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Basic Library Tutorials

Information on basic library use, like accessing catalogs and databases, and obtaining full-text articles.

NEOLINK Catalog

Search NEOLINK, the local library catalog, by following the steps below:

  1. Select your desired search option (keyword, title, author, call number, or ISBN).
    1. To limit to books available at Aultman, click on Advanced Keyword Search and choose Aultman Hospital as your location.
  2. Enter search terms and click submit.
  3. Browse results until the desired title is located.
  4. Click on the title.
  5. Check "Location", "Call Number", and "Status".
    1. NEOLINK's catalog includes other associated hospitals, so items located at other libraries may not be available to check out.
  6. If the book is at Aultman, use the combination of the Location and Call Number to locate the book in the stacks.
  7. If the book is located elsewhere or if you are off-site, request the item by clicking the Request button at the top of the page.
    1. Provide your Last Name and Library ID and click submit.
    2. Items coming from another location generally take a week to arrive.

OhioLINK Catalog

Search OhioLINK, a consortium of Ohio libraries, by following the below steps:

  1. Select your desired search option (keyword, title, author, call number, or ISBN). 
  2. Enter search terms and click submit.
  3. Browse results until the desired title is located.
  4. Click on the title.
  5. Check "Location", "Call Number", and "Status". 
  6. If the book is available, click the Request button in the Library Holdings box. 
    1. Select NEOMED as your institution
    2. Provide Last Name and Library ID Number.
    3. Select NEOMED as your Pickup Institution and Aultman as your Pickup Location.
    4. Click Submit.
    5. Items coming from another location generally take a week to arrive.

Tips for Searching the Catalogs

NEOLINK & OhioLINK Catalog Search Tips

Simple Search

  • From the catalog homepage, type your term in the search box.
  • Use the dropdown menu or tabs to select which field you would like to search for your term.
  • Field types are: 
    • Author - Searches only author fields
    • Title - Searches only title fields
    • Subject - Searches only subject fields
    • Call Number – Searches only Call Number fields
    • ISSN/ISBN – Searches only ISSN/ISBN fields
    • Keyword – Searches ALL fields

Advanced Keyword Search

  • Click on the advanced keyword search link to combine multiple search terms or to limit by language, publication year, publisher, or material type.
  • To limit your keyword search to items only available at Aultman, click on Aultman in the Location Box. 

Phrase Searches

  • Put quotation marks around words you would like searched as a phrase.
    • E.g. "multiple sclerosis

Wildcards

  • Use an asterisk “*” to right-hand truncate for 1—5 characters.
    • Example:  nurs* 
  • Use a question mark (?) to replace a single letter.
    • Example:  wom?n

Boolean Operators

  • Use “AND” or “OR” operators to choose words in any field or order.  Use “AND NOT” to exclude words.
    • E.g. stocks AND bonds
    • E.g. stocks OR bonds
    • E.g. stocks AND NOT bonds

Grouping

  • Keywords searches are grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or tile.
  • To get an ungrouped results set, use Boolean operators to form a complex query.

Renewals

  1. Log in to your library account
  2. Select the materials you would like to renew by checking the boxes in the RENEW column
  3. Click the "Renew Selected Item" button

For additional tips, visit the link below:

 

Aultman Health Sciences Library

 

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