Title: Research @ your library
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00072602/00001
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Title: Research @ your library
Series Title: Research @ your library
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: University of Florida. Libraries
Affiliation: University of Florida -- George A. Smathers Libraries
Publisher: University of Florida. Libraries
Publication Date: 2006
Subject: University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Bibliographic ID: UF00072602
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida

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Frequently used
Web pages

These are a few of the most popular
Web pages at the libraries.You can
use the URLs given to access them
directly, or find them on the UF
Libraries' main Web page at www.uflib.ufl.edu>.

Ask a Librarian IM, e-mail
Course Reserves
http://www.uflib.ufl edu/databases.html
Just Getting Started?
Orientations, Library
Connecting from Off Campus
Training and User Guides

Online catalog features
Use the University of Florida Libraries'catalog to search the collections of all
the campus libraries.
* Find books, DVDs or videos, microfilm or fiche, government documents,
maps, computer files, and more
* Request books from storage
* Find a subscription to a magazine, journal or newspaper
* Renew books
* Put holds on books that are checked out so you can be the next person
to get them
* View fines, if any

For help with the catalog, ask any librarian. Select the link for Aska
Librarian at the top of the catalog page to see reference desk hours, send
an e-mail, or IM an online librarian.

The new Library West:
bigger and better

Library West is opening this summer after a two and a half year renova-
tion project. Come and enjoy the newly expanded facilities:
* Lots of individual study spaces and group study rooms
* Computing: wireless access, laptop checkout and a huge computer and
media area
* Over a million books,
DVDs, magazines and
newspapers (for research
or fun) and
* Starbucks Cafe
Look for grand re-opening
events in the fall! Check
this Web site for additional
details: ufl.edu/pio/construction.

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Computing @ your library

Computers are provided for your research needs at all of the campus
libraries.To find out what equipment and software is available in each
of the libraries,visit the Computing and Technology Web site: www.uflib.ufl.edu/computing.html>.

Even more computer services are available in campus computer labs
in the Computer Science and Engineering building (CSE),Weil Hall, the
Architecture building, Norman Hall and Bryan Hall ufl.edu>.

Need help with your assignment or research?
Ask a Librarian

The UF Libraries offer the following services to help students with
Reference Desk- Every library has an information or reference desk
where you can ask librarians for one-on-one help.
IM Chat online with a librarian anytime that you need help or a fast
answer to a question. Use the following services: AIM, Yahoo or Google-
Talk, screenname: uflibrarian.
Telephone You can also telephone a librarian at a reference desk for
assistance during library hours.
E-mail -You can use the libraries'e-mail service anytime. Answers are
generally available within 24 hours, although some may take longer.
Visit Ask a Librarian for hours
and more details.

Confused by library jargon?
Consult the library terminology page at terms.html>. Learn the place that you check out books is called the Circula-
tion Desk, that books are shelved in the "stacks"and that the Reference Desk
is a help desk staffed with librarians who help with research.

Printing @ your library
You must have a copy card to print at library photocopiers, computers
and microform machines.The cost of printing is $.13 a page, except for
11"x 17"copies which are $.25 each.You may buy a copy card at vending
machines in each library for $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, or $20.00.These copy
cards are reusable; simply add more money at any copy card dispenser
(bills only). If you would like to make a color copy, computer scanners
are available at the Architecture & Fine Arts Library and the Map &
Imagery Library.

Checking out books

Checking out books from the
library is easy.Your Gator 1 card
is your library card. Bring your
books to the library's circula-
tion desk, and present your
card. Books circulate to under-
graduates for three weeks, and
can be renewed under Your
Account in the library catalog.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves are items set
aside for special or class use.
Books, videos, and computer
scanned class notes and jour-
nal articles are examples of the
many types of items that your
professor may place on re-
serve at the library. Connect to
the Course Reserve link on the
library Web site or within
WebCT, and search by your
professor's last name or the
course number to see the
items on reserve for your
class. Books and videos have
special loan periods ranging
from an hour to as long as two
days, depending upon your
professor's instructions. Most
reserve items are available in
electronic format and can be
accessed online at home or
from any computer within
the libraries.

Connecting to the
libraries from home

Most library databases and
e-journals are purchased from
publishers or services that
restrict access to authorized
users by detecting the IP
address of any computer
attempting to connect.
Campus computers are
allowed access automatically,
while users connecting from
the residence halls or off-
campus using Internet services
other than GatorLink have to
go through a special computer
that verifies their UF status and
assigns a UF IP address.This
computer is called the proxy
server. To get to library full-text
journals and other databases,
connect to the proxy server
either using your library user ID
or your campus GatorLink
username and password.
Detailed instructions are at:

Users must also verify their
identity when using library
computers, renewing books
online and other library
services. If you are prompted
for a user ID,enter the 14-digit
number that is below the
barcode on your activated
Gator 1 card.

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Gator 1 cards are activated
when you check out a book or
by request at any library circu-
lation desk.

Full-text magazines, newspapers
and journals

If you would like to find full-text articles, the following databases cover-
ing multiple subject areas are highly recommended for undergraduates.
Magazine and journal articles:

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOHost)
Business Source Premier
Expanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac)
Health & Wellness Resource Center

Articles from local and big city newspapers (and more):

Proquest National Newspapers

To connect to any of the databases above, use the Database Locator at
. The UF Libraries sub-
scribe to many more full-text journals, and indexes to magazines and
journals. If the databases listed above do not fit your need, contact a
librarian to help you find a more relevant source of information.

Librarians at UF: Who are we?
Librarians at the University of Florida are academic faculty with gradu-
ate degrees in Library Science and/or Information Studies, and often a
second graduate degree in a subject area.

The librarians that most people see are public service librarians.These
librarians teach classes, help people at the reference desk, select books
and journals for the collection, create Web pages, manage the items the
library already owns, etc.There are also many librarians doing important
work behind the scenes such as: selecting new items for the library to
purchase, cataloging new materials, managing computers, working with
donations and gifts and much more.

How can a librarian help you with research?
A librarian can:
* Help you brainstorm
* Explain how the libraries and
resources are organized
* Connect you to the full-text
* Recommend reference sources
such as encyclopedias and
* Teach you how to find and use
the best databases for your topic
* Introduce you to a librarian who
is a specialist in your subject area


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Ask a Librarian

SChat online with a librarian using the
-- following services.

AIM,Yahoo or GoogleTalk
Screen name: uflibrarian

Fall/Spring Hours: Monday Thursday, 9am 9pm, Friday 9am 5pm

Come to a library
orientation session
Learn what library services are
available, which of the libraries
covers your area of studies, about
information resources (such as
the UF library catalog, e-books,
and the Internet) and how it is all
organized. Orientation meeting
times and places are listed in the
libraries' Web page under
Instruction ufl.edu/instruct3/orientation.

Look for the online orientation on
this page.

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