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Quantitative Research: Locating Books

Use this guide as a starting point for your quantitative research.

Ashland University Library & OhioLINK Catalogs

AU Library Catalog

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

Search AU 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

Not finding what you need in our library collection?
Enhance your search with the OhioLINK catalog and using the same beginning search strategy.




Catalog Search Tips: AU Librar & OhioLINK Catalogs

Library Catalog Search Tips

Subject Explanation Examples
 All Words Results contain all of your search terms China trade
 Adjacency 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 this page

library catalog search

Library Catalogs

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

Pick-Up Anywhere

In a very real sense, any participating OhioLINK library is your library.  When requesting titles from OhioLINK, use the pick-up anywhere option and have your request delivered to any participating library. Take your AU ID with you to pick-up requested titles.

About Quantitative Research

AU Library Catalog Search

These catalog subjects have been identified as areas of interest for quantitative research.

Titles of Interest

Available in AU Library's circulating collection.