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Courses Offered by the University Library this Fall

The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Rising high above "the Diag" at the very middle of Central Campus, the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is one of the most promi-
nent structures at the UM. While the building contains the Library system's primary research collection in the humanities and social
sciences, the entire University community draws upon this library's special services and departments.
The Graduate Library's total collection exceeds 2.5 million volumes written in scores of languages and covering a broad array of
subjects. Its strengths include English and French local history; papyrology; history and culture of Germany, the Netherlands, and
Central Europe; classical archaeology; English literature; the history of science; social and political movements; and area studies
encompassing South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Near East, and Slavic countries.

seating is located throughout the buding; iaculty members and Ph.. candidates may ap
lockers are also available. In general, the Graduate Library offers a congenial atmosphere fo
Information Center - 2nd Floor North dressing complex research problems
The Information Center provides assis- requiring access to resources in the
tance with the reference collection, the University Library and beyond. A list of
online (MIRLYN) and card catalogs, and collection development librarians and the
the online circulation system and biblio- areas they cover is available at the Gradu-
graphic databases. Patrons may also stop ate Library Information Center. Patrons
by the Center to request items from Inter- wishing to discuss Library collections in
library Loan, delivery of books from the a particular field of study or recommend
Buhr remote shelving facility, research titles for purchase should contact the
consultations with specialist librarians, relevant selector for their discipline, or
and other services. The Center is staffed Mark Sandler, Coordinator of Graduate
whenever the library is open. Library Collections, at 764-1444 or
through MTS. Book purchase recom-
Reference Consultations mendation forms are also available at
Reference service is available at the public service points in the Graduate
Information Center, over the telephone, Library.

ply for assigned carrels; assigned book
or study and a wide range of services.
and other microforms. Microform
readers, reader-printers, a separate card
catalog, and indexes and guides are avj
able. The collection includes foreign,
national, and local newspapers; periodi-
cals; dissertations; government publica-
tions; university catalogs; ERIC reports;
manuscripts; and many complete special
sets and collections.
Serials Services and Records
2nd Floor South
This unit holds the Graduate Library's
collection of some 5,000 unbound period-
icals and 150 domestic and foreign news-
papers. In addition, its staff provides de-
tailed information on serial holdings for
the entire Library system. Photocopiers
and ample reading areas are available.
Reference Room Grants Collection
The collection offers materials helpful
in identifying potential sources of
funding. Included are publications de-
scribing corporate, government, and
private sources of funds. Also contained
are annual reports of selected foundations
and microcard copies of the federal tax
records of Michigan foundations. A
Grants Librarian is available to offer
assistance finding materials.

The University of Michigan Library
offers a variety of classes and workshops
for staff,faculty and students. Classes
scheduled in Fall Term include:
BRS System Seminar
This workshop is designed for novice
BRS users who have little or no previous
experience searching the databases on
BRS (BRS is a commercial company that
k brokers access to bibliographic and full-
text databases). The session covers basic
system commands, Boolean search
techniques and database selection. On-
line practice time is included.
Location: Undergraduate Library
Microcomputer Center.
Dates and Times:
Tues., Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Harold Tuckett.
Registration: Required, send MTS
message to universityjlibrarycourses or
call 764-9356.
Dialer System Seminar
This workshop is designed for novice
users who have little or no previous
experience searching the databases on
DIALOG. (DIALOG Information
Services, Inc. is a commercial company
that brokers access to bibliographic and
full-text databases). The session covers
basic system commands, Boolean search
techniques and database selection. On-
line practice time is included.
Location: Undergraduate Library
Microcomputer Center.
Dates and Times:
Tues., Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Harold Tuckett.
Registration: Required, send MTS
message to universityjibrarycourses or
call 764-9356.
UM-MEDLLINE
This workshop is designed for Univer-
sity affiliated faculty, staff and students
interested in searching the MEDLINE
database. Access to UM-MEDLINE is
free. During practice time, experienced
search analysts are available to provide
assistance with system commands and
search strategy design.
Location: Taubman Medical Library,
Learning Resource Center, Room 3950.

