Catalog & Database Guides & Other Resources

Need help using the Library's catalogs or databases or managing your library accounts? Select from the Library's guides below or ask a librarian for assistance.

 Library Access: Managing Your Resources  Library Catalogs  Library Databases  Advanced Tools for Research 

Library Access: Guides to Managing your Resources  
Ebooks Access     Persistent Linking to Books, Articles, and other Items 
Getting Course Reserve Items  Renewing Library Items 
Interlibrary Loan  Viewing Your Library Record 
Mobile Access   
Off-Campus Access  more... 

Guides to Library Catalogs 
ODU Library Catalog Guide  OhioLINK Library Catalog Guide 
ODU Mobile Library Catalog Guide  OhioLINK earch examples (scroll down the page)
More ODU Library Catalog Tips   

Guides to Library Databases 
Academic Search Complete Guide (PDF) ERIC Guide (PDF)
ATLA Guide (PDF) Historical Abstacts Guide (PDF)
ATLA: Searching Citations: The Scriptures Tool (4-min. video) JSTOR Tutorials 
ATLA: Searching Citations: The Scripture Citation Index (3-min. video) Learning Express Library  
ATLA: Searching Subject Headings for Sacred Texts of World Religions (3-min. video)  LexisNexis: Research Help by topic 
BIOSIS Tutorials  LexisNexis Tutorials 
Business Insights: Essentials: The Basics (3-min. video) Literary Index Help 
Business Insights Essentials - Company Search (3-min. video) Literary Reference Center Guide 
Business Insights: Essentials - Industry Search (2-min. video) Math SciNet 
Business Source Complete Guide (PDF) MEDLINE from EBSCO Guide (PDF)
Business Source Complete: Advanced Searching  MEDLINE from Web of Science Tutorials 
Business Source Complete: Company View (3.5-min. video) Mergent Quick Tips 
CINAHL Search Guide (PDF) & CINAHL Videos  Proquest Religion Guide (PDF)
Consumer Health Complete  PsycINFO Guide (PDF)
EBSCO Databases Advanced Search Guide (PDF)  PubMed Tutorial 
EBSCO iPhone App Guide   Science Citation Index - see Web of Science 
EBSCOhost Android App  Social Sciences Citation Index - see Web of Science 
EBSCOhost Mobile Guide  Social Work Abstracts Guide (PDF)
EBSCO eBooks on your iPad  SocIndex Guide (PDF)
EBSCO eBook Collection: Downloading (4-min. video) Standard & Poor's Quick Tour & S&P Extensive Guide 
EBSCO eBook Collection Searching (3- min. video) Web of Science (ISI Web) Tutorials 
EndNote Web Tutorial  World Book Guide (36-page PDF)
Advanced Tools for Organizing Your Research 
Bookmarking E-Journal Articles Guide  My EBSCOhost (ppt) 
Creating a Journal Alert  GoogleDocs Video Tutorial 
EBSCO Export Manager   

For additional resources, visit the Library's Quick Reference - Research & Writing, Study Test & Prep page.

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Page last updated: 2 February 2014 | Questions? Contact ODU Library Reference Services