Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Shapiro Library Orientation

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Welcome to the Shapiro Library orientation.

During this session we will discuss what you have access to through the library.

How to access these resources. And where you can find help from the library.

Through the Shapiro Library you have access to books and ebooks, and databases containing videos, images, statistics, company reports,

and articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications.

The Shapiro Library homepage is a great access point when you are beginning your research.

Lets take a look at some of the ways you can find information.

The Multi-Search tool is the large search box in the middle of the page.

Putting key words in this search will find books and ebooks, and also searches the majority of our library databases.

Based on your key words you may return results like research starters, scholarly articles, images and videos.

After you have done your initial search you may limit your results by the type of source, further narrow down by other

subjects, and limit to a specific date range. Another option to access our databases is through the A-Z Databases list

which is the full alphabetized list of our databases. Students may view all the databases related to a specific

subject area, or resource type such as Books, Primary Sources, Scholarly Articles, and also by vendor.

This is great option for Students looking for a specific database like Mergent Online, PsychINFO, ABI/Inform, or

Opposing Viewpoints. And if you are searching for a specific publication you may use the

Periodical Finder to see if we have electronic access to it.

Locate the periodical finder link through the Find Articles, Ebooks, and more tab from the top navigation bar. Some

examples might be if you are looking for the last issue of the Scientific American, the Chronicle of Higher Education, or the

Journal of Advanced Nursing The library has created research guides tailored to your

program of study, broad subjects, and other helpful areas like citing your sources and

an explanation of our Off-campus Library Services.

To find any of the guides on that list and many

other guides, you will start at the library homepage:

and go to the Research Guides tab in the top navigation.

This is a list of all of our guides. You may scroll through the list or type in what you are looking for.

To find the Getting Started guide Ill scroll down to the title, click on it, and the guide will open.

We also have guides for citing your sources and a guide for video tutorials guide

Notice at the top right-hand side of the page some of the ways you can contact the library if you need help with your research,

finding resources, navigating the website, or other topics related to the library.

Additionally you may always search through our librarys FAQs located in the top menu bar and also from the library homepage.

Just start typing in what you need help with. You may find the answer to your question in the list of over 500 Frequently Asked Questions.

If you cant find the answer to your question please contact us through any of the help options like email, text, phone, or through our

24/7 Chat with a librarian service.

To review, we have covered the basic navigation of the Shapiro Library website, a brief overview of the Multi-search tool,

locating specific databases using the A-Z Databases List, and finding a specific magazine, newspaper, or journal

using the Periodical Finder.

We have a searchable list over 500 Frequently Asked Questions and Research Guides on a variety of topics.

Most importantly, if you ever need assistance you may chat 24/7 with a librarian and you may also submit your question via email, text or

just give us a call. I hope this tutorial has been informative. Dont hesitate to contact the

library if you need assistance during any portion of your research project.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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