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This guide gives you some tools for your class.

New! Video Tutorials--How to use the Library Catalog

We now have a set of brief videos that explain how to use various features of the Library homepage, especially BOSS, our Library catalog and journal search engine.   See our YouTube channel:

Finding a Book with BOSS

Finding an Article with BOSS

BOSS Basics

Database Basics   This video will help you understand what databases are and how to choose the ones you need.

Book Locations in the Library

Finding Books by Call Number  This chart shows which ranges of call numbers are shelved on various floors.  (Most books are shelved on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors, or in the Basement.  We also have branch libraries in Education, Architecture, and Veterinary Medicine, located outside this building, the Main Library.)

How to Read a Dewey Decimal Call Number  This is a chart which links to a summary of the Dewey Decimal classification and gives you hints about how to decipher a Dewey call number.  We are one of the few large academic libraries still actively using Dewey.  If you "grew up with" the Library of Congress classification, here is a link to a  table comparing Dewey and LC Numbers, from the Wikipedia.



Services for Graduate Students

The Library has many services of interest to graduate students and faculty.  Here are selected links from the Library homepage.

OSU Library Homepage

Off-Campus (Anywhere) Access to Library Services

Request Forms (to make interlibrary loan requests, suggest books for purchase, etc.)

Research and Learning Services (Reference Librarians)  Here are some more issues we can help with.

Instruction and Training  (On-demand sessions about making and using a management plan for research data, "data carpentry" or how to design the way you take data, and measuring the impact of your publications.)

"Open Access" Publication  (What does Open Access publishing mean, and what are Open Educational Resources?)

Copyright   (If you publish an article, what are your rights as an author?  Do you need copyright guidelines--bout whether or not to post an article on your website, or other issues related to copyright?)


We offer this citation manager program for download.  We also offer a training  workshop, plus links to the EndNote tutorials, to help you use EndNote effectively.