Library and Web Research Instruction at Oakton
Oakton Library supports information
and the educational
of the College through the following instructional and support services:
Library faculty are available to give general instruction
in the use of the Library, answer reference questions, and help locate
materials for research. E-mail reference service offers brief answers
to questions and provides tips on jump-starting research projects.
CONSULTATIONS Learn how to best use the
Library by scheduling a research consultation with a Library faculty member.
During these one-on-one sessions, strategies are suggested for finding,
evaluating, and using information in both traditional and electronic sources.
The Library conducts workshops throughout the year that promote critical
thinking skills and cover a variety of topics. Go Digital workshops
focus on Web and electronic research and are open to the campus community.
Classroom faculty can schedule and collaborate on customized workshops
that complement specific class-based assignments.
This online newsletter and research guide provides instruction in the
appropriate use of Web and library resources. 24/7
includes a variety of links that support and complement class assignments,
and also provides techniques on effective search strategies.
A collection of more than 92,000 books
· More than 500 magazine, journal, and newspaper subscriptions
· A network of more than 45 computers wired to the Web
· Library instruction classroom and study rooms
· Interlibrary loan
· Government Information Center
· ILLINET Online book catalog with access to 45 academic libraries
· Video rental collection
· Photocopy machines and services
The Oakton Library website includes book catalogs, online access
to thousands of full text magazines, journals and newspapers, and provides
links to other recommended web sites.