LIBRARY

1. About the Shepherd University Library
Shepherd University has a very diverse student resources and services in place to assist in virtually every aspect of student life and successful adjustment to successful completion of the Shepherd University Nursing Program. The Nursing Program Director is working collaboratively with the Library to identify and request additional resources needed for students in the Nursing Program. During the planning and design phase of the Shepherd University Nursing Program there was a commitment by the Shepherd University Board of Directors to allocate and commit to supporting the nursing program both in terms of supporting faculty and students.

Shepherd University Library web page can be accessed outside the library through:

http://www.shepherduniversity.edu/library

This allows search library materials, view library account, renew items and request inter library loan service. Wherever internet access is available patrons can also access a wide variety of educational databases and electronic journals on our library homepage. Remote access is available for most of our online databases upon login status.

The library, located in the main campus, contains over 120,430 volumes as well as periodicals and multimedia resources. Library subscribes nursing databases which include full text articles and dissertations in nursing and related field. The catalog and many resources are available on the library homepage.

Student ID card is necessary to checkout materials at the Shepherd Library. Any person who wants to borrow library resources need to apply a student ID card. Patrons who are not affiliated with Shepherd University must have a valid permission from the library for use.

Students are encouraged to use the library for individual research and study purposes and are expected to maintain a quiet atmosphere conducive to study at all times. There is no public use telephone available in the library.

A number of additional library services are available for faculty and students. Librarians are on duty to assist clients during all hours of operation. Clients can get help in locating needed information in the library or in outside sources. Additional services also include: (1) computerized catalog system; (2) library homepage; (3) reference service; (4) copy machines; (5) computerized bibliographic search service through the database of Medline, PubMed, WorldCat, and ProQuest Nursing, EBSCO, etc.
2. Library of Congress Classification

The Arrangement of books on the shelves

Our catalog uses the Library of Congress classification system, an alphanumeric system which groups books by subject categories, or classes. Below, we explain what a call number is, how to read call numbers, the shelving and filing rules of call numbers, and LC classification.

http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco

What is a call number?

A call number is like an address; it tells you where the book is located on the shelf. Each book, CD-ROM, journal, etc., has its own unique call number which is attached to the book’s spine or upper left hand corner of the cover (or envelope). A book’s call number also appears in the catalog entry in the library’s online catalog (OPAC).

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Reading Call Numbers

The Library of Congress arranges materials by subject, or ‘class’ (see the last section below for more information on classes). The first section of the call number represents the subject of the book. The second section often represents the author’s name, and the last section is the date of publication.

In the following example of a call number for the book “What you need to know about developing study skills” by Marcia J. Coman published in 1991. LB2395 is the subject (Methods of Study), .C65 represents the author’s last name (Coman), and 1991 is the year of publication.

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Shelving/Filing Rules of LC Call numbers

Single letters are filed before double letters:

Q QC QL R RA

The second part of a call number is made up of a number that may have one or more digits. This line is read numerically. A call number with a smaller number is shelved before one that has a larger number. Some of these numbers may be divided by a point: these are also read numerically (smaller numbers are shelved before larger numbers).

QA
70.5
QA
75
QA
76
QA
76.15
QA
76.16
QA
76.17
QA
76.2
QA
76.25
QA
77

The third part is the trickiest part of the call number. This part of the call number is called the “cutter”. The numbers in this part are treated like decimals.
Follow these general rules when dealing with cutter numbers:

1. Treat the letter of the cutter number alphabetically. For example, cutter numbers beginning with .B are shelved before those starting with .E.
2. Smaller first digits after the letter are shelved before larger ones. For example, all cutter numbers beginning with .E3 would be shelved before all cutter numbers beginning with .E4, and those would be shelved before cutters beginning with .E8.
3. Smaller second, third, etc. digits are shelved before larger ones. For example, cutters beginning with .E35 are shelved before cutters beginning with .E39. Likewise, for the third number: .E353 is shelved before .E355 and .E359.
4. Items with only one digit after the letter are shelved before items with multiple digits beginning with the same number(s). So, the cutter number .E3 is shelved before .E35 , which is shelved before .E359.
QL
60
.B5
QL
60
.D66
QL
60.4
.F35
QL
60.5
.E359
QL
60.5
.E39
QL
70
.E393
QL
70
.E4
QL
70
.F66
QL
70
.K7
QL
70
.K777
QL
83.15
.S39

Sometimes there are TWO cutter numbers in a call number. The first cutter, in these cases, is related to the subject of the work. The second cutter is related to the author. The shelving order of the second cutter follows the same four rules described above.

