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Library Catalog
Use the catalog to find books, videos, recordings, and goverment documents we have at the library.

A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

Getting Started
It's helpful to get a broad overview of your topic before delving into research. Here are a few resources that will get you started:

Subject Encyclopedias:Reviews of the Literature:Research Handbooks:Research-Focused Encyclopedias:
Finding Scholarly Articles
ERIC Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
This is the BEST PLACE to look when finding articles about education! ERIC contains over 1,100,000 items from 1966 through the present. How to export to RefWorks

JSTOR Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago. Disciplines include botany, business, ecology, general science, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics. Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines. Especially good for historic or classic articles in most fields. Coverage: 1665 to present.

PsycINFO Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Need articles in psychology or counseling? Use PsycINFO! It's a great resource and is published by the American Psychological Association. How to export to RefWorks

...not sure what you're looking at when you review a scholarly article? The web resource, Anatomy of a Scholarly Article, from North Carolina State University libraries can help!
Finding a Specific Article

To locate and retrieve articles or books that are cited in a bibliography or Works Cited page, use Library OneSearch or the Library Catalog to determine if Kresge Library has access to the item. For example, to find the article:

Auerbach, S. (2010). Beyond Coffee with the Principal: Toward Leadership for Authentic School-Family Partnerships. Journal of School Leadership 20 (6): 728-757.

The most direct ways to search are by:

  1. Title in Library OneSearch. Use the article title - Beyond coffee with the principal: Toward leadership for authentic school-family partnerships - not the title of the journal (Journal of School Leadership).
  2. Journal Title in the Library Catalog.  Use the title of the journal - Journal of School Leadership - NOT the title of the article.
The results of both searches indicate that the University Library has access to this article online.
Finding Tests and Measures
Mental Measurements Yearbook Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Here you'll find descriptions and reviews of current testing instruments. Corresponds to volume 9 to present of print Mental Measurements Yearbook. How to export to RefWorks

PsycTESTS Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
A research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Provides access to article citations containing information on measurement instruments ( questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. HaPI assists researchers, practitioners, educators, administrators, and evaluators, including students, to identify measures needed for research studies, grant proposals, client/patient assessment, class papers/projects, theses/dissertations, and program evaluation.
Library Contact
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Amanda Nichols Hess
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Fall 2015 Office Hours - Feel free to stop by, or make an appointment:
Wednesdays, 3-5pm
Thursdays, 10am-12pm
Cited Reference Searching Resources
Google Scholar Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
You can check the availability of article full text from within Google Scholar - see how! This link explains How to export to RefWorks

Web of Science Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Web of Science provides access to Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI). These indexes contain references that have been cited in other articles. You can use these citations to perform cited reference searches (locate articles that cite an earlier publication).
Finding Other Dissertations
Dissertations and Theses @ OU Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Full text access to Oakland University dissertations and theses. How to export to RefWorks

Dissertations and Theses Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world. It includes materials from 1861 to the present day. How to export to RefWorks

Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

Writing Help

Writing Resources for Students
Find in-depth information about the mechanics of writing, APA citations, avoiding plagiarism, and more.

Writing Center
The consultants can help you with every stage of the writing process.

APA Citation Guide
Need help with APA formatting? Try this neat OWL guide from Purdue


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