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Navajo Reservation Cultural Immersion -NUR/HS 4SG: Books

This research guide is to help you find resources to prepare for your trip to Window Rock. Most of the resources may be accessed either here or while you're on the reservation.

Library Catalogs

Ashland University Library Catalog

AU Library Catalog    

OhioLINK Catalog

OhioLINK Catalog     
About OhioLINK:
  • OhioLINK is a consortium of 90 Ohio  academic libraries.  
  • You may request that books be sent to or return to any OhioLINK library near your location.
  • Your library record, including OhioLINK loans, are maintained by the AU Library. Link to My Account on Library home page. View or renew there.
  •  It normally takes 4-5 days for items requested from OhioLINK to arrive at the designated pick-up location. You may return to any OhioLINK library.
  • You will be emailed when OhioLINK requests are ready for you to pick up at the library you designated
  • This service is not used to request articles.

Map of OhioLINK libraries

*What does this mean for you?

You may borrow materials from the OhioLINK catalog and have the material delivered to any of the OhioLINK libraries, including  Ohio College libraries, Westerville Public Library, and all branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.  Just locate the book you need in the catalog and click on the Request Link.  Select the college you attend, type your name and AU ID number, and then select your pick-up institution, and location.   It normally takes 5-6 days for items requested from OhioLINK to arrive at the designated pick-up location. You may return to any OhioLINK library. If you prefer, you may go to any OhioLINK library and borrow items using your AU ID


WorldCat Catalog

Includes books and other media in US libraries.  Used only for locating, not requests. Once you have found an item you would like, you have two options...

  • Fill out an interlibrary loan request form. Enter as much information as you can find from the WorldCat record. 
  •  Enter your zipcode to find availability in a library near you.

How to Efficiently Search a Library Catalog

Keyword Search

Uses natural language. Type a word or phrase.  Use only simple words, not sentences or concepts. 

With keyword searches you can use these search tips: 

¨      Use AND to limit your search to results that include ALL of the keywords (Ex.-navajo AND diabetes)

¨      Use OR to expand your search and indicate that you would like results with either term (Ex.-Navajo OR Navaho OR  Diné )

¨      Use * as a wildcard.  Tacked on to a root word it retrieves variants. For example: nurs* retrieves articles on nurse, nurses, nursing, etc. (Note: OhioLINK databases use $ instead of *)

¨      Use quote marks or parentheses to indicate that you want one or more words in the exact order in which you  type them  [Ex.-“myocardial infarction”  or  (myocardial infarction) AND (long-term care)

¨      Try to think of other ways to think of your concept in order to increase your results (Ex.-Rather than looking for articles on “gender” you can try: gender OR sex difference OR male OR female OR men  OR women)


Subject Search 

Requires specific Library of Congress Subject Headings. The words have to be typed in the exact order used by Library of Congress.  When you see Subject terms in a book record, they are links.  Click and you'll find more books on that topic.

Examples of Library of Congress Subject Headings  

Myocardial infarction -- Patients -- Rehabilitation

Antineoplastic Agents -- therapeutic use -- Handbooks


Your Library Account

You can manage your own library account from a link on the AU Library web site, regardless of where you have OhioLINK books delivered.  OhioLINK books can be renewed online, up to four times, as long as another user has not requested the item.


 1. Log on to your library account from our library's home page or click the link below.

2. Click on # items currently checked out.

3. Select the items you want to renew.

4. Click on "renew selected items."

 CDs, DVDs and videos requested through OhioLINK may not be renewed.

 This process only works for material that is not overdue.  If items are overdue, you will need to call our circulation desk 419.289.5400 and ask for a renewal. 




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