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EXDS 2001
Christianity, Economics
and the Good Life
Dr. Forrest Clingerman

Prof. Traci Welch Moritz
Public Services Libra...
What today is all about
• Aid in constructing research
strategy for finding resources
• Find resources in library
catalog ...
Research Guide
What do I do first?
 Take a look at your topic and identify key
search terms, Ask a question.
 Most databases now use an...
Research Strategy
•Start big doing
background reading
•Narrow your topic for a
more focused product
•Research narrowed top...
Managing Information - RefWorks
• Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio
students for the rest of your life!
• See: http...
Bibliographic Citation Software
REFWORKS
What do I do next?
Use library resources to continue your background
research.
•Highly structured information environment
Way individual records are arranged
Subject headings
Catalog software optimized...
Find a Book -- POLAR
Books - Shortcuts
Hold on, I’ve got
an idea!
Books - Shortcuts

• More to come in a
minute
FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
•Looks in several locations (usually
subject, article title, abstracts or
contents)
•Does not require an...
FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
•Looks in one place – subject
•Usually requires an exact match
between your term and a pre-set list
of t...
Find a Book∞OhioLink
Find a Book∞OhioLink
• Materials owned by all Ohio
colleges, universities, several public libraries
• Ca. 10 million items...
SearchOhio
• Access to several Ohio public libraries
• Access via OhioLINK
• An option when item wanted is not available a...
Internet Tools

Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically
evil, just use them for the correct purpose
in your research.
Internet Tools
Note: If
working off
campus please
see the
“google
scholar” tab at
the Research
Guide for
information on
ho...
Critically analyzing web sources
•
•
•
•
•
•

What? is the page/site about
Who? created and maintains this site
Where? Is ...
What do I do next?
Use databases to find articles based on your
search strategy
Current search methods

Reference
resources

Catalog

Databases

Others…
• Newspapers
• eBooks
• Websites
• Government
pub...
Why did we get it?
• Natural language searching

• Encourage better or more
sophisticated searching
• Search across all lo...
Caveats
• Does not bring up results from all
resources we have
available
• Learning curve

• Truly not the best for all re...
What is included?
• POLAR
• Article-level searching for all EBSCO
databases
• Article-level searching for a variety of
oth...
Results: Full Text, Polar
Results: OhioLink
Results: Find It @ ONU
Results: ILL
Facets: Limit Your Results
Things to Remember
• Facets are your Friend: After you
search, limit your results to what
you really want
• A tool not a s...
Find an Article
• Periodical means the
same as Magazine
Usually magazines are
more “popular”
• Journals
Scholarly or Profe...
Research Tools∞Databases
• Often tools for locating journal and
newspaper articles
• Most are subject-specific – some
mult...
Research Tools∞Databases
• Over 20,000 journals indexed,
most are full text
• Divided by subject area offered at
ONU
• Beg...
Research Tools∞Databases
A.Academic Search
Complete/Masterfile Premier
B.Business Source Complete
C.JSTOR
D.Lexis-Nexis Ac...
General Database

