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Introduction to the Stellenbosch Library and Information Service

Introduction to the Stellenbosch Library and Information Service.
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Elbie van Wyk

on 20 January 2016

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Transcript of Introduction to the Stellenbosch Library and Information Service

The library has 2 levels.
Upper
Lower
Now let's introduce you to the physical library:
Client Services
Self lending unit Information desks Seminar Rooms Discussion Rooms E- Classroom Learning Commons Special Collections

Printers Photo copy room Book stacks for SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, LAW & GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
Printers Carnegie research Commons
Compact storage Auditorium Seminar rooms
Book stacks for ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES, ECONOMIC & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Client Services
Welcome to
Stellenbosch Library and Information Service
In this orientation you will learn
Use the arrows at the bottom of the screen to navigate forward or backward.
Important Places in the Library
Upper Floor

Lower Floor
Research Commons
Auditorium
Information Desks
Seminar Rooms
Compact Storage
Several Computers & Study Tables
Printers
Restrooms & Water fountain
Several Computers & Study Tables
Lower Level Services
Upper Level Services
Meet the Faculty Librarians

Learn to access & use the Library & Information Service (LIS)
Website & E-Resources effectively
SUNSearch
how to access & use library resources

services and spaces available @ the
JS Gericke Library

guides and training opportunities available to enable you to improve your research
Don't hesitate to ask your library staff for help.
Consult the Subject guides for contact information
http://libguides.sun.ac.za/

JS Gericke Library Orientation
Meet the
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M
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(student assistants)
ACCESS
IMPORTANT: Click on
Availability
to see other locations & availability

You can also search the E-databases or E-Journals the Library subscribes to individually.
The Library & Information Service Website
click this link to learn how do I borrow and request books
http://library.sun.ac.za/English/howdoi/borrow/Pages/library-account.aspx
Search the Library's Online Guides for general, subject and course specific resources & help
Library & Information Services Library Guides

http://library.sun.ac.za
Stay up to date by "liking"
the library on facebook!
click this link to visit the STEP-BY-STEP library Guides @
http://libguides.sun.ac.za/content.php?pid=344501&sid=2818204
"How do I" guides e.g.
"How do I do my assignment: a STEP-BY-STEP guide"
Library - and user guides
Print online guides e.g.
"Useful Links & Help"
icon on desk tops
ask-a-librarian

Find & Open an E-Book:
Go to Renew Items to check your loans or to renew your books
Read more on E-Books @ http://libguides.sun.ac.za/content.php?pid=551737&sid=4551986
write down the shelf number
consult the
floor plan
to find the
color code
of the shelf number
go to the right floor and look for the shelf with the right color code
look at the spine of the books
check items out at the
self lending unit
SUNSearch is the Library Search Engine
Enter your keywords and search across resources like the Library Catalog, E-Databases, E-Journals, E-Reference Sources and more
Search SUNSearch to locate a specific title:
Learn to find items on the shelf:
How to access Library Resources
Login Procedure in the Library
Off-campus use SU campus network Username & Password to access E-Resources
Please note you need to be enrolled for the current academic year at Stellenbosch University in order to be allowed off-campus access to the library's e-resources. For more information, click under How do I? on the option, Obtain off-campus access to follow correct steps for off-campus access.
Google does not have all the answers!

Please note although the
Library's subscription e-resources are still available free of charge on-campus
, opening the Inetkey will download their webpages faster.

Do note that on-campus, even with your Inetkey open, you
won't be charged for the subscription e-resources base URL
, only for the add-ons to the web page

visit SUNSearch @
http://library.sun.ac.za/connect/sunsearchbks.
Access the library directly at http://library.sun.ac.za
Student assistants and staff are available throughout the Learning Commons
and @ the Information desks to assist students.

Information

Library & Information Services Training Program
The Library and Information Service offers a wide range of group training sessions with the main focus on enhancing the information literacy skills of all students at Stellenbosch University.







Book a specific training session on the
Training & events calendar
or consult the
undergraduate
or
postgraduate training programme
to see a list of all training sessions available for specific target groups.
Consult the Training & events calendar @
http://sun.ac.za.libcal.com/stb

Learning Commons
Information Desks
Discussion rooms & Seminar Rooms
Special Collections
Several Computers & Study Tables
Self Check-Out Unit, Lending Desk, Inter Library Loan & Short Loan
Printers
Restrooms
Test your knowledge
Select the test yourself link in the training guide below:
http://libguides.sun.ac.za/content.php?pid=344501&sid=2980304
Thank you for watching this library guide
"Despite what students may think, Google does not have all the answers. Yahoo! Answers and Wikipedia popping up in the top results is only the beginning. Google is now manipulating results in far more apparent ways than search engine optimization and strategic ad placement."Emily Gover http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/guest-post-why-students-prefer-google.html






One of the important steps in our step-by-step guide "evaluation" explain the importance of using library resources to find credible, authoritative information for research assignments.
SUNSearch
, will help you find credible, authoritative information for research assignments.

Search SUNSearch for books by selecting the
books & other items collection.













For articles & books
select Books + Articles
http://library.sun.ac.za/connect/sunsearch
Search now by keywords, phrases, authors, titles and more...
Access control at the JS Gericke Library and
branch libraries requires swiping a valid student card.

NARRATED BY: LIZZY STEENKAMP
PHOTO CREDITS: EDITH WASSERFALL
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