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*Research 101

Books

Books will provide an in-depth look at a topic, but on a broader scale. However, due to publishing schedules, they may not have the latest information. You will use the library catalog to look up books about specific topics, or you may browse certain areas to find relevant titles. Most books may be checked out with a valid photo ID card.

The library catalog contains all the materials owned by the Tyree Library. You can search for a topic (keyword), title, author, or subject heading, and you may also search for different formats (including eBooks, videos, audio, and more). Circulating books and media check out at the first floor Circulation Desk.

Input your search terms in the box, as covered in the previous section.

Catalog search for: music AND africa

The results of your search are presented in a list, with the newest results at the top. You can change the order of this list by choosing one of the Sort Options at the top of the list.

Each item in your results list has an header identifying it as a book, video, magazine, etc. For full information about the material, click the title.

Search result

View the Details section for more information about the item, including the Subjects, which may help you refine your search for better results.

Details section in a record

If you would like to retrieve and check out the item, look in the Availability section.

Availability section

Write down the entire call number (Example: ML350.M85 2004) and use the Locate button to note which floor the material is on.

  • New Books (1st floor), Media Collection (2nd floor), Youth Collection (2nd floor), and Circulating books (3rd floor) may be checked out.
  • Books in the Reference Collection (2nd floor) are for in-house use; they do not check out
  • Items on Reserve and in the Classroom Collection are for in-house use only and are behind the Circulation Desk.

Make sure it says it is Available. If an item is Not Available, it may be already checked out or missing.

Once you have the call number and the floor (as shown by the Locate button), you will need to look for the item.

Each aisle includes a guide to which call numbers are included. In this example, this aisle on the third floor contains books with call numbers between LB2328 and LC111.

Call Number guides

Books are ordered by call number, with the call number located on the spine:

Shelf of books

Any item that checks out may be sent to an SF Center. Follow these steps to request an item.

Click the Sign in link under the Availability section. You will log in with your Office 365 account.

Now the Place a Hold button will appear.

On this form, change the Pickup Location to your Center.

Finally, click Send Request.

Books will be delivered to your Center's reception desk within 2 business days. You may also return the book to the reception desk.


Video Tutorial

Item Delivery to the Centers from Lawrence W. Tyree Library on Vimeo.

Hello! This video tutorial will demonstrate how to have items from the Lawrence W. Tyree Library on the Northwest Campus sent to you at your Center for pickup and return.

The Tyree Library on the Northwest Campus has many physical resources, including books and videos. However, you do not need to physically travel to the Northwest Campus to use these items. Instead, you may request delivery of items to your Center.

Use the library catalog to find items in the library collection. To access the library catalog, click the Catalog link on the library website or use the quick search box.

Type a title, author, or topic in the search box. Use as few words as possible in order to receive the best search results. For more instructions on searching the library catalog, view our library catalog tutorial.

The library collection includes a variety of formats, including physical books, eBooks, videos, and streaming videos. Each result includes a header that indicates its format.

Items with an Available Online link can be read or watched online from any location. Click the link for access information.

Books and videos with a collection and call number are physical items on the shelves at the Northwest Campus Tyree Library. You may request items in most collections, including the Circulating, Youth, New Books, Media, Audiobooks, and CD collections. Click the title to learn more about the item and to begin the process of requesting it.

You may want to double check that the item is available on the shelf before requesting it. If an item is already checked out, you will have a longer wait before it is delivered.

Click the Sign in link to request the item.

On the next screen, choose the Office 365 option.

Sign in, if prompted, using your Office 365 account. You might not see this screen if you are logged in elsewhere to Canvas or your Office 365 email.

Once you are signed in, you will now see the option to Place a hold.

Choose your Center under Pickup Location and then Send Request. You do not need to include the pickup date or add a comment; these are optional.

Your item should be available at your Center within three business days. You can pick it up at your Center’s reception desk. If you are on Blount Campus, pick it up in Blount Hall, room 213. When you are finished with the item, return it to the same location.

If you need the item for longer than the due date, you can renew it. In the library catalog, click your name and then My Loans.

On this screen, you can see what items you have checked out and when they are due. You will also be able to renew the items here.

Items in the Reference, Ready Reference, and Reserves collections do not leave the Tyree Library and do not have an option to place a hold. Instead, look for the Request a scan option, which appears when you are logged in.

