? • Relevance – Can you check the sources of the information? Are relevant, functional links provided? • Authority – Who is the author, and what are his or her credentials? • Accuracy – Can the information be verified, and is it well written and professionally presented? • Purpose- Is the information intended to inform or persuade? Is the information presented in an objective manner? • Assess each Internet source critically to determine if the information is appropriate for your paper.
  12. 12. Citing Resources • The course-required handbook provides the most detailed information on source citation. For a quick online reference, visit the following: • Purdue Online Writing Lab – MLA Formatting and Style Guide
  13. 13. Let Us Serve You • Operational Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-9:00pm Friday: 7:30am-2:00pm (Closed for Summer semester) Sunday: 2:00pm-6:00pm Closed for holidays • Website: www.cv.edu • Blog: thelrcblog.blogspot.com • Facebook: www.facebook.com/cvcclibrary • Email: librarian@cv.edu • Phone: (334) 291-4978 • Mobile Text: (334) 230-5184 • Fax: (334) 291-4980

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