Library Tutorial Text Transcripts
Library Website Tour
Hello. This video will give you a tour of the library's homepage, where you can find a variety of materials to help you in your studies. To get to this homepage you can type library.ollusa.edu and it will take you to the website.
Across the top of the website you'll see helpful links. Under Library Collections, you can search for Research Starters, which are web guides tailored to your topic, your course, or your discipline where you can find helpful resources. Under Find Articles, this link will take you to the library databases where you can find scholarly articles. Under Find Books and Media you can go to the library catalogs and find materials housed in the library. Under Find Journals you can identify which journals are available either in print or in full text online in the OLLU collection. Under Find Dissertations you'll be able to track down and view online masters and doctoral dissertations. Under Find Ebooks, this will take you to the EBSCO ebook collection that we have here at the library. And University Archives will take you to the webpage for the University Archives.
Next we have Library Services, where you can check your Library account to see what you have checked out and overdue, and also check out books online. Course Reserves are where you can find reserve materials for your courses. Get It 4 Me is where you can go for interlibrary loan services. The TexShare Program gives you information about borrowing books from other local participating libraries. And Off-Campus Database Access gives you instructions on how to access the databases from off campus. Off-Campus Resources are for students who are online, in our Woodlands or La Feria campus, or who are Engage or Blackboard students.
Writing and Citation Tools will give you links to resources and also helpful hints on citing your resources in APA, MLA, Chicago, and we also include a link to the Writing Center. Faculty Services is where faculty can go to put materials on reserve or request classes from the library. And About Us gives you information about the different library services, hours, and policies. Under Help, you can ask a question online to a librarian, and also have links to library tutorials.
On the front page we have the WorldCat Discovery search engine, where you can search for books, articles, and media, not only collected in the OLLU library but also available in libraries around the state and around the country. As you scroll down you'll see more links to library collections, popular databases, you can view our Twitter feed, and at the bottom you can see what the newest additions to the library are. This is the library webpage. We hope you will find useful information that will help you in your studies.
How to Access Library Resources From Off-Campus Access
Hello, this tutorial will show you how to login to the databases from off campus. Whenever you're trying to access article databases or electronic books from off campus, you need to login with your OLLU username and password.
Here's an example. We'll go to library collections and choose a database and we'll search Academic Search Complete. When you click the link and you're off campus, you'll get this screen which will ask you to enter your username and password for the university. Once you enter your credentials, click the submit button and it will take you into the database search page.
How to Find Full-Text Journals Using Journal Finder
Hello, this tutorial will show you how to find a specific journal, whether online or in print at the OLLU library. First, go to the library's homepage and then under Library Collections, select the link for Find Journals. This takes you to our Journal Finder search engine. You can find a specific journal by its name or you can browse by subject. In this case we're going to look by a particular name. When you've put in your name, click on the Search by Title button. Journal Finder will tell you whether we have the journal online or in print. If you want to see what we have in print click on the print icon. This will open up our library catalog and will list all of the print holdings that we have for this journal.
If you want to get the journal electronically click on the icon for online. Journal Finder will tell you which databases have the journal in full text. In this case Sociological Quarterly is available through its publisher website from 2001 to current and it's also available in full text on the EBSCO SocINDEX database from the year 2000 to the last 12 months. To access and browse the journals just click on the link for Sociological Quarterly and it will take you to the database or the publisher website. Here you can browse by date or you can search within the publication for keywords.
How to Search the Books & Media Catalog
Hello, this tutorial will show you how to find print or electronic books in the library catalog. There are two ways to search the library catalog. First, go to the library homepage and under Library Collections select Find Books and Media. This will open one of the library catalogs. In this catalog you can search for books and media by keyword, author, title, or subject. Enter a keyword and click the search button. The results you find will be of books that are located in the library. If it's physically in the library it will tell you where you can find it in the stacks. If it's an ebook you'll see a link to 'click here to view item'. This will take you to the ebook platform or the internet website where you can find the book.
The second way to find books is through WorldCat Discovery. To begin, click on the search icon and enter the title, author, or subject. Then click on the search icon. This is a list of books not only from the Sueltenfuss Library but from libraries worldwide. If you only want to see what's available at the Sueltenfuss Library, click on the box and it will redo the search so you'll only see books that are available at our library.
If it's physically in the library, once again you will see the call number and where you can find it. It will also tell you if the book is checked out. If it's an electronic book you'll see a button to 'view online.' On the left side you can also format your limiters to choose what type of book you want, particular authors that are listed, and also limit the number of years that your book goes back. When you find the book you're looking for, click on the link and it will give you additional information about the book.
