Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership

 

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Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership

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MODULES: R - 1: The Library - A source of Infomation

THE LIBRARY - A SOURCE OF INFORMATION

OSU-Stillwater Library Sources Link

OSU-Tulsa Library Sources Link

Almanacs and Yearbooks - Up-to-date statistics and data about events, progress, and conditions.

American Statistics Index - A subject approach to statistics published in some 900 magazines issued by government agencies.

Applied Science and Technology Index - A subject index to articles in magazines in such fields as computer technology, energy resources and research, the construction industry, machinery, food supply, and other similar scientific topics.

Bibliographical Sources (Education Index, Bibliographic Index) - Sources on given subjects.

Bibliography of Agriculture - A subject approach to magazines and other material in the collections of the National Agricultural Library. Includes publications of agricultural experiment stations and the extension services among the titles indexed.

Biographical Sources (Biographical Index) - Specific facts about persons.

Biological and Agricultural Index - A subject index to articles in magazines in all fields of agriculture, as well as other natural sciences, such as biology, nutrition, and environmental studies.

Books in Print - Author, title, publisher, subject listing of books currently being printed.

Business Periodicals Index - A subject index to articles in magazines of interest to people in the world of business.

Card Catalog - Author, title, and subject listing of books in the library.

CIJE - Current index to articles in more than 500 journals of education.

Comprehensive Dissertation Index - An author and key word in title index to almost all North American dissertations and some foreign ones. Leads to summaries of dissertations abstracted in Dissertation Abstracts International, which lists most American dissertations.

Congressional Information Service (CIS) - A subject approach, with summaries, to publications of Congress. Includes congressional hearings and committee prints, many of which the OSU Library has.

Cumulative Book Index - Complete listing of title, author, and publisher of books in the English language.

Dictionaries - Spelling, pronunciation, usage, and meaning of words.

Directories - Names and addresses of persons, periodicals, publishers, etc.

Dissertation Abstracts and Masters’ Abstracts - Summaries of graduate research.

Education Index - Listing of articles in most educational journals and many other educational sources.

Encyclopedias - Brief overview of a topic.

Engineering Index - A subject index to magazines of interest to engineers in all fields.

ERIC - An educational information retrieval and dissemination system.

Adult Career and Vocational Education - Ohio State University
Assessment and Evaluation - Catholic University
Community Colleges - UCLA
Counseling and Community Services - University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Disabilities and Gifted Children - Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA
Educational Management - University of Oregon
Elementary and Early Childhood Education - University of Illinois
Higher Education - George Washington University
Information and Technology - Syracuse University
Language and Linguistics - Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
Reading, English, and Communication - Indiana University
Rural Education and Small Schools - Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Charleston, WV
Science, Mathetmatics, and Environment Education - Ohio State University
Social Studies/Social Science Education - Indiana University
Teaching and Teacher Education - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC
Urban Education - Teachers College, Columbia University

Guide to Microforms in Print - Microfilm, microfiche, and microcard listings except theses and dissertations.

Monthly Catalog of Government Publications - Departmental and subject index to government publications.

National Union Catalog - Listing of books and libraries where they can be gotten on interlibrary loan.

New York Times Index - A classification of important newspaper items by subject, personality, and organization.

Psychological Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and Education Abstracts - Summaries of articles from special journals in special fields.

Reader’s Guide - Subject and author index of general interest articles in more than 30 magazines.

Resources in Education (RIE) - Indexes and abstracts of documents from all 16 ERIC clearinghouses.

Review of Educational Research - An overview of educational research in eleven subdivisions. A journal published by the American Educational Research Association.

Social Science Citation Index - An author and key word approach to articles and some books on topics in the social sciences, including education.

Science Citation Index - An author and key word approach to articles and some books on topics in the sciences.

Union List of Serials in Libraries of the United States and Canada - List of periodicals in different libraries.

