Library Orientation: Arrupe College

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Welcome, Arrupe College Students! 

In this tutorial, you will learn about the Loyola University Libraries, and navigate the Loyola University Libraries website to search the LUC Libraries Catalog, discover research guides, and find librarian subject specialists. This box contains instructions on how to use the website to the right.

What You Will Learn

  • What services the LUC libraries offer
  • Where the Libraries are located
  • How to search the LUC Libraries Catalog
  • How to find research guides by subject
  • How to find your liaison librarian
  • How to get help

The Loyola University Chicago Libraries offer many resources and services to support your research, from robust physical and electronic collections to user-centered services and 24 hour/7 days a week research assistance. The Libraries' webpages are your portal to using our many resources. This guide is designed to give you an understanding of the general arrangement, pointing out major resources and services as we go.

Getting to the Libraries' Web page

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Obviously, in order to use the Library services and resources, first, you have to get to the Libraries' website.  There are two ways you can do that:

Go to http://libraries.luc.edu in your browser.

Or

Getting to the Libraries' Web page

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Start at the Universities main page (http://www.luc.edu)

  • From the top menu bar, put your cursor over RESOURCES.
  • When the menu appears, click on University Libraries
LUC main page

 

Getting to the Libraries' Web page

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Now you should be at the University Libraries' main page.  It should look similar to this:

 libwebcoorner

In the upper right corner (in the red box) are the LUC standard links, a LUC website search box, and 2 drop-down menus. 

The menu labeled LOGIN gives you quick links to the most frequently used services at the LUC Libraries. 

The Library Links menu gives you links to the most frequently used resources at LUC Libraries.  Put your cursor over each to see what you can access there.

Most Important, Ask Us

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No matter how much you may have used other Libraries, every library is different and constantly changing to provide more relevant and efficient service.   We hope you will ask us when you have questions or want to find materials and answers.  We provide several different ways for you to do this.  On many LUC Library webpages, you will see links like the tab on the top menu bar:

For Ask a Librarian.  From this tab, you can :

• Chat - this is a 24 hr/7 day a week, chat service.  While during daytime hours you will be able to ask the LUC Library staff questions.  If we are busy, you may be assisted by a Librarian at another Library or a commercial service.

Most Important, Ask Us

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• Text - get quick answers to brief questions in your favorite text software during Reference Desk hours.


• Email - Ask more detailed questions in the email format with this form.  Questions will be answered within one business day.


• In Person or By Phone - Find our locations, phone numbers, and Reference Desk hours.


• Appointments - Use this form to request an appointment with a subject specialist for in-depth research assistance, database training, or resource consultations.

Go back to the Libraries' main page using the button in the menu bar near the top of the page.

The Libraries' Catalog

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Now, let's look at the Libraries' catalog. There is a basic search bar for the catalog on this page.

The LUC Libraries' catalog contains records for the materials the Libraries own, subscribe to, and archive.  In the catalog, you will find books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming films, images, journals, databases, and more.  Also, we have included several article indexes (but not all) here.  If you do not find items you need in the catalog, check stand-alone databases, or ask us!

The Libraries' Catalog

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Search the LUC Libraries Catalog

The LUC Libraries catalog is your portal to the libraries' collection of books (physical and e-books), journal articles, newspaper and magazine articles, streaming videos, databases, and more.

Conduct a Search

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CONDUCT A SEARCH

Use the LUC Libraries homepage to the right to find scholarly sources about zombies (yes, that's a thing).

Your turn:

  • In the search bar in the gray box in the middle of the page, type zombies.
The search bar on the library homepage is highlighted
*NOTE: Click on a Guide on the Side image (such as above) to enlarge it.
  • Click the yellow search button.

Conduct a Search

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CONDUCT A SEARCH


Refine Your Results

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REFINE MY RESULTS SECTION

That's a lot of results! Let's refine them using the Refine my results section on the left side of the results page.

The Refine my results section on the search page is highlighted

Depending on your screen size, this section may appear on the bottom of the screen, like this:

With a smaller screen size, the Refine My Results section may be located on the bottom of your screen.

Refine Your Results

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AVAILABLE ONLINE

First, we'll make sure only items with full text available online show up (e-books, articles, streaming video, etc.).

Your turn:

  • Under Availability, click the Available Online option.
  • The results page should automatically update to apply this filter.
  • *HINT: If the results do not automatically update, you may have to check the Available Online box and click the green Apply Filters button at the bottom of this section.
 

