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STEM 1520 -- STEM First-Year Information Literacy: How to Find Books

Finding Books

MaagNet Books

Check Maag Library first for books, government documents, e-books (electronic books) and other materials. Search by subject, keyword, author, or title.  Once an item has been selected, copy or print the publication information (author, title, publisher, date) found on the title page of the book or from the catalog record so the item can be properly cited later. For assistance in creating Works Cited or Bibliographic References pages see Citing Resources.  Finally, note the item’s Call Number and Location, then check the Building Guide.

OhioLink Books

Search OhioLINK for items not available at Maag Library but owned by other Ohio colleges and universities.  If an item's status indicates it is available, it may be requested from another OhioLINK institution. Follow the OhioLINK Borrowing Service procedure to request them or view our tutorial. Typically, such items take 3-5 business days (Monday through Friday) to arrive. To see the status of a request, check your Library Account. For search help, see About the OhioLINK Central Catalog

Electronic Books

In addition to print books, full-text, scholarly, scientific items may be found through the Electronic Book Center (EBC). Use keyword search terms such as “Biology,” “Cell Biology,” Molecular Biology” or “Cytology.” Three other collections of electronic resources are Safari Books, Wiley Online Books, and the EBSCO E-Book Collections.

Assistant Reference Librarian Science and Engineering

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Cynthia Harrison
Assistant Reference Librarian
Science and Engineering
Information Services
Maag Library
Youngstown State University