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This guide points out some of our many resources that are relevant to the field. As well as great tutorials and tips for searching, citing, finding, and evaluating information and resources.

Health Sciences & Professions Librarian

Hanna Schmillen
Contact:
Alden Library- Room 206
Grover W123A on: Tuesdays 1-4pm (unless noted-starting May 31)
740-593-0326
Skype Contact

Welcome!

The purpose of this guide is to highlight and connect you to a variety of resources that will help you with your work here at Ohio University. Not only that, but I hope this information builds your strength as a researcher so that you may carry that with you once you leave OU.

If you have any questions or comments (possible additions to the guide) about this guide you can contact me directly or use any of our Ask-a-Librarian services.

Organize Your Resources!--> You will thank me later

Use Zotero or another citation manger, I promise it will make your life much easier and you will thank yourself later. With Zotero you can easily collect citation information as you search and then pull it out later as you are reading and writing. It will also help you create citations, and it is free.

There are a couple ways to use Zotero on your computer: https://www.zotero.org/download/

  1. Via a Firefox extension--> this is what I (Hanna, the librarian) use and demo in class.
  2. Via Zotero Standalone and a browser connector (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) that will allow you to add content to Zotero. Note that Zotero does not support Internet Explorer. If you are a Safari or Chrome user, download the standalone and then add the connector for your browser. The files for the connectors are under the software downloads on Zotero's site. You can also find the Zotero Connector as an app in Chrome.
  3. Via their website, by logging and viewing your library but you have limited capability. --> I do not suggest this.

Once you have downloaded Zotero, you may have to go to your browser preferences to ensure the Zotero Icon will show on your bookmark toolbar. You will also have to sync your standalone with your connector by logging into your free Zotero account.

Alden Library hosts a variety of workshops and other Zotero tutorials to help you out. Here is a link to many options for help using Zotero.

Using the Zotero Microsoft Word Add-in tips and information.

Zotero Basics- all you need to know to get going!

Getting Stuff into Zotero- Short and Sweet

Getting AMA Style into Zotero