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Hurley's Top Three: Library Resources

On Monday, Belinda Hurley, liaison from Physical Science and Engineering library resources on 18th Avenue, met with a few dozen incoming ECE students to go over her tips and suggestions for navigating research outlets for The Ohio State University.

"Something new students don't know is that you can keep checking out and renewing the same book," Hurley told the crowd at Dreese 113. "As long as you keep renewing, they are OK with that."

However, she said, keep up to date on which books are checked out. Students blatantly missing a renewal or late fee can end up with two warnings and ultimately as high as $10 a day fines per book.

"I hope everybody in ECE will take full advantage of the many resources provided by the library," she said.

Miss the library resources briefing event this week?

When asked what main information Hurley would like ECE students to know about library resources, she provided this link to a page that contains "virtually all of the information I discussed with the students today."

Hurley's Top Three "most overlooked and most valuable" regarding library resources:

1.  Establish an ORCiD (Students can do this now. No need to wait until ready to publish) Worldwide organization of libraries and publishers. This sssigns all of a student's research to a number in addition to a name.

2.  Establish an ILLiad account, which allows students to request scanned copies of articles without an e-subscription. This also works to request books that the library does not have.

3.  Install the OSU Libraries bookmarklet. This allows students to easily access articles and other resources from off-campus.