Are you a research or graduate assistant? Odds are that you'll be asked to check out books or other materials for the faculty member you're assisting.
DON'T do this with your own library account; instead, make sure that the faculty member fills out a Research Proxy Borrower Form for you. This ensures that you won't owe fines for materials checked out for the faculty member.
If you teach classes, you might also want to put materials on reserve for your students. Learn how and find the forms you need here.
These PDFs contain flowcharts for finding books, articles, and dissertations at the BGSU Libraries, along with helpful search tips. You can view the charts individually or all on one page.
Looking for an easy way to manage your citations? Want to generate bibliographies with the click of a button?
Try RefWorks! As a BGSU student, you get a free account that remains active even after you graduate.
To get started, sign up for an account, take a look at our guide, and start exporting citations from databases or importing them from documents. If you are using RefWorks off-campus, our group code may be requested, which you can find by logging into your my.bgsu.edu account.
[If you prefer to learn by viewing, please click here. Text directions match the video.]
Go to Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
In the upper right, click on Settings and scroll down to Bibliography manager
Select "Show links to import citations into" and use the dropdown box to choose RefWorks
Now scroll up again a bit, and click on Library links in the left column and make these small changes, too.
Add the following three libraries:
Your actual choices should match these names:
Click Save to save your new Scholar settings.
Great! Now when you use Google Scholar, you will be recognized as someone who wants to see BGSU content, and will be able to quickly connect into the relevant database to find what you need, and then be able to import those citations you find useful into your RefWorks account.