Starting Your Research • Find the starting book for your paper using POLAR or OhioLINK. • Narrow your paper using topics you would like to pursue further from your book. • Use your book’s bibliography to find some starter sources. • Explore Heterick Library’s catalog POLAR and OhioLINK’s catalog for book sources. • Explore Heterick Library’s databases for journal and scholarly articles.
Find Books in POLARPOLAR is the library’s catalog. POLAR opens to the BASIC(keyword) search. Keyword searching is great for beginningyour research to get a big picture of what is available on yourtopic.
Find Books in POLARResults Screen in POLAR, find books using theCall #. Heterick Memorial Library uses theDewey Decimal System.
Find Books in POLARUse subject headings to find morematerials on your topic.
Find Books in OhioLINK•OhioLINK is a consortium of most of the college and university libraries in Ohio.•You may request items from the OhioLINK catalog to be delivered to the ONU library.•Requests generally arrive in 5-7 working days.•No charge.•May renew 3 times.
Find Journal Articles: EbscohostMany ways to limit your results: including bydate, by language and by Scholarly (PeerReviewed) Journals.
Find Journal Articles: EbscohostSome articles are available full-text in PDF or HTMLformat. Use the Find It! button for those that are not.
Find Journal Articles: EbscohostNot available incurrentdatabase, butfound in anotherdatabase, byclicking theFind It! button.
Find Journal Articles: EbscohostSome journals mayonly be available inprint. This particularjournal is available inelectronic form andin print. Print volumes available in Heterick Memorial Library.
Find Articles: JSTORJSTOR opens in theBasic Search, click onthe AdvancedSearch for moresearching options. Advanced Search Screen, content you can access and links to external content automatically checked off.
Find Articles: JSTOR You can narrow your search by item type, date, language and by discipline.
RefWorksUse this resource to keep trackof citations and provide links toelectronic full-text articles. Alsoassists in creatingbibliographies.
For Further Assistance• Visit the Reference Desk, Mon- Thurs 8AM – 4:30PM, 6PM – 9PM; Fri 8AM – 4:30PM; Sun 10AM – 3:30PM.• Contact Kathleen Baril at k- email@example.com or 419-772-2188 to make a research appointment.• Good Luck!