Research 101 Where are library materials located at the USF Tampa Library? Step 1 Step 2 Welcome to Research 101
In SIX STEPS, you will learn how to:
1.Locate library materials in the USF Tampa Library
2.Access the main page lib.usf.edu from off campus
3.Find services on the USF Libraries web page and use the Find it! discovery tool
4.Search the USF Libraries catalog and read basic parts of a catalog entry to locate an item
5.Locate and access article databases
6.Get help from a USF Tampa Librarian Learning the Building Now that I'm logged in,
where can I find:
general library information?
and specific subject and course guides? Subject and Course Guides Step 3 Learning the USF Library Databases If you are off campus, make sure you are logged in here.
That way you have access to all the library resources.
Here's a video to show you how. Basic and Advanced Catalog Searches
are made through this search bar
Here's two videos to show you how. Basic Search Advanced Search Ok, now let's talk Databases.
These are where you can find articles.
This is a list of our top databases.
Watch the three tutorials and there will be a reward afterward. You can also find databases by subject or title here These are Research Tools
(remember Subject and Course Guides?) Your Reward! Step 6 Getting Help from a Librarian In this tutorial you will discover how to locate materials in the USF Tampa Library, how to search for books and other materials in the online catalog, how to search for journal articles in the Library's databases, and how to find the full text for journal articles. First Floor This is the Find It! tab on the search box.
Learn about the Find It!
discovery tool here. This tab allows you to find your subject librarian For example, Matt Torrence is the business librarian Let's cover the ABOUT Tab This is the ASK a Librarian link and how to use it. We can find a lot of information on this toolbar Find It! and Quick Links as each section expands a drop down menu. For example, under Research Tools,
we have links to Resources such as the library catalog and databases Under GUIDES, you can find our Subject and Course Guides also, How-To Guides such as video tutorials are found here Under SERVICES, you can find basic info about the library such as online renewal and the InterLibrary Loan link to request materials USF might not have. Click HOW DO I?
-these are are most commonly asked questions Under the ABOUT tab, you can find more general info about the library and its librarians Now lets look at the Quick Links -links to major resources. Top Databases- Our popular online resources including articles and scholarly materials Research Tools- access points for the online catalog, database lists by title and subject, and other tools Services and Help- Links to
specific lists of library services Step 4 Accessing the library catalog can be done through these tabs The USF Libraries Catalog Basic Search Advanced Search Here are some videos to help you get started Step 5 Once you find an item in the catalog, here is how you read it to find where it is and if it is available Thank you for taking the USF Library Research 101 Tutorial, please contact any of the librarians at the USF Libraries if you need further help or have research questions. created by Adonis Amparo, Matt Torrence, Audrey Powers, Laura Owczarek If you want to try different steps in any order, just
Zoom out to see the large ring
Click on the color coded step ( Step 1 is RED)
Click the Forward ( bottom of the tutorial.)
Now let's get started! Gaze upon these soft baby animals until you are ready to continue the tutorial...... 2 minute break photo by Pieter lanser photo by Tim Lloyd OBJECTIVES SOUND LEVEL: TALK IT UP!
The 1st floor of the Library contains the Learning Commons, Information Technology Help Desk, Writing Center, Media Resources (including media rooms LIB125D and LIB125E),
and the Library Services Desk (Circulation, Reserves and Interlibrary Loan). Second Floor SOUND LEVEL: LOW TALKING / GROUP STUDY
The 2nd floor contains instruction labs LIB201 and LIB209, Tutoring and Learning Services, Office of Undergraduate Research and the Math Tutoring (SMART) Lab. Third Floor SOUND LEVEL: QUIET STUDY
The 3rd floor of the Library contains call number letters “A” through “K” of the Circulating Collection and instruction room LIB309. Look at what
has to offer on the 4th floor.... Fourth Floor Fifth Floor Sixth Floor Basement SOUND LEVEL: QUIET STUDY
The basement of the library houses compact shelving, print journals, microforms, the Federal and State Government Documents print collections, maps, and the Reference Collection as well as the technical service sections of the Library. SUPER QUIET STUDY AREA
The 6th floor houses media such as CDs and DVDs, the Library Administration offices, Digital Collections and Services, and Information Technology. SOUND LEVEL: QUIET STUDY
The 5th floor of the Library contains the end of the Circulating Collection, call number letters “P” through “Z”. SOUND LEVEL: QUIET STUDY
The 4th floor of the Library contains
call number letters “L” through “N” of the Circulating Collection.
Also on the Fourth Floor is Special Collections
(which includes the Grace Allen Room and USF Florida Studies Center), the Juvenile Collection, and the Classics CollectionSee the full transcript