Rensselaer Libraries

TA Library Workshop

Posted: Jun 21, 2017


Connie Fritz
Reference and Instruction Librarian
fritzc@rpi.edu
X8324
Main Floor Library Rm 238

I. Services

1 .  ConnectNY - Look for books that we don’t have but are available through the consortium and delivered to Folsom in three to four days. Can use this system if we have a book but it is checked out. ConnectNY books have a 42 day loan period and may be renewed once

ConnectNY
http://www.connectny.info/

2 .  Interlibrary Loan - Use to request journal articles from journals we don't have. Also use to request books that aren't available at RPI or ConnectNY.

Interlibrary loan (ILL)
https://illiad.lib.rpi.edu/illiad/YRM/logon.html

II. Software

Quick Search - A "google-like" search. Retrieves library resources and material that can be obtained through interlibrary loan. Useful for searching article titles.

Quick Search - located on library home page
http://library.rpi.edu/setup.do

III. Home Page Tabs (top of page)

Useful collections of library materials.

Tabs - located on library home page
http://library.rpi.edu/setup.do

- articles journals
- subject resources
- reference tools

III. Databases

1 .  Academic Search Premiere - Multi-disciplinary full text database in nearly every area of study.

Academic Search Premiere
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/login.asp?profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph

2 .  Web of Science - Includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Useful to find articles more current than what you have.

Web of Science
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://isiknowledge.com/wos

3 .  Annual Reviews - Synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Annual Reviews
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://www.annualreviews.org/search/advanced

4 .  Credo Reference - Content from hundreds of reference books in a broad range of subjects

Credo Reference
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/
5 .  Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Research guides on currently debated topics, including news sources, full-text articles and multimedia

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ca_rpi&db=OVIC

6 . Ebook Central - Ebooks in most academic areas. Full text content can be searched and viewed online.

Ebook Central
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rpi

7 .  Statistical Abstract - Summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.

Statistical Abstract
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://statabs.proquest.com/sa

8 . WorldCat - Indexes library catalog records from around the world.

WorldCat
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?db=WorldCat&screen=advanced&done=referer

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