How to Login to Engage
Hello, this tutorial will show you how to login to your Engage course module. First, go to the website engage.ollusa.edu. This is the main page for the Engage course module. Next, go to the top right of the page and click Login. The next page is where you will put in your username and password for Engage. Now these credentials are going to be different from your OLLU email credentials. So under Username enter your Engage username and then your password and then click the Login button. If successful, the next page should list all the courses that you are signed up for in Engage.
How to Access Engage Course Readings
Hello, this tutorial will show you how to access your course readings, the required readings for your social work program and Engage. All of your course readings will be in our Docutek e-reserve system here at the library and they'll be accessible online. And all the readings for the term will be placed there, so this is to show you how to access them.
Go to your Engage course and let's take for example week one. And you will go to the objectives, readings, and resources. Click on the link and you'll see the information for that week concerning what you need to do on your readings. You click on here on the left the link for required readings. You will see what you will need to read for that particular week. So we will go ahead and see how to get a hold of these articles. Go down here to the link that says accessing articles via Docutek and it will give you instructions on what to do.
First thing you want to do is click on the link to Docutek and it takes us to our e-reserve system. Then you search for the particular topic and course. So you will go to Social Work, click search, and then select your course number. So in this case we're going to use an example of 6315, we'll click on the link, and you will be asked to enter a password when you're off campus to get to this. The password will be your course number. So if you want to get to 6315, you put in 6315 as the password. Once you go through that then you will see the list of the readings for your course for this term.
So if you wanted to view a document just click on the citation and then click on the link to the actual PDF of the materials. It will download it on your browser, and you will be able to download and save the required document and readings. Now, when you're doing e-reserves through Docutek you want to make sure you use either Chrome or Firefox as your browsers, because it's not working very well with Internet Explorer, so make sure you use Chrome and Firefox. And if you have any questions or problems with your e-reserves, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks.
How to Create a Request in Get It 4 Me
Hello, this tutorial will show you how to login and submit a request for interlibrary loan through our Get It 4 Me service. First, go to the library homepage and under Library Services, click on the link for Get It 4 Me. Then click on the link for the Get It 4 Me Login Page. When you get to this page put in your OLLU username and password. This is the main menu. You have the choice to create any type of request from a photocopy to a book to a book chapter to a thesis or other types of documents.
Let's say we're going to do a book request. Click on the link for Book and then enter the information including the author of the book, the title, the publisher, the date of publication, and any other information such as OCLC numbers, and the date that you want it. Then you can go ahead and submit the request.
If you want to submit an article click on the link for Photocopy and enter the information. The title of the journal, the volume, issue number, month and year, the pages of the article, as well as the article title, the article author, and how soon you want the article. Then you can submit the request. When the article or book arrives you will be notified by email.
How to Submit a Get It 4 Me Request From a Database
Hello, this tutorial will show you how to access Get It 4 Me through the databases. Let's say you're in the databases and you come across an article that you want but it's not available in full-text. One of the ways you can get it is through Get It 4 Me, where the library will go out, find a copy of the article, and get it to you electronically. To start just go to the link underneath the citation that says Get It 4 Me. Click on the link and it will take you to our Get It 4 Me software. You'll need to sign in using your OLLU username and password for your email.
After you login you'll see the Get It 4 Me main menu and the photocopy request. You'll notice that if you use Get It 4 Me from the databases it will automatically fill in the citation to the article for you. All you have to do is make sure the information is correct, add any other information you need, and go down to the Submit Request button. Once you do that your request will go off to interlibrary loan and your article should be ready in about three to five working days.
How to Edit or Cancel a Get It 4 Me Request
Hello, this tutorial will show you how to edit or cancel a Get It 4 Me request that you've made. To edit or cancel a request login to Get It 4 Me and in the main menu you will see your list of outstanding requests. If you want to edit or cancel a citation, go to the citation and click on the ILL Get It 4 Me number. From here you'll see the request that you've made and you can either edit the request by clicking on edit and then making changes to your citations, or if you've changed your mind and you want to cancel the request just click on the Cancel Request button and that's all there is to it.
How to Download an Article From Get It 4 Me
Hello, this tutorial will show you how to download an article from Get It 4 Me. First go to the library website and under the tab for Library Services, click on the link for Get It 4 Me. Then click on the link for the Get It 4 Me Login Page. You'll be asked to put in your OLLU username and password. Once you login to the main menu of Get It 4 Me, look to the left side and click on the link that says Electronically Received Articles. Here you will see a list of all the articles that have come in for you. To view the article, go ahead and click on the link that says View. The article will open up in your browser and then you can either print or save to your computer.
Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly Articles
Hello, this tutorial will help you distinguish between a scholarly and a non-scholarly source. What is a scholarly source? In your research and writing your professor will ask you to use sources that are scholarly in nature. These sources will consist of journal articles that have been peer-reviewed. Peer-reviewed means an editorial board of academics or professionals in the specific field has reviewed the article for quality and accepted the article for publication.
So how do we determine if a source is scholarly? First look at the audience. The audience for scholarly sources is specific, academics and students, and the layout of the journal is usually plain. The audience for non-scholarly sources is the general public and the layout is colorful and eye-catching. In a scholarly journal article, it contains an abstract, as well as a listing of authors, their identified specialty, and the institutions they represent. Non-scholarly journal articles have no abstract, and the author may or may not be a specialist in the field.
Also, non-scholarly articles are more likely to have photographs and advertisements. A scholarly article will have a listing of references at the end that were used to write the article. Whereas a non-scholarly article, will not have these references. Finally, scholarly articles tend to be long, sometimes as much as 40 pages long, and non-scholarly articles, they're much shorter. Most of them are under five pages. So in the end, the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies is a scholarly journal and contains scholarly articles. Whereas Hispanic Business is a non-scholarly journal with non-scholarly articles. Not all scholarly journals have the same characteristics, so if you have any questions about your source, ask your professor, or you can contact one of our helpful librarians.
Logging Into OLLU Databases for Engage Students
Hello everyone, this video will show you how to login to the OLLU library databases from off campus. There are several ways you can get to the databases. If you start with the library homepage if you prefer to go there first, it's library.ollusa.edu/library. At the homepage you can go to Search Collections and click on the link for Find Articles. That will take you to the individual databases, and you can search for example Social Work Abstracts which will be the major database that you'll use for social work as well as SocINDEX. Another place you can access the databases is through our Social Work Libguide for Engage Students, and we also have the links to the major social work databases available here and so when you want to start searching Social Work Abstracts you would just click on the link.
Now when you're off campus you'll be asked to put in your login credentials. This is going to happen every time you login to a session from off campus. When you get to this page you will go ahead and put in your username and password for your OLLU email. You'll put this instead of putting your Engage passwords, that's going to be separate. So this is going to be your university credentials for OLLU. Your username and password. When you submit it, it's going to recognize your credentials as being a student and then you will be able to go ahead and go into the databases and you can start your search. So that is basically how you can find the databases and the procedure for you to login to the databases using your OLLU credentials.
Now for any reason if you put in your credentials for OLLU and they're not working and you put them in correctly, don't hesitate. Immediately contact the library and let us know, or you can create a work order with IT and also let them know about the problem. Either way it's really important that you let us know as soon as possible if you're having trouble logging in and the library can work with IT to get your credentials fixed as quickly as possible. And as always if you have any questions just let us know here in the library. Thank you.
SOWK 7366 Intro
Hello everyone, my name is Steven Wise. I am Associate Professor and Research Librarian here at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and I want to welcome you to this course -- 7366 Hispanics in the U.S.: Policies and Programs. I will be your librarian for this course, representing the university. So when there are any questions or problems dealing with your research I will be the contact person for you. So think of me as your personal librarian.
And I wanted to take a few minutes to go over how to access the library, and some of the links that you're going to be using, some of the important links that are out there, and to explain, you know, how to access some of the materials that are out there. I've been at the university for about 15 years now and have been the liaison for the Social Work for most of those years so hopefully you can call on me to be your resource. Now let's take an example here. Right now I am logged into the Engage platform and I wanted to show you some links where you can easily access the library resources. If you come up here to the top on it is going to be on the default frame under Site Resources, and you click on it and you get the pulldown menu. If you go to Resources on the pull down menu and click on that you'll be able to access and find links to some library websites.
And the first one that's listed is going to be Library Services for Engage Students. Now this is going to be separate from our main page but this is a page that we have up that will focus exclusively on the Engage student, and so, you see on the left here you have some links that will show you how to do some of the skills, and some tutorials on using Engage. One of the first ones is logging into the Engage platform. And so what we've done is we've got a video on how to log on to Engage. We also have a video on how to get to your course readings, because you're going to have a good list of readings and you'll be able to access those readings going through Docutek, which is a system that we have here in the library in which you can access your course readings. And so this video tutorial, click on that, it'll give you a tutorial on how to access those readings.
