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Research 101: Finding Books & Ebooks: Home

Get the basics on books & library catalogs!

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Use the links below & the tabs above to go through this site, step-by-step.

1.Why Books?

2.Searching for Books from ODU

3. Reading your Results

4. Getting your Books

5. Using OhioLINK

Research 101: Finding Books & Using the Library Catalogs

In this interactive module, we will walk through the steps of how to search for, select, and obtain the books & other items you need for your research assignments and presentations.

What will I learn in this Module?

When you have successfully completed this module, you will be equipped to begin using the library catalogs so that you can find and obtain the books & other items you need. You will learn how to:

  • Conduct basic & advanced searches in the ODU Library Catalog
  • Conduct searches in the OhioLINK Library Catalog
  • Request items in the library catalogs
  • Use library ebooks
  • Read & understand your results in the library catalogs

Let's Start: Why Should I Look for Books?

This module of Research 101 was originally created by our ODU librarians & Lindsey Gibson, graduate practicum student, in 2017.