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CAT 591: Orientation to Research and Writing

Library Online Catalog

The Library's online catalog is used to discover books and audio visual materials found in the library, as well as online books and videos available through our subscriptions. When searching the catalog keep in mind the following.

  • Use keywords is best when searching to discover material on a specific topic. Only use a title search when you know the exact title of an item.
  • Use broad search terms when conducting your search. Materials such as these are not as easily discoverable at times due to the nature of their records.
  • If you find a couple titles that look applicable to your topic check out the subject terms in the record. If you see any that are common click on them to find other titles with the same subject term.
  • Always remember we are a member of OhioLINK. If you don't find material relating to your topic in our library, or our copy is checked out, click on the OhioLINK button to find requestable material through other OhioLINK libraries.  OhioLINK button

Find Books

Search for Books in the Library

 
Search Tips:
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.

Search for Reference Books in the Library

 

Search Tips:
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.
  • Use reference books to get a broad overview of your topic!
  • Many reference books have a Table of Contents (in the front of the book) and an Index (in the back of the book).  Search both of these places for your keywords to see what pages to turn to so you can read about your topic.

Search for Ebooks

 

Search Tips:
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.
  • Ebooks are keyword searchable, so you can quickly find what you're looking for within the text.
  • Ebooks can be accessed anywhere!

Search the OhioLINK catalog

 

Search Tips:
  • Not seeing any materials that you want in Ursuline Library's catalog? Try searching the OhioLINK catalog!
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.

 

How to Request OhioLINK materials:
  1. From the OhioLINK search results, click on the title of the item that you're interested in.
    • You will only be able to request materials that have an "Available" status.
  2. Under Library Holdings, click on the green Request button. OhioLINK Request button
  3. Select "Ursuline College" from the dropdown menu and click Submit.
  4. Fill out the Request Verification form with your name (i.e. Jane Doe) and your Ursuline ID # (i.e. 1234567).
  5. Click Submit.
    • Your OhioLINK materials should arrive at Ursuline College Library for you to pick up within 2-3 business days.
    • You will get an email when your OhioLINK books are available for pick up.