 

Library Resources

General Information

Familiarize yourself with your library - its arrangement, its resources, and its services. Talk with reference librarians about:

  • How to use the catalog.
  • Available automated information resources, their location, and how to use them.
  • Available print resources, their location, and any information needed to use them.
  • Where microformatted and other non-print material is located and how to use it.
  • How the books and journals are organized in the library.
  • How to find out which volumes of journals you can get at the library.
  • Where government publications are located in your library and how to located them.
  • When the library is open.
  • When librarians and staff are at the reference desks and other service points.
  • The library’s interlibrary loan policies and the general time factors to keep in mind.
  • Circulation policies - loan periods; placing renewals, recalls, and holds; overdue fines; charges when material is lost or damaged.

Conducting a Literature Review

  • Determine what kind of information is needed (e.g. general background, technical details, historical data, statistics, photographs, maps, laws).
  • Consider the reliability of the source of data (e.g. primary, secondary; bias).
  • Take into account the scope and purpose of the indexes and other access tools used.
  • Use references in the materials consulted.
  • Keep a running record of what indexes and other resources you have consulted including date(s).
  • Get the full bibliographic citation for the sources as you use them.

SELF ASSESSMENT

1. Explain why you should locate a librarian to help you determine sources of information and where they are located.

2. When are librarians present in the library?

3. Write where the sources are located in the OSU Library beside each source on the list of sources.

4. Explain how to secure books or other sources not available in the OSU Library.

5. Explain how to use the microform collection.

6. Explain what automated computer and telecommunication resources are available to search the databases in the library.

7. Match the following printed sources and the primary information found in them.

1. Encyclopedias __________

2. Comprehensive Dissertation Index __________

3. Almanacs and Yearbooks __________

4. Biographical sources (biographical index) __________

5. Directories __________

6. Congressional Information Service (CIS) __________

7. Biographical sources (Education Index, Bibliographic Index) __________

8. Card Catalog __________

9. American Statistics Index __________

10. National Union Catalog __________

11. Cumulative Book Index __________

12. Books in Print __________

13. Engineering Index __________

14. Education Index __________

15. Monthly catalog of government publication __________

16. Reader’s Guide __________

17. Biological and Agricultural Index __________

18. Applied Science and Technology Index __________

19. Union List of Serials in Libraries of the United States and Canada __________

20. New York Times Index __________

21. Guide to Microforms in Print __________

22. Business Periodicals Index __________

23. Science Citation Index __________

24. Review of Educational Research __________

25. Psychological Abstracts; Sociological Abstracts; Education Abstracts __________

26. Bibliography of Agriculture __________

27. Resources in Education (RIE) __________

28. Dissertation Abstracts; Masters’ Abstracts __________

29. CIJE __________

30. ERIC __________

31. Dictionaries __________

32. Social Science Citation Index __________

a. Names and addresses of persons, periodicals, publishers, etc.
b. Author, title, and subject listing of books in the library
c. A subject approach to statistics published in some 900 magazine issued by government agencies
d. Lists of sources on given subjects
e. Author-title listing of books currently being printed
f. A subject approach, with summaries, to publications of Congress includes congressional hearings and committee prints
g. Brief overview of a topi
h. Complete listing of title, author, and publisher of books in the English language
i. Spelling, pronunciation, usage, and meaning of word
j. Subject and author index of general interest articles in more than 30 magazines
k. Specific facts about person
l. An author and key word in title index to almost all North American dissertations and some foreign ones. Leads to summaries of dissertations abstracted in Dissertation Abstracts International, which lists most American dissertations
m. Up-to-date statistics and data about events, progress, and conditions
n. Listing of books and libraries where they can be gotten on interlibrary loan
o. Microfilm, microfiche, and microcard listings except theses and dissertations
p. A subject index to articles in magazines of interest to people in business
q. A subject approach to magazines and other material in the collections of the National Agricultural Library; includes publication of agricultural experiment stations and the extension services among the titles indexed
r. Summaries of graduate research
s. An overview of educational research in eleven subdivisions
t. An author and key word approach to articles and some books on topics in the social sciences, including education
u. A subject index to magazines of interest to engineers in all fields
v. An author and key word approach to articles and books