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Using Your College Library

Using Your College Library

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  1. Using Your College Library Preparing Seniors for College Newbury Park High School Sage Library

  2. The building may be impressive(or intimidating) Moorpark College Library Learning Resources (LLR) building

  3. CSUN Oviatt Library The setting for Star Trek’s Starfleet Academy

  4. There are architectural tours offered of the John Spoor Broome Library at CSUCI.

  5. San Diego State University The Malcolm A. Love Library is subterranean

  6. UC San Diego The Geisel Library, named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss)

  7. Location College libraries are usually located at the center of the campus. They are a convenient place to go between classes.

  8. Don’t be hesitant (or frightened) to use the college library.

  9. Resources • Large print collection • ebooks • Audio-visual materials (CDs, DVDs) • Audiobooks • Online databases

  10. Technology • Computers with Internet access • Wireless network • Word processing software (Microsoft Office) • Photocopying and printing (small charge)

  11. Reference Desk Librarians staff the reference desk during all the hours the library is open, and they love to assist you in finding materials appropriate for your research.

  12. The second floor of the Moorpark College Library

  13. Additional help is available • Library instruction sessions • Online help guides and tutorials: Moorpark CSUN Moorpark College offers 6 online tutorials

  14. Some special services • Reserve materials • Textbooks • Interlibrary loans

  15. The OPAC • The Library Catalog is used to search for materials on your topic and has a record for each of the items that the library owns. • Online tutorial • Library of Congress Classification system

  16. Databases • Quickly sort through thousands of records to identify articles or books on a topic. • Citations, abstracts, and full-text articles • Access from off-campus with a username and password • Example from CSUN

  17. Advice • Always start your research at the library home page. • Find the section of the library containing materials of special interest to your class or major. • Browse the shelves, handle the books. • Find a table, carrel, or comfortable lounge chair. • Ask a librarian for information.