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  24/7 A Library Research Guide and Webletter

Library and Web Research Instruction at Oakton

The Oakton Library supports information literacy and the educational mission of the College through the following instructional and support services:

Instructional Services
REFERENCE 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.

RESEARCH 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.

WORKSHOPS 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.

24/7 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.

Support Services
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.

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