Find a book I need for a project?
1. First, try the search box on the home page of this app
2. Find it? If its owned by Langsdale, you can get it from the shelves.
3. If its owned by another library, you can request it through InterLibrary loan. You can do this using the website. This mobile app doesn't have that functionality yet.
Locate a book on the shelves?
1. Langsdale arranges books using the same systems 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 are in Sakai. Go to your class tab and look for e-Reserves from Langsdale in the menu on the left.
2. Or you can look up Print Reserves right here! Tap Home, and then Print Reserves. 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/datbases, 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. Start with Academic Search Premier, a good general purpose database, by selecting the articles tab on the main library websiteís search box. Here is an excellent video on how to use it.
3. For searching on the go try EBSCO mobile, they have a lot of the databases we subscribe to. Directions on how to get it are here: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/mobile-access.
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.
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/.