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  • 1. Intensive Composition 2 Professor Van Tilburgh Jenny Donley Catalog and Serials Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
  • 2. Introduction  Welcome  Jenny Donley,  Feel free to visit or email  Librarians on duty:  8-4:30, 6-9 Mon – Thurs  8-4 Friday 
  • 3. Libraries at ONU Taggart Law Library  Law School Library; accessible to all Heterick Memorial Library  Undergraduate Library; accessible to all
  • 4. ONU card = Library ID Remember to always use all 11 digits.
  • 5. How am I supposed to remember all of this stuff? Research Guides
  • 6. Research Guide: Communication and Media Studies
  • 7. How to do research: Find Background Information
  • 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. Find a book: POLAR
  • 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. 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. Find a book: POLAR and OhioLINK 1. Click on the OhioLINK icon to access the consortium catalog.
  • 13. Find a book: OhioLINK 2. Click on the icon.
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Research Tools: Periodicals and Articles
  • 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. Research Tools: Databases
  • 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. SEARCH the Discovery Layer
  • 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. SEARCH
  • 26. SEARCH : POLAR
  • 27. SEARCH : OhioLINK
  • 28. SEARCH : eBooks
  • 29. SEARCH : Full Text PDF or HTML
  • 30. SEARCH : Find It @ ONU
  • 31. SEARCH : ILL
  • 32. Facets: Limit your results and focus your topic
  • 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. Bibliographic Citation Software
  • 35. Bibliographic Citation See “RefWorks” tab on the Research Guide Software
  • 36. Happy Researching! Remember, the librarians are here to help you with your research. Come and see us!