HML INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH AT HETERICK MEMORIAL LIBRARY Jenny Donley Cataloging and Serials Librarian Assistant Professor
INTRODUCTION o Welcome! o Jenny Donley, firstname.lastname@example.org o Feel free to stop by or send an email o Librarians on duty: o 8am-4:30pm and 6pm-9pm Monday- Thursday o 8am-4:30pm Friday o 10am-3:30pm Sunday HML
MY LIBRARY ACCOUNTo Allows you to see the items that you have checked out as well as the status of ones you have requested through OhioLINK.o You can also renew (when possible) items HML online and view any accrued fines.
MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT Enter your first and last name and all 11 digits on your ONU ID. HML
ELEMENTS OF THE LIBRARYo Buildingo Resources (print or online)o Serviceso Staffo PATRONS HML
THE BUILDINGS:TWO LIBRARIES AT ONU Taggart Law Library HML Heterick Memorial Library
The library is completely wireless andthere outlets on all three floors of thelibrary for laptops to plug into.
WELCOME TOHETERICK LIBRARY! Heterick Library is divided into three floors. First floor – Public services, circulation and reference desks, reference collection, computer labs, current periodicals, microforms, newspapers & new books. In general, this is a high-traffic area and not conducive to concentrated study.
First place to go for help: o Check out and return items o Pick up OhioLINK items o Pick up Interlibrary loansFIRST o o Request Course Reserves Request Audiovisual materials HML Remember, Your ONU ID is yourFLOOR library card!
TECHNOLOGY ON THE FIRST FLOOR Scanner Attached to the public terminals on the first floor. Copiers One on each of the three floors. Copies are 10 cents per page Public terminals to use exclusively with library resources are available on all 3 floors. Computers Network computers requiring an ONU log-in and password in Large Lab (102A) and Small Lab (102B) and four in front of the Reference Desk. Microforms/Copier Room Stapler Hole punch Paper cutter
FIRST FLOOR LARGE COMPUTER LABLarge Lab: 24 computers, a multi-media projector, and two B&W printers.
FIRST FLOOR SMALL COMPUTER LAB Small Lab: 8 computers, a color printer and a B&W printer
SECOND FLOOR Second floor –Communication Skills Center, classrooms, bound periodicals, open study tables, group study carrels, 1-2 person study carrels. In addition, the juvenile, young adult and graphic novel collections are on the second floor. The second floor is intended for studying and use of bound periodicals.
SECOND FLOOR Communications Skills CenterThe CSC professional assistants and peer tutors provide assistance with written and oral skills. Appointments are necessary.
SECOND FLOOR Classrooms andseminar rooms must be reserved online. There are four 4-6 person study carrels and they are first come/first served. HML
SECOND FLOOR AND THIRD FLOOR 1-2 person study carrels along east and west walls are first come/first served.
THIRD FLOOR Third floor – General book collection and oversized book collection,1-2 person study carrels, seating in book stacks, lounge areas. This is the quietest floor of the library.
THIRD FLOOR Red phone on the second and third floors calls directly to the Reference Desk! There are 1-2 public terminals each on the second and thirdfloors. All of the books in the circulating collection are shelved HML on the third floor, except for the juvenile, young adult and graphic novel collections.
COURSE RESERVES Professors will occasionally place items on course reserve for students in a particular class to access. An item on course reserve could be an electronic document, a book, a textbook, a PDF of a book chapter or a DVD from the print/physical collection. Print/physical reserves require you to visit the library. You can then read the reserve in the library, copy the reserve or scan the information provided. These items are usually limited to a 1-4 hour check- out period. Electronic reserves sometimes require logging in with your first and last name and all 11 digits on your university ID. HML
RESEARCH STRATEGIESo Start with background reading.o Narrow and focus your topic.o Find the right search terms.o Use patterns you see in the results list to find additional search terms.o Many resources will have a built-in thesaurus that will suggest phrases and subjects to search by…use them! Think of your research as a tree…broad at the top, but narrow at the bottom! HML
LIBRARY RESOURCESo Library Catalog POLAR o POLAR shows holdings for Heterick and Taggerto Research Databases o There are general as well as discipline and subject specific databases HML
CATALOG – POLAR Books can help you narrow your research topic by giving you background information. Basic keywordsearches are agood way to get started. HML
CATALOG – POLARo Books are arranged on the shelves using Dewey Decimal Classification Numbers. Think of the these numbers as the shelf address for a book.o Books found in POLAR will be part of the reference collection (1st floor), juvenile collection (2nd floor), the circulating collection (3rd floor) or e-books available online.e-bookreferencee-bookcirculating
CATALOG – POLARo Some books are available electronically as e-books.o Click on the link to access HML the book.
