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Qualitative Research: Locating Books

Use this guide as a starting point for qualitative research.

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

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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


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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


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Library Catalogs

This page provides information for searching Archer Library and OhioLINK catalogs. The 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 pick-up anywhere and have your request delivered to a location near you. Be sure to take your AU ID with you to pick-up requested titles, it is required for pick-up.

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