Where to get more help
Have a question?
If you have questions, please contact the library or a subject specialist librarian for your discipline.
Exploring your topic
Thinking about your topics in different ways.
Breaking Down your Assignment
Just getting started? Some tips on understanding your assignment.
What is a scholarly article?
How to identify a scholarly journal article by looking at its parts.
Is it peer-reviewed?
A tutorial on how to tell if an article has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Choosing a database
The library has many databases. Where do you start and how do you know which one to use?
Searching the databases
How to get started searching the library databases
How to Limit to Scholarly Articles in EbscoHost Databases
If you need only scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles, many databases have an option for you to retrieve only those items.
How to Find the Full Text of an Article from a Database
If the full-text of the article is not available in the database here's what to do next.
Getting a book from OSU
How to find and retrieve books from the OSU Library (also information for Ecampus students about having books sent)
Quoting , paraphrasing, summarizing
What the difference is and why it's important.
Why it's important to cite your sources and introduces you to some of the different styles.