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  • Learning Commons FAQ | Oviatt Library
    and learning dynamic Where will the Learning Commons be located The Learning Commons will extend throughout the 1st floor of the Oviatt including the Core and both Wings What hours will the Oviatt Library Learning Commons be open The Oviatt Library Learning Commons will be open all hours that the Oviatt Library is open What kinds of study spaces will be available Comfortable ergonomically designed individual seating for reading and computing will be provided In addition the Oviatt Library Learning Commons will offer group study rooms and different group seating configurations to allow for collaborative work with computing options Will there still be reference books dictionaries encyclopedias available for consultation on the first floor Yes The Oviatt Library Learning Commons will still offer students faculty and staff a collection of print resources available for browsing In addition our growing electronic reference resources will also be searchable via online access to our growing collection What printing and copying equipment is available Printing will be available in the Oviatt Library Learning Commons and it will require the use of a debit card Debit cards may be purchased within the Commons via vending machines Photocopying will also be available within the commons What kinds of computers will be available for use in the Oviatt Library Learning Commons The Oviatt Library Learning Commons will have desktop computing available for students In addition the Learning Commons will be providing students with the ability to check out both laptop and tablets What services are available for students with disabilities See http library csun edu Services UsersWithDisabilities What kind of help can I get One on one consultation and help with informational and technological support questions needed for course projects and assignments and other research needs will be fielded by both librarians and staff within the commons

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/transformation/FAQ (2016-02-17)
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  • Communications | Oviatt Library
    available for student use during regular library hours unless they are being used for library instruction read more Where have all the Bestsellers Gone Big changes are going on around the Library s Main Floor with the construction of our fabulous new Learning Commons One question that has been coming up is where can I find the Bestseller collection The Bestseller collection has been moved from our Main Floor up to the 2nd Floor during construction The collection can be found right behind the floor map on the 2nd floor past the public computer stations read more Communication to Students April 15 2013 Welcome back from Spring Break If you ve visited the Oviatt recently you may have noticed that change is in the air Have you heard about our exciting renovation plans Over the summer we re going to be transforming our Reference Room on the first floor into a Learning Commons Construction in certain areas will start in April and May and we should be up and running by the start of the Fall Semester read more Communication to University Faculty Staff April 02 2013 The coming months are going to be very exciting at the Oviatt Library As you may remember we sent a letter out to you back in August 2012 detailing how the Oviatt is scheduled to undergo some substantial renovations to its first floor in order to build our highly anticipated Learning Commons read more Communication to University Faculty RIS Collection Plan August 29 2012 The Oviatt Library Faculty has been informed by Dean Mark Stover and Provost Harry Hellenbrand that there is a good probability that we will be making some substantial renovations and programmatic changes to the Library in the upcoming years The first anticipated change will affect the first floor of

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/transformation/Communications (2016-02-17)
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  • Feedback | Oviatt Library
    Personnel Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Feedback Questions or comments about the renovation We d like to hear from you Name Email Address Give Us Your Feedback about our Transforming Library Blank Field The Transforming Library Our Vision Timeline Gallery Project Team Learning Commons FAQ Communications Feedback

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/transformation/Feedback (2016-02-17)
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  • Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Film Guide | Oviatt Library
    people today Films are available online and records are cataloged at the Oviatt Library Episode 1 Foreigners in Their Own Land Foreigners in Their Own Land explores the period from 1565 1880 as the first Spanish explorers enter North America the U S expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies and as the Mexican American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848 February 20 2016 1 00 3 00 PM Oviatt Library Presentation Room Susan Falck Director of Rancho Camulos Episode 2 Empire of Dreams Empire of Dreams documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of people that began in 1880 and continues into the 1940s as Cubans Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin arriving in the U S and start to build strong Latino American communities in South Florida Los Angeles and New York October 3 2015 1 00 3 00 PM Van Nuys Public Library Alicia I Rodriquez Estrada Professor at Los Angeles Trade and Technical College Episode 3 War and Peace War and Peace moves into the World War II years and those that follow as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States November 10 2015 3 00 5 00 PM Oviatt Library Dr Juana Mora CSUN s Veteran Resource Center Episode 4 The New Latinos The New Latinos highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post World War II years into the early 1960s as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities February 2016 TBD Glendale Public Library Episode 5 Prejudice and Pride Prejudice and Pride details the creation of the proud

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/latino-americans/filmscreenings (2016-02-17)
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  • Jennie Quiñónez-Skinner, Associate Librarian | Oviatt Library
    desk for more help The reference desk is staffed by librarians who specilaize in the finding organizing accessing and sharing information You can stop by the reference desk anytime for assitance without an appointment and there is always a library faculty member a librarian to assist you Reference Desk aka Research Consultation is located on the first floor of the Learning Commons MAP 3 Schedule an individual appointment Individual appointments take place in my office Oviatt Library 327 MAP You can select an appointment time to meet with me Please use the online sign up form to select one 15 minute session All appointments must be booked 24 hours ahead of time If you are unable to make your appointment time please email or call to cancel Latino Americans 2015 2016 CSUN was awarded a grant by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities Arizona Read Out Banned Books in Arizona Arizona Read Out on YouTube Visit Bibliomaniac And you re researchin like you never did before Bibliomaniac provides details about new titles added to the collection for Chicano Studies and Central American Studies Future posts will include updates from the Oviatt Library and more For Faculty Arrange a Library Instruction Session Instruction Request Form Recommend Book and Journal Titles Purchase Recommendation Form Bibliography and Instruction Assignments Chicana o Studies Central American Studies Intensive English Program Awards 2009 California Academic and Research Libraries Research Award Winner Mendes L Quinonez Skinner J and Skaggs D Publications Curzon S Quinonez Skinner J Academic Libraries Encyclopedia of Library and Information Studies Ed Bates Marcia J With Editor Mendes L Quinonez Skinner J Skaggs D 2009 Subjecting the Catalog to Tags Library Hi Tech Volume 21 Issue 1 Page 30 41 Available online www emeraldinsight com 10 1108 07378830910942892 Martin

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/jquinonez (2016-02-17)
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  • "Find Text": Frequently Asked Questions | Oviatt Library
    on the SFX web site http www sfxit com 2 How do I access Find Text Some of the Library s databases are linked to the Find Text service When you find a record in one of these databases click on the Find Text button This will open a new window with a menu of service options 3 Who can use Find Text Current CSUN faculty staff and students may use Find Text both on and off campus When you click on the Find Text button from off campus you may be prompted to log in using your CSUN User ID and password See Accessing Library Resources from Off Campus for more information 4 Why is the full text not always available If the option to link to full text is not on the Find Text menu The Library does not have access to the full text for that particular title The full text might be available in print in the Library Click on the CSU Northridge Catalog link If the full text is not available at all you may request the item via Interlibrary Loan 5 Why is there sometimes more than one option for full text Occasionally the same journal is available in more than one database 6 Why do the options in the Find Text menu vary When you click on the Find Text button the system displays only those services which are available for that particular citation Therefore different citations will have different Find Text menus 7 What does request document via Interlibrary Loan mean CSUN does not have that particular article either online or in print Therefore you may request that the Library obtain a copy of the article for you from another library 8 What does use citation linker mean Click this link to change some of the citation information such as volume number issue number or page number if you believe that the displayed citation information is incorrect Once you modify the citation information resubmit your search and Find Text tries to locate the new citation 9 What does save citation information mean Click this link if you want to create a link to this article on a website or in WebCT The Capture Citation page that opens Generates a citation for the article in the citation style you select which can be displayed on your web page Displays a URL to use to link to the article Using this URL ensures that CSUN users can access the full text of the article whether they are on or off campus However it does not link directly to the full text of the article instead it takes you to the Find Text page for the article which links to the full text 10 Why don t I see any Find Text buttons The most likely cause is that you have JavaScript disabled in your browser If it s turned off the buttons will not appear Re enable JavaScript and everything should be fine Not

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/ResearchAssistance/FindTextFAQ (2016-02-17)
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  • Searching the Library Catalog: Advanced Search | Oviatt Library
    exact match for the phrase entered the system will retrieve records contain all search terms entered wherever they are in the record OPTIONAL For a combined search enter additional keywords into separate search boxes and choose the appropriate Boolean operators and or and not from the pull down menu Limiting Search Results in the Library Catalog You may further refine your search results by selecting when it is available Basic keyword searches and Advanced searches can be limited prior to submitting the search or after by selecting Search limits include publication date language material type publisher and location Sorting results by year is also an option Wildcards Truncation in the Library Catalog Use the single asterisk truncation symbol to search variations of a word up to five characters for example critic will also retrieve critics critical criticism However to truncate a word that could have more than five characters after the root word use two asterisks for example bank will also retrieve banks banking banker bankrupt and also bankruptcy Searching for Periodical Titles in the Library Catalog You can search by Periodical title by selecting the Periodicals tab on the homepage The Oviatt Library subscribes to over 1 700 print and over 25 000 online periodicals which include research journals magazines and newspapers For online periodicals only select the Search electronic periodicals only check box NOTE The Library catalog offers title searching for periodicals but not for specific articles For access to periodical articles search the databases listed on the Library s Databases by Subject page Searching for Videos CDs DVDs and Other Media in the Library Catalog Many videos DVDs CDs and other media formats held by the Oviatt Library are listed in the Library Catalog and located in Music Media Instructional media for K 12 are located in

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/Guides/LibraryCatalogSearchHelp/Advanced (2016-02-17)
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  • Friends and Giving | Oviatt Library
    up recurring donations The Library s success is due in large part to the support of the community and their continued financial support The Library s mission is to support the academic programs of the University In order to accomplish this mission we must have a dynamic collection that will serve the needs of the faculty and the students As new courses are added or existing ones shift focus the Library must be able to respond by purchasing new materials in support of these changes By supporting the Library you are not only benefiting the campus students and faculty you are helping to benefit the entire community Find out Ways You Can Give Friends of the Oviatt Library The Friends of the Oviatt Library was founded so that members of the community might become active participants in the Library at California State University Northridge Since its beginnings in 1956 CSU Northridge has rapidly grown into one of the largest universities in California The Library has grown in size and prestige along with the campus In order to ensure the continued quality of the Library s collection and to extend the cultural resources of the Library into the community the Friends of the Oviatt Library group has been established The Friends is a volunteer non profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the resources of the Oviatt Library Women in Science and Engineering WISE In 2009 Professor Emeritus Bonita J Campbell of the CSUN Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management established an endowment to facilitate both the participation of women in science and engineering particularly those fields in which they are insufficiently represented and the development and preservation of knowledge about women in the science and engineering disciplines The mission of WISE is to encourage women to build careers in

    Original URL path: http://library.csun.edu/giving (2016-02-17)
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