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