Writing Seminar Professor Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
Aid in constructing research strategy for finding resources for annotated bibliographyFind resources in library catalog and databases available
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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 scholar
Take a look at your topic and identify key search terms, Ask a question. Most databases now use an implied Boolean logic search scheme so a keyword search will get you started. Boolean logic is the use of AND, NOT, OR to narrow or expand your search See Research Guide for Writing Seminar WHO CARES?
How to do research •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
Use library resources to continue your backgroundresearch.
• 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 Keyword Search •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
Checked out at HML, try at OhioLINKChecked out at HML butavailable at law libraryso head over there Available as e- book, click the link and follow the directions
Find a Book -- OhioLINK Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days No charge Only 25 requests at a time May keep up to 84 days
1. Make sure copies are available at other libraries2. Click on requestbutton
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
Access to several Ohio public libraries Access via OhioLINK An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
Allows you to see what you have checked outand requested. Allows you to renew online (ifpossible). Allows you to see charges on youraccount.
Enter first and last name andall 11 digits on university ID
For more information visit the Library Information page
RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNET FIND INTERNET RESOURCES Comprehensivesearch engines:•Alta Vista Subject portals:•Ask.com •Librarians Index to the•Excite Internet •Scholar.Google •WWW Virtual Library •Hotbot •Lycos •Wisenut Multi-engine searching: MetaCrawler Vivisimo
Google and Wikipedia aren’t evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
Note: Ifworking off Google Scholarcampus usersees ONU buysonly citation Full-text database Google asksto to link toarticles not contentfull text. See OhioLINKthe PermitsResearch Google to Run GoogleGuide for link to full-text Scholarhelp in Searchsetting upGoogle ONU user seesScholar for licensed full-textoff-campus articlesaccess.
Does the information located satisfy the research need? Is the information factual and unbiased? See handout “Critically Analyzing Information Sources” at the “Web” tab on the Writing Seminar Research Guide.
What do I do next?Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
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 212
HOW TO DO RESEARCHCite what you find using standard formats 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)
WebManagement Be sure to click on the “Off campus access tab” to begin
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