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What is the Discover Box?

The Discover Box searches authoritative scholarly content that includes a combination of the resources of the University of Oklahoma Libraries’ vast local resources, plus another index (called Primo Central™) which consists of hundreds of millions of scholarly, multi-lingual e-resources of global and regional importance. These include journal articles, e-books, newspaper articles, reviews, legal documents and more that are harvested from publishers and combined publishing collections, as well as from academic open-access repositories.

It will give you very general results at times.

for more specic searches, see: How to Search Books and How to Search Periodicals in this Libquide. 

     

    Call Numbers for Human Relations Books:

    To find other books, you can also browse the reference collection or the main stacks under the following call numbers:

    BF -Psychology

    HN -Social history and conditions, social problems, social reform

    E 184-185 -History of America, minorities

    HQ -Family, marriage, women

    GN -Anthropology

    HT -Communities, classes, races

    H 1-99 -Social sciences, general

    HV -Social pathology, social and public welfare, criminology

    HD 58.7-58.95 -Organizational behavior, corporate culture

    P 87-96 -Communication

    HA -Statistics

    RA 790 -Mental health

    HM -Sociology

       

      How to Search Books

      To find books, government documents, and journals held by Bizzell Memorial Library, the branch libraries, the special collections, and the law library, search the catalog.

      Go to the Library HR Subject Page  > FIND BOOKS 

      Please note: the catalog does not allow you to search for journal articles; for that, see ‘How To Search Periodicals’ on this Libguide. However, you can use the catalog to find journals by title or subject.

      Some full-text HR ebooks are first listed. 

      The Search box at the bottom allows you to search the library catalog. The default screen allows you to search everything. The “Advanced Search” screen allows you to limit to author, title, Library of Congress subject heading, series, periodical title, ISBN, and ISSN. There are also areas to limit by format, language, date, location, etc.

      Topic Searching:

      1. Select your search terms from the drop down box (search everything, author, title, etc.)

      2. Type in your keywords. Combine keywords to make your search more specific.

      3. Select “Search” to execute your search. 

         

        E-Reference Books

        These volumes are available full text online.

        Go here for a full list of E-Reference materials.

        Some examples of usefual EReference HR books are:

        Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behavior

        Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology

        Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology online

        Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

        Encyclopedia of Communication and Information

        Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, & Addictive Behavior

        Encyclopedia of Sociology

        Encyclopedia of Religion

        Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science

        Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

        Handbook of Family Communication

        International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

        Statistics for Research

           

          Interlibrary Loan

          If you can not find a resource in the Library or through online searching, you can interlibrary loan it. 

          See the Interlibrary Loan page for more information:

             

            Reserves

            To access electronic reserves, go to the E-reserves page.

            You can search by semester, year, department, and course type. You can search for items available on reserve using the catalog. To check out print materials that are on reserve, go to the Circulation Desk, Main floor.

               

              Step One:

              Before you begin searching, log in to the OU Libraries’ web site with your OU Net ID (4x4) and password. This will give you  access to all the resources available online.

               

              Step Two: Go to the Human Relations Subject Page

              1. Go to the Library HR Subject Page 

              2. This will take you to an easy guide for HR resources divided into 4 areas

                       -Find Articles

                       -Find Books    

                           *For ebooks & a link to the Library catalog 

                       -Guides 

                           *For more online guides like this one

                       -More

                          *For Government Documents 

                 

                Human Relations Reference Books (Subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.):

                 These types of materials may provide an overview of a topic, basic factual information, or sources for further reading. These kinds of sources may also be useful in answering your comprehensive exam questions. These are located in the reference collection on the Main Floor, in the shelves near the north facing windows in the middle of the building.

                Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology

                    HM 251 .B476 1995*

                Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online

                   HM 425 .B53 2007*

                Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resource Management

                   HD 30.15.53 1998*

                Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology

                   HA 17 .V64 2005*

                Encyclopedia of Communication and Information

                   P 87.5 .E53 2009*

                Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior

                   HV 5804 .E53 2009*

                Encyclopedia of Leadership

                   HD 57.7 .E53 2004

                Encyclopedia of Human Behavior

                   BF 31 .E5 1994

                Encyclopedia of Mental Health

                   RA 790.5 .E53 1998

                Encyclopedia of Psychology

                   BF 31 .E523 2000

                Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment

                   BF 176 .E56 2003

                Encyclopedia of Religion

                   BL 31 .E46 2005*

                Encyclopedia of Sociology

                   HM 425 .E5 2000*

                Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science

                   BF 39 .E498 2005*

                Encyclopedia of Women and Gender

                   HQ 1115 .E52 2001

                Every Manager’s Desk Reference

                   HD 38.15 .E94 2002

                Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

                   E 184 .A1 G14 2000*

                Handbook of Child Psychology

                   BF 721 .H242 2006

                Handbook of Family Communication

                   HQ 519 .H36 2004*

                Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

                   BF 637 .C45 H287 2002

                Handbook of Marriage and the Family

                   HQ 518 .H154 1999

                Handbook of Psychology

                   BF 121 .H1955 2003

                International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences

                   H 41 .I58 2001

                New Handbook of Organizational Communication

                   HD 30.3 .H3575 2001

                International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

                   H 40 .A2 I5

                Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference

                   BF 636.6 .P76 2009

                Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

                   H 62 .S27 2004

                *Also available as an E-Reference material, accessible online through the catalog

                   

                  Human Relations Article Databases

                     Some databases provide access to dissertations, book chapters, books, or other materials. Many data-bases include both scholarly and popular periodicals. Some of the databases allow you to limit your search to scholarly materials only. Many databases also have abstracts (brief summaries) or the full text of articles.

                  To access these databases, go to the Library HR Subject Page:

                  General

                  ·Academic Search Premier: Multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies.

                  ·Article1st (1990): General database covering all subject areas, including business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology, and popular culture. Provides citations to more than 12,600 academic journals.

                  ·CQ Press Library: A collection of databases available from Congressional Quarterly Electronic on various subjects. Includes: CQ Historic Document Series, CQ Politics in America, CQ Researcher plus Archive, CQ Almanac, and CQ Weekly. Full text available.

                  ·Dissertation Abstracts (1861-): Indexes U.S. doctoral dissertation completed at accredited institutions since 1861 (abstracts since 1980); includes some dissertations from Canada, and Europe, as well as some master’s these and foreign language dissertations. All OU Dissertations are full text; all dissertations 1997 to present are full text.

                  ·EBSCO Collection: A collection of databases available from Ebsco on various subjects, some full text available.

                  ·JSTOR: Provides access to materials in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics. It is a digitized archive of back files of selected scholarly journals. Full text available.

                  ·LexisNexis Academic: Collection of databases available from LexisNexis, covering a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference databases. Some full text available.

                  ·Medline (1950-): Index and abstracts to journals published internationally, covering medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other health fields

                  Management/Business

                  ·ABI/INFORM Complete (1971-): Database covering business and management topics with information on more than 60,000 companies as well as executive profiles, reports on market conditions, and in-depth case studies of global business trends. Includes Snapshots North America, Oxford Analytical Research, Hoover’s Company Record. Full text available.

                  ·Business Source Premier (1984-): Covers business, management, economics, banking, finance, and accounting. Materials indexed include scholarly and peer-reviewed journals. Some full text.

                  Social Sciences

                  ·Communication & Mass Media Complete: Indexes literature focusing on communication, mass media, and journalism. Some full text available.

                  -Contemporary Women’s Issues (1992-): Indexes a variety of materials from journal articles to fact sheets that focus on contemporary and international women’s issues in areas such as education, health, legal status, reproductive rights, and feminism. Some full text available.

                  ·Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works (1950-): Provide access to transcripts of therapy sessions, diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, and personal memoirs. Full text available.

                  · ERIC (1966-): Provides access to educational information from journals indexed in the Current Index of Journals in Education(CIJE) and Resources in Education Index(REI). Materials indexed include journal articles and research reports (ERIC Documents). Some full text available.

                  ·Ethnic NewsWatch Complete (1960-): Newspapers, magazines, and periodicals of the ethnic, minority, and native press in America and internationally. Some full text.

                  ·PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International (1972-): Index to public and social policy issues, foreign and domestic. Materials indexed include journal articles, government documents, books, pamphlets, yearbooks, and directories.

                  ·Professional Development Collection (1965-): Indexes literature in education and related fields. Materials indexed include journal articles. Some full text available.

