Find a book I need for a project?
1. Use the Locate an Available Book button to see books currently available, and where they are on a map.
2. You can also use the Search our Whole Catalog to look for things at Langsdale and other libraries all over the world.
3. From our Catalog you can request that it be sent to Langsdale for pickup. While you can do these from mobile devices, it might be easier on the full site.
Get an eBook?
1. We have a handy PDF guide for what you need to do before you can read eBooks on your device.
2. Then search for eBooks here. (EBSCOhost)
Locate a book on the shelves?
1. Langsdale arranges books using the same system as the Library of Congress. Each book has a CALL NUMBER. These are the letters and numbers you see printed on a label on the spine of each book. Think of them as an address for the book.
2. How call numbers are ordered - Call numbers are kept in groups that are arranged alphabetically, and then by the first few numbers that follow. So H comes before HA, and HA10 goes before HA100. The numbers and letters that come after the decimal points just lets you get a more accurate address.
See if a book/article is on reserve for my class?
1. e-Reserves (articles & book chapters) are in Sakai. Go to your class tab and look for e-Reserves Langsdale in the menu on the left, on a full web browser, in the main list on a mobile device.
2. Or you can look up Print Reserves right here! Tap Home, and then Reserves @Langsdale. You can filter the list by title, class or instructor.
Find scholarly articles?
1. This kind of searching can be easier on the library website from a tablet or desktop computer. Go to http://langsdale.ubalt.edu/databases, to see databases listed by subject or by title. These are huge collections of articles (and other things like audio recordings, e-Books and videos).
2. You can also use our EBSCO Discovery Service for searching on the go, they have a lot of the databases we subscribe to in one place. You can access it here: http://goo.gl/jczyA. (Login Required)
3. If the article you are interested in is not available in full text you can use the Find It! button to help locate a copy of it.
Get started on research for a paper?
2. Once you get to one of these databases, try making a list of words that describe your topic. Try the broadest words first and slowly get more focused. Look at a few articles that sound interesting, and then try your search again using keywords from those.
3. You can also use our EBSCO Discovery Service for searching on the go, they have a lot of the databases we subscribe to in one place. You can access it here: http://goo.gl/jczyA. (Login Required)
Get help citing sources for my paper?
1. Find guides on how to cite using MLA and APA here: http://goo.gl/WfvEk
2. Use a citation tool like EasyBib, located in the student quick links box on the main Langsdale site. You may want to sit down at a desktop, or laptop, for this.
3. Need it quick? Go to Worldcat.org, type in the title, hit the CITE button, choose APA or MLA and copy the citation.
Find other library resources for mobile?
Here's how to get the mobile version of some of our databases and services:
1. WorldCat Local (books, dvds, and more) - http://worldcat.org/mobile.
2. EBSCOhost (articles, e-books) - http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/mobile-access.
3. Mango Languages (language resources) - http://www.mangolanguages.com/libraries/products-overview/mango-mobile/.
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