Correctional Case Management
Presented 1/22/09 by Dan Overfield
• Librarian’s Role
• Finding Books
• Finding Articles
• Citing your work
• What do they know about Law Enforcement?
• Reference Desk
» Open at all times during the library’s hours.
• Interlibrary Loan
» OhioLink / ILL allow you access to material from
across the country.
• Use the resources
Reference Desk is on the 4th Floor
• Library Catalog
– Search from the subject headings
– Request a book from another campus
– Request a book from another library in Ohio
– See local public and academic library
catalogs. Useful in a pinch when you may not
have time to wait for book delivery
Keyword vs. Subject vs. Title
What is the difference between a keyword
and a subject?
Do a search in the catalog for the same
word using all three of the above limits.
• The cataloging is looking for anything that will
match the sequence of letters that you entered
(including misspellings, singular, plural – the
catalog will NOT correct these things Nor will it
think for you.
• The computer is looking for your sequence of
letters, but only within the Subject (about) field. It is
not looking for the letters in the title, or description
• The catalog will only look for your entry in the
Keyword, Subject…Boxes? Fields?
• Academic Search Premier
– A vast resource of journal articles
– Easy to use
• Law Enforcement Subject Page
– Links to other relevant resources that are available to you
• Full text and Interlibrary loan (ILL)
– If we don’t own something there is still a good chance that you
can get it quickly and for free
And, Or, Not
• Combine or arrange keywords and subject
headings to find the specific research that
“Orange and California, not citrus…”
Academic Search Complete
• Full Text
– Search for FT or for any citations
• Date Limits
– Control your results by publication date
• Subject Narrowing
– Narrow results by specific subject headings
• Type of publication
– Narrow results by scholarly, newspaper, etc.
Academic Search Complete
Limit by Academic Journals
Narrow by Subject and Academic Journals
I found my articles… so now what?
• Add the items to your “folder”
• Open your “folder”
• Select one, two, some, or all
• Email them to yourself.
What about the articles without fulltext?
• Click on the FIND IT picture to see if the
article is available from a different source
in full text.
Find it (not always perfect*)
*IF you cannot find the Full Text of an article
using find it, or IF there is not even a FIND IT
option you can email or call me for help.
firstname.lastname@example.org (216) 987-4591
Citing in APA Style
How to cite your work?
• APA style: http://library.osu.edu/sites/guides/apagd.php
• Citation Machine: http://citationmachine.net/
You need to take the reader of your work as
close as possible to the article that you are
citing. You should not leave the reader
with any doubt as to what you cited.
ENTER YOUR OWN
DETAILS ACCORDING TO
THE BOXES BELOW Citation Machine
Citation Machine Results
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• Library – http://www.tri-c.edu/library
– Collection of print and online research materials
– Librarian names and contact information
• Worldcat – http://www.worldcat.org
– Find books, videos, text books, and journals at your local library.
• Citation Machine- http://citationmachine.net/
– Manually create proper APA citations for your paper and bibliography.
• Citation formats- http://library.osu.edu/sites/guides/apagd.php
– A great source for answers to your APA questions.
• National Institute of Corrections: http://www.nicic.org/
– The national authority on corrections.
Please call or email with any questions at