A Guide to the Hannon Library
1) Hannon Library Homepage
- http://hanlib.sou.edu or from MySOU
- Library Research Guides for all subject areas.
- Generic Access to Hannon Library Catalog, databases, and other resources.
- General Library information -- hours, contact information, services, and more.
- News and events at the Library.
- Resources available both on and off-campus to students, faculty, and staff.
2) Hannon Library Hours
- http://hanlib.sou.edu/about/hours.html -- complete schedule
- Regular Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3) Learning Commons and Computer Access--iPad and Laptop Checkout
- The Learning Commons is located on the First Floor and is an area the combines traditional library research assistance with academic support through the Writing Center and the Math Tutoring Lab. Students can also use any of the computer workstations in the area, check out laptops, and receive assistance with using software programs.
- The Library's electronic classrooms—Lib.113 and Lib. 114--are located to the left of the Circulation Desk. Each classroom has 31 computers used primarily for library research classes, but computer access is available when there is not a class in session.
- Hannon Library has iPads and laptops available to checkout that connect you to the Internet and the campus network. The laptops can be checked out by going to the main desk (Ask Us) in the Learning Commons.
- Wi-Fi Access -- Hannon Library has wireless capability throughout and just outside the building.
- Use your own wireless laptop in the library to connect to the campus network.
- Check out the Wireless Strength Map at: http://hanlib.sou.edu/itc/wireless.html.
- Go to the Learning Commons main desk (Ask Us) for assistance or to check out a laptop.
- Consult with a Reference librarian to assist you with your research both at the main desk (Ask Us) or by using the 24/7 Ask HanLib virtual chat. You can also text us--askhanlib to 66746.
4) Library of Congress Classification System and the Book Collection
- Books and other materials in the Hannon Library are organized by the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System.
- A combination of letters and numbers indicating the location or “address” of an item
- Most academic libraries use Library of Congress call numbers
- 1st Floor – Reference Books
- Reference Books are for Library Use Only.
- 2nd Floor – Call Numbers A – H
- 3rd Floor – Call Numbers J – Z
5) Research Guides
- Drop down menu at the top of the Hannon Library Web site.
- Organized by subject area or by discipline.
- Direct links to Hannon Library Catalog, Summit, research databases, and other resources for the subject area or discipline.
- How-to assistance and tutorials.
- Contact information for the librarian specializing in the subject area.
- University Seminar and Writing LibGuide - http://libguides.sou.edu/usem
- Everything is NOT available in full text!!!
6) Hannon Library Catalog
- Find books and other materials from the Hannon Library - contains most of the cataloged books, government publications, and videos in the Hannon Library.
- Over 300,000 items; over 250,000 unique titles.
- Access Your Account to renew materials
- Access Reserves
- By Course #
- By Instructor
- Textbook Share
- Checkout material for 3 weeks and renew as needed.
- The Hannon Library also has a collection of E-books and E-reference materials available via the Internet.
7) Summit Catalog
- Search the Summit Catalog for materials from the Hannon Library and 35 other libraries throughout the Northwest.
- Almost 29 million items with over 9.2 million unique titles.
- Books!!! Summit is used to retrieve books from other institutions that are not available at the Hannon Library.
- Materials are delivered to the SOU Circulation Desk in about 4 business days.
- Checkout material for 6 weeks with no renewal.
- Free!!! There is no charge to have a Summit book delivered to the Hannon Library.
- Click the Search Summit link from the Hannon Library Catalog.
- Many Summit items have a link to preview texts often using Google Books.
- If it is not in the Hannon Library, check the Summit Catalog.
8) Research Databases for Magazine and Journal Articles
- Find articles by searching the appropriate database in Research Guide for that subject area.
- There are databases to search for scholarly articles in all disciplines
- EBSCO interface is common for multiple databases such as the multi-disciplinary database Academic Search Complete.
- Library owns about 900 periodical subscriptions in hard copy and over 15,000 full text titles available electronically.
- 2nd Floor
- Recent year on display to the right when you enter from the main stairway.
- Past issues are generally in bound volumes to the left when you enter from the main stairway.
- Microfilm and microfiche collection located behind the Periodical Help Desk.
- Periodical Help Desk located on the 2nd Floor for assistance.
9) Citing Print and Electronic Resources
- There are citation generators in nearly all of the library databases.
- There are also tools such as Zotero, RefWorks, EndNotes, Knight Cite, Citation Machine, and Word that help to create citations for your references.
- NOTE: No citation generator will produce totally correct citations. You will need to correct all citations!
- Go to: http://hanlib.sou.edu/reference/citing.html for a list of sites that will help you cite information correctly using APA, MLA, or other formats.
10) Ask Questions!!! Reference and Virtual Reference
- When you are not sure where to start or if you need something more, please ask a librarian or arrange to meet with a librarian.
- 15-minute rule -- If you cannot find what you are looking for in the Library in about 15 minutes, then you should Ask Us.
- Learning Commons Main Desk
- Email a librarian
- Ask HanLib—24/7 virtual reference assistance: http://hanlib.sou.edu/ask/index.html
- One-on-One individual consultation with a librarian.
- It is not what you know that counts. Discover what you may not know.
- Challenge yourself to uncover something new.
- Check with your librarian! Email me or phone your librarian! See the Research Guide for the subject area.
- Program your cell phone with your librarian's office phone and the Reference Desk – 552-6442.