Research Guides Click Here on the “Have Questions?” Tab Click Here to access the list of Research Guides.
ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
Research Strategy•Start big doing background reading•Follow the research to narrow your topicfor a more focused product•Research narrowed topic using subjectspecific databases or vetted internet sites•Keep track of bibliographic citations toavoid trouble down the road.
Research Topics• Portraiture on Pottery – Moche (Peru) – Medieval – African America – American Wedgewood• Middle Eastern Influences on Chinese Ceramics – Other way around? – Synonyms (Muslim, Islamic) – Silk road – Particular geographic area ?
Research Topics• European Porcelain Industry – Synonyms (China, Stoneware, Ironstone) – Chinese influence -Hard – Japanese influence -Soft – Italy -Paste – German – Portuguese trade routes• Japan’s Invasion of Korea for teawares and pottery – Year(s) of invasion – Particular artists
Research Tools • Catalogs – for locating books, maps, musical scores, govt. documents, etc. • Databases – usually for locating periodical and newspaper articles, but may cover other materials as well • Internet sites -- when properly evaluated
What about the Internet? Google ScholarNote: Ifworking ONU buysoff Full-text database Google askscampus to link toaccess the contentGoogle OhioLINKScholar Permits Google to Run Googletab at the link to full-text ScholarResearch SearchGuide ONU user sees licensed full-text articles
Evaluate what you find• Currency * The timeliness of the information.• Relevance/Coverage *The depth and importance of the information.• Authority *The source of the information.• Accuracy *The reliability of the information.• Purpose/Objectivity *The possible bias present in the information. *The CRAAP acronym and descriptions are from Meriam Library at California State University Chico. Used with permission.
CATALOGS • POLAR -- Accessing items located at HML (physical and electronic) as well as Law Library • OhioLINK -- Next Step if you can’t find what you want in the HML collection • ILL -- option of last resort
POLAR• Click on Search POLAR link at the home page of the library
POLAR 1. Keyword Search •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
OhioLINK• Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries• Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests• Most requests arrive in 3-5 working days• No charge• Only 25 requests at a time• May renew up to 6 times if no holds placed
OhioLINK Head over to OhioLINK and see what’s there HML copy out, request through OhioLINK
OhioLINK 1. Make sure copies are available at other libraries 2. Click on request button
OhioLINK 3. Select Ohio Northern 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
SearchOhio• Access to several Ohio public libraries• Access via OhioLINK• An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
My Library AccountAllows you to see what you have checked out andrequested. Allows you to renew online (ifpossible). Allows you to see charges on youraccount.
My Library Account Enter first and last name and all 11 digits on university ID
My Library Account• For more information visit the Library Information page
Bibliographic Citation Software Use “RefWorks” tab in Research guide for more information
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 250+ • Available from Heterick home page
Scholarly v. Popular • Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular” • Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed