Using the Dwight Marvin Library

Using the Dwight Marvin Library


Hello, this is Stephanie Ross librarian at Hudson Valley Community College in this video you will see an overview of the library webpage learn how to get help from an HVCC librarian and learn where to find sources from the Dwight Marvin library I’m going to start by going to the College website which is HVCC.EDU in The upper toolbar I’ll select library This page has information about the whole building you’ll be able to find information on the Learning Assistance Centers Reserve a group study room using the online reservation system and learn about upcoming exhibits and lectures presented by the library at the bottom of this page is contact information for the library as well as a link to the building hours page and links to the library’s social media profiles For more information on the library and it’s services. I’ll select section menu and then Get Help This page has information for students, faculty and staff in the students menu are Links to pages that can be helpful when completing research assignments like the Cite Your Sources guide The Cite Your Sources guide has information on many different citation styles like MLA Here you will see general guidelines in-text citations and example MLA citations Back on the Get Help page. I’ll select section menu and then library to get back to the main page Next I’ll select find sources in the Dwight Marvin library One search is a tool that searches most of the library’s database content, the book catalog and other materials Limit your search results by selecting the magnifying glass It’s currently set to search almost everything HVCC catalog will search print and eBooks, DVDs, print journals and other physical items owned by the library Search to see if the library owns a copy of your course textbook Textbooks are located at the first floor service desk on the main level of the Marvin library Books are borrowed for the day and cannot leave the building. And then the last option is the SUNY Catalog here You’ll be able to see books and DVDs Available from other SUNY libraries and available to you through resource sharing Above the search box are links to other ways of finding sources from the Marvin library The journal finder will allow you to search for a specific publication Database Finder is an A to Z list of the over 100 research databases that the library has access to You can browse by subject or type or search for a database by its name The next link is to the library’s Research Guides page Research guides are written by HVCC librarians to help you find sources and complete assignments Let’s take a look at the Criminal Justice subject guide Here you’ll see general information as well as links to e-books recommended print books and Instructions for completing research assignments The next option is browse search browse search will show you an alphabetical list of sources based on the author or the title and The last link is to the ask a librarian page here. You will see all of the different ways You can get help. You can chat with a librarian 24 hours a day 7 days a week You may not chat with an HVCC librarian But if you include your email address and it seems like you still have questions an HVCC librarian will follow up with you You can text or email the library we will try to get back to you as quickly as possible but if you need immediate assistance the chat provides instant help and You can make a research appointment Appointments are based on your schedule. They can be up to an hour and you can meet face-to-face virtually or chat online And You can always stop by the reference desk on the second floor of the Marvin library in the writing and research center Thank you for taking a tour of the Dwight Marvin library website

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