What you can expect from HML Knowledgeable degreed librarians on duty over 60 hours per week Friendly faces ready to help 101.5 hours per week Access to the resources you need both on and off campus Resources available in a timely manner
What we expect you to know WorldCAT 87,000,000+ items OhioLINK Ca. 10,000,000 itemsPOLAR Ca. 400,000 items
+ even more! 215 Databases 821 print periodical subscriptions Ca. 10,000 online journals Juvenile collection Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
Internet ToolsGoogle and Wikipedia aren’t evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
Internet Tools Does the information located satisfy the research need? Is the information factual and unbiased? See handout “Critically Analyzing Information Sources” at the TREX Research Guide.
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 WorldCat.org
ONU Libraries Heterick Memorial •Taggert Law Library Library •Library for Law Undergraduate Library, accessible school, accessible to all to all
ONU ID is Library Card Off-campus access to all resources and requesting OhioLINKs will require typing in First and Last Name and all 11 digits of ONU ID.
POLAR Click on “Search Polar” at the home page of the library
OhioLINK Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days No charge Only 25 requests at a time May keep up to 84 days
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 200+ Available from Heterick home page
Databases Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular” Journals Scholarly or Professional See TREX 1001 Research Guide for Peer reviewed handout.
Databases Reserve means the periodical/journal is held at the front desk. Current means the issue is new and is available on the open shelves beside the computer lab. All others are upstairs and arranged alphabetically by title. Bound means it’s out of the building Arrived means it’s on the open shelves Expected means it’s not here yet