Leveraging Access to E-resources of St Mira & s College Library: A Training Programme for FY Students (A.Y. 2023-24)
The College Library organized a training programme on learning resources of the institute for first year students across all streams on 25 th & 26 th July 2023 in the audio-visual hall of the college. Mr Gaurav Date from EBSCO Inf. Ser. India Pvt. demonstrated EBSCO Databases. Mrs Devinder Kaur, Librarian, acquainted the students with the library layout, collection, membership procedure, facilities and rules & regulation of the library. Services and facilities like- Login Credentials Form, Online Catalogue, E-resources, Table of Contents, New Arrivals and Blog were demonstrated through the library webpage. She also elaborated NLIST platform along with information searching skills.
Training on EBSCO databases covered the searching process with the topics- ‘strategic management’ and ‘psychology’ and ‘atomic habits’. To refine the search results various filters and facets were explained which included- Full text, Scholarly/Peer-reviewed Journals, Publication Dates, Source Type, Publisher, Company, Language, Geography and Format. Many useful features like- saving the articles in folder, share, create an E-mail alert and selection of ‘Subject Thesaurus Term’, sharing PDF articles via email and permalink were demonstrated. The explanation also included citing articles in different styles, listening to HTML articles, translation and notes creation. Steps to download the EBSCO Mobile App and its features were showcased. A total of 319 students participated in the training. The session was organised by Mrs Devinder Kaur-Librarian.