Include as much information as possible about what part of the book you would like scanned and sent to you, such as a chapter number, a page range, or a topic. Because of copyright limitations, only a small section of a book can be scanned.

This concludes the video tutorial on item delivery to the Centers. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian:

352-395-5409
reference@sfcollege.edu
Building Y, NW Campus
sfcollege.edu/library

Library Catalog from Lawrence W. Tyree Library on Vimeo.

Hello! In this video tutorial, we will explore how to use the library catalog to locate items held by the Lawrence W. Tyree Library at Santa Fe College.

The library catalog allows you to search for books, eBooks, videos, and streaming videos held by the Library. To access the Library Catalog on the library website, click the Catalog link under the photo of the Library.

It's important to know what you are looking for when using the library catalog. Type your search terms in the search box. The default is a Keyword search, which looks for your terms anywhere in the library catalog. The keyword search returns the most results, but they might not all be as relevant.

Click the Keyword option to change how you search. You can limit search terms to the Title or Author of an item. If you know the Library of Congress subject heading for your topic, choose Subject. Subjects are like hashtags for an item and lead to more relevant results.

Let’s search for a topic. If you are looking for items about a topic, but don’t know the correct subject heading, use the default keyword search. This search is for 'wind energy.'

As you begin typing, there is an option to limit what you are searching. The default search is the Library Catalog. However, you can choose to instead search in the Statewide Catalog to look for books held by other Florida institutions that you can request. View the UBorrow tutorial for more information about that process. To proceed with searching in the library catalog, simply click the search icon.

All results matching your search appear. You can filter your results using the options on the side. For instance, you may wish to limit to a specific type of format, like a print book, or only show results that are available on the shelf.

All search results have a header indicating its format. Items that can be read or watched online have an Available Online link. Items held physically in the Tyree Library include information about the collection and call number. Click the title of an item to learn more.

After clicking a title, the full record appears. This provides more information about an item. The Availability section indicates if an item is online or in a physical format, and how to get it. In this example, the book is available in the Circulating Collection, and it states the item is on the shelf. An item that is already checked out will show Not Available.

To retrieve this item, write down the call number. A call number is an address for the item and allows you to locate it on the shelf. Call numbers in the Tyree Library use the Library of Congress system and will be a combination of letters and numbers.

Finally, click the Locate button to see a map of where the item is physically located. This identifies which of the Library's three floors you should go to, as well as the general area within the floor. This book is on the third floor, within the shaded area.

Use the call number ranges on each shelf to find the correct aisle.

Then, use the call number to locate it on the shelf. Items check out on the first floor with your SF ID card or another valid government-issued ID.

Back in the full record, you may choose to scroll down to the Details section to learn more about the item. Some records include a summary and/or a table of contents, which can help you decide if the item is relevant to your research need.

You should also look at the Subjects. These are the terms you can use to find more relevant items. In this case, wind power is probably the most relevant subject.

Once you have identified possible subjects, you can use those terms in a subject search within the library catalog.

You may keep track of items you have checked out and renew items, which is requesting it for a longer time period, by clicking Sign In.

Choose the Office 365 option.

Sign in, if prompted, using your Office 365 account. You might not see this screen if you are logged in elsewhere to Canvas or your Office 365 email.

Next, click your name and choose My Loans.

On this screen, you can see what items you have checked out and when they are due. You will be able to renew items here as well.

This concludes the video tutorial on using the library catalog. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian.

352-395-5409
reference@sfcollege.edu
Building Y, NW Campus
sfcollege.edu/library

eBooks

eBooks are books that are available to read online. They contain the same information as print books. Some titles are available in both formats (online and print), while others may only be available in one format. eBooks may be accessed from home at any time and day, even if the Library is closed.

eBooks will appear in the library catalog. To retrieve only eBooks, you can use the eBooks tab on the quick catalog search box on the library website.

Alternately, in the full library catalog, you can change the Library Catalog drop-down box to eBooks.

eBook filter

eBooks have a book material header and a green Available Online link.

eBook result in the library catalog

Click the title or the Available Online link to view the eBook's record. Then, look for the full text links in the View Online section. Log in, if prompted, with your Office 365 account.

eBook full text link

Santa Fe College eBook Collections

ACLS Humanities E-Book

Access ACLS Humanities E-Book

A collection of humanities-related, scholarly books.

Credo Reference

Access Credo Reference

An online library of encyclopedia, dictionaries, and reference books that are easily searchable by topic. Credo is an excellent starting place for students doing background research on their topic.

