To find books and media on
EZRA: the Wittenberg University library catalog
OhioLINK: merged catalogs of more than 80 Ohio academic libraries and
two public libraries
Usually, EZRA and OhioLINK will provide ample books and media for your project.
If you still need more, use WorldCat - Worldwide bibliographic utility, and
Interlibrary Loan form for books that neither
Good online reference sources:
Oxford Reference Online
II. Internet Resources
Internet Search Engines:
| Google Scholar -
Caution! This provides references to scholarly articles, but finding the full text of the article may be difficult and costly. Bring a complete citation for tricky sources to the reference desk and we'll help you find it. Subscription databases (see below) are almost always better.
Sample Web Sites to Evaluate:
Set 1: http://www.beefnutrition.org/
Set 2: http://www.martinlutherking.org/
Set 3: http://www.homepro.com/ -
III. Finding Journal Articles
Guidelines on how to distinguish scholarly from popular articles
Databases with broad coverage:
Academic Search Complete - contains full text for more than 3,600 scholarly
publications, plus article summaries for 900 more journals. This database
is most likely the best one for starting your research.
Masterfile Premier - this database gives access to general-interest periodicals.
Lexis-Nexis - Includes magazines, newspapers, journal
articles, and much more.
A rolling backfile of journal articles (meaning this database does not contain
the most recent 2 to 5 years worth of journal articles)
other ideas, see the full
List of Indexes and Databases, with hundreds of
To locate journals:
At Wittenberg: Search Journals the Library Has, for a list of
magazines and journals to which Wittenberg subscribes, both online and in hard copy.
At other Ohio Libraries: Use Interlibrary Loan.
IV. People Help
Wittenberg librarians welcome your questions.
If you have any questions at all about your research--how to get started or how to proceed--contact us. We will respond promptly.
*For fastest response, email the Reference Desk - refdesk (at) wittenberg (dot) edu
Whoever sees it first will reply.
Ken Irwin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alisa Mizikar - email@example.com
Kristen Peters - petersk (at) wittenberg (dot) edu