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 staff http://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 POLAR items Ca. 400,000 items
+ even more!• 250+Databases• 550+ print periodical subscriptions• Ca. 10,000 online journals• Juvenile collection• Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
Annotated Bibliography• 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
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
Research Question• Should it be acceptable for women/girls to dress as prostitutes for Halloween?
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 • Heterick•Taggert Law Memorial LibraryLibrary•Library for Lawschool, • Undergraduate Library,accessible to all accessible to all
ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
Findings Books - 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
Finding books -- 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
What about the Internet? See “Critically analyzing web resources” at the Google Scholar tab for the Writing Seminar 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 Libraryat California State University Chico. Used with permission.
What today is all about • Review• WWW, okay for research or just a bunch of crazy? • Using databases to find scholarly research
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? Google Scholar ONU buys Full-text database Google asksNote: If to link toworking contentoff OhioLINKcampus Permitsuse, see Google tothe Google link to full- RunScholar text Googletab at the ScholarResearch ONU user sees SearchGuide licensed full-text articles
Managing Information - RefWorks• Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life!• See: http://0- www.refworks.com.polar.onu.edu/• Write n’ Cite interfaces with MS Word• Excellent Tutorials• Help available at Heterick• Research Guide for Writing Seminar for instructions on how to get your free-for-a-life-time account
ResearchDatabases “Pay to Internet (Search Play” Engines)• Usually created by a single • Material from numerous sources, publisher individual. Government, etc.• Content pre-arranged for • Search engines must work with easy use material prepared without regard• Quality/ content control thru for specific software editorial staff • Quality of material varies• Content usually available only • Generally do not access for- to subscribers profit information• Content source usually • Content often anonymous and identified undated and dated
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 250+• 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 might consider for this assignmentA.Academic Search CompleteB. Masterfile PremierC.Communication and Mass MediaD.Lexis-Nexis AcademicE.Opposing Viewpoints 35
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)• Use when you need a book or article that is not available online, not owned by ONU or available via OhioLINK• No charge/ limit on requests• Most requests take 5-7 days to fill• Use ILL form on library web pages.
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