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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH AT HETERICK MEMORIAL LIBRARY Kelly Kobiela Systems Librarian Slides prepared by Jenny Donley, Catalog Librarian HML
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION o Welcome! o Kelly Kobiela, o Feel free to stop by or send an email o Librarians on duty: o 8am-4:30pm and 6pm-9pm Monday- Thursday o 8am-4:30pm Friday o 10am-3:30pm Sunday HML
  5. 5. MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT o Allows you to see the items that you have checked out as well as the status of ones you have requested through OhioLINK. o You can also renew (when possible) items online and view any accrued fines. HML
  6. 6. MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT Enter your first and last name and all 11 digits on your ONU ID. HML
  7. 7. ELEMENTS OF THE LIBRARY o Building o Resources (print or online) o Services o Staff o PATRONS HML
  8. 8. THE BUILDINGS: TWO LIBRARIES AT ONU  Heterick Memorial Library  Taggart Law Library HML
  9. 9. The library is completely wireless and there are outlets on all three floors of the library for laptops to plug into.
  10. 10. WELCOME TO HETERICK LIBRARY! Heterick Library is divided into three floors. First floor – Public services, circulation and reference desks, reference collection, computer labs, current periodicals, microforms, newspapers & new books. In general, this is a high-traffic area and not conducive to concentrated study.
  11. 11. FIRST FLOOR First place to go for help: o Check out and return items o Pick up OhioLINK items o Pick up Interlibrary loans o Request Course Reserves o Request Audiovisual materials Remember, Your ONU ID is your library card! HML
  12. 12. TECHNOLOGY ON THE FIRST FLOOR  Scanner  Attached to the public terminals on the first floor.  Copiers  One on each of the three floors. Copies are 10 cents per page  Public terminals to use exclusively with library resources are available on all 3 floors.  Computers  Network computers requiring an ONU log-in and password in Large Lab (102A) and Small Lab (102B) and four in front of the Reference Desk.  Microforms/Copier Room   Stapler  Hole punch  Paper cutter
  13. 13. Large Lab: 24 computers, a multi-media projector, and two B&W printers. FIRST FLOOR LARGE COMPUTER LAB
  14. 14. Small Lab: 8 computers, a color printer and a B&W printer FIRST FLOOR SMALL COMPUTER LAB
  17. 17. SECOND FLOOR Second floor –Communication Skills Center, classrooms, bound periodicals, open study tables, group study carrels, 1-2 person study carrels. In addition, the juvenile, young adult and graphic novel collections are on the second floor. The second floor is intended for studying and use of bound periodicals.
  18. 18. SECOND FLOOR Communications Skills Center The CSC professional assistants and peer tutors provide assistance with written and oral skills. Appointments are necessary.
  19. 19. There are four 4-6 person study carrels and they are first come/first served. SECOND FLOOR Classrooms and seminar rooms must be reserved online. HML
  20. 20. SECOND FLOOR AND THIRD FLOOR 1-2 person study carrels along east and west walls are first come/first served.
  21. 21. THIRD FLOOR Third floor – General book collection and oversized book collection,1-2 person study carrels, seating in book stacks, lounge areas. This is the quietest floor of the library.
  22. 22. There are 1-2 public terminals each on the second and third floors. All of the books in the circulating collection are shelved on the third floor, except for the juvenile, young adult and graphic novel collections. Red phone on the second and third floors calls directly to the Reference Desk! THIRD FLOOR HML
  23. 23. COURSE RESERVES  Professors will occasionally place items on course reserve for students in a particular class to access.  An item on course reserve could be an electronic document, a book, a textbook, a PDF of a book chapter or a DVD from the print/physical collection.  Print/physical reserves require you to visit the library. You can then read the reserve in the library, copy the reserve or scan the information provided.  These items are usually limited to a 1-4 hour check- out period.  Electronic reserves sometimes require logging in with your first and last name and all 11 digits on your university ID. HML
  25. 25. RESEARCH STRATEGIES o Start with background reading. o Narrow and focus your topic. o Find the right search terms. o Use patterns you see in the results list to find additional search terms. o Many resources will have a built-in thesaurus that will suggest phrases and subjects to search by…use them! Think of your research as a tree…broad at the top, but narrow at the bottom! HML
  26. 26. LIBRARY RESOURCES o Library Catalog  POLAR o POLAR shows holdings for Heterick and Taggert o Research Databases o There are general as well as discipline and subject specific databases HML
  27. 27. CATALOG – POLAR HML Books can help you narrow your research topic by giving you background information. Basic keyword searches are a good way to get started.
