Rensselaer Libraries

TA Library Workshop

Posted: Jun 21, 2017

Connie Fritz
Reference and Instruction Librarian
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


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)

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

III. Home Page Tabs (top of page)

Useful collections of library materials.

Tabs - located on library home page

- 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

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

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

Annual Reviews

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

Credo Reference
5 .  Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Research guides on currently debated topics, including news sources, full-text articles and multimedia

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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

Ebook Central

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

Statistical Abstract

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


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