Scholarly journals,
peer reviewed articles
General Database

Scholarly
journals,
peer
reviewed articles
Newspapers at Heterick
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Ada Herald
Akron Beacon Journal
The Blade -- Toledo
Chicago Trib...
Lexis Nexis Academic
Subject Specific Database
• Select from
database list those
resources best
suited to your
topic.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
• Use when you need a book or article
that is not available online, not
owned by ONU or available ...
QUESTIONS?
• Ask at the Reference Desk
• Phone the Reference Desk – 2185
• Contact us by E-mail
reference@onu.edu
• t-mori...
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  1. 1. EXDS 2001 Christianity, Economics and the Good Life Dr. Forrest Clingerman Prof. Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. What today is all about • Aid in constructing research strategy for finding resources • Find resources in library catalog and databases available • Everything shown today is available at Research Guide for this class.
  3. 3. Research Guide
  4. 4. What do I do first?  Take a look at your topic and identify key search terms, Ask a question.  Most databases now use an implied Boolean logic search scheme so a keyword search will get you started.  Boolean logic is the use of AND, NOT, OR to narrow or expand your search  See Research Guide WHO
  5. 5. Research Strategy •Start big doing background reading •Narrow your topic for a more focused product •Research narrowed topic using subject specific Ask a question databases •Keep track of bibliographic citations to avoid trouble down the road.
  6. 6. Managing Information - RefWorks • Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life! • See: http://0-www.refworks.com.polar.onu.edu/ • • • • Write n’ Cite interfaces with MS Word Excellent Tutorials Help available at Heterick Research Guide for instructions on how to get your free-for-a-life-time account
  7. 7. Bibliographic Citation Software REFWORKS
  8. 8. What do I do next? Use library resources to continue your background research.
  9. 9. •Highly structured information environment Way individual records are arranged Subject headings Catalog software optimized for above Deal with material in many formats •Implies heavy human involvement •Emphasis on precision •Preparation relatively labor-intensive •Implies a learning curve to use successfully
  10. 10. Find a Book -- POLAR
  11. 11. Books - Shortcuts Hold on, I’ve got an idea!
  12. 12. Books - Shortcuts • More to come in a minute
  13. 13. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
  14. 14. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR •Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents) •Does not require an exact match •Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise) •Good if you are not familiar with terminology •Look for the same or similar words which keep appearing
  15. 15. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR •Looks in one place – subject •Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms •Precise •Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects • See Research Guide for suggestions • Click on the “Find Similar Items” link found on each item record
  16. 16. Find a Book∞OhioLink
  17. 17. Find a Book∞OhioLink • Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries • Ca. 10 million items • Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page • Most requests arrive in 3-5 working days • No charge • Limited to 100 items at a time • MAY RENEW UP TO 6 TIMES
  18. 18. SearchOhio • Access to several Ohio public libraries • Access via OhioLINK • An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
  19. 19. Internet Tools Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  20. 20. Internet Tools Note: If working off campus please see the “google scholar” tab at the Research Guide for information on how to set your “scholar preferences” Google Scholar ONU buys Full-text database OhioLINK Permits Google to link to full-text ONU user sees licensed full-text articles Google asks to link to content Run Google Scholar Search
  21. 21. 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 Used with permission by the library staff at Wisconsin
  22. 22. What do I do next? Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
  23. 23. Current search methods Reference resources Catalog Databases Others… • Newspapers • eBooks • Websites • Government publications
  24. 24. Why did we get it? • Natural language searching • Encourage better or more sophisticated searching • Search across all local content • Quicker results
  25. 25. Caveats • Does not bring up results from all resources we have available • Learning curve • Truly not the best for all research questions
  26. 26. What is included? • POLAR • 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 • OhioLink central catalog
  27. 27. Results: Full Text, Polar
  28. 28. Results: OhioLink
  29. 29. Results: Find It @ ONU
  30. 30. Results: ILL
  31. 31. Facets: Limit Your Results
  32. 32. Things to Remember • Facets are your Friend: After you search, limit your results to what you really want • A tool not a solution: This is not the solution to everything • Ask the librarians for help • There will still be some small changes coming
  33. 33. Find an Article • Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular” • Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
  34. 34. Research Tools∞Databases • Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles • Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary • Many give access to full text of articles • Heterick has over 250
  35. 35. Research Tools∞Databases • Over 20,000 journals indexed, most are full text • Divided by subject area offered at ONU • Begin with a general database, • Academic Search Complete • JSTOR
  36. 36. Research Tools∞Databases A.Academic Search Complete/Masterfile Premier B.Business Source Complete C.JSTOR D.Lexis-Nexis Academic E.ATLA
  37. 37. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  38. 38. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  39. 39. Newspapers at Heterick • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ada Herald Akron Beacon Journal The Blade -- Toledo Chicago Tribune Chronicle of Higher Education Cincinnati Enquirer Columbus Dispatch Courier -- Findlay Courier Journal -- Louisville Dayton Daily News Kenton Times Lima News Los Angeles Times New York Times Plain Dealer -- Cleveland Wall Street Journal Washington Post • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Until microform arrives 30 days 30 days 30 days Until microform arrives 30 days 30 days 30 days 30 days 30 days 30 days 30 days 30 days Until microform arrives 30 days Until microform arrives 30 days Lexis Nexis Academic Wall Street Journal Historical New York Times Newspaper databases at HML
  40. 40. Lexis Nexis Academic
  41. 41. Subject Specific Database • Select from database list those resources best suited to your topic.
  42. 42. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) • Use when you need a book or article that is not available online, not owned by ONU or available via OhioLINK • No charge/ limit on requests • Most requests take 5-7 days to fill • Use ILL form on library web pages.
  43. 43. QUESTIONS? • Ask at the Reference Desk • Phone the Reference Desk – 2185 • Contact us by E-mail reference@onu.edu • t-moritz@onu.edu for personal reference appointments

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