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Library Research Guides

CHEM 120/BIOPHYS 115: (In)organic Nutrition

This is a guide for literature research in the first-year seminar course "(In)organic Nutrition".

Library Contact

Scott Martin
3156 Shapiro Library
Office hour: Tuesdays 2-3 PM, Kraus 2060
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Welcome to MLibrary

Today's library session is for you to learn searching techniques that will help you with the assignments for your course. During the hands-on session, you will:

  • become famiiar with MLibrary resources and services
  • understand the difference between popular from scholarly articles
  • identify best databases and strategies for accomplishing your assignments
  • become aware of various methods for finding good articles for your topic
  • spend some time to practice search

After the session today, please feel free to ask for assistance at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library reference desk, via the Ask a Librarian instant messaging service, or direct your questions to the Chemistry Librarian Ye Li.

10 things to know about MLibrary

If you'd like to download a PDF version of 10 things to know about MLibrary handout, please click the link below. 

Navigate through MLibrary

Q1: How to Access MLibrary?

Q2: How to Get Help?

Q3: How to Find Books?

  •  Library Catalog – Mirlyn  
    • To find the location/call number/links for books, journals, videos, conference proceedings, etc.
    • “Available online”: Link to online resources
    • “GetThis”
      • Recall an item
      • Deliver items to the library you preferred

Q4: How to Check Out and Renew Books?

Q5: How to find a Course Reserve book?

  • Course Reserves are shelved inside Askwith Media Library at second floor of Shapiro Library for 4 hour loan. Please check out the books even if you are reading inside the library.
  • To find a list of books reserved for this course:
    • Under the course CTools site/Library Materials, you may find the list and links to their catalog records.
    • Search under Mirlyn Classic/Course Reserves with the course name, course number or intructor's name.

Q6: How to Find Articles?

Q7: How to Access Databases?

Q8: How to Access Resources Remotely?

  • When I am off campus or on wireless connection
    • Use links to resources on MLibrary web pages (From quick “Search” box or Mirlyn). They contain MLibrary proxy information and will ask you to log in with your unique name and Kerberos password.
    • Use Proxy Sever Bookmarklet to reload the page
  • When I use mobile devices

Q9: How to Get Resources MLibrary Does Not Own?

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