Website Introduction

Website Introduction


welcome to the new John E. Riley library
website, launched in January of 2019. Our motto is: “we are invested in your success”, so we have designed a website that we believe will give you more options on
the front page rather than having things buried behind drop-down menus. We’ve also
designed this with mobile devices in mind. If you’re using a mobile device,
the most important information shows up at the top. Some of the links at the top
of the page are as follows: Databases A to Z, which will give you a
list of all the databases that NNU Library has access to or recommends,
Journals A to Z will enable you to discover which journals NNU library
has access to, either online or in print at the library. If you’re a faculty
member, choose “services for faculty “which will show you the name of your liaison
librarian and give you ideas about how librarians can collaborate with you and
helping your students find good sources and use them ethically. If you’re a
community patron member, we have a special community patron website that
will allow you to access materials and search the catalog. Finally there’s a
link to our hours. The Search NNU Library and Beyond box contains three
tabs. In the first tab, you will find a search box that allows you to search all of the
EBSCO databases. Below the search box, there is a link to
a tutorial that will show you how to use the EBSCO databases. If you want to use
one of the database search boxes, simply put in your search term and click Search. Once you arrive at the results page,
you’ll have options to limit your results on the left hand side, and if you
click one of the article titles, you’ll have options to share your results on the
right hand side. Find articles in ProQuest works similarly. You’ll put your
search in the box, but you may be asked to re-enter your
search terms on the next screen. If you’d like to make this easier, you can
select your search and copy the search term in order to paste it into the
next screen. The Find Articles in ProQuest box also contains a link to a
ProQuest tutorial similar to the all EBSCO search and all ProQuest search
will give you some limiting options on the left-hand side and will give you
some sharing options once you have selected an article on the right-hand
side. The third tab is Find Books, Videos, and Music. This tab actually includes
five separate tabs with search boxes. The default search is for print books. If you
know the title of the print book that you’re looking for, put the title in
quotes and include the author’s last name. If you would like to see print
books and ebooks in the same result set, once you have put in your search and you
have your result list, look on the left hand side for the format section. In
this case, you will choose book as your format; this will enable you to see
both print books and eBooks. You’ll see a view ebook button; print books
will give you information about how to find the book in the library, including
the location and a call number. If you’d like to search for videos and
music there are separate search tabs for those, and the everything search simply
means that you’re searching all the formats, including music, videos, ebooks,
print books, and some articles. The “I want to…” box contains many links to the most
commonly requested items such as checking your library account, clocking in for athlete study hall, contact information for the library, information on how to
find books, journals, or things beyond NNU library through Interlibrary Loan,
a link to reserve a group study room in the Learning Commons, and schedule an
appointment with a librarian, tutor, or a writing consultant. If you’re not
sure where to start with your research, you can select a research guide. The
Research Guide list contains guides in many different disciplines including art,
computer science, counseling, theology and more. If you wanted to find resources
about how to find sources in counseling, you would choose Counseling from the
research guide list and click “go.” Once there, you’ll see that a librarian has
carefully selected some materials that will help you find good sources in the
area of counseling. Sources include articles and databases,
books and theses, tests and measurements, and each of the guides will contain a
link to a citation guide to help you cite your source and a link to
an interlibrary loan page, where you can discover the ways that you can request
things from other libraries and have them delivered to the NNU library. The
featured guides are simply guides that we would like to highlight. If you’re
using a screen reader, you can use the Featured Guides for Screen Readers box
in order to select a guide from the drop-down list similar to the Select a
Research Guide list. The Select a Featured Guide list will enable
you to select from a drop-down list and then click “go” to get to that guide. The
About Riley Library box gives you four options. One is a “contact us” form; two: frequently asked questions; three: hours; and four: library policies and services.
We also provide an Additional Tools box. These are tools that will help you when
you’re writing a paper, including Grammarly, a grammar checker, Turnitin & Plagiarism, which will enable you to check your paper for
plagiarism before you turn it in, and a guide to Zotero. Zotero is a service that
will help you organize and create citations. If you would like to support
the library you can click on the Riley Library donation page, which is currently
under construction, to get options about ways that you
can support the library either by donating money, donating materials, or
even by using our Amazon Wish List to purchase things that we would like to
add to the library. If you want to know more about what what is happening at the library you can look at the News and Announcements box which will have our
most recent three announcements, and if you have questions about some of our
services, we have a featured video tutorial. The current tutorial is how to
set up set up Zotero, the citation management service. Finally, at the bottom of the page, you have many ways to get in contact with us, including our social
media, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; a link to our address on a Google map; a
contact form to contact the library; and a library staff directory. If you have
any questions about the the website, please fill out the contact form and we
will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you!

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