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English 101 Orientation - Carmen Fried
February 14, 2006

  • Intro & welcome

  • Overview of the library:
    The library is located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.  Circulation/Reserve:   3rd floor    Reference:   2nd floor    Computers:   2nd and 3rd floors      Circulating books:    3rd and 4th floors.
    - Library card & borrowing questions
    You get a library card at the Circulation Desk, 3rd floor. Borrowing period is 3 weeks for books, music cd's and pamphlets.
    Videos -- in-house use only; periodicals -- in-house use only; books on Reserve -- varies, check with the Circulation Desk
    - Library FAQs


  • Rio Hondo Library Web Site - the best place to start your research
    Speed, ease and success in finding information


  • How to find books

    • Library Catalog (Sirsi)

      • Illegal immigration

      • Elections United States

      • National security

      • Gambling

      • Animal rights

        The most recent books are listed first. Click on the brief citation to see full record for each book.

        Library Reserve
        Click on Reserve desk
        Enter eng 101 as your search term and click on Course Number.

        Power Search
        Click on Power Search on the right menu

        Example 1: Find books on illegal immigration, opposing view series


  • How to find articles in online databases 
    Difference between on-campus and off-campus access


    Proquest provides access to newspapers, journals, and magazines. 
    Begin by entering in your search terms in the fields.   

    Search examples:  
    Iraq AND reconstruction
    monopoly AND Microsoft 
    illegal immigration cost

    Article display includes:     

    Citation, full text, Email and Print buttons at top left.  Tabs at top indicate types of articles.    Newspaper, scholarly, magazine
    Look at Suggested Topics at top for search suggestions.  
    Publication Search
    will allow you to search within specific publications

SIRS Researcher® is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.




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