Introduction• Welcome• Professor Moritz, firstname.lastname@example.org• Feel free to visit or email email@example.com• Librarians on duty 8-4:30, 6-9 Mon – Thurs, 8-4:30 Friday and 10-3:30 on Sundays
Librarians and support staff Professor Baril Ms. Kobiela Professor Donley Professor Logsdon Professor Moritzhttp://www-new.onu.edu/academics/heterick_memorial_library/staff
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 1.4 billion items OhioLINK Ca. 20,000,000 items POLAR Ca. 400,000 items
+ even more!• 250 Databases• About 700+ print periodical subscriptions• 10s of thousands electronic journal titles• Juvenile collection• Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
The next two class sessions• Learn about Research Guides• Create a RefWorks account• Learn how to construct a research strategy• Identify and locate print resources• Learn how to navigate databases• “Last resort” option• Evaluate web resources
Libraries at ONU•Taggert Law Library • Heterick Memorial Library•Library for Lawschool, accessible toall Undergraduate library, accessible to all
ONU card = Library ID Remember to always use all 11 digits!
How to do ResearchSeven Steps of the Research ProcessAmended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Libraries of Cornell UniversitySTEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPICSTEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATIONSTEP 3: USE CATALOGS TO FIND BOOKS AND MEDIASTEP 4: FIND INTERNET RESOURCES (if appropriate forthe assignment)STEP 5: USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLESSTEP 6: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FINDSTEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FIND
Start at the beginning IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC •State your topic as a question •Identify main concepts or keywords •Test the topic -- Look for keywords and synonyms and related terms for the information sought Subject headings in catalogs Built-in thesauri in many databases Reference sources Textbooks, lecture notes, readings InternetSTEP 1 Librarians, Instructors
Background Research FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATIONSTEP 2
Background ResearchOxford Reference or any of the subjectspecific Oxford reference booksavailable electronically
Background Research -- Books USE CATALOGS TO FIND BOOKS AND MEDIASTEP 3
Background Research -- Books •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
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
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
Find a Book -- POLAR If a book is available, go get it. Otherwise request via your other two options; OhioLINK or SearchOhio.
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 2-3 working days• No charge• Limited to 100 items at a time• MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES
Find a Book -- OhioLINK 1. Make sure copies are available at other libraries2. Click on request button
Find a book -- 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
Find a book -- SearchOhio • Access to several Ohio public libraries • Access via OhioLINK • An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
Find a Book -- Ebooks• A small but growing part of the collection are Ebooks• Click to link to content
My Library Account Allows you to see what you have checked out and requested. Allows you to renew online (if possible). Allows you to see charges on your account.
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
Library App• http://journals.onu.edu/home_page/libinfo/mobile.c fm
What do I do next? FIND INTERNET RESOURCES Comprehensivesearch engines: Subject portals:•Alta Vista •Librarians Index to the•Ask.com Internet•Excite •Scholar.Google •WWW Virtual Library •Hotbot •Lycos •Wisenut Multi-engine searching: MetaCrawlerSTEP 4 Vivisimo
CRAAP test • Timeliness of the• Currency information. • Depth and importance of the• Relevance/Coverage information. • Source of the information.• Authority • Reliability of the information• Accuracy • Possible bias present in the• Purpose/Objectivity information.
Google Scholar Google ScholarNote: Ifworking ONU buysoff Full-text database Google askscampus to link toplease see contentthe OhioLINK Permits“google Google to Run Googlescholar” link to full-text Scholartab at the SearchResearch ONU user seesGuide for licensed full-textWriting articlesSeminar
Web Research vs Library DatabasesInternet (Search Engines) Databases “Pay to Play”• Material from numerous • Usually created by a single sources, individual. publisher Government, etc. • Content pre-arranged for• Search engines must work with easy use material prepared without regard for specific software • Quality/ content control thru• Quality of material varies editorial staff• Generally do not access for- • Content usually available profit information only to subscribers• Content often anonymous and • Content source usually undated identified and dated
What do I do next? USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLESSTEP 5
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+
Manage Information - RefWorks • Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life! • See “RefWorks” tab at Research Guide • Excellent Tutorials • Help available at Heterick
General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
How to use JSTOR• JSTOR was founded in 1995 to build trusted digital archives for scholarship. Today, we enable the scholarly community to preserve their work and the materials they rely upon, and to build a common research platform that promotes the discovery and use of these resources.• Began adding current issues for some 170+ titles but mostly consists of back issues• HML subscribes to the full-text component BUT also shows links to articles outside the library. You must pay attention to what you find.• There is no “FIND IT” button• Easiest way to work with JSTORis to get a free account and go from there.
Annotated BibliographyEVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND • Allows you to see what is out there • Helps you narrow your topic and discard any irrelevant materials • Aids in developing the thesisSTEP 6 • Makes you a better scholar
ILL -- Fill in the blanks Article will appear in ONU email as a pdf attachment
How to do Research CITE WHAT YOU FIND There are 3 citation styles that are in frequent used at ONU. They are: •MLA (Modern Language Association) •APA (American Psychological Association) •CMS (Chicago Manual of Style)STEP 7
HELPReference Librarianson duty8a-4:30p Mon-Fri Traci Welch Moritz, MLS6p-9p Mon-Thur Public Services Librarian10a-3:30p Sundays Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Libraryreference@onu.edu firstname.lastname@example.org 419-772-2473 419-772-2185