  28. 28. CATALOG – POLAR o Books are arranged on the shelves using Dewey Decimal Classification Numbers. Think of the these numbers as the shelf address for a book. o Books found in POLAR will be part of the reference collection (1st floor), juvenile collection (2nd floor), the circulating collection (3rd floor) or e-books available online. e-book reference circulating e-book
  29. 29. CATALOG – POLAR HML o Some books are available electronically as e-books. o Click on the link to access the book.
  30. 30. CATALOG – POLAR HMLo The LOCATION will tell you where the book is shelved. o Make sure it says it is AVAILABLE before you go looking for it!
  31. 31. CATALOG – POLAR HML o Popular Books and New Books are found on the first floor. o If there is a date listed, if means the item is checked out. You will need to place a hold (“✔Request”) on the item or request a different copy through OhioLINK.
  32. 32. o Most of the university and college libraries in Ohio share their materials through a consortium catalog called OhioLINK. CATALOG – OHIOLINK HML1. Click on the OhioLINK icon to access the consortium catalog.
  33. 33. CATALOG – OHIOLINK 2. Click on the icon. HML
  34. 34. 3. Select Ohio Northern U. 4. Enter your first and last name and all 11 digits exactly as they appear on your ID. 5. Be sure to select Heterick as your pick up location and then click submit. 6. An email will be sent when the item is ready for pickup. CATALOG – OHIOLINK HML
  35. 35. DATABASES HML o Databases are often the best tools for locating periodical and newspaper articles. o Most databases are subject specific, but some are multi- disciplinary and those are a great place to begin your research. o Many databases give access to full text articles.
  36. 36. DATABASES – FINDING AN ARTICLE: o Magazines are usually a more “popular” type of periodical. o Journals are scholarly or professionally peer reviewed periodicals. o Periodical means the same thing as magazine or journal. However… HML
  37. 37. SO KEEP IN MIND… Types of periodical articles: o Magazines o These usually consist of more “popular” material o Journals o Scholarly or Professional o Peer reviewed HML
  38. 38. CAN’T I JUST GOOGLE ARTICLES? Google and Wikipedia: o Aren’t evil o Can prove valuable o Can’t be used as a source o Turn to the databases for source material From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites What about Google Scholar? o Good: gives you an idea of how much is out there, and what search terms to use o Bad: you can’t narrow your search by peer reviewed journal articles HML
  39. 39. BUT I FOUND THIS GREAT WEBSITE… Critically analyzing web sources o What? is the page/site about o Who? created and maintains this site o Where? is the information coming from o Why? is the information presented on the web o When? was the page created or last updated o How? accurate or credible is the page From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites HML
  40. 40. TWO WAYS TO LOCATE SPECIFIC DATABASES: 2. Databases are arranged alphabetically by title.1. Databases are arranged based on the subject area they cover. HML
  41. 41. FOUR GREAT DATABASES TO REMEMBER: o Academic Search Complete o Business Source Complete o MEDLINE with Full Text o Opposing Viewpoints o Note: The first three are all Ebsco databases, which means that they look very similar and are easy to use. HML
  42. 42. ALWAYS REMEMBER: o When available, DO select this box: o Some databases won’t have this box (MEDLINE) because all of their articles are peer reviewed. o But DON’T select this box: HML
  44. 44. FINDING AN ARTICLE: Hover your mouse over the magnifying glass/folder icon to read an abstract about the article.
  45. 45. FINDING AN ARTICLE: o Some articles are available in full-text html or as a pdf. o You can print, email, save, or send these articles to RefWorks. HML
  46. 46. FINDING AN ARTICLE: o What if the perfect article isn’t available in html or as a pdf? o Always click the button and see what happens! HML
  48. 48. FINDING AN ARTICLE: o What if the button DOESN’T find it? o Don’t click on the link to try find it on the publisher’s website (it won’t be free there). o Use the article information on this screen to request the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). HML
  49. 49. INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL) All of the information that you need to fill out the ILL form is found on the button’s page that told you the item was not available in our library or the library’s databases.
  50. 50. OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS DATABASE o Opposing Viewpoints is a good non-Ebsco database to use when you are looking for articles to support an argument paper. HML
  51. 51. OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS DATABASE o Make sure to check the “Peer Reviewed Journals” box before you perform your search. o Click on Advanced Search before you search for anything.
  52. 52. WARNING! ALWAYS REMEMBER TO CITE. o The Oxford English Dictionary defines plagiarism as: "...the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one's own, the ideas or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of an other." HML
  53. 53. REFWORKS… YOUR CITATION HEADQUARTERS o Save your articles to review later and create citations with your RefWorks account. HML
  55. 55. HAPPY RESEARCHING! o Remember, the librarians are here to help you with your research. Come back and see us!
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