SAGE Research Methods contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.

SAGE Research Methods Cases are stories of how real research projects were conducted. The collection provides more than 1100 case studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves.  They explain why the researchers chose the methods they did, how they overcame problems in their research and what they might have done differently with hindsight: the realities of research that are missing from journal articles and textbooks.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing themselves. Through practicing analysis using real data from SAGE Research Methods Datasets, students can see how analytic decisions are made, helping them to become confident researchers.

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 125 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation. Through these videos, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.

 

These OSU trials will be available until April 15, 2019. Please tell us what you think. Comments on these resources can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

 

Index Islamicus Online is THE international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. It contains over 500,000 records, covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. Index Islamicus includes material published by Western scholars in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, specialist area- and subject-based areas, and by Muslims writing in European languages.

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, is a 90 volume, and growing, collection of Jewish heritage and history published by the Littman Association since 1965. The collection includes international perspectives on Jewish civilization from the USA, Israel, Germany, Poland and the UK with work from leading scholars such as Anthony Polonsky, Rachel Elior, Menachem Kellner, and Ada Rapoport-Albert.

 

This OSU trial will be available until June 3, 2017. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Because of OSU’s participation in the Statewide Database Licensing Program, new access is now available for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) reference books through Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). Examples of these 36 new K-12-focused titles include UXL Encyclopedia of Science, Achieving Sustainability, and Worldmark Global Health And Medicine Issues. A complete list of titles is available on the Statewide Database Licensing Program (SDLP) web site.

Thanks to the generosity of OSU Libraries’ donors, we have been able to acquire the online version of Early English Books Online (EEBO).  From the first book published in English in 1473 through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, EEBO contains the full text and images from more than 125,000 titles.  This resource is useful for researchers in English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.  It includes the works of Shakespeare, Bacon, Newton, and many other authors, both famous and obscure.  The materials include prayer books, calendars, royal statutes, musical exercises, broadsides, and pamphlets. Users can search by author (e.g., Chaucer), keyword (e.g., herbal), subject (e.g., Brain—Anatomy—Early works), material type (e.g., Maps), and language (e.g., Algonquin).

Need a break from studying? Looking for some leisurely reading over the Winter Break?

Try BiblioBoard (free registration may be required to utilize all features)


Until January 6, 2016, OSU Libraries & Press will be trialing access to the BiblioBoard ebook platform. You will find a variety of ebooks works from world-renowned publishers in areas such as Comics & Graphic Novels, LGBTQ, Travel, Self-Help, Cooking, DIY, Spanish Language (Fiction & Non-Fiction), Indie Authors, Innovative Fiction, Contemporary NonFiction, World History, Childrens Books, and and much, much more. You can read online or download BiblioBoard’s App for your Android, Apple, or Kindle Fire device.

If you have any questions or difficulties accessing BiblioBoard, please contact us for help.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on these resources can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.