Also, we have a video on logging into the library databases, and so when it's time for you to look for your articles that are going to be peer-reviewed this will give you a primer and how to log into the databases from off-campus there. And we also have other tabs here, how to find full-text journals, and we also have tutorials on that in the tutorials. But we also have some other tutorials that are going to be very useful for you. One is Get It 4 Me and it's a link to the Get It 4 Me page, which will give you access to our online services so you can borrow books or also get copies of articles that are not owned by OLLU. If we don't have it we can get interlibrary loan and use that and get articles for you from other universities.
And the other tab that we have here on the left is Citing in APA, and it's going to be very important. You're going to be required to do APA and cite in APA so in our APA page that we have for Engage students we have several guides, we have here a link for an APA paper guide which we have which will give you different examples of citations for different types of materials in APA format, it will give you examples and also a link to the APA tutorial. Some of you have already taken the APA tutorial. The one that is listed here is actually an unscored tutorial, so if you're being asked to do an APA tutorial for a grade you'll probably have to use another link that you have in your syllabus in your course there. So that is the, some of the tutorials that we have on this Library Services for Engage Students.
Now going back to the homepage for this page here, we have different links for some of the disciplines that we have in our Engage platform and one of them is Social Work. And this is a link for you to actually access the databases. So if you click on Social Work it's going to take you to Social Work Resources, the main page, you'll be able to find journals and specifically find books. We also have links to the citation tools. But when you go to the tab that says Finding Articles, this is where you're going to find the databases in the article databases. And so usually SocINDEX was our main database, but starting this semester we have added a new database for Social Work and that's going to be Social Work Abstracts. And this is from the National Association of Social Workers, so that's one of the main databases that we've added now that you can have access to. It will be both full-text and non full-text as well, and as we go along into the semester I will be showing you how to access and use the databases to find the materials that you're looking for. And so this is a different list of databases. We also have a little example of how to use boolean operators - the AND, OR, NOT - in the databases and also some reference databases here on the right which may be useful for your research there. So that's going to be available for you and that link from the Resources.
You also have a link to the library main page which will take you to the library's homepage which will give you all sorts of information. And then of course we have the APA tutorial. Once again that's put there unscored and that's going to be very important. If you need to take one for a grade, you need to use the APA link that's going to be in your course itself. And so what we'll be doing as the semester starts, I'll be working with your professor and we will be putting out this guide.
In fact this guide is specifically for your class, 7366 Hispanics in the U.S. And so this will be even another way that you can get materials, databases, books, and so forth. But even more this will also have materials that are going to be where you can look up policy and legislation and so I also will have links to policy organizations and also links to legislative materials. And once again we're going to be having some sessions later this semester on how to find legislation and how to do analysis on that legislation, not only at this federal level but the state level and also looking at administrative law and making sure that you have everything in the materials that you need to do your analysis. And so that will be, we'll give you that address on there. Basically, I can give that to here also. It is going to be libguides.ollusa.edu/sowk7366ol. And so this is going to be a link that can be accessed from anywhere 24-7. There's no need to login with a password to get to this, you only need a login with your password to get to the databases. And so if you go here you'll be able to access this page so you want to be aware of this URL and make it a bookmark and we'll also be giving you this URL when you start your course and we'll be giving it to you through the announcements or by email also that way. And so that's going to be another way that you can get to me and contact me.
Now if you scroll down to the very bottom, we have information about the library we have a link for the library staff where you can contact the library staff directly and get the list. But even more importantly I want to point out the Student Support Services. One is going to be the Help Desk and now this is going to be a link which you're going to use if you're having trouble logging in to the databases or if you have trouble logging into OLLU services. Most of the time we get a lot of requests about the problems logging into the databases. If that is the case you can go right here to the Help Desk, click on the link, you can enter your information, your credentials, and you can create a work order. And the work order if it deals with library databases would go directly to us. If you're unable to log into this one then it's going to be a much bigger problem.
You also have the option of contacting me directly. And so on the main page of this guide you see my contact information here. You can email me directly, you can email me through the Engage platform. I'll get the email that way, and I'll also be looking at all the forums and discussion forums in your Engage guide. But what's going to be most important is if you have any trouble accessing the databases, don't wait, contact me right away. Contact the library right away. We want to make sure that you get the problem rectified so that doesn't drag on and so you will be able to access the databases as quickly as possible there.
So that's just a quick guide and look at how to access the library webpages, the libguide for the Engage students, and also the brand new libguide that you'll be getting and looking at specifically for this class. As we go along later we'll be having some online sessions and I'll be looking specifically and talking specifically about how to do the policy analysis and looking at policy and also answering any questions as we go along from there. So that's the introduction and so I do look forward to working with everyone here this semester and please, if you have any questions, have any concerns, any questions open, please feel free to contact me anytime. So, we're looking forward to it and so, thank you very much and good luck.