Monash University Library - HDR induction video
Helen DacyFile size: 42.9MB
Hi my name is Helen I'm here today to talk to you about the Library, and all the services that we offer you. As you can see from the brochures there are lots of different services we offer you, but today I want you to think about four main things. The Library offers you people, I'm the Contact Librarian, and it's my job to help you start your research off, and to direct you to where you can actually find reasonably good resources. I won't do your research for you, but I will help you to get yourself organised.
As well as that we have learning skills people, now in the same way I help you with you research a learning skills person will help you with your writing up your thesis, writing up any projects or essays you have to do, and they will help you with any presentations you may have to give, again they won't do it for you, but they will give you lots of assistance.
As well as the people of course we have our resources like any academic library we have lots of electronic resources. We have lots of databases, we have eBooks, we have eJournals and we also have Ask Monash. Now Ask Monash is our 24/7 question and answer service, that will allow you to log onto our webpage and get answers to most of the most common questions that we have. So you really don't have to be on campus to use the Library, you can use the Library from your home, however if you want to come in remember that each campus has not only a Contact Librarian and someone friendly to talk to, but it has the Postgraduate Room where you can go and find a quiet computer, have a cup of tea or coffee, and talk to other postgraduate students.
Now the third thing that I'd like to talk to you about is our collection, we have of course a huge collection, and we have quite generous borrowing rights for you, so for example if you wanted to you could borrow up to forty items, forty books or DVDs, and most time you can keep those for 28 days and you can then renew those if you want for up to six times so that's an example of some of the things you could possibly do, so you won't ever be left without resources while you're studying at Monash.
As well as that we have special collections, we do have a couple of good collections that are useful for you as an education student, for example one of those is our Melbourne College of Japanese Language Education Collection, it's a bit collection of Japanese education resources for you.
The other service we do provide for you is that we help you manage things if you like. We provide you with EndNote classes and support, now EndNote is a bibliography making tool. It's probably a really good idea for you to come along early in your time at Monash, and find out how to load EndNote onto your computer, and then find out how to use it, so that as you do your readings you can automatically and easily download your references into your major research report.
As well as that of course we do have ARROW and [Dare] which are ways that we can help you store your data and your research output, and then help you if you wish to use that as a repository.
Okay now for the moment that's probably enough for you, there are three things I want you to take away. Firstly come to the Library and meet your Contact Librarian. Secondly while you're there get yourself a CAVAL Card because once you have a CAVAL Card then you can go and study and borrow from other Victorian Academic Libraries, and that can be quite useful if you live a distance from Monash. The third thing is please remember to check your emails, the library will tell you when your resources are in, and it will also tell you when they're overdue, so please keep checking your emails, and I think that's enough for you for the moment. I look forward to seeing you in the Library as soon as possible.