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Finding Books in Maag Library
OhioLINK Catalog Tutorial
OhioLINK/My Library Record Tutorial
Maag Library Virtual Tour
LexisNexis Tutorial Part 1
LexisNexis Tutorial Part 2
Lexis Nexis - newspaper searches
JSTOR Tutorial Part 1
JSTOR Tutorial Part 2
Academic Search Complete - Part 1
Academic Search Complete - Part 2
Types of Information
Scholarly sources are those written by experts in a particular field. They are usually peer reviewed and available in databases.
Trade publications are those journals and magazines published by and for people working in a particular field.
Popular publications are non-scholarly sources such as magazines and newspapers.
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources
How to Access Information
Accessing Databases while On Campus
Accessing Databases from Off Campus
How to access research databases from off campus.
Remember: your PIN number is your YSU ID number!
Maag Journal Finder
How to locate journal articles using a citation
Accessing Course Reserves
How to access materials your instructor has placed on reserve
Finding Newspaper Articles in the New York Times
Use print, microfilm, and database resources to find articles in the New York Times.
Finding Oversized Books
How to locate oversized books in the catalog and on the shelf
How to Search
Choosing keywords for your search.
Example: teenagers, adolescents, volunteerism
Using AND, OR, and NOT to combine keywords.
Example: women AND drug abuse
Phrase Searching and Nesting
Use "" to form phrases and () to combine groups of synonyms.
Example: "emissions standards" and (car or automobile)
Use symbols with root words to find all possible word endings in a single search.
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