Ebook Central (ProQuest)

Access Ebook Central

Includes the College Complete collection of over 25,000 titles covering the subject areas that most college curriculum requires. The Ebook Central search engine makes finding books on topics easy as well as quickly checked out to be read online or downloaded to a computer or device immediately.

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

Access eBook Collection

Searchable collection of eBooks selected for Florida's College System. Includes downloadable versions of titles for portable e-readers (view tutorial on downloading eBooks).

Gale eBooks

Access Gale eBooks

Includes over 400 different reference sources, including encyclopedia, almanacs, and dictionaries.

Salem Online

Access Salem Online

Provides online access to Salem Press eBooks. Subject areas include literature, history, science, health, and careers.


Alachua County Library District eBook Collections

Use of these collections requires you to have a public library card, which is free for Florida residents.

Overdrive

Access Overdrive

A collection of digital books and audiobooks.

O'Reilly Learning

Access O'Reilly Learning

This collection includes technical and business eBooks.

In order to download eBooks, you will first need to create an Adobe ID.

Android

  1. Set up an Adobe ID through Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Download the Bluefire Reader app on your Android.
  3. Open the Bluefire Reader app and authorize with your Adobe ID.
  4. On your device, locate the eBook you wish to download.
    • EBSCO Books: Click the Download this eBook (Offline) link, sign in or create an EBSCO account, and then Checkout & Download the book.
    • EBook Central Books: Click the Sign In link in the upper right corner. Click Full Download and follow the directions.
  5. The eBook will open in the Bluefire Reader app.

Computer/Windows Tablet

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer or tablet.
  2. Set up an Adobe ID through Adobe Digital Editions and authorize your device.
  3. Locate the eBook you wish to download.
    • EBSCO Books: Click the Download this eBook (Offline) link, sign in or create an EBSCO account, and then Checkout & Download the book.
    • EBook Central Books: Click the Sign In link in the upper right corner. Click Full Download and follow the directions.
  4. Open the book with Adobe Digital Editions.
  5. You may read the book by clicking on its cover.

iOS (iPhone/iPad)

  1. Set up an Adobe ID through Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Download the Bluefire Reader app from the App Store and install on your iPad or iPhone.
  3. Open the Bluefire Reader app and authorize with your Adobe ID.
  4. On your device, locate the eBook you wish to download.
    • EBSCO Books: Click the Download this eBook (Offline) link, sign in or create an EBSCO account, and then Checkout & Download the book.
    • EBook Central Books: Click the Sign In link in the upper right corner. Click Full Download and follow the directions.
  5. The eBook will open in the Bluefire Reader app.

eReaders

Regular Kindles are not supported, but Kindle Fires, Nooks, and other eReaders are.

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer.
  2. Set up an Adobe ID through Adobe Digital Editions and authorize your computer.
  3. If using a Kindle Fire, go to Settings > Devices and "Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources." Then download the Aldiko Reader app on your Kindle Fire; please note that you will need to install it directly from the Aldiko website.
  4. On your computer, locate the eBook you wish to download.
    • EBSCO Books: Click the Download this eBook (Offline) link, sign in or create an EBSCO account, and then Checkout & Download the book.
    • Ebook Central Books: Click the Sign In link in the upper right corner. Click Full Download and follow the directions.
  5. Open the book with Adobe Digital Editions.
  6. Connect your eReader to your computer with a USB cord; it will appear at the bottom of the Bookshelves list within Adobe Digital Editions.
  7. Drag the book you wish to read onto the eReader or Aldiko name; you will need to authorize the device with your Adobe ID.

eBooks from Lawrence W. Tyree Library on Vimeo.

Hello! In this video tutorial, we will explore how to use the library catalog to find and read eBooks held by the Lawrence W. Tyree Library at Santa Fe College.

eBooks are books where the full text is available entirely online. There are two ways to search exclusively for eBooks. For the quickest method, use the catalog search box on the Library's website. Click the eBooks tab and then type in a title, author, or topic. All results will be eBooks.

Alternatively, you can use the full library catalog. Click the Catalog button on the library website.

To limit your search in the library catalog to only eBooks, click the Library Catalog drop-down box and change it to eBooks.

Now, you can type in what you are looking for. To limit your search, you can change the Keyword option to title, author, or subject.

