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  • How does the ALICE Catalog’s course reserves search work?
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    Professors and instructors will often place items on “reserve” at the library.  These reserve items can be either print (hard copy) or online (pdf) files.  To find items for your class, search by class or instructor. Sample Course Reserves Searches Course Number Enter the abbreviated course number or department name: Eng 151 TCOM 430 S … Continued

  • How does the ALICE Catalog’s advanced subject search work?
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    Sample Subject Searches This kind of search uses standardized words and phrases, from the Library of Congress, to describe the contents of items in ALICE. By doing Subject searches, you can often get more relevant results than you can from Keyword searches. A topic sports medicine Subject terms can have subdivisions, with or without punctuation: … Continued

  • How does the ALICE Catalog’s advanced title search work?
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    Sample Title Searches A book Use as much of the title as you know: Gone with the wind Entering a partial title, such as just Gone with, will find all items whose title begins with those words: Gone with honor, Gone with the Windsors, etc. A periodical title journal of canadian studies newsweek new york times … Continued

  • How does the ALICE Catalog’s advanced keyword search work?
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    Subject Explanation Examples All Words (Boolean “AND”) Find records that contain all of your search terms. Unless you specify otherwise (see options below), ALICE will attempt to find all the words in your search. China trade Either Word (Boolean “OR”) Use “or” to find either word. hurricanes or typhoons Phrase Searching Use quotation marks to … Continued

  • How does the ALICE Catalog’s advanced author search work?
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    Sample Author/Creator Searches A person Use as much of the name as you know, last name first: shakespeare shakespeare w shakespeare william Besides writers, you can search for artists, composers, directors, etc. picasso beethoven spielberg If you want books by a particular person, use the Author search. If you want to see books that other … Continued

  • How do I Find Dissertations and Theses by Topic, Advisor or School?
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    You can use the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database to look for these type of works by any number of criteria, including topic, advisor or school. The video below walks you through this process. You may also be interested in knowing more about accessing the full text of dissertations and theses.  If you are unable … Continued

  • How Do I Find the Full Text of Dissertations and Theses Documents?
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    The location of the full text for a thesis or dissertation will depend on where and when it was completed. Ohio University dissertations and theses can usually be found through the Libraries. Options for access dissertations and theses from other schools are described in the video below. In some cases, you will have to place … Continued

  • OPIE (Ohio Program of Intensive English)
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    In support of Ohio University’s OPIE program, Alden Library provides books for students on the 1st floor. The books are graded readers for anyone learning English.

  • How Do I Get Help Searching and Applying For Jobs with the Learning Express Library
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    The Jobs and Career Accelerator section of the Learning Express Library offers a variety of tools for exploring your career options and applying for jobs. The video below guides you through finding and using these tools.  If you are unable to view this video, try accessing the video from YouTube. This video is released under … Continued

  • Do you have study guides for the GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, etc?
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    Alden library has access to a collection of online tests and test preparation materials you can take via the Testing & Education Reference Center. There are also test preparation books that are available at Alden. To find the most recent book the library owns you should run a search for that test in ALICE (e.g., GRE, MCAT, … Continued

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