Refine Your Results

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PEER-REVIEWED

All these items have full text available online, but a lot are not scholarly. The library identifies scholarly texts that have gone through the peer-review process.

Definition: Peer-Reviewed

 

Your turn:

  • Under Availability, click the Peer-reviewed Journals option.
  • The search results will automatically update to apply this filter.
  • *HINT: If the results do not automatically update, you may have to check the Peer-reviewed Journals box and click the green Apply Filters button at the bottom of this section.

Refine Your Results

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PEER-REVIEWED

Now, all the results should have this purple icon: 

The peer-reviewed icon is highlighted on an item in the search results

Refine Your Results

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RESOURCE TYPE

You can also limit what type of materials show up. This helps when you know you are only looking for articles, only for physical books, only streaming videos, etc. 

 

Refine Your Results

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EXCLUDE CERTAIN RESULTS

You can also refine your results to NOT include certain results.

Your turn: 

  • Under Language, click the red, crossed-out, check-marked box to the right of the Italian filter. 
  • The results page should automatically update to apply this filter.

Refine Your Results

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OTHER FILTERS

Those are the most commonly used filters, but there are many others that can be useful as well.

*NOTE: There are a ton more options for refining your results if you use the Advanced Search menu:

Where the Advanced Search menu option is available.

 

Refine Your Results

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OTHER FILTERS

Which of the following is NOT another filter option you can use to refine your results?

Access the Full Text: Articles

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SELECT AN ARTICLE

To read and use an article, you'll have to see its full text first.

Your turn:

  • Click on the title of the article Plant biology: How bacteria turn plants into zombies in the results list.
Screenshot of the title of this article highlighted

 

*HINT: You can also click on the green Full text available link: 

Screenshot of the green full-text available link you can use to pull up the details of an article.

Access the Full Text: Articles

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VIEW IT OPTIONS

Details about the article should pop up. From here, you can see many links under View It where the article's full text is available.

*HINT: Be sure to always select a link that ends in (Lakeside Campuses), unless you are a student primarily on the Health Sciences campus.

*Also check the "Available from" dates on each link option to make sure your article will be included.

Screenshot of View It

Access the Full Text: Articles

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VIEW IT

Your turn:

  • Under View It, click on the blue Nature (Lakeside Campuses) link.
  • *NOTE: You may then be directed to an LUC log in page. Enter your username (UVID) and password to access the EBSCOhost database.
Screenshot of link

Access the Full Text: Articles

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VIEW IT
 
Your Turn:
  • This link (typically) takes you to the item in the journal database on a new tab. 
  • Click on the Download PDF option to view the full text. 
  • From the PDF, you can download and save or print the article.
Screenshot to Download PDF
 

Access the Full Text: Articles

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 VIEW IT 
 
 

Access the Full Text: Articles

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WHAT IF THERE ARE NO FULL TEXT LINKS?

 Even if no full text links show up, you can still request access to the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Your Turn:

  • On the details page for the article, under View It, find the Additional Services section.
  • Click on the blue Request Article - (Lakeside Campuses) link. 
Screenshot for ILL
 

Access the Full Text: Articles

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Requesting through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
 
From there, you will need to fill out a registration form with basic, personal information to create your ILL account and then a pre-filled request form for this article.

For more information about Interlibrary Loan (ILL), see the library's ILL FAQ or Ask a Librarian for help.

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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FIND AN E-BOOK

Viewing the full text of an e-book is similar to viewing that of an article.

Your Turn:

  • Go back to the results page.
  • Using the Active filters section, click on each filter's X to remove these filters: ItalianPeer-Reviewed Journals, and Articles.
  • Do NOT remove the Full-Text Online filter. 
  • Under Resource Type, click the Books filter. 

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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FIND AN E-BOOK
 
Your active filters now only should include: 
  • Full-Text Online
  • Books

With these filter changes, how many results were found?

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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SELECT AND VIEW AN E-BOOK

Your turn:

  • Click on the title of the e-book titled Theories of International Policies and Zombies Revived Edition
  • *NOTE: You can also click on the green Online Access link.

Screenshot of the title of this book highlighted.

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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 SELECT AND VIEW AN E-BOOK

Your turn:

  • On the details page that pops up, find the View It section.
  • Click on the blue Ebook Central CARLI Consortium Purchased Collection (Lakeside Campuses) link.
 Link to the ebook

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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SELECT AND VIEW AN EBOOK

The page that opens may ask you to enter in your username (UVID) and password if you are off campus. It will then ask you to identify your institution.