In this example, let’s look for eBooks written by Jane Austen. Click the Keyword option to change it to Author and type in Jane Austen.

The results now show all matching eBooks in the library collection. Each result should have a green Available Online link. Click the title of a result to view more information.

The link to access the full text is available in the View Online area. You may also scroll down to the Details area to learn more about the eBook.

Once you click the full-text link, you may be prompted to sign in using your Office 365 account. You might not see this screen if you are logged in elsewhere to Canvas or your Office 365 email.

Next, a new window or tab opens with the eBook's details. The Library subscribes to several eBook providers, so you may see different interfaces. This is the ProQuest Ebook Central database.

You can read the eBook by selecting Read Online or by using the Table of Contents to jump to a chapter or section.

To navigate the eBook, use the arrows in the top right corner or simply scroll through the book. You can also enter a specific page number where the page is displayed or use the linked Table of Contents. To search within the full text of the eBook, enter your search terms into the search box.

Most eBooks can also be downloaded for a specific amount of time but will require the installation of special software. Click the Download Book option and then follow the prompts. View the Downloading eBooks tutorial for more detailed information.

This concludes the video tutorial on finding and reading eBooks. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian.

352-395-5409
reference@sfcollege.edu
Building Y, NW Campus
sfcollege.edu/library

Downloading eBooks from Lawrence W. Tyree Library on Vimeo.

This video tutorial will demonstrate how to download electronic books from the library’s collection to read on a computer or a mobile device.

All eBooks that the Library subscribes to can be found by using the library catalog. You can limit your search by clicking the eBooks tab and typing in words related to your topic.

Once you have found an eBook you would like to read or download, look for the Click here to view this eBook link.

To log in, your username is your SF ID number @sfcollege.edu. On the next screen, enter your college password.

There are several different companies that provide eBooks to Santa Fe College, including EBSCO, Ebook Central, Credo, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Look at the top of the screen to determine which company and interface you are using.

Currently, only EBSCO and Ebook Central allow downloading eBooks for offline use. Both require you to download and install the Adobe Digital Editions program to your computer in order to download the eBook.

You will also need to create an Adobe ID to authorize your computer or mobile device.

If you prefer to download eBooks on your phone or tablet, you may download the Adobe Digital Editions app on your iOS or Android device.

You will need to authorize the app before you download any eBooks. Click Authorize, listed under Accounts in the app’s settings.

Log in with your Adobe ID and password and click Authorize. After authorizing your device, you can follow the same steps for desktops to download eBooks.

Downloading Specifics for EBSCO eBooks

To begin the process of downloading an eBook from EBSCO, click the Full Download option on the left side of the screen.

If you do not already have an EBSCO login, you will need to create a free EBSCO account.

Once you have signed in, select how many days you wish to borrow the eBook. Choose either PDF or EPUB and check the box next to "I have Adobe Digital Editions or equivalent installed." Then click Full Download. Once the eBook file is downloaded, you can open it with Adobe Digital Editions.

Downloading Specifics for Ebook Central eBooks

After locating an eBook in Ebook Central, click either of the two Download Book options.

Identify the device you are using and follow the instructions given.

Select how many days you wish to check out the eBook, then click the Download button. Once the file has been downloaded, you can open the eBook with Adobe Digital Editions.

This concludes the video tutorial on downloading eBooks. If you still have questions, please contact a librarian:

352-395-5409
reference@sfcollege.edu
Building Y, NW Campus
sfcollege.edu/library

Understanding Call Numbers

What Is a Call Number?

The call number:

  • is the book's address in the Library. It's how you find the book on the shelf.
  • groups similar items in the same subject (or classification).

Like most other college libraries, the Lawrence W. Tyree Library organizes items (books, videos, etc.) using the Library of Congress Classification System. Most public and school libraries use the Dewey Decimal System to organize their library materials.

Parts of a Call NumberShelf full of books with white labels and call num

Each Library of Congress call number begins with 1-3 letters. In the catalog, the call number looks like this: NC890.M3713 2016

On the book's spine, the call number looks like this:

NC
890
.M3713
2016

Reading a Call Number

  1. Items are arranged alphabetically.
    • Find N, then NC.
  2. Once you've found the NC section, find 890.
    • There may be a lot of NC 890s.
  3. The cutter number refers to the author and/or location.
    • Items are arranged alphabetically and then numerically.
    • .M3713
  4. The last number is the publication year.
    • This book was published in 2016