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Library Orientation BSW Program Tony Tin, Director, Library and Information services Lusi Wong library Renison University College 2018
Where do I start? https: //uwaterloo. ca/renison/lusi-wong-library
Where can I find the information? http: //www. lib. uwaterloo. ca
What I need to know?
Undergraduate Student • https: //uwaterloo. ca/library/undergraduate-students
How to access Library Resources from Anywhere
How to access Library Resources
Library Account: Features • My account: fines and fees. See checked out and renew these items • Search: finds records using keywords • Query: save your search queries • E-shelf: save bibliographic records from your search results
How to find books, journal articles, library website and many others. . A federated search tool one stop searching for every thing
More Search Options
Advanced Search options 1. Search: Searches everything, including books, articles, audios, videos and many others. 2. Books +: Searches physical resources (books) and E-books. 3. Articles+: Searches articles available through many of the Library’s electronic subscription
Search Tips: Phrase & Truncation • Phrasing searching: look for two or more words together using “ “. Instead of child poverty (35, 77 results), try “child poverty” (1, 827 results) • Truncation/wildcards: using * to include all forms of the root word using*. child* finds child and children.
Search tips: arrow or Broaden your search results: Boolean can help • Boolean: Operator which links concepts within a search. • OR (to include at least one term / concept): “child poverty” OR “poor children” (47, 913 results) • AND (to include all terms / concepts): “child poverty” AND Alberta (56 results) • NOT (to exclude terms / concepts): “child poverty” NOT “poor children” (8, 328 results).
Borrowing books: 3 steps
Returning books: • Loan term: books=2 weeks; journals=3 days; Reserves= 3 hrs. • Return at any designated library book return (N. B. Renison’s in hallway), except Reserves.
Research Databases (Journal articles) • 3 different access points: • Primo Article+ • Research Journal Database • Browse Research Databases by Title: (Proquest) • Browse Research Databases by department or broad subject area (Math) • Browse Special content type (video and images) • Find E-Journal Title (Social work research)
Useful Social Work Research Databases • Social Service Abstracts (Proquest) • MEDLINE (Proquest) • Family & Society Studies Worldwide(Ebsco) • Social Science Full Text (Ebsco) • Canadian Research Index (Gale) • Psy. INFO (APA Psyc. NET site) • Web of Science (ISI Web of Knowledge) • Sociological Abstracts (Proquest)
How to cite your Resouces? • Citation / Style Guides: provide access to different citation styles including APA, Chicago, MLA, and others. • Primo Citation: allow you to copy-and-paste formatted citations from search results. • Google Scholar Cites: allow you to copy-and-paste formatted citations from search results. • Refwork: Online bibliographic management program that allows users to create a personal database of references and generate bibliographies in a variety of formats (Group Code* = RWUWaterloo)
Ask US • FAQ • Online chat (various IM interfaces)— 12 p. m. to 4 p. m. , except weekends and holidays • E-mail • Text • In person • Phone
Thank You! E-mail: tony. [email protected] ca Online tutorial: http: //alturl. com/i 8 ckx Website: http: //www. lib. uwaterloo. ca