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Monday, July 19, 2010

Library Orientations

Come to the Information Desk at the Main Library to put your name down for a Library Orientation. They are being held on

Monday 26 July from 1.00-1.45
Tuesday 27 July from 12.00-12.45
Wednesday 28 July from 12.45-1.30

There is also a session specifically for Chinese students:
Thursday 29 July from 12.30-1.15pm

The orientation will teach you how to search the catalogue and find resources for your first assignment. It will take about 40 minutes.

Come on a Library Tour

Tours are being held of the Main Library during the first two weeks of the semester. They are on

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12.00

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1.00

Tours take about fifteen minutes. There's no need to book - just come to the Lending desk and join the other students.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Introducing LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch is the Library's new search tool. It replaces the old Library Catalogue as well as the database Multi-Search tool. With LibrarySearch you can search for all the Library's resources using a single interface.

Use the tabs to choose whether you want to search the catalogue for books or DVDs, search the Library databases for journal articles, search the course reserve collection, or search for exam papers.

When you click on the Databases tab, you will see a dropdown menu of subject areas to choose from.
Each subject area contains a set of databases selected as the most appropriate for that subject. Before searching databases you need to log in with your username and password - otherwise you won't see any results. You also need to log in if you want to put any books on hold.

Click on My Account to see what books you have out, and to see the status of your requests. You can also use My Account to save your favourite searches, to make lists of books and articles, and to create your own set of databases to search.

When you've performed a search, use the facets in the menu on the left of the screen to narrow down your results.