September 19, 2019
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Religion Resources


Hey Lions! This is your Undergraduate Online
Services Librarian, Michelle Joy. In this video we’re going to be focusing on library
resources for Religion courses. To get a more generic library use overview, make sure you
view the Library Basics video. As with our other videos I will be posting the powerpoint
I use in the video description so that you can use it and the active hyperlinks within.
If you have questions, please ask in the “Ask Your Librarian” thread that should be located
in the “Ask Your Instructor” section of the discussion boards.
To start your research off you’re going to begin on the library home page using the
search box in the middle of the page or utilize either the subject research guides or the
more specific libguides located under the corresponding tabs on the library home page.
In order to do a quick search across all of the collection, you might do something like
this. Go to the library home page, I’m going to use “commentary on Luke”, and this
will search ALL of our collections. If you find a print book
we have that you need to use and it is located on the second floor where our circulating
or main collection is held, as I mentioned in the library basics video, you can get it
sent to you through InterLibrary Loan (I L L) back on the library home page.
As we previously discussed in our basics video, you can limit your search by format or subject
using options in the left hand column. When you find resources you want to be able to
access later you can email them to yourself to access when you have more time.
Looking at ebooks to start with we can click through to view this book here. If you haven’t
already logged into the library at this point, it will ask you to. Your login is the same
as your email. Once we get into the book you can see that we can view the citation information,
though I want you to take the time to double check this info since it can be incorrect.
Just like a physical book we can turn the pages, but unlike a physical book we can search
within which really helps when trying to find specific things.
Let’s go back to the library home page and look at the subject research guides. The Religion
& Theology subject guide is a great place to get started and has resources you’ll
find in this powerpoint and more. Also you can see on this page of the poweroint I mention
guides by topic and course. If we choose libguides instead of subject guides, and click libguides
again, we can see first a list of course specific guides listed by class number. The others
mentioned in the powerpoint are found in all libguides (or just use the link through the
powerpoint shared below!!) We’ve already discussed how to use ebooks,
and all these libguides will mention good collections to pull from. We’re just reiterating
it here in the powerpoint. Vetted websites and databases are also suggested
both in the powerpoint and on the libguides, and we’re here to help you if you’re struggling
with them. Don’t forget you have lots of citation help available to you between resources,
the librarians, and the writing tutors. Feel free to reach out to the reference desk
any day of the week at [email protected] or 1-800-359-5945 or you can contact me [email protected]
at 352-388-8267 Sundays through Thursdays (my hours vary so if I miss you I will get
back to you as soon as I can!) Happy researching!

Otis Rodgers

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