How To Do Research For A Report
at the Coshocton Public Library

Bring: your assignment, paper, pencils, note cards, money for photocopies and library card

1. Books on your topic: Use the online catalog to search for books by author, title, or subject. Note the call number and title of any books you want. Books owned by Coshocton Public Library have a green checkmark by the title and the copy status shows if the book is on the shelf. The other books are available to you by placing a hold.
Tips: If there is a Q before the call number, the book is shelved with the oversized books. J means it is in the Children’s Room; YA, in the Young Adult Room and REF means it is a reference book that may only be used at the library.

2. Magazines: Magazine articles are available in full text online. Use the Research Databases link on the library's home page and choose EBSCOHOST or ELECTRIC LIBRARY. Type in your topic, check the full text box for complete articles.

4. Pamphlets: Use the Vertical File in the Reference Section. Search by topic. Topics are listed in the online catalog and ask the reference librarian if you have problems finding your topic.

5. Internet: The internet may be searched using several search engines. Try www.google.com advanced search or www.metacrawler.com

7. Other Resources: CD ROMS and videos are available on numerous topics. The online catalog shows in which format the material is available.

8. Ask the librarian!

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