Reference Services

Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences

 

The Bloomfield Library extends a warm welcome to all its readers.

The Reference Department is responsible for providing all library users with individual and group instruction on the use of the library and its reference services including: organization of the library's reading rooms, use of the library catalog, the library’s electronic resources and bibliographic management programs.

Designated terminals, open to the general public, are scattered throughout the library for searching in the catalog only. 

All floors of the library are connected to the open Wi-Fi network "HUJI- guest" and to the university network Eduroam.
Access to the library's electronic services is limited to Hebrew University students and faculty.
The use of the library's electronic resources using private computers and devices requires connection to the university server via "remote access" and identification by username and password.

Contact us:
Telephone: 02-5881587
E-mail: msrefer@savion.huji.ac.il

Searching Library Resources

Any questions or requests should be directed to the staff of the reference department.

For instruction on the use of library resources please contact: msrefer@savion.huji.ac.il

The main reference desk, located on the entrance level of the library (3rd floor), is staffed between 8:30-20:30.

The reference desks located on the fourth and fifth floors provide intermittent service during the day.

During the first few weeks of the academic year, the library offers tutorials on getting acquainted with the library and its resources. Updates are available on the library's website and at the main reference desk.

Bachelor’s Degree students are required to sign up for the course, "Library Resources" (Course No. 74122) on "Moodle".

Tutorials on Library Resources
Library patrons are invited to take advantage of tutorials on the library's resources which can be found on the library's website.
The presentations were created for the course “Library Resources” (Course No. 74122)

https://moodle2.cs.huji.ac.il/nu17?lang=he

Presentation files :

  Presentation 1 – Introduction
  Presentation 2 – Remote Access to Library Resources
  Presentation 3 – Readers Card
  Presentation 4 – Searching the library catalog
  Presentation 5 – Finding a book on the shelf
  Presentation 6 – Reserve books
  Presentation 7 – Searching in other libraries and inter-library loans
  Presentation 8 – Searching by subject and preparing bibliographies
  Presentation 9 – Summary and frequently asked questions

Reference Books
Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, lexicons, etc. are arranged on wooden shelves on every floor according to the relevant area of study. Reference books may not be borrowed.

Bibliographies
There are various styles in use for citing bibliographic sources. It is recommended to consult with your lecturer on the preferred style.

The primary citation styles used in the Humanities and Social Sciences are:

  • APA – American Psychological Association
  • MLA – Modern Language Association
  • Chicago Manual of Style 

Borrowing Books Marked “Not for Loan” and Leaving Books on Tables
Requests to borrow books that have the status “not for loan” should be referred to the librarian at the reference desk located on the entrance floor. For long term loans of such books, please consult the subject specialist librarian.
The library staff is responsible for collecting all the books left on the tables and returning them to their proper place on the shelves.

Shelves for books that are in use

For the readers' benefit, there are special shelves for books that are still in use, located next to the information desks on the fourth and fifth floors. Patrons are asked to leave their piles of books on these shelves, together with a form which includes their personal details and the date that the books have been left. The books will be kept for a week. There-after they will be shelved.   

It is possible to rent a carrel from the library secretary's office for storing books and personal items. 

Bibliographic Management Softwares
The softwares help students and faculty organize bibliographic sources necessary for writing reports and articles. Hebrew University users enjoy access to the F1000 and EndNote Web softwares accessible on all university computers and via "remote access" from other computers.

Patrons can also use, without payment, other bibliographic softwares such as Mendeley or Zotero.

 

 

 

Harman Science Library

The reference department in the library offers individual or group instruction to all of its patrons. Instruction can include: orientation in the reading rooms, use of the catalog, how to use library resources and reference management software. The library welcomes all its patrons.

Special stations are open to the general public and do not require a username and password. These stations are located on the entrance floor and floor -1, and can be used for the purposes of searching the catalog and reserving rooms.

All floors of the library have enhanced network connectivity to the campus-wide Wi-Fi, "Huji Guest".

Access to the library’s digital services is limited to Hebrew University students and faculty. These services can be accessed directly using the computers available in the library or by connecting a personal computer to the university’s server (“remote access”). Both methods require identification via username and password.

Any questions or requests should be directed to the staff of the Reference Department.

Contact us:

Telephone: 02-6584376

E-mail: jslrefer@savion.huji.ac.il

Ask a Librarian Form

Request Instruction Form

Library Guides by Subject

 

Preparing Bibliographies

Different systems are in use for citing bibliographic sources. It is recommended to consult with course instructors on the system they prefer.

Citation Guide

 

Reference Management Software

This software assists in the organization of bibliographic sources required to write papers. The F100 and EndNote Web software is accessible to all Hebrew University users from university computers and through the “remote access” service.

It is also possible to use other reference management software systems which are offered to the general public free of charge, such as Zotero or Mendeley.

 

Learning About Library Resources

Students studying for their Bachelor’s Degree are required to sign up for the "Library Resources" course. The course is then accessed through the "Moodle" learning site.

