Google with the Library
From Luria Library
In this workshop, you will gain some practical tips on how to use the library, the internet, and your librarian. SBCC spends $40k per year on electronic resources for you and your students that are available from your home and your office. Are you effectively utilizing these resources? Did you know that you can receive email alerts on any topic of interest from ProQuest, including the table of contents of over 4,000 publications? What are the best internet directories that can help you filter what is available in Google? What can the library do for you and your students? This will also be an opportunity for you to share with the librarians what your needs are for resources and services. In the next 75 minutes we will explore three general topics:
- Library Services
- Library Databases
- Internet Sources
ILL, 24/7, BI (what is he talking about?)
The library can offer you and your students a variety of services.
- Web-based resource lists (print and non-print) that your students can easily access through the library home page or from within Pipeline.
- Ability to get almost any book or article available from over 10,000 libraries worldwide. This service is FREE to students and faculty. Complete the Interlibrary Loan Form on the library web site.
- Library instruction (aka, BI) on library materials, internet materials, evaluating materials, and information literacy. Contact M’Liss Garza at x2634.
- Librarian support using multiple communication methods.
What can we do for you?
The library currently spends approximately $60k annual on subscription databases that are not freely available on the internet. Where do you start?
Always start at the Luria Library Home Page, especially if you are off campus, and look for Databases and other Electronic Materials. Great new source this year is A-Z List of Journal and Periodical Holdings.
Indexes the contents of 4,000 newspapers and periodicals. There are abstracts for all entries, and FULL TEXT access most of the articles. This is a general index covering most subjects. Alerts (look for Set Up Alert after searching) and RSS (all resources may not be available with our subscription)
Provides indexing and FULL TEXT to over 300 scholarly journals. It covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others. Alerts and RSS
Provides comprehensive information on the U.S. book publishing industry including the 1.5 million currently in-print titles, with more than 75,000 subject headings by which to search. It includes over 300,000 full-text book reviews from twelve leading book-reviewing publications. Also contains the Books Out of Print database and the Publisher's Directory.
A collection of over 10,000 electronic books available by searching the library catalog or from the databases page.
Should these resources be used for research? Are they of value?
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research. Remember to set your preferences to include SBCC.
Search the full text of books to find ones that interest you and learn where to buy or borrow them.
Librarians' Internet Index (LII) is a publicly-funded website and weekly newsletter serving California, Washington state, the nation, and the world. You can search and browse the website for the best of the Web. LII has over 20,000 entries, also maintained by librarians and organized into 14 main topics and nearly 300 related topics. They also offer featured collections. These have ranged from The Grapes of Web (a companion to the 2002 California statewide Steinbeck reading program) to such topics as taxes, elections, and September 11.
The IPL is the first public library of and for the Internet community, an experiment, trying to discover and promote the most effective roles and contributions of librarians to the Internet and vice versa, and finally, a group of highly talented, creative, strong-willed people, working hard
INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. Also check out the Prints and Photographs Reading Room with over 1 million images.
MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed, higher education, online learning materials created by registered members, and a set of faculty development support services. MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.
Kenley Neufeld is the Library Director at Santa Barbara City College. He has been actively using, and teaching, with the internet since 1993. In addition to teaching face-to-face classes, Kenley has taught online for the past 6 years. As a teacher, courses include information literacy, computer applications, public relations, and library reference and research skills. Kenley wants to hear from you so please call him at 730-4435 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas, suggestions, or criticisms. If you use instant message, add kenleyneufeld to your contact list.