General/Popular, Substantive, and Trade PublicationsJournal ArticlesTypes of Periodicals & Partisan Publications
Your Library AccountSearching the CatalogNow that I've Found It , Where Do I Find It?The Catalog Record and Table of ContentsAdditional Information in the Cover ArtCiteMe -- APA & MLA Citations for Items in the SSU Library CatalogSearching by SubjectOhioLINK and other Catalogs
Finding APA & MLA Citations in EBSCO DatabasesCiteMe -- APA & MLA Citations for Items in the SSU Library Catalog
Finding Information for Arguments
Record ElementsRefining and Narrowing by Searching within ResultsSorting OptionsOnline Articles and Interlibrary LoanEmailing, Saving, and Exporting
Truncation and WildcardsBoolean Operators and Other ConnectorsQuotation Marks and Parentheses
Using Advanced Search ScreensUsing Subject LinksPre-LimitsPost-LimitsLimiting by Search FieldThesaurus-Driven Databases
Checking ReviewsAdditional Information in the Cover Art
Common KnowledgeShawnee State University's Plagiarism Policy StatementCiting SourcesFinding APA & MLA Citations in EBSCO DatabasesCiteMe -- APA & MLA Citations for Items in the SSU Library Catalog
Scholarly and Professional LiteratureMy Resource Is Professional or Scholarly IF ....
Library HoursHelp, Amenities, and Electronic HardwareChecking Out at SSU and Borrowing OhioLINK ItemsDepartments & Service CountersLibrary Floorplan
The Invisible WebSearch Engines
Selecting Keywords and Subject HeadingsMore about KeywordsMore about Subject Headings and ThesauriComparing Keywords and Subject Headings
Planning Your Time WiselyWorking BibliographySearch Strategy Planner
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Welcome to the Clark Memorial Library Research Strategies Tutorial

Welcome! This user's guide will help you get the most out of your library research. An outline of the contents of each tab is included below.  Skip to any particular webpage whenever you want or review the pages in the order presented.  


The Library Homepage

The Clark Memorial Library homepage offers access to all of SSU's online library  resources and to all of OhioLINK's online resources.

The default "Search All" window accesses our Discovery Service.  This resource finds information in most of our research databases and in the SSU library catalog. 

Click the "Library Catalog" tab to limit searches to books, videos, and other cataloged items in the SSU Library.  Uplink from the SSU Catalog to the OhioLINK Catalog from any page within our catalog.

For advanced searching of specific research databases, for research guides to particular disciplines, and for reference resources not included in the Discovery Service, click the "Databases & Research Guides" tab.

EndNote and NoodleTools are online resources that store citations and generate Works Cited and References lists. 


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