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  • So, technically the discovery layer is really just the user interface for searching (almost) all of our stuff at once: books, articles, and whatever else we decide to put in there. The ‘central index’ refers to that stuff.
  • Single search for local, open access and subscription collections.Should provide quick natural language searching, no more trying to figure out how librarians and each database describes somethingPeople get frustrated with controlled vocabulary so we’re trying to accommodate how we know people searchPete Coco says it best when he calls it “frictionless searching”
  • “googley familiarity” Pete Coco
  • We may decide not to include some thingsSome vendors don’t play nice with othersSome students may still struggle with relevancy
  • Come preparedWe do not act as intermediaries between you and faculty, however, when you come to see us, let us know the assignment and the professor because we often are aware of assignments and can point you in the right direction.Let us know where you’ve been and what you’ve found

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  • Research Strategies using Library resources Professor Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
  • • Welcome • Professor Moritz, • Feel free to visit or email • Librarians on duty 8-4:30, 6-9 Mon – Thurs, 8-4:30 Friday and 10-3:30 on Sundays Introduction
  • Librarians and support staff Professor Baril Professor DonleyMs. Kobiela Professor Logsdon Professor Moritz
  • What you can expect from HML • Knowledgeable degreed librarians on duty over 60 hours per week • Friendly faces ready to help 101.5 hours per week • Access to the resources you need both on and off campus • Resources available in a timely manner
  • OhioLINK POLAR WorldCAT Ca. 400,000 items Ca. 20,000,000 items 1.4 billion items What we expect you to know
  • + even more! • 230+ Databases • About 400+ print periodical subscriptions • 10s of thousands electronic journal titles • Juvenile collection • Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
  • The next two class sessions • Learn about Research Guides • Create a RefWorks account • Introduction to annotated bibliography • Learn how to construct a research strategy • Identify and locate print resources • Learn how to navigate databases • “Last resort” option • Evaluate web resources
  • How am I suppose to remember all this stuff?
  • • Heterick Memorial Library Libraries at ONU •Taggert Law Library •Library for Law school, accessible to all Undergraduate library, accessible to all
  • ONU card = Library ID Remember to always use all 11 digits!
  • STEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC STEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION STEP 3: USE CATALOGS TO FIND BOOKS AND MEDIA STEP 4: FIND INTERNET RESOURCES (if appropriate for the assignment) STEP 5: USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLES STEP 6: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND STEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FIND Seven Steps of the Research Process Amended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Libraries of Cornell University How to do Research
  • STEP 1 •State your topic as a question •Identify main concepts or keywords •Test the topic -- Look for keywords and synonyms and related terms for the information sought Subject headings in catalogs Built-in thesauri in many databases Reference sources Textbooks, lecture notes, readings Internet Librarians, Instructors Start at the beginning IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC
  • What about Google? Image by Kimberly Butler
  • CRAAP test • Currency • Relevance/Coverage • Authority • Accuracy • Purpose/Objectivity • Timeliness of the information. • Depth and importance of the information. • Source of the information. • Reliability of the information • Possible bias present in the information.
  • Google Scholar STEP 4
  • Google Scholar ONU buys Full-text database OhioLINK Permits Google to link to full-text Google asks to link to content ONU user sees licensed full-text articles Run Google Scholar Search Note: If working off campus please see the “google scholar” tab at the Research Guide for Writing Seminar Google Scholar
  • Background Research Oxford Reference or any of the subject specific Oxford reference books available electronically
  • Discovery Layer
  • • A Discovery Layer sits on top of all the library resources and allows users to access a majority of the information available on one topic with one search. • Think of it as the roof on a house. What is it?
  • • Natural language searching • Encourage better or more sophisticated searching • Search across all local content • Quicker results Why did we get it?
  • What it isn’t • A replacement for the current catalog • A ready made index to all databases content • The cure for getting people to use the catalog or the way to get people to use the rest of your library website • Googlization of library resources, although it may seem like this to some
  • Current search methods Reference resources Databases Others… • Newspapers • eBooks • Websites • Government publications Catalog
  • Caveats • Does not bring up results from all resources we have available • Learning curve • Truly not the best for all research questions
  • What is included? • POLAR • Article-level searching for all EBSCO databases • Article-level searching for a variety of other databases: JSTOR, Hoover’s, AccessPharmacy, etc. • Title-level searching for most other databases: IEEE, CIAO, Proquest Nursing & Allied Health • OhioLink central catalog
  • Results: Full Text, Polar
  • Results: OhioLink
  • Results: Find It @ ONU
  • Results: ILL
  • Facets: Limit Your Results
  • Things to Remember • Facets are your Friend: After you search, limit your results to what you really want • A tool not a solution: This is not the solution to everything • Ask the librarians for help • There will still be some small changes coming
  • Background Research -- Books STEP 3 USE CATALOGS TO FIND BOOKS AND MEDIA
  • Find a Book -- POLAR
  • Books - Shortcuts Hold on, I’ve got an idea!
