Intensive Composition 2
Professor Van Tilburgh

Jenny Donley
Catalog and Serials Librarian
Heterick Memorial Library
Introduction
 Welcome
 Jenny Donley, j-donley.1@onu.edu
 Feel free to visit or email
 Librarians on duty:

 8-4:30, 6...
Libraries at ONU
Taggart Law Library

 Law School Library;

accessible to all

Heterick Memorial
Library

 Undergraduate...
ONU card = Library ID

Remember to
always use all
11 digits.
How am I supposed to remember
all of this stuff?
Research
Guides
Research Guide:
Communication and Media Studies
How to do research:
Find Background Information
Research Tools - Catalogs
 POLAR: Accessing physical and electronic

items located at HML (Heterick Memorial
Library) as ...
Find a book: POLAR
Find a book: POLAR
● Books are arranged on the shelves using Dewey Decimal
Classification Numbers. Think of the these numb...
Find a book: OhioLINK
● Most of the university and college libraries









in Ohio share their materials through ...
Find a book: POLAR
and OhioLINK

1. Click on the OhioLINK icon
to access the consortium
catalog.
Find a book: OhioLINK

2. Click on the

icon.
FIND A BOOK: OHIOLINK
3. Select Ohio Northern U.

4. Enter your first and last
name and all 11 digits
exactly as they appe...
Internet Tools
 Does the information located

satisfy the research need?
 Is the information factual and
unbiased?
 Is ...
Internet Tools: CRAAP
 Currency
TestTimeliness of the
information


 Relevance/Coverage

 Depth and importance

 Auth...
Internet Tools: Critically
analyzing web sources
 What? is the page/site about
 Who? created and maintains this site
 W...
Research Tools:
Periodicals and Articles
 A periodical is something that is published at

regular intervals
 Magazines a...
Research Tools:
Periodicals and Articles
Research Tools:
Databases
 Tools for locating journal and

newspaper articles
 Most are subject-specific, but
some are m...
Research Tools:
Databases
Research Tools:
 Helpful databases to jump start your research:
Databases
 Academic Search Complete
 Business Source Co...
SEARCH the
Discovery Layer
Research Tools: Discovery
Layer
 What is included in SEARCH?
 POLAR catalog
 OhioLINK catalog
 Article-level searching...
SEARCH
SEARCH : POLAR
SEARCH : OhioLINK
SEARCH : eBooks
SEARCH : Full Text PDF or
HTML
SEARCH : Find It @ ONU
SEARCH : ILL
Facets: Limit your results
and focus your topic
How to do research:
Cite what you find using
standard formats
There are 3 citation styles that are
frequently used at ONU:...
Bibliographic Citation
Software
Bibliographic Citation
See “RefWorks” tab on the Research Guide
Software
Happy
Researching!
Remember, the
librarians are here
to help you with
your research.
Come and see us!
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Van Tilburgh Spring 2014

  1. 1. Intensive Composition 2 Professor Van Tilburgh Jenny Donley Catalog and Serials Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. Introduction  Welcome  Jenny Donley, j-donley.1@onu.edu  Feel free to visit or email  Librarians on duty:  8-4:30, 6-9 Mon – Thurs  8-4 Friday  reference@onu.edu
  3. 3. Libraries at ONU Taggart Law Library  Law School Library; accessible to all Heterick Memorial Library  Undergraduate Library; accessible to all
  4. 4. ONU card = Library ID Remember to always use all 11 digits.
  5. 5. How am I supposed to remember all of this stuff? Research Guides
  6. 6. Research Guide: Communication and Media Studies
  7. 7. How to do research: Find Background Information
  8. 8. Research Tools - Catalogs  POLAR: Accessing physical and electronic items located at HML (Heterick Memorial Library) as well as LAW (Taggart Law Library).  OhioLINK: Next step if you can’t find what you want in the HML or LAW collections.  ILL: Option of last resort for books and articles.
  9. 9. Find a book: POLAR
  10. 10. Find a book: POLAR ● Books are arranged on the shelves using Dewey Decimal Classification Numbers. Think of the these numbers as the shelf address for a book. ● 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 e-book circulating
  11. 11. Find a book: OhioLINK ● Most of the university and college libraries       in Ohio share their materials through a consortium catalog called OhioLINK. There are around 10 million items available A link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from the Heterick homepage Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days No charge Limited to 100 items at a time MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES!
  12. 12. Find a book: POLAR and OhioLINK 1. Click on the OhioLINK icon to access the consortium catalog.
  13. 13. Find a book: OhioLINK 2. Click on the icon.
  14. 14. FIND A BOOK: OHIOLINK 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.
  15. 15. Internet Tools  Does the information located satisfy the research need?  Is the information factual and unbiased?  Is the website a .edu or .gov? Remember, .org doesn’t make it automatically reliable…
  16. 16. Internet Tools: CRAAP  Currency TestTimeliness of the information   Relevance/Coverage  Depth and importance  Authority  Source of the  Accuracy  Reliability of the  Purpose/Objectivity  Possible bias present in of the information information information the information
  17. 17. Internet Tools: Critically analyzing web sources  What? is the page/site about  Who? created and maintains this site  Where? Is the information coming from  Why? Is the information presented on the web  When? Was the page created or last updated  How? Accurate or credible is the page From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
  18. 18. Research Tools: Periodicals and Articles  A periodical is something that is published at regular intervals  Magazines and journals are both periodicals, however…  Magazines are typically a more “popular” type of periodical ● Journals are scholarly or professional peer reviewed periodicals
  19. 19. Research Tools: Periodicals and Articles
  20. 20. Research Tools: Databases  Tools for locating journal and newspaper articles  Most are subject-specific, but some are multi-disciplinary  Many give access to full text articles  Heterick has 240+ databases
  21. 21. Research Tools: Databases
  22. 22. Research Tools:  Helpful databases to jump start your research: Databases  Academic Search Complete  Business Source Complete  Education Research Complete  MasterFILE Premier  Opposing Viewpoints  Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection  SocINDEX  SPORTDiscus  Search by subject/discipline to find subject specific databases  But we have an even easier tool now to get your research started…
  23. 23. SEARCH the Discovery Layer
  24. 24. Research Tools: Discovery Layer  What is included in SEARCH?  POLAR catalog  OhioLINK catalog  Article-level searching for all EBSCO databases  Article-level searching for a variety of other databases: JSTOR, Hoover’s, AccessPharmacy, etc.  Title-level searching for most other databases: IEEE, CIAO, Proquest Nursing & Allied Health
  25. 25. SEARCH
  26. 26. SEARCH : POLAR
  27. 27. SEARCH : OhioLINK
  28. 28. SEARCH : eBooks
  29. 29. SEARCH : Full Text PDF or HTML
  30. 30. SEARCH : Find It @ ONU
  31. 31. SEARCH : ILL
  32. 32. Facets: Limit your results and focus your topic
  33. 33. How to do research: Cite what you find using standard formats There are 3 citation styles that are frequently used at ONU: ● MLA (Modern Language Association) ● APA (American Psychological Association) ● CMS (Chicago Manual of Style) For this class, you are to use the citation style used by your major.
  34. 34. Bibliographic Citation Software
  35. 35. Bibliographic Citation See “RefWorks” tab on the Research Guide Software
  36. 36. Happy Researching! Remember, the librarians are here to help you with your research. Come and see us!
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