                  ·PsycINFO (1887-): Covers psychology and related disciplines in the behavioral sciences. Materials indexed include abstracts to journals, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Some full text coverage is available, including 56 journals published by the American Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.

                  ·Professional Development Collection (1965-): Covers areas related to the field.

                  ·Social Science Electronic Data Library: Health and social science resource containing raw data from over 200 studies in nine topical collections. Full text available.

                  ·Social Work Abstracts (1966-): Indexes and abstracts journals in all areas of the profession, including theory and practice, areas of service, social issues, and social problems. Also includes Register of Clinical Social Workers, a dictionary of clinical social workers in the United States.

                  ·SocINDEX: Indexes literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Provides abstracts and citations to journal articles, books, and conference papers. Includes author profiles

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                      How to search Periodicals

                      To find articles in journals/ periodicals/ magazines, go to:

                      Go to the Library HR Subject Page  > FIND ARTICLES  

                      Please note: the journal databases do not search the books in the Library, only journal articles. 

                      Select an appropriate database to search (See Human relations Article Databases)

                      Each database will be slightly different, although they may look alike.

                      You can search by subject, title, author, etc.

                      You can limit by Full text, Scholary (peer-reviewed), dat, etc. 

                         

                        Finding an Article from an Online Citation:

                        After you’ve decided to use an article, on the results list go to: OU ARTICLE LINKER. OU Article Linker will check for you to see where the article is located. Many will be available online, so you’ll be able to obtain them immediately. If an article is available online, you’ll see a link that says “Go to: Article.” Click on that to download it.

                        If you open OU Article Linker and don’t see a “Go to: Article” link, that means it’s not available online. The journal the article is in might be in the library in print, however, or it might be something we can borrow from another library.

                        If you want to check to see if the journal is in the library, go to: IF ARTICLE IS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE, SEARCH THE CATALOG BY JOURNAL. This will take you to the OU Catalog. As many journals are available in multiple formats in the library, you may see more than one record for a single journal. Check the catalog records to determine what format includes the date of the article you need.

                        Online: If a record is labeled Internet, it provides access to an online, full-text version of the journal.

                        In print: Current issues of periodicals are either online or in paper in the Current Periodicals Section, 4th floor West, shelved by call number. Older issues are bound and shelved in the main stacks with the books. Records that are labeled with a library call number are available in print.

                        On microfiche or microfilm: Microform periodicals are given serial numbers and are kept in the Microform area outside of Government Documents, 4th floor East. 

                        If you want the article scanned and sent to you, go to: SOONER XPRESS. This is a document delivery service for books, book chapters, and articles held in the libraries’ collections. Books may be requested via the catalog and will be mailed to your off-campus address or held at the circulation desk. Articles and chapters will be scanned and emailed to you. Book delivery is free; a charge applies to article or excerpt scanning.

                        If you want to request the item from another library, go to: INTERLIBRARY LOAN. Most of the citation information for the article will be filled in automatically. Since you are logged into the system, your contact/mailing information will appear automatically in the form. If it does no, go to: TOOLS > EDIT USER INFORMATION to make sure your address is correct. Then go to: SUBMIT REQUEST. When the article is available, you’ll be emailed with instructions on downloading the article.

                           

                          What is the Difference Between a Popular Magazine and a Scholarly Journal?

                             If you are not familiar with scholarly publications, it can be difficult to tell the difference between scholarly and popular periodicals. There are no definitive rules for distinguishing between the two, but here are some guidelines:

                             Scholarly Journals: Written by professionals within an academic field or discipline; Contain research projects, methodology, and theory; Have few, if any, advertisements; Use college-level or specialized vocabulary of the discipline;Include articles with extensive bibliographies, footnotes, or other documentation; Contain graphics that are often black and white and consist of tables, charts, and diagrams; Articles within scholarly journals may be peer re-viewed. This means that experts in the field evaluate the validity of an article before it is published. A refereed article has been peer reviewed.

                             Popular Magazines: Written by journalists; Contain general news articles written to inform, update, or introduce a new issue; Have many full-color, full-page advertisements; Use a general, non-technical vocabulary; Include articles with little or no documentation; Contain graphics that are often full-color pictures and illustrations

                           

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