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Introduction To Ohio University Libraries. Araba Dawson-Andoh Africana Librarian Alden Library Room 122A 740-593-2547 dawson-a@ohio.edu. What the Libraries can do for you . Subject Librarians Collections Research Tools Library Services. What’s a Subject Librarian?.

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introduction to ohio university libraries

Introduction To Ohio University Libraries

Araba Dawson-Andoh

Africana Librarian

Alden Library Room 122A

740-593-2547

dawson-a@ohio.edu

what the libraries can do for you
What the Libraries can do for you
  • Subject Librarians
  • Collections
  • Research Tools
  • Library Services
what s a subject librarian
What’s a Subject Librarian?
  • Selects books, journals and other resources
  • Assists faculty and students in finding library resources for research
  • Provides instruction on research strategies, focusing a topic, citing sources, evaluating information and more…
  • Available in person, email, phone, IM, chat
collections
Collections
  • General Stacks 6th – 7th floors
  • Current Periodicals - 4th Floor
  • Fine Arts and Health Sciences - 3rd Floor
  • Government Documents – 5th Floor
  • Media Library – 2nd Floor
  • International Collections & Microform –1st Floor
  • Library Annex
great research tools
Great Research Tools
  • Online Catalogs – Alice, Ohiolink, Worldcat
  • African Studies Resources Guide
  • InfoTree
  • Electronic Journals for African Studies
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Lexis-Nexis
  • JSTOR African Studies Journals
borrowing materials
Borrowing Materials
  • Your OU ID card is your library card
    • Use your OU ID to borrow books from any OhioLINK library!
  • Books - Quarter Loan (for grads)
    • Unlimited renewals
  • DVD’s – 1 week loan, 1 week renewal
ohiolink borrowing
OhioLINK borrowing
  • Request online from Alice online catalog
  • Average 3 business days delivery time
  • Can check delivery status from Alice
    • (Your Library Record)
  • Pick up at Circulation Desk, Music Library, or pick up anywhere Ohio-wide
  • Can renew 4 times online
  • Caveat: Fines are high, return when due!
interlibrary loan and document delivery
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
  • Login in to ILLIAD with PID
  • Access the libraries of the world (Worldcat)
  • Document Delivery for OU-owned items articles and book chapters (not available online).
  • Most items will be delivered in PDF via ILLIAD login.
course reserves
Course Reserves
  • Books, pamphlets, videos, etc. which are kept at Alden Library's Circulation Desk (4th floor)
  • Limited loan periods designated by the instructor
  • Electronic reserves available in PDF for some items
  • Search by course name and instructor’s last name first
refworks
RefWorks
  • Manage bibliographies with ease
  • Whatever the format: APA, MLA, Chicago….
  • Keep citations in related folders
  • Import citations from many databases
  • Login anywhere, anytime
  • Watch for library workshops
learning commons 2 nd floor
Learning Commons, 2nd floor
  • Media Library
  • Student Writing Center
  • Reference Librarians
  • Multimedia Center
  • Café Bibliotech
  • Technology Assistance
  • Group Study Rooms
media library 2 nd floor
Media Library (2nd floor)
  • Classroom DVDs and Videos – films on reserve for teaching purposes.
  • Multimedia Equipment for Educational Use
    • Digital Cameras, projectors, camcorders, and more!
    • Three viewing rooms (for individual viewing)
    • Preview Room – for classroom viewing
why library workshops
Why Library Workshops?
  • Students meet a Librarian
  • Find out where and who to ask
  • Information Literacy
    • How do I use this database?
    • What’s a scholarly journal?
    • Isn’t it all on Google?
    • How do you write a citation?
good luck
GOOD LUCK!!!
  • Ask if you need help
  • Stop by and say “Hello”
  • Give us suggestions so we can serve you better
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