Your turn:

  • Select Loyola University Chicago from the drop-down menu.
  • Click the purple Continue button.

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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VIEW THE E-BOOK

Every e-book platform may be different, but there should be options available for you to read the book online or to download or print a certain portion of the book (usually 10-15%).

 

Save Sources for Later

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SAVE SOURCES: BY EMAIL

Need to go back and look at this source later? There are a few ways to do this from the details page of an item:

By Email:

  • Under Save or Cite, click the E-mail button (which includes an icon of an envelope).
  • Enter the email address you want the article's information sent to.
  • Check the reCAPTCHA box to prove you're not a robot.

The Email option in the Save or Cite section

Save Sources for Later

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SAVE SOURCES: BY PERMALINK

Another way to save your sources to access later is by saving the item's permalink. 

Defintion: Permalink

 

By Permalink:

  • Under Save or Cite, click the Permalink button (which includes an icon of a linked chain).
  • Copy the permalink to your clipboard.
  • Paste the link wherever you will be able to save and access it later, such as to a Word document.

Permalink option in the Save or Cite section.

Save Sources for Later

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SAVE SOURCES: BY PERMALINK

Save Sources for Later

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SAVE SOURCES: BY CITATION MANAGER

Citation managers are a great, easy way to keep track of and organize your sources for all your research projects. The catalog allows you to choose from RefWorksEndNote or EasyBib.

Citation manager options in the Save or Cite section.

Cite Sources

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It's important to give the author/creator(s) the credit they deserve and help bolster your research's argument. Citing can be hard, but the LUC Libraries Catalog makes it a little easier.

Your turn:

  • Under Save or Cite, click the Cite This button (which includes an icon of parentheses). 
  • In the lighter box that appears, choose the citation style you are using from the menu on the left (APA, MLA, etc.)
  • Copy the citation to your clipboard.
  • Paste the citation wherever you will be able to save and access it later, such as to a Word document.

Citation button in the Save or Cite section.

 

Cite Sources

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*HINT: ALWAYS Remember to check the citation for accuracy before including them in your work.

You can do this using a site like Purdue OWL or by consulting one of the style manuals available in the library.

 

One Last Thing...

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Let us know if you need any help while doing your research!

Ask A Librarian

  • Via our 24 hour/7 days a week chat service
  • By phone (call or text)
  • Email the Arrupe College librarian liaison (aalvarado2@luc.edu) 
  • Set up a one-on-one research consultation via Zoom ( bit.ly/LUClibrarian )

 

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One Last Thing...

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Go back to the main library webpage, luc.edu/libraries: 

Look for the white box on the right titled popular links become familiar with the following:

• Room Reservations (will be added by August 24th) - There are spaces in the Cudahy and Lewis Libraries and Information Commons which you can reserve.  Click on the link and select your location to see what spaces are available for use.


• Off-Campus Access - When using Library resources from off campus, there may be problems with authenticating your access, in those cases, use the proxy server here to establish your credentials.


• Worldcat - There are times you may want to look for materials beyond Loyola Libraries' holdings.  This is a database with holdings from Libraries across the United States and into other countries.  Library holdings include: Library of Congress, public and corporate libraries, national and association holdings, etc.  Formats included range from print books to microfilm, to braille to Blurays.

Go back to the Libraries' main page using the button in the menu bar near the top of the page.

 

Libraries and Information Commons Hours

In the bottom left corner of the Libraries' site is days' & Library Hours for the Information Commons and Cudahy and Lewis Libraries. 

Library Hours

Click on More for weekly, semester, and service desk hours.

Go back to the Libraries' main page using the button in the menu bar near the top of the page.

News and Events

Continuing the lower page space are tools for learning about LUC Library News and Events. 


Here you will see library news, promotions, and events.  Check out how to keep in touch with the LUC Libraries on social media or what classes are coming up. Please follow us on social media to get up to date information on library events and resources.

Top Bar and Bottom Lists

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These are mirror areas to lead you into more detailed descriptions of LUC Libraries' services and procedures.    Many of the things here are duplicated in areas you have already seen, except that you can get more details and get more specific information here.  

As an Arrupe College student be aware that your librarian liaison is Annette Alvarado (aalvarado2@luc.edu), and contact her if you ever need research assistance or more information on the libraries. Do not forget to explore the Arrupe College Research Guide: https://libguides.luc.edu/arrupe    

Top Bar and Bottom Lists

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We wish you a great experience here at Loyola University Chicago. And we hope to see you during a class visit!

 

 

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