Welcome to the second installment of Website Navigation help!
Previously we explored how to do a basic search using our Quick Search Bar.
Today we are going to take a look at the new (and old) features of the Library Homepage.
At the very top of the page, notice the links.
The first three links, Northwest University, Discovery, and Eagle connect to their respective websites.
The first group on the second line, My Account/Renew Books, will direct you to your personal account. Here you can renew books, check due dates, and put books on hold.
The second link on that line, My Lists, direct you to your personal list builder. Here you can create lists of books, like "Books for Theo 2503" or "Read Me," that allow you to organize by title, author or call number - making them easy to find when you are next in the library. These last two links will require you to log in using your email and password.
Ask A Librarian Feature:
Ever need to ask a librarian a quick (or long) reference question, but you can't get to the library while the Reference Desk is open?
Using this box on our website, circled below in red, will automatically send us an email! We will respond as soon as we can - and you didn't even have to leave your room.
Please note that we must have your email - after all, librarians are smart but we don't know everything, like who you are without an email address.
Circled above is our citation center. Here you will find a link to RefWorks, something we will discuss in a future post. Basically, it is a great way to keep track of your bibliographies for all of your papers.
Just below that link, you will find links to our own citation quick-reference sheets. These are continuously updated by Tru, our Reference Librarian.
Quickly find what you need by using the Searching Tabs.
- Books, Videos, Music, Etc: Type keywords, author, or title into the search bar to search the catalog, or click on the links provided to search for E-books, Commentaries, Dictionaries, etc.
- Articles: Click here to search by journal title, or use the links to connect to one of our many databases. Don't know which database to use? Use the drop-down menu to go to subject specific databases.
- Other Libraries: Use this to find materials that our library doesn't own, specifically searching on WorldCat.org or requesting an ILL.
This last section of the website provides four additional ways of searching. These are less specific and great to use when you don't know exactly what you need.
Next time we will be discussing the wonderful world of Advanced Search options!