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Cory Rawson 2014

  1. 1. Material Available At Home/ School • Catalogs • Core EBSCO At ONU • • • • Catalogs Core EBSCO Unique databases Books
  2. 2. Available EBSCO Databases
  3. 3. Available EBSCO Databases March 2010
  4. 4. Resource Providers • InfOhio – serving Ohio’s schools http://www.infohio.org/ER/ER9-12.asp • OPLIN – serving Ohio’s public libraries http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us/ • OhioLINK – serving Ohio’s college and university libraries http://www.ohiolink.edu
  5. 5. Printing, Downloading, Saving • All three catalogs allow you to mark entries and later to save or E-mail them. • Most databases offer the same options • If you have created an EBSCO account, you can save articles to it. • If you have a flash memory device, you can save articles to it. • Today, you SHOULD be able to print without charge in the labs.
  6. 6. EBSCO Account Click here to logon or create an account
  7. 7. RESEARCH TOOLS • Catalogs – includes printed and Ebooks, maps, government documents, etc. • Research Databases – covers periodical articles, statistics, etc. • Web Resources
  8. 8. CATALOGS - SIZE The amount of material covered by each catalog varies. The larger the catalog the more likely you are to locate items of use. POLAR – 400,000 items OhioLINK – 10 million+ items WorldCAT – 110 million+ items
  9. 9. CATALOGS The amount of material covered by each catalog varies. The larger the catalog the more likely you are to locate items of use. POLAR – ONU material only OhioLINK – Ohio Academic libraries WorldCAT – Everything in the world
  10. 10. Catalog Content Materials commonly listed in catalogs: • Books • Maps • Music Scores • Audiovisual materials • Government documents • Increasingly links to resources on the Internet Not newspaper and magazine articles
  11. 11. Search Screen Conventions - POLAR Multiple search term boxes Set type of search. Default is Any Field
  12. 12. Search Screens - POLAR Set logical relationship between terms: •And •Or •Not
  13. 13. Search Screens - POLAR Focus search by limiting Material type Language Year
  14. 14. Search Screens - OhioLINK
  15. 15. Search Screens – WorldCAT.Org
  16. 16. Database Search Strategies • • • • Specific searches – author, title Concept searches - subject, keyword Limiting features – date, language, etc. Search history – records searches and allows you to mix and match terms • When in doubt, start with a Keyword Search
  17. 17. Major Types of Searching by ConceptKeyword • 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
  18. 18. Major Types of Searches by ConceptSubject • 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
  19. 19. Databases • Used mostly for locating newspaper and magazine articles • Access through http://www.onu.edu/library • Offer broad and subject-specific coverage • Some are available to general public via InfOhio and OPLIN
  20. 20. Multi-disciplinary Databases • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) – Good for general searches – Great place to start for most topics • Opposing Viewpoints – Good for any topic that has multiple sides – Browse Issues or Search
  21. 21. Search Screens - EBSCO
  22. 22. Databases – Where to find http://www.onu. edu/library Databases tab A – Academic Search O – Opposing Viewpoints
  23. 23. Additional Materials
  24. 24. Other Sources Bluffton Public Library • Can fill loan requests • Need to have a library card (parental permission required) • See: http://blufftonlibrary.oplin.org/Interlibraryloan.htm Bluffton University • Does not fill loan requests, but materials can be used in the library Findlay/ Hancock Co. Public Library Macomb Public Library
  25. 25. Contact Us You can contact any of the librarians: Kelly Kobiela – k-kobiela@onu.edu Jenny Donley – j-donley.1@onu.edu Kathleen Baril – k-baril@onu.edu Traci Moritz – t-moritz@onu.edu Cheng Cheng – c-cheng@onu.edu You can also email reference@onu.edu

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