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Getting Started

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  Can anyone show me around the library?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  How do I get a library card?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  What are the Library's Hours?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  Can I use my laptop in the Library?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  How does copying and printing work?

Getting Help

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  Is there someone I can talk to for help?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  Do you have any handouts on how to use the Library?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  Is there a class I could take that would make me more confident in doing research?

Finding Books

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  Where’s the catalog?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  How long can I keep a book out? Can I renew it?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  How can I get a book someone else has checked out?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  What if the book I need is at another HELIN library?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  What if I really need a book and it’s not in HELIN?

Finding Articles

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  What article databases are available online?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  Can I get into these databases from home / off-campus?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  How do I know if the Library subscribes to the journal I need?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  Can I get journal articles online?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  What if I need an article that’s not available at URI?

Finding Other Materials

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  My professor put some reading on Reserve in the Library. How do I get it?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  Does the library have DVDs, video tapes, and CDs?

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes)  I have to work on a group project with some of my classmates? Is there a place we can meet?

Created and Revised By

B. Gallagher, M.J. Keefe, & A. Rathemacher, 9/04; Rev. M.J. Keefe, 6/06; Rev. A. Izenstark, 9/10, 8/13, 7/14

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