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Library Usage Directions

Directions on how to access and use U.C.'s Library.

 
 
OPTION 1
  1. Click on web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.)
  2. Type http://www.libraries.uc.edu in address box (URL)
  3. Click "Library Help" link
  4. Click "How to Find" link
  5. Click "Information on searching OhioLINK" link
  6. Under "How to," click "find scholarly articles from academic journals" link
  7. Click one of the choices such as "OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center"

IF OFF CAMPUS: This will take you to the "Institution Selection Form."

At this point, if you are off-campus, but a registered U.C. student (which you are if you are a member of this class), you will see an "Authentication" link.  Click it and select "University of Cincinnati" in a drop-down box.  Click "Submit" button. Enter your name, Social Security number, and PIN  in the box.  You may choose any number or word for PIN, but remember it, since you won't be able to access the OhioLINK source in the future without it. 

8. This will take you to the "Electronic Journal Center."  Click the "Social Sciences" link for Psychology journals. Click "Psychology and Psychiatry" link.

You will now see a list of full-text journals.  Pick one that seems likely for this course and your topic/subject (e.g. "Behavior Modification")

When you click the journal title a page will come up listing issues of the journal.  At the top of the page you will see:

A "Blank Box" in "All Fields box" in "Just This Journal"  and a "Search" button

If you click the drop down box for "Just This Journal" you will see "All Electronic Journals"

9.  Type your topic/subject in the "Blank Box" Click the "Search" button and you should find full-text articles on your subject.

 

OPTION 2

  1. Click on web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape)
  2. Type http://www.libraries.uc.edu  in address box (URL)
  3. Under Research Resources:
    1. Click “Ohiolink”
    2. Click “Research Databases
    3. Click “Social Sciences”

    At this point, if you are off-campus, but a registered U.C. student (which you are if you are a member of this class), you will see an "Authentication" link.  Click it and select "University of Cincinnati" in a drop-down box.  Click "Submit" button. Enter your name, Social Security number, and PIN  in the box.  You may choose any number or word for PIN, but remember it, since you won't be able to access the OhioLINK source in the future without it. 

    d. Click “PsycInfo”  (If you are off-campus, you need to click the “telephone icon” and fill out data asked for)  Your “PIN” number you can make up, but don’t forget it.

  1. In the “Subject” box, put the subject you are looking for (e.g. hypnosis). You may change the other box to subject and add another subject (e.g. pain).  Select the "All these words (AND)" from the "Search for" box below the subject box and you will find all journal articles containing "hypnosis and pain"
  2. Click “Human”  and “English” for the language
  3. Publication type: Click down arrow for “Journal article”
  4. Click “Search”

 You will get a list of journals containing your subject (hopefully).  However, U.C. libraries may not have the journal.  How can you find out? 

  1. Click "availability" link in the right margin.  It will tell you where the journal is located within the state of Ohio.
  2. If "Full-Text" appears above the "availability" link, it is very likely that you can print the article directly from the internet.

If a U.C. library has it (such as Langsam on the West Campus or Health Sciences on the East Campus), it will  give you a number (e.g. BF .089);  If U.C. doesn’t have it, you will get the message “(Title of journal” should appear here”

11. Take the number to the desk and ask where the journal is located.

12. Copy the article(s) you need.