Muriel & Philip Berman Medical Library

Reference Services
The reference department is responsible for providing individual and group instruction to all library users. The training includes library orientation, use of the catalog, other library resources and bibliographic management software.

Access to online library resources is limited to students and staff of the Hebrew University.

Internet is accessible in all parts of the library via "HUJI-guest" wireless network. The use of library resources with portable devices requires remote access and user name and password identification.

Occasional “walk in” visitors and short-term students may access resources from specific library computers, with a temporary password, available at the circulation desk.

Instruction for use of Library Resources
Undergraduate students receive two training sessions to familiarize themselves with the library and its resources.

The first year students have compulsory training sessions.

All students and staff can co-ordinate personal or small group instruction via the reference department for subject searching, bibliographic management and citing references.


Training sessions can be requested directly (mdlibinfo@savion.huji.ac.il) or by contacting the library reference staff:

Tomer Ben Shushan
02-6758790
tomerbs@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Drora Shihuda
02-6758795
droras@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Contact us:

Telephone:  02-6758790, 02-6758795, 02-6758223

E-mail:          mdlibinfo@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Writing Bibliographies

There are different methods for citing bibliographic resources. Choosing the right method in medical sciences depends on area of content, platform of publication, type of publication, etc… It is recommended to use one of these applications for bibliographic management: Mendeley or EndNote Web.

 

Research Metrics and Evaluation

Applications that help organize bibliographic sources when writing papers and articles are available. Hebrew University users have access to F1000 and EndNote Web. Access is possible from HUJI computers or via remote access.

Free web access is available to other applications such as Mendeley or Zotero

Law Library

Access to the digital services of the library is limited to Hebrew University students and academic staff. When using personal computer, one must identify him/herself with a user name and a password. All floors of the library are connected to and open Wi-Fi network known as “Huji Guest”.
The reference staff offers individual and group trainings to the students and academic staff. The schedule of these would be published on the website and on other communication channels with the library. In addition, the law faculty academic staff is welcome to schedule thematic database and material trainings according to their needs.
The reference desk is active daily (Sun.-Thur.) from 12:00-18:00. In case of any change, notification would be sent via the various communication channels with the library.
Introducing the library training
In cooperation with the Student Union, the library offers introduction sessions for first year students getting acquainted with library sources, the library catalogue and knowing the library usage rules. Any questions or requests should be directed to the reference staff.
Reference help to first year students in Legal Writing and Research course
During submission of the headlines and the final paper in this course, the library holds special in advance individual meetings to all student who desire help in finding reference material for their papers.
Bibliographicy citation methods
Different systems are in use for quoting bibliographic sources. It is recommended to consulting with course instructors regarding the system they prefer.
Within the Hebrew University Law Faculty, the main citation systems relied on in legal writing  is the “uniform quotation system” for Hebrew source materials (in Hebrew also known as the “purple book”) and the  BLUEBOOK system used for quoting foreign sources. The library has guidebooks on these two citation systems. Print copies of the BLUEBOOK are available at the library circulation desk and some of them may be borrowed overnight or for the weekend. On the upper level in the library, there is one computer station with the online version of the Bluebook. Please turn to the circulation desk to get the access information.
The popular citation style in criminology is according to APA. 
Reference management programs
There are various reference management programs that assist the students  to manage their bibliographic references much easier and more effective. The Hebrew University offers free access to F1000 and to EndNoteWeb. One can also use free programs such as Mendeley or Zotero.
Contact information of the reference librarian, Mrs. Judith Schlissel:
Phone number: 02-5882586
Email:  judiths@savion.huji.ac.il
You can also contact the library staff by:
Whatsapp: 054-8820158 (Sunday-Thursday,  09:00-15:00)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BernardSegalLawLibraryCenter/

 

Education and Social Work Library

The Library Guidance Department is responsible for providing library patrons with individual and group guidance on the use of the library and its reference services. Instruction includes: finding their way in the library, using the library catalog, using the library’s electronic resources and bibliographic computer programs.
The Library extends a warm welcome to all who enter.

Any questions or requests should be directed to the Reference Staff.
The Reference Desk is located on the 4th floor.
The Reference Desk provides service from 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday - Wednesday, 10:00 - 15:00, Thursday. 

Contact us:
Telephone: 02-5882068
E-mail: educlib@savion.huji.ac.il 

Computing
Dedicated terminals open to the general public without the use of a username and password are available throughout the library for the purpose of searching the catalog. However, they cannot access the internet. 
All floors of the library are connected to an open Wi-Fi network known as "Huji Guest".
Access to the digital services of the library is limited to Hebrew University students and faculty, who must identify themselves with a user name and password.

Guidance on Searching Library Resources
During the first two weeks of the academic year the library offers daily courses on getting acquainted with library resources. Look for updates on the library’s home page or at the Circulation Desk on the entrance level of the library.
Bachelor’s Degree students are required to sign up for a course, "Library Resources" (course no. 74122). Access to the course is by way of "Moodle".

