The Good and the Bada$$World of the Library Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
WELCOME to the LIBRARY
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
Librarians and support staffhttp://www-new.onu.edu/academics/heterick_memorial_library/staff
What we expect you to know WorldCAT 1.6 billion items OhioLINK Ca. 20,000,000 itemsPOLAR Ca. 400,000 items
+ even more!• 250+Databases• 550+ print periodical subscriptions• Ca. 10,000 online journals• Juvenile collection• Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
How am I suppose to remember all this stuff? 7
Research Strategy • Finding the right search term• Start big and then use patterns you see in the results list to narrow your topic • Most resources will have built into their system a “thesaurus” or “subject” or suggested topics links, use them • Ask a librarian or your professor for suggestions
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
What about the Internet?See “Critically analyzing web resources” at the Google Scholartab for the TREX 1001 research guide
Google and Wikipedia • Aren’t evil • Can prove valuable • Can’t be used as a source • Turn to the databases for source materials*The CRAAP acronym and descriptions are from Meriam Library atCalifornia State University Chico. Used with permission.
What about the internet?• Currency * The timeliness of the information.• Relevance/Coverage *The depth and importance of the information.• Authority *The source of the information.• Accuracy *The reliability of the information.• Purpose/Objectivity *The possible bias present in the information.
What about the Internet?Note: Ifworking Google Scholaroff ONU buyscampus Full-textuse, see database Google asks to link tothe contentGoogle OhioLINKScholar Permits Google to Run Googletab at the link to full-text ScholarResearch SearchGuide ONU user sees licensed full-text articles
What do I do next?BOOKS
Books - ShortcutsHold on, I’ve gotan idea!
Books - Shortcuts
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
Libraries at ONU•Taggert Law • HeterickLibrary Memorial Library•Library for Lawschool, accessibl • Undergraduate Library, accessible to all e to all
ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
Finding books• POLAR• OhioLINK
Find a Book -- POLARKeyword 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
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Finding books -- POLAR
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
Finding books -- OhioLINK
Finding books -- OhioLINK
Public terminal onthird floor
What do I do next? • Head to the Databases
Research Databases• 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
Scholarly v Popular • Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular” •Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
Ones you need to know how to use Subject SpecificBIG THREE+• Academic Search Complete• Masterfile Premier• Lexis-Nexis• Opposing Viewpoints 31
Find an Article
Find an Article
Find an ArticleSome articles available full-text html or pdf
Find an Article• What if it’s not available PDF or HTML?• Always hit the “find it” icon and see what happens next.
Find an Article• It may have to be requested ILL
Find an Article• It may be available Full text from OhioLINK or another database
Find an Article• And could be available in print
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
Lexis-Nexis Use the “Power Search” option
QUESTIONS?• Ask at the Reference Desk• Phone the Reference Desk – 2185• Contact us by E-mail• Reference@onu.edu• Use Chat Help feature or the IM on the Help page