QE
787
.C59
C66
QE
787
.C59
S27
QE
862
.D5
L22
QE
862
.D5
L35
QE
862
.D5
L457
QE
862
.D5
L46
QE
862
.D5
M37
QL
84.4
.E8
B62
QL
84.5
.I4
B63

Sometimes, the top of the call number has the item’s location: “Ref” for Reference room, etc. The final lines of the call numbers may include copy numbers, issue numbers, volume indicators and other annotations such as supplement or index specifiers. For example, the call numbers below are shelved in Reference:

Ref.
QL
45
.A6
2001
c.1
Ref.
QL
45
.A6
2001
c.2
Ref.
QL
46
.D55
1999
v.1
Ref.
QL
46
.D55
1999
v.2
Ref.
QL
46
.D55
1999
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3. Journal & Database
Shepherd University Library provides ready access to library resources for students through: books, multi-media resources and electronic resources. Students can access a wide variety of educational electronic journals and databases such as CINAHL with full text (EBSCO), ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source and other resources through the our library homepage website. Remote access is available for most of our online databases wherever internet access is available. Most electronic databases contain full-text articles or material that can be downloaded, printed, saved to a disk, e-mailed, etc.



(1) Go to shepherd library homepage.

http://www.shepherduniversity.edu/library




(2) Click “electronic materials” at the left bottom after login.


RISS


RISS International gives comprehensive research of Korean language periodicals including 2.4 million full text and dissertations, 4.8 million bibliographical records. It is general database with many religious titles.


DBPIA


DBPIA is a full-text database with over 1 million articles (and growing daily) from more than 1,300 Korean scholarly journals. Articles have the exact image and pagination as the print original, and the DBPIA platform is equipped with powerful, yet easy-to-use searching, as well as reference and citation tools enabling the discovery of associated content and linkages between the work of various researchers, institutions, and advisors.


4. Ask a Librarian

Instant Message a SU Librarian

Available whenever SU Librarians are online.

Add us to your buddy list!

IM (instant messaging) is available from 9 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday using the following accounts:
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image008Yahoo!:shepherdref

image009MSN:shepherdref@hotmail.com

image010Google Talk:shepherdref


This service is primarily designed for questions that only require a short answer, for example:
• To get information on library services and facilities
• To verify bibliographic citation information
• To request addresses/phone numbers/web sites for companies, associations or government agencies
• To seek assistance in accessing library databases

For other more complex questions, we recommend that you contact us by phone or in person. We will often provide a source or give you a referral, for example:
• To locate factual information, such as statistics or biographical information
• For basic guidance concerning research on a specific topic

If you have questions or comments about this chat service, please e-mail us:
head-lib@shepherduniversity.edu

5. Inter Library Loan & Document Delivery Service
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery is a service whereby a user of one library can borrow books that are owned by collaborative institutions. If our Library does not have a book you need, you may request an Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery Service to borrow the materials from another library.
Users can request Interlibrary Loan and Document DeliveryService with the attached request form at the information desk of the library or e-mail, phone, live chat, etc. Check-out and return are processed at the circulation desk. Requested books are checked out to you from the circulation desk upon arrival, and must be returned by the due date. There is penalties for overdue materials. Loan period is about 15 days from the borrowing date. Renewal request will be done 3 days before the due date.
The main thing to remember is to allow enough lead time before your assignment due. It usually takes up to two weeks to receive materials unless it is checked out at the lending library.
Please download and fill out the attached form and contact with library staff to use Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service.

http://203.237.60.110/asp/board/general/ASP_M0000029548.DOC

6. Research & Writing Tool

Dictionaries/Thesauri

Dictionary.com
This tool searches several online dictionaries including American Heritage Dictionary and Websters Revised Unabridged dictionary.
http://dictionary.reference.com

lexicool.com: Directory of Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries
A searchable directory of “over 1000 translation dictionaries and glossaries.” Search by language, subject, or keyword; available in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
http://www.lexicool.com

Style Manuals/Citing Sources

Reference Management Software – “Mendeley”
Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, Mac and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers. Mendeley requires the user to store all data on its servers.
http://www.mendeley.com
http://www.mendeley.com/videos-tutorials

Citing Sources
Essential for writers of term papers, this clearly written guide gives examples of how to cite a specific source using the format of any one of four well-known style manuals: APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian. Among the many examples included are citations for electronic books, online magazines, and Web pages. From one section of the Guide to Library Research site from Duke University Libraries.
http://library.duke.edu/research/citing

How to write a paper

Resources for Writers by George Mason University
Includes information on grammar, style manuals, avoiding plagiarism, etc.
http://writingcenter.gmu.edu

Guide to Grammar and Style By Jack Lynch
Lynch offers a collection of notes on grammar, usage, and hints on clear writing.
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing

Hypergrammar by the Writing Centre at the University of Ottawa.
http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/grammar.html

While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Shepherd University Library.
If you have any further questions about finding information on this, or any other topic, ask your local the Shepherd University librarian or email us.
head-lib@shepherduniversity.edu