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Introduction to Research at the NEIU Library: How to Use the Library

Who are librarians and what do they do?

In this video, you will learn what librarians do, and how they can help you in your academic work.

Length: 1:43 mins

What do librarians do video

Contact a Librarian!

Creating a Library/I-Share Account handout

Click on the link to get printable instructions. You will learn how to set up your library accounts.

Collections at the NEIU Library

Introduction to the NEIU Library

The purpose of the tutorials on this guide is to acquaint you to some of the basics about the library. This page is all about the library itself - who are librarians and how they can help you, how your academic library is organized (including a handout on how to read a book's call number to find it in the library's book stacks), and how your academic library is different from your public library. Check the other pages for more help on finding articles, databases, and evaluating and citing your work!

How is the library organized?

From this video, you will be able to describe how the NEIU library is organized and browse the collection to find books on a topic, and understand that you can get access to materials at other academic libraries.

Length: 1:38

How is the library organized video

How to find a book by call number handout

Click on the link to get printable instructions. You will learn how to read call numbers so that you can find books and other materials in the library.

What's the difference between public and academic libraries

From this video, you will be able to distinguish between your public and academic library with respect to their missions, collections, audience, services, and instruction.

Length: 1:14

Public versus Academic libraries video

Part of ALA/ACRL Instruction Section's Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO)

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