CATALOG – POLARo The LOCATION will tell you where the book is shelved. HMLo Make sure it says it is AVAILABLE before you go looking for it!
CATALOG – POLARo Popular Books and New Books are found on the first floor.o If there is a date listed, if means the item is checked out. You will need to place a hold HML (“✔Request”) on the item or request a different copy through OhioLINK.
CATALOG – OHIOLINKo Most of the university and college libraries in Ohio share their materials through a consortium catalog called OhioLINK. 1. Click on the OhioLINK icon to HML access the consortium catalog.
CATALOG – OHIOLINK 3. Select Ohio Northern U. 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 HML when the item is ready for pickup.
DATABASES o Databases are often the best tools for locating periodical and newspaper articles. o Most databases are subject specific, but some are multi- disciplinary and those are a great place to begin your research. o Many databases give access to full text HML articles.
DATABASES – FINDING AN ARTICLE: o Periodical means the same thing as magazine or journal. However…o Magazines are usually a more “popular” type of periodical.o Journals are scholarly or HML professionally peer reviewed periodicals.
SO KEEP IN MIND…Types of periodical articles: o Magazines o These usually consist of more “popular” material o Journals o Scholarly or Professional o Peer reviewed HML
CAN’T I JUST GOOGLE ARTICLES? What about Google Scholar?Google and Wikipedia: o Aren’t evil o Can prove valuable o Can’t be used as a source o Good: gives you an idea of o Turn to the databases how much is out there, and for source material what search terms to use o Bad: you can’t narrow your From the University of Wisconsin search by peer reviewed Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites journal articles HML
BUT I FOUND THIS GREAT WEBSITE…Critically analyzing web sourceso What? is the page/site abouto Who? created and maintains this siteo Where? is the information coming fromo Why? is the information presented on the webo When? was the page created or last updatedo How? accurate or credible is the pageFrom the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for HMLevaluating web sites
TWO WAYS TO LOCATE SPECIFIC DATABASES: 2. Databases are arranged alphabetically1. Databases by title.are arrangedbased on thesubject areathey cover. HML
FOUR GREAT DATABASES TO REMEMBER:o Academic Search Completeo Business Source Completeo MEDLINE with Full Texto Opposing Viewpointso Note: The first three are all Ebsco databases, which means that they look very HML similar and are easy to use.
ALWAYS REMEMBER: o When available, DO select this box:o Some databases won’t have this box (MEDLINE) because all of their articles are peer reviewed. o But DON’T select this box: HML
FINDING AN ARTICLE: Hover your mouse over the magnifying glass/folder icon to read an abstract about the article.
FINDING AN ARTICLE: o Some articles are available in full-text html or as a pdf. HML o You can print, email, save, or send these articles to RefWorks.
FINDING AN ARTICLE:o What if the perfect article isn’t available in html or as a pdf?o Always click the button and see what happens! HML
FINDING AN ARTICLE:FOUND IT! LINK TO FULL TEXT: HML
FINDING AN ARTICLE:o What if the button DOESN’T find it?o Don’t click on the link to try find it on the publisher’s website (it won’t be free there).o Use the article information on this screen to request the article HML through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL)All of the information that youneed to fill out the ILL form isfound on the button’spage that told you the itemwas not available in our libraryor the library’s databases.
OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS DATABASE o Opposing Viewpoints is a good non-Ebsco database to use when you are looking for articles to support an argument paper. HML
OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS DATABASE o Click on Advanced Search before you search for anything. o Make sure to check the “Peer Reviewed Journals” box before you perform your search.
WARNING! ALWAYS REMEMBER TO CITE. o The Oxford English Dictionary defines plagiarism as: "...the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as ones own, the ideas or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of an other." HML
REFWORKS… YOUR CITATION HEADQUARTERSo Save your articles to review later and create citations with your RefWorks account. HML