Dates and Times: To be announced, call
763-2037.
Registration: Required, MTS message
to medical-library or call 763-2037.
UM-MEDLINE will also be held at the
Public Health Library.
Location: Room M-1123, School of
Public Health, Building II.
Dates and Times: To be announced, call
764-5473.
Instructors: Kirsten Lietz and Ruth
Gustafson.
Registration: Required, send MTS
message to publichealth_library @UB
or call 764-5473.
Advanced UM-MEDLINE
This course offers advanced tips and
suggestions for more efficient searching
of the MEDLINE database. Librarians
will teach participants downloading tech-
niques using a variety of communications
software packages. Participants should
be experienced UM-MEDLINE users and
should bring their own telecommunica-
tions software to the seminar.
Prerequisite: Introductory UM-MED-
LINE Seminar or experience in searching
UM-MEDLINE.
Location: School of Public Health,
Building II, Room M-1123.
Dates and Times:
Wed., Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon;
Thurs., Nov. 16, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.;
Wed., Dec. 6,2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Instructors: Kirsten Lietz and Ruth
Gustafson.
Registration: Required, send MTS
message to public-health.library @UB
or call 764-5473.
The class will also be held at the Taub-
man Medical Library Learning Resource
Center, Room 3950.
Dates and Times:
Thurs., Sept. 21, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.;
Thurs., Oct. 26, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.;
Wed., Nov. 29, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
Thurs., Dec. 14, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Sasha Dow.
Registration: Send MTS message to
medical-library or call 763-2037.
Going On-line
The 15-minute video "Going On-line:
An Introduction to the World of On-line

and through the MTS message system.
Telephone numbers are 764-9373 and
764-9366; the MTS address is Graduate_
LibraryReference. Questions sent
through MTS normally receive a re-
sponse within one working day.
Reference Department librarian spe-
cialists represent the major subject
selection areas within the Graduate Li-
brary. They are available for consulta-
tions whenever patrons wish to discuss
their research needs. These meetings
allow closer attention than is possible at
the Information Center desk. Reference
librarians are also available to give gen-
eral or subject-oriented instruction on
library resources and research strategies
to classes through lectures, tours, and
demonstrations of database searches.
Graduate Library Collections
The collections of the Graduate
Library are built and maintained by 32
collection development librarians with
assigned areas of subject specialization.
These collection librarians order materi-
als in all formats (e.g. books, journals,
microfilm sets, electronic textfiles), and
offer campus scholars an avenue for ad-

Information" offers a concise, highly
comprehensible overview of on-line
searching including a clear-cut explana-
tion of how information is stored and
transmitted. Although the demonstration
search will focus on bibliographic
databases, numeric and full-text searches
will be introduced as well. After the
video, librarians will be available to
answer questions.
Location: Undergraduate Library, Room
120.
Dates and Times:
Wed., Sept. 20, 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.;
Wed., Nov. 1, 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Instructor: Stephen Macksey.
Registration: Required, send MTS
message to universitylibrarycourses or
call 764-9356.
Introduction to Pro-Cite
Pro-Cite is an information manage-
ment system which can be used to create
a personal database of bibliographic
citations. During the seminar, partici-
pants will build practice databases and
will learn the basic principles of storing
and retrieving information through key
words or subject headings. Although
Zenith microcomputers will be used
during the workshop, Pro-Cite is also
available for Macintosh computers.
Location:Undergraduate Library
Microcomputer Center.
Dates and Times:
Fri., Oct. 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon;
Thurs., Nov. 16, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Instructors: Sasha Dow and Harold
Tuckett.
Registration: Required, send MTS
message to universitylibrarycourses or
call 764-9356.
Using the Labadie Database
The Labadie database is a sub-file of
the Labadie pamphlet and serial holdings
collection. The collection is located in
the Department of Rare Books and
Special Collections at the Hatcher
Graduate Library. The Labadie collec-
tion is concerned with social protest and
reform movements, including labor, gay,
feminist, anarchist, left and right wing
movements. The seminar covers basic
SPIRES commands used to search the
database. Practice time is included.
Location: Undergraduate Library
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Main Reference Room
2nd Floor North
The Reference Room collection of
over 20,000 volumes contains a wide
variety of encyclopedias, catalogs,
directories, bibliographies, and other
works that the staff has found to be
essential in responding to patrons'
questions.
Index Room-2nd Floor North
The Index Room houses a collection of
major periodical, newspaper, and book
review indexes and the most important

specialized bibliographies in the social
sciences and humanities. In addition to Map Library - Room 825 South
print versions, some of these resources - The Map Library contains 235,000 maps,
Psychological Abstracts, Resources in including depository maps from the U.S.
Education, and OED -- are available in Government, and commercially and
CD-ROM format. The Information governmentally produced materials from
Center staff can make appointments with all parts of the world. The Library has
patrons for fee-based searches of other 6,000 monographs, including atlases,
bibliographic databases. gazetteers, and cartographic reference
works. The collection strengths are in
Microform Reading Room topographic maps, geologic maps, urban
Room 203 North plans, and historical maps. While geo-
The MRR contains hundreds of thou- graphic coverage is worldwide, the
sands of titles in microfilm, microfiche, Continued on page 4

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