  • Books - Shortcuts • More to come in a minute
  • •Highly structured information environment Way individual records are arranged Subject headings Catalog software optimized for above Deal with material in many formats •Implies heavy human involvement •Emphasis on precision •Preparation relatively labor-intensive •Implies a learning curve to use successfully Background Research -- Books
  • Catalogs • POLAR -- Accessing items located at HML (physical and electronic) as well as Law Library • OhioLINK -- Next Step if you can’t find what you want in the HML collection • ILL -- option of last resort
  • Find a Book -- POLAR
  • •Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents) •Does not require an exact match •Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise) •Good if you are not familiar with terminology Find a Book -- POLAR
  • Find a Book -- POLAR
  • Find a Book -- POLAR If a book is available, go get it. Otherwise request via your other two options; OhioLINK or SearchOhio.
  • • Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries • Ca. 10 million items • Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page • Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days • No charge • Limited to 100 items at a time • MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES Find a Book -- OhioLINK
  • Find a Book -- OhioLINK
  • Find a Book -- OhioLINK 1. Make sure copies are available at other libraries 2. Click on request button
  • Find a book -- OhioLINK 3. Select Ohio Northern 4. Enter your first and last name and all 11 digits exactly as they appear on your ID 5. Be sure to select Heterick as your pick up location and then click submit. 6. An email will be sent when the item is ready for pickup
  • Find a book -- SearchOhio • Access to several Ohio public libraries • Access via OhioLINK • An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
  • • A small but growing part of the collection are Ebooks • Click to link to content Find a Book -- Ebooks
  • Public terminal on third floor
  • My Library Account Allows you to see what you have checked out and requested. Allows you to renew online (if possible). Allows you to see charges on your account.
  • My Library Account Enter first and last name and all 11 digits on university ID
  • My Library Account • For more information visit the Library Information page
  • Library App • fm
  • Web Research vs Library Databases Databases “Pay to Play” • Usually created by a single publisher • Content pre-arranged for easy use • Quality/ content control thru editorial staff • Content usually available only to subscribers • Content source usually identified and dated Internet (Search Engines) • Material from numerous sources, individual. Government, etc. • Search engines must work with material prepared without regard for specific software • Quality of material varies • Generally do not access for- profit information • Content often anonymous and undated
  • • Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles • Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary • Many give access to full text of articles • Heterick has 250+ Databases
  • Click on “Databases”
  • Find an Article General Databases • Academic Search Complete • Lexis-Nexis • JSTOR • Opposing Viewpoints 59
  • Find an Article • Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular” • Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
  • Find an Article
  • General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  • Find an Article
  • Some articles available full-text html or pdf Find an Article
  • Find an Article • What if it’s not available PDF or HTML? • Always hit the “find it” icon and see what happens next.
  • • It may have to be requested ILL Find an Article
  • Find an Article • It may be available Full text from OhioLINK or another database
  • Find an Article • And could be available in print
  • InterLibrary Loan Fill in the blanks
  • How to keep track of articles
  • Save, Print, Export
  • Bibliographic Citation Software
  • Manage Information - RefWorks • Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life! • See “RefWorks” tab at Research Guide • Excellent Tutorials • Help available at Heterick
  • RefWorks
  • General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  • How to use JSTOR • JSTOR was founded in 1995 to build trusted digital archives for scholarship. Today, we enable the scholarly community to preserve their work and the materials they rely upon, and to build a common research platform that promotes the discovery and use of these resources. • Began adding current issues for some 170+ titles but mostly consists of back issues • HML subscribes to the full-text component BUT also shows links to articles outside the library. You must pay attention to what you find. • There is no “FIND IT” button • Easiest way to work with JSTOR is to get a free account and go from there.
  • Head right to “Advanced Search”
  • Advanced Searching You will want to uncheck the “only content I can access box and leave the other checked.
  • JSTOR results list Still happy because you can get articles just need to “click through”
  • Managing results list in JSTOR
  • Exporting to RefWorks
  • Subject Specific Database
  • Annotated Bibliography • Allows you to see what is out there • Helps you narrow your topic and discard any irrelevant materials • Aids in developing the thesis • Makes you a better scholarSTEP 6 EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND
  • How to manage all you find STEP 6
  • Log in to your account
  • Access ILL forms
  • ILL -- Fill in the blanks Article will appear in ONU email as a pdf attachment
  • There are 3 citation styles that are in frequent used at ONU. They are: •MLA (Modern Language Association) •APA (American Psychological Association) •CMS (Chicago Manual of Style) How to do Research STEP 7 CITE WHAT YOU FIND
  • 1-2-1 Personal Research Consultations Need a little extra help with your research? Finding plenty of resources, but not exactly what you are looking for? Has it been suggested by instructor to meet with a librarian? An in-depth research consultation with the librarian of your choice is available by appointment. Sessions may run for 30-60 minutes and are designed to assist students with finding and evaluating resources Schedule an appointment by visiting
  • HELP Traci Welch Moritz, MLS Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library 419-772-2473 419-772-2185 Reference Librarians on duty 8a-4:30p Mon-Fri 6p-9p Mon-Thur 10a-3:30p Sundays