Writing Seminar
DR. KANWIT
Welcom to the Library!
Cheng, Visiting Reference & Instruction Librarian
Librarians are at the reference desk Monday –
T...
What we can provide:
Library Catalog: POLAR
• Include 400,000 items

Databases
• Over 250 databases, provide access to 2...
A Question:
Why shall we use the library (especially in this Internet age)?
True or False: All information for studies a...
A Question:
YES: Most scholarly resources (Journals, Books, Manuals…..etc.) have digitized copies online.

NO: Most of t...
What kinds of resources?
“In order to support your position and answer objections, you will use 3-5 sources in your
paper...
Scholarly Resources
Who are authors?
• Professionals, experts, scholars

How are they published?
• Lengthy review proces...
Primary Resources
What is primary resources?
• An original record, or document or artifacts;

Why primary resources?
• R...
Access to scholarly resources
Google Scholar
• Multi-disciplinary search engine

Databases
•
•
•
•

Over 250 databases, ...
Access to scholarly resources
Library Catalog: POLAR
• Include 400,000 items

Journal Finder for Ohio Northern Universit...
Access to scholarly resources
OhioLink
• “A consortium of 89 Ohio college and university libraries, plus the State Librar...
Bibliographic Citation
Most scholarly databases today have some kinds of citation aids
RefWorks
• Professional Citation ...
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Writing kanwit

  1. 1. Writing Seminar DR. KANWIT
  2. 2. Welcom to the Library! Cheng, Visiting Reference & Instruction Librarian Librarians are at the reference desk Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 4:30 PM and 6 – 9 PM; Friday 8 – 4:30 Please feel free to visit or email reference@onu.edu
  3. 3. What we can provide: Library Catalog: POLAR • Include 400,000 items Databases • Over 250 databases, provide access to 20,000 journals OhioLink • Access to 10 million items
  4. 4. A Question: Why shall we use the library (especially in this Internet age)? True or False: All information for studies and research can be found online. Answer: YES……… …….and NO.
  5. 5. A Question: YES: Most scholarly resources (Journals, Books, Manuals…..etc.) have digitized copies online. NO: Most of them are not open to public. Peer-reviewed(Scholarly) = Expensive. • Annual subscription fee could be 5-digit
  6. 6. What kinds of resources? “In order to support your position and answer objections, you will use 3-5 sources in your paper. At least two of these sources must be scholarly one that are currently in print form………” Why they have to be “scholarly” or “peer-reviewed”? Answer: Reliability.
  7. 7. Scholarly Resources Who are authors? • Professionals, experts, scholars How are they published? • Lengthy review process How are they writien? • Standardized format for conciseness and preciseness.
  8. 8. Primary Resources What is primary resources? • An original record, or document or artifacts; Why primary resources? • RAW materials without any BIASES or RE-PRODUCTION problems; How to evaluate primary resources? • ALA Primary Resources Guide
  9. 9. Access to scholarly resources Google Scholar • Multi-disciplinary search engine Databases • • • • Over 250 databases, provide access to 20,000 journals Most common tools to locate scholarly articles Most of them are subject-specified Begin with a Multi-disciplinary database: Academic Search Complete
  10. 10. Access to scholarly resources Library Catalog: POLAR • Include 400,000 items Journal Finder for Ohio Northern University • An A-Z List of e-Journal • Allow you to search and browse electronic journals by title and subject
  11. 11. Access to scholarly resources OhioLink • “A consortium of 89 Ohio college and university libraries, plus the State Library of Ohio, that work together to provide Ohio students, faculty and researchers with the information they need for teaching and research.” OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC) OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (EBC)
  12. 12. Bibliographic Citation Most scholarly databases today have some kinds of citation aids RefWorks • Professional Citation & Bibliographic Management Software; • Free for all ONU students Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

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