Finding Materials in the Library  Heterick Memorial Library Ohio Northern University www.onu.edulibrary
  Heterick Memorial Library <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Periodical Articles </li></ul>
<ul><li>Heterick Memorial Library </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Library, accessible to all </li></ul>Libraries at ONU <u...
Research Tools <ul><li>Catalogs  – for locating books, maps, musical scores, govt. documents, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Datab...
Section 1:  Find a Book POLAR OhioLINK WorldCat.org
<ul><li>Click on Library Catalog box at the home page of the library </li></ul>Find a Book  -- POLAR
Find a Book  -- POLAR
<ul><li>2. Keyword Search </li></ul>Find a Book  -- POLAR <ul><li>Looks in several locations (usually subject, article tit...
Find a Book  -- POLAR <ul><li>Click on  Keyword  Tab </li></ul>
Find a Book  -- POLAR
<ul><li>1. Subject Search </li></ul><ul><li>Looks in one place – subject </li></ul><ul><li>Usually requires an exact match...
<ul><li>Click on  Subject  Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li...
Find a Book  -- POLAR
Find a Book  -- POLAR
<ul><li>Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Ca. 7.5 million ite...
<ul><li>98.5 million+ item catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Covers libraries worldwide (public, academic, corporate, museums, etc...
Section 2:  Find an Article Databases
<ul><li>Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles </li></ul><ul><li>Most are subject-specific – some multi-d...
Find an Article <ul><li>Periodical means the same as Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Usually magazines are more “popular”  </li...
Find an Article <ul><li>Over 20,000 journals indexed, most are full text </li></ul><ul><li>Divided by subject area offered...
Find an Article <ul><li>Click on “Periodical Articles” </li></ul>
Find an Article
Find an Article
Find an Article
Find an Article
Find an Article Keyword Subject
Find an Article <ul><li>What if it’s not available PDF or HTML? </li></ul><ul><li>Always hit the “find it” icon and see wh...
Find an Article <ul><li>Could be available in EJC, the OhioLINK electronic database. </li></ul>
Find an Article <ul><li>And could be available in print </li></ul>
Find an Article
Find an Article <ul><li>Reserve  means the periodical/journal is held at the front desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Current  means ...
Help-Instruction
HELP Traci Welch Moritz, MLS Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library [email_address] 419-7...
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  1. 1. Finding Materials in the Library Heterick Memorial Library Ohio Northern University www.onu.edulibrary
  2. 2. Heterick Memorial Library <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Periodical Articles </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Heterick Memorial Library </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Library, accessible to all </li></ul>Libraries at ONU <ul><li>Taggert Law Library </li></ul><ul><li>Library for Law school, accessible to all </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research Tools <ul><li>Catalogs – for locating books, maps, musical scores, govt. documents, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Databases – usually for locating periodical and newspaper articles, but may cover other materials as well </li></ul>
  5. 5. Section 1: Find a Book POLAR OhioLINK WorldCat.org
  6. 6. <ul><li>Click on Library Catalog box at the home page of the library </li></ul>Find a Book -- POLAR
  7. 7. Find a Book -- POLAR
  8. 8. <ul><li>2. Keyword Search </li></ul>Find a Book -- POLAR <ul><li>Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents) </li></ul><ul><li>Does not require an exact match </li></ul><ul><li>Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise) </li></ul><ul><li>Good if you are not familiar with terminology </li></ul>
  9. 9. Find a Book -- POLAR <ul><li>Click on Keyword Tab </li></ul>
  10. 10. Find a Book -- POLAR
  11. 11. <ul><li>1. Subject Search </li></ul><ul><li>Looks in one place – subject </li></ul><ul><li>Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms </li></ul><ul><li>Precise </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects </li></ul>Find a Book -- POLAR
  12. 12. <ul><li>Click on Subject Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic arts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Affairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World politics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International politics </li></ul>Find a Book -- POLAR
  13. 13. Find a Book -- POLAR
  14. 14. Find a Book -- POLAR
  15. 15. <ul><li>Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Ca. 7.5 million items </li></ul><ul><li>Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests </li></ul><ul><li>Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days </li></ul><ul><li>No charge </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to 100 items at a time </li></ul><ul><li>May keep up to 84 days </li></ul>F ind a Book -- OhioLINK
  16. 16. <ul><li>98.5 million+ item catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Covers libraries worldwide (public, academic, corporate, museums, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly one item added every 10 secs . </li></ul><ul><li>Includes materials in MANY formats including web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Web sites evaluated by human beings </li></ul><ul><li>Available from www.worldcat.org </li></ul>Find a Book -- WorldCat
  17. 17. Section 2: Find an Article Databases
  18. 18. <ul><li>Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles </li></ul><ul><li>Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Many give access to full text of articles </li></ul><ul><li>Heterick has 200+ </li></ul><ul><li>Available from Heterick home page </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Search Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Subject/Discipline specific </li></ul><ul><li>Opposing Viewpoints </li></ul>Find an Article Databases
  19. 19. Find an Article <ul><li>Periodical means the same as Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Usually magazines are more “popular” </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly or Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Find an Article <ul><li>Over 20,000 journals indexed, most are full text </li></ul><ul><li>Divided by subject area offered at ONU </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with a general database, Academic Search Premier </li></ul>
  21. 21. Find an Article <ul><li>Click on “Periodical Articles” </li></ul>
  22. 22. Find an Article
  23. 23. Find an Article
  24. 24. Find an Article
  25. 25. Find an Article
  26. 26. Find an Article Keyword Subject
  27. 27. Find an Article <ul><li>What if it’s not available PDF or HTML? </li></ul><ul><li>Always hit the “find it” icon and see what happens next. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Find an Article <ul><li>Could be available in EJC, the OhioLINK electronic database. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Find an Article <ul><li>And could be available in print </li></ul>
  30. 30. Find an Article
  31. 31. Find an Article <ul><li>Reserve means the periodical/journal is held at the front desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Current means the issue is new and is available on the open shelves beside the computer lab. </li></ul><ul><li>All others are upstairs and arranged alphabetically by title. </li></ul><ul><li>Bound means it’s out of the building </li></ul><ul><li>Arrived means it’s on the open shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Expected means it’s not here yet </li></ul>
  32. 32. Help-Instruction
  33. 33. HELP Traci Welch Moritz, MLS Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library [email_address] 419-772-2473 419-772-2185 Reference Librarians on duty 8-4:30 Mon-Fri 6-9 Mon-Thur 10-3:30 Sundays

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