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Topic 5: Accessing Oxford Reference Online. Edit

Purpose: A variety of full text reference materials (both general and specialized to religious studies) are available to Carroll students from Oxford

  1. Carroll Students, access the Carroll Homepage at http://www.bhcarroll.edu/ using a modern browser
  2. Choose Students
  3. Choose Resources
  4. Choose My Courses
  5. Give your Login and Password
  6. Choose the "Triple Gate"- 3 horizontal bars icon (top right) for the Library
  7. Choose Oxford Reference Online.

Trouble with access? Please send comments and questions to me.

Note: Beginning August 2011, the new NexLearn prefers the Firefox browser

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Topic 5A: Searching Oxford Reference Online Edit

  1. Recommended: Choose Advanced Search
  2. Type in a search (i.e., Calvinism) and select the Search button
  3. Choose an entry to view full text (when available)

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Topic 5B: Researching with Oxford Reference Online Edit

Purpose: Go deeper by refining search strategies in Oxford Reference Online; like a "rerun" on TV, "research" means "look again."

Try these 3 strategies:

Strategy 1: What are you looking for?

In NexLearn, different resources look for different types of information. Separating and combining the right resources will help you target your searching

If you need: Then use: You'll get:
Full Text Reference materials (overviews) Oxford Reference Online Full Text Reference materials (overviews)





Strategy 2: What terms describe what you're looking for?

Keep a list of search terms you'v used, and of ones you find while searching. Both "abominable snowman" and "yeti" describe the same thing, but some citations may use both terms, and some only one- or the other! Make separate searches with alternative terms; mix it up to see if you've found all there is to find.

Strategy 3: Learn more about searching

From the Oxford Reference Online login page, choose Help, then choose a topic

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