Library Website Basics
- Go to the Library's website at:
or you can go to the L.I.U. Libraries Homepage at:
and follow the links. The Library's website comprises the following:
- About the Library at
- Library hours, personnel, and circulation procedures
are found here as are travel directions, clickable
library and campus maps, plus links to all the Library homepages.
- Library Resources at
- Access is provided to the Library's online catalog,
LIUCAT on the Web and Online Databases. Find links
to periodical holdings, Special Collections
(including Business collections & Roth Papers),
Special Periodical Collections, Vintage Movie Posters,
American Juvenile Collection, a historical children's
literature collection, audiovisual information and
links to local library catalogs.
- Online Databases at
- Alphabetic, subject, and vendor lists of the Library's
online databases, which are accessible through both the University
computer network and your home computers, are available here. Some include: ABI/Inform, ERIC,
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, InfoTrac, MLA, PsycInfo, etc.
- Electronic Reserves at
- Faculty may now place reserve materials on our website as well as at the
circulation desk. Links are provided to pages that will introduce this service to both faculty
- Library Services at
- Library Liaison Program has a link with names of participants
and their extension. Interlibrary Loan policies are outlined
here. Library Information Retreival Service, CBR services and
Client research, as well as Media production are also described.
- Exhibits and Events at
- Latest library exhibits are highlighted here with links
to the websites that accompany some of them.
Extensive images are included in African-Americans
in the Twentieth Century, Long Island Gold Coast:
From Pen to Reel to Classroom, and others. Also find
highlights of our Vintage Movie Poster collection and
- Getting Started at
- This category links you to Guides to Library Research,
Citation Style for Research Papers (everyone's favorite),
and Pathfinder Bibliographies on a variety of subjects.
- Information and Publications at
- Here you'll find full-text of the Library Competency Manual, as well as
other Library publications. Access is made to Library-produced resources on: African-American
history, computers (such as: Robert's HTML guide for writing your
own webpage), and Special Publications that include Long Island census information and the Song
Collection Index to locate thousands of songs.
- Newsletters at
- Here you'll find issues of the Library Link and other Library newsletters such as
Reference Notes and CBR Alert.
- Internet Resources at
- An alphabetic listing of Internet links arranged by subject, followed
by a separate list of ERIC sites on the Internet. Click on Search
Engines to search the World Wide Web.
- Library Instruction at
- Many instruction programs are outlined such as: bibliographic
instruction, literacy programs, library tours, database instruction, and Internet instruction.
CBR and IMC programs, as well as CBR's Information Literacy initiatives are also
described. Also here are schedules of the Library Competency Workshops and Exams along
with a link to the online textbook that can also be used as a study guide for the exam.
- Post Library Association at
- History of this friends of the library organization plus
membership information, schedules, and events.
- What's New at our Site? at
- Review the latest changes
and updates to the website, as well as upcoming events and holiday hours. The Library's website is
- On the left of these eleven sections is a column of direct
links to the homepages of many library departments.
- We welcome your suggestions.
Email us or call us at (516) 299-2305.
Jackie Elsas, 10/00