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Research 101 Comprehensive Tutorial

Research 101 USF Library
by Adonis Amparo on 29 October 2013

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Research 101
Where are library materials located at the USF Tampa Library?
Step 1
Step 2

Welcome to Research 101

In
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, 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
Special Collections
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 Collection
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