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TREX 1001 Library Orientation



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  • 1. Success @ HML = Success @ ONU
    Part 1
    Traci Welch Moritz
    Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor
    Heterick Memorial Library
  • 2. WELCOME to the LIBRARY
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Librarians and support staff
  • 5. What we expect you to know
    1.4 billion
    Ca. 20,000,000
    Ca. 400,000
  • 6. + even more!
    250 Databases
    About 700+ print periodical subscriptions
    10s of thousands electronic journal titles
    Juvenile collection
    Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
  • 7. How am I going to remember all this?
  • 8. Resources
  • 9. Libraries at ONU
    Heterick Memorial Library
    Undergraduate Library, accessible to all
    • Taggert Law Library
    • 10. Library for Law school, accessible to all
    Think of the call number as the street address of the book on the library shelves
  • 11. Course Reserves
  • 12. Course Reserves
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Find a Book -- POLAR
    Click on Search POLAR link at the home page of the library
  • 16. Find a Book -- POLAR
    1. Keyword Search
    • Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents)
    • 17. Does not require an exact match
    • 18. Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise)
    • 19. Good if you are not familiar with terminology
  • Find a Book -- POLAR
    Click on Basic (keyword) Tab
  • 20. Find a Book -- POLAR
  • 21. Find a Book -- POLAR
  • 22. 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
  • 23. Find a Book -- OhioLINK
  • 24. Find a Book -- ILL
  • 25. QUESTIONS?
    Ask at the Reference Desk
    Phone the Reference Desk – 2185
    Contact us by E-mail (Contact Us on library web pages)
    Use Chat Help feature or the IM
    IM feature