Preparing Bibliographies
Different systems are in use for quoting bibliographic sources. It is recommended to consult course instructors on the system they prefer.
The main systems for quoting sources used in the Humanities and Social Sciences are:

  • APA – American Psychological Association
  • MLA – Modern Language Association
  • Chicago Manual of Style

Bibliographic Computer Programs
The programs assist students and faculty to organize bibliographic sources necessary for writing reports and articles. Patrons of the Hebrew University Library enjoy access to the F1000 and EndNote Web programs through all university computers and by "remote access" from other computers.
Patrons can also use, without payment, other bibliographic programs such as Mendeley or Zotero.

Library of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Reference services
The library's reference department is responsible for providing individual and group instruction to all library readers. The training includes library orientation, catalog, library resources and bibliographic management software.

Two computers for catalog searching without username and password are set opposite the circulation desk.

The library is connected to the "HUJI-guest" wireless network.

Access to online library resources is limited to students and staff of the Hebrew University.

The use of library resources via personal computers requires remote access and user name and password identification.

Instruction in library resources
Undergraduate students receive two training sessions to familiarize themselves with the library and its resources.

The first year students have compulsory training sessions starting the second week of the academic year. Details about the training sessions are given on the first year orientation day.

Second year students will participate in an online course "Library resources".

Graduate students participate in training sessions during their department seminar or by coordination with the department secretary.

Click here for Tutorials on various topics: Library Catalog, Databases, Impact Factor and more

Bibliographic list
There are various methods for citing bibliographic sources. Please consult the lecturer on the required citation style. Detailed guide to citation writing.

 

Individual or group training can be scheduled. Please contact the library reference staff

Adriana Szekely
08-9489651

adrianas@savion.huji.ac.il

Hemdat Wolf
08-9489934

hemdatw@savion.huji.ac.il

Mathematics and Computer Science Library

The library staff provides library patrons with individual guidance on the use of the library and its reference services.
Instruction includes: finding their way in the library, using the library catalog, using the library’s electronic resources and bibliographic computer programs.
The Library extends a warm welcome to all who enter.

Contact us:
Telephone:  02-6584379
E-mail:        jmc_circ@savion.huji.ac.il
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/HUJI.Math.and.CS.Library/ 

Tutorials on Library Resources

Computing
Dedicated terminals to searching the catalog are open to the general public without the use of a username and password. However, they cannot access the internet or digital services.

Access to the digital services of the library is limited to Hebrew University students and faculty.

  • Computer stations require an active directory login.
  • Moblie devices require an RA account. 

The library is connected to an open Wi-Fi network known as "HUJI Guest" and to Eduroam.

For more information, see: Computing and networks.
The reference staff is available for questions or requests.

Library Resources - Online course
Bachelor’s degree students are required to sign up for the “Information and Library Resources” online course of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (Mathematics – Course No. 76411, Computer Science – Course No. 76416.)  Graduation from the University is conditional on participating in the course and passing it.

Preparing Bibliographies
Different systems are in use for quoting bibliographic sources. You should consult the course instructors on the system they prefer.
The main systems for quoting sources used in the Mathematics and Computer Science are detailed at:

Other systems:

  • APA – American Psychological Association
  • MLA – Modern Language Association
  • Chicago Manual of Style

Bibliographic Computer Programs
The programs assist students and faculty to organize bibliographic sources necessary for writing reports and articles. Patrons of the Hebrew University Library enjoy access to the F1000 and EndNote Web programs through all university computers and by "remote access" from other computers.
Patrons can also use, without payment, other bibliographic programs such as Mendeley or Zotero.

Archaeology Library

The Library Guidance Department is responsible for providing library patrons with individual and group guidance on the use of the library and its reference services. Instruction includes: finding their way in the library, using the library catalog, using the library’s electronic resources and bibliographic computer programs

Bibliographic Computer Programs

The programs assist students and faculty to organize bibliographic sources necessary for writing reports and articles. Patrons of the Hebrew University Library enjoy access to the F1000 and EndNote Web programs through all university computers and by "distant access" from other computers.

Patrons can also use, without payment, other bibliographic programs such as Mendeley or Zotero.

 

The Library extends a warm welcome to all who enter.

A special terminal for searching the catalog is open to the general public.

Access to the digital services of the library is limited to Hebrew University students and faculty.

The library is connected to an open Wi-Fi network known as "Huji Guest".

The use of library electronic resources by way of personal computers requires connecting to the university server ("distant access"), and identifying oneself with a user name and password.

Any questions or requests should be directed to the Library Staff.

Contact us:

Telephone:  02-5882415

E-mail:          arch.lib@mail.huji.ac.il

 

Preparing Bibliographies

Different systems are in use for quoting bibliographic sources. It is recommended to consult course instructors on the system they prefer.

The main systems for quoting sources used in the Humanities and Social Sciences are: