Tip of the Week: Questions about Citations

December 3, 2014

With the end of the semester approaching fast, you must be hard at work on final papers and projects. Do you need help with citations? How do you cite a book chapter in APA? A website in MLA? A work with multiple authors in Chicago?

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The library is here to answer your Citation questions.

  • Visit the reference desk in the library if you have questions related to citing sources or to use the print versions of all major style guides.
    Contact a reference librarian in person at the Reference Desk, by email, or phone at: (617) 735-9927.
  • The Library offers guides on all the relevant citation formats. Visit the Writing Resources page.

– Posted by the Reference Department


Helpful Hint: Renewing Your Emmanuel College Library Book

November 20, 2014

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Here are some ways you can renew your book:

  1. Ask at the Circulation Desk
  2. Call the Library at 617-735-9927
  3. Online through the My Account service
  4. Email a Distribution Librarian at ill@emmanuel.edu

 

Please make sure you have your College ID available for all renewals.

 


Need a due date extension on your Emmanuel College Library book?

October 9, 2014

Here are some ways you can renew your book:

  1. Ask at the Circulation Desk
  2. Call the Library at 617-735-9927
  3. Online through the My Account service
  4. Email a Distribution Librarian at ill@emmanuel.edu

 

Please make sure you have your College ID available for all renewals.

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Helpful Hint: How To Find A Book On The Shelf

September 18, 2014

Helpful Hint

Reading a Call Number

Each book in the library has a unique call number. A call number is like an address: it tells us where the book is located in the library. Call numbers appear on the spine of books, bound periodicals, etc.  Emmanuel College uses the Library of Congress Classification for call numbers. This system uses a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subjects.

 

Read a call number by sections, line-by-line: 

The first line may begin with one, two, or three letters, read alphabetically:

NA   
before
ND  

The second line is made of a number that may have one or more digits. This line is read numerically, as a whole number:

ND 987
before
ND 1001

The third line is the trickiest part of the call number!  The letter is shelved alphabetically, and the number following the letter is treated as if it were preceded by a decimal:

N 3526 .B69 1999
before
N 3526 .C22 1999

Since the numbers of the third line are read as decimal numbers, these examples are in correct call number order:

NB413 .P441 1997
before
NB413 .P68 1997
before
NB413 .P7 1997
before
NB413 .P754 1997

This makes sense if you read the numbers as decimals!

0.441 
before
0.68 
before
0.7 
before
0.754 

The final lines of the call numbers may include dates, volume indicators, issue numbers, copy numbers, and other annotations. These annotations are read after the call number.

Check out the FAQ page on the Library’s website for more information on reading call numbers.

 


New ebrary reader

September 11, 2014

Ebrary’s new online reader interface:

  1. Supported browsers and tablets
    Windows 7, 8, 8.1
    OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks)
    Chrome – latest version
    IE – 9,10,11
    Safari- latest 2 versions
    Firefox- latest 2 versions
  2. User permissions are stated on the detail page – varies by publisher
  3. Can share a link to the whole book or if on a page, can share a link to that specific page.
  4. Cite book – Refworks is an option.
  5. NORMALIZED page numbers – e-version aligns with print version
  6. Downloading: pop-up gives option of downloading to laptop, apple device, or android.
    For desktop and laptop still need Adobe Digital Editions. Only need Adobe ID if you want to transfer book from laptop to iphone/ipad. Do not need an Adobe ID to download and use book exclusively on laptop
    Apple or Android devices use Bluefire app for downloads and reading
  7. Can bookmark pages
  8. Bookshelf – the same as the previous version
  9. Star icon on left brings up Annotations pane- brings up notes/annotations for book you are in.

TRAINING:  Lib Guides http://Proquest.libguides.com/ebrary

YouTube ebrary training videos – 1 min to 1 1/2 min videos


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