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EDFN 507 Quantitative Research: Finding Books

Use this guide as a starting point for your research

Digital Film Catalog

Will need to log-in to access from off campus.

Educational Films and Documentaries

From OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons.. Full-length educational videos covering a wide variety of subjects. The collection currently includes videos from two distributors, Ambrose Video and Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

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Library Catalogs Quick Search

Go to the Ashland University Library Catalog 

Go to the OhioLINK Catalog

 About OhioLINK:

  • You may request that books be sent to or returned 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 3-4 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

Search Tips for Library Catalogs

Subject Search

Uses specific Library of Congress Subject Headings. The words have to be typed in the exact order used by Library of Congress.

  • You will find the assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings listed in each book record.   The subject headings in each book record are linked.  Once you find a relevant subject heading in a book record, you will discover more books on the topic by clicking on the link.
  • Note: You can not use operators such as AND or OR , nor truncate with an asterisk * when doing a subject search.

Keyword Search

Uses natural language. Type a word or phrase. 

  • Use simple words, not sentences. 
  • Put quotes or parentheses around phrases when you want to retrieve all of the words, in the exact order given.  Example: "autism spectrum disorders" 
  • You can expand your search by inserting OR between words.   Example: gifted OR talented
  • You can narrow your search by inserting AND between words. Example: gifted AND music AND adult
  • You can use an * to retrieve multiple variants of a word with one efficient search. Example: teach*retrieves results with teach, teaches, teacher, teachers, teaching, or teachable
  • Using keywords you can fine-tune your search. For example, you can search for simply “differentiated instruction " or broaden the search to (differentiated instruction  OR  individualized instruction) or narrow the search to  "differentiated instruction" AND "twice exceptional"
  • If you find a column of stars in your results list in the AU catalog, it means that either the search was mistyped or there are no books on the exact topic.  The list will display results on related topics. You might want to check your spelling or reformulate your search strategy.

Renewing OhioLINK Books

   Click here to view your own library record & renew books  

You can manage your own library account from the above link 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.

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.