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THE LIBRARY: WHAT'S IN IT FOR FACULTY?
NEW! FACULTY RESOURCE PAGE
The library website has a new Faculty Resource page which contains updated information on topics such as putting materials on online reserve, scheduling an instruction session and requesting a book purchase. The web address for this page is http://library.salve.edu/faculty/
The McKillop Library is a member of the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN). In addition to Salve Regina University, eight other academic libraries in Rhode Island belong to this consortium: Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Bryant College, Community College of Rhode Island, and Johnson & Wales University. HELIN libraries share an automated library system that includes an online catalog. What does HELIN mean to you? Access to over four million books with just a click! If the McKillop Library doesn't have what you are looking for and another HELIN library does, have it delivered to you at Salve with just a click of the "HELIN Request" button. Simply enter your name and library barcode and you'll have it in 2 business days!
We subscribe to over 700 periodicals in print and provide access to thousands of electronic full-text journals. Here you will find the professional journals and newspapers to support the academic majors of the university. The library subscribes to nearly 100 online databases that contain indexes to several thousand journals and newspapers. Some of the major databases, such as EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier, JSTOR and Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe contain the full-text of many of the indexed articles. For a current list of available journal titles, please go to http:/library.salve.edu/serials.html
If you are unable to locate the book you need at any of the HELIN libraries, or the journal article you need in the McKillop Library in print or in a database, you can order these materials through interlibrary loan. This can be done online from the library homepage. Click on "Request Interlibrary Loan" on the right hand side of the library homepage: http://library.salve.edu. Some interlibrary loans may take two weeks to complete.
More than 30 computers in the library are available for research. We also have laptops for loan at the Circulation Desk for in-library use. Begin at the Library homepage at http://library.salve.edu. You can search the journal article databases or scan the Internet for information. You can search from your office on campus just as if you were in the library. From off campus, an Internet connection and a current Salve ID card will allow you to access most of the electronic databases and request HELIN loans from wherever you are. You will be prompted for your name and library barcode when accessing databases from off-campus.
The Library will scan your course reserve materials in order to make them available electronically to students on- or off-campus. A student can access and read assignments from any computer with Internet access and Adobe Acrobat software. The material may be downloaded or printed. Contact the Circulation Desk at 341-2230 or visit the Faculty Resource page at: http://library.salve.edu/faculty/ for more information.
LIBRARY INSTRUCTION CLASSES
Library Instruction is available for all Salve Regina University classes. Topics covered include Online databases and Online catalog searching as well as general library orientations and print reference instruction. Classes may be tailored to a specific assignment or area of study. Contact the Reference Department at 341-2289 if you are interested in having a librarian come to your class or in bringing your class to the Library. The library has an electronic classroom equipped with twenty computers for hands-on information literacy instruction.
Each semester the Reference Department offers workshops that are open to faculty, staff and students. The reference librarians demonstrate search strategies for the major databases or offer an introduction to searching the Internet. This year the library has acquired RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic software program. With RefWorks users can create their own personal database by importing references from online databases. They can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. RefWorks will be the topic of a workshop this fall. Look for a schedule of workshops on the library homepage.
CONTACT THE LIBRARY ONLINE
From the library homepage use one of these online forms to contact the library with special requests. On the library homepage click on "Contact us" and select one of the following:
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