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Action Research: Locating Books

Use this guide as a starting point for action research.

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Overview • Library Catalogs

This page provides information for searching Archer Library catalog and the OhioLINK Library catalog. Both library catalogs contain books, ebooks, music, cds, journals, and more. Start your search with Archer Library and expand it as needed with the OhioLINK button at the top of the search results page.

Pick-Up Anywhere

In a very real sense, any participating OhioLINK library is your home library. When requesting titles from OhioLINK, use the pick-up anywhere option and have your request delivered to the participating library closest to your home. When picking up your OL requests, take your AU ID (your library card) with you for identification.

Archer Library & OhioLINK Catalogs

Archer Library Catalog

Archer Library Catalog lists the holdings of Archer Library and Ashland Theological Seminary Library. Archer Library uses Library of Congress subject heading classification system and entries usually have more that one subject heading related to them. It is a good strategy to look at all subject headings associated with a particular catalog entry

Search Archer Library Catalog




OhioLINK Catalog

OhioLINK Library Catalog "offers access to more than 48 million library items statewide, encompassing a spectrum of library material including law, medical and special collections. OhioLINK Library Catalog contains 11.5 million unique titles from its 93 member libraries, two public libraries and the Center for Research Libraries." - About OhioLINK


Search the OhioLINK Catalog



Catalog Search Tips

Library Catalog Search Tips




 All Words

Results contain all of your search terms

China trade


Use quotation marks to search
words as a phrase

"stock market "

 Either Word

Use "or" to find either word

hurricane or typhoons

 Not Word

Use "and not" to exclude words

ecotourism and not africa


Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words

Use parentheses to group words using

(alaska or canada) and (adventure not vacation)

 Truncation &

Use * for truncation

Use ? for a single character

greek myth*
(Greek myth, Greek Myths, etc.)

(Quixote or Quijote)


Use labels to search specific fields:

a: author
t: title
s: subject
n: publisher and notes

a: (wilson august)

a: connelly and t:world

business ethics and n:oxford


About Action Research

Getting Started • Subject Search

Explore these Library of Congress subject headings for information about action research.

Archer Library • Select Titles

These books are part of Archer Library's MAIN Circulating Collection.



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