Library and Research Resources


Research Support at OSU   •   Library Catalogs   •   Research Databases   •   Documentation   •   Online Research and Writing Help   •   BEAM Method   •    Writing Center Scholarship

NEW: Research Peer tutors are available for walk-in appointments for ENG1110 and Second Level Writing, Monday - Thursday 12 - 3 PM in Thompson Library 122A. (Find additional English 1110 Resources here.)


Research Support at OSU

Subject Guides (OSU Libraries)

English Literature and Culture Research Guide

First-Year Writing (1110) Research Guide

Second-Level Writing (2367) Research Guides

Subject Librarians (OSU Libraries)

Choosing & Using Academic Resources: A Guide to Academic Research (a free ebook by OSU Libraries)

Research Help in Thompson Library

If you need additional help with your research, including finding articles, organizing your research, or citing your sources, you can visit the reference desk on the first floor of Thompson Library. Autumn semester hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm; Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 9 pm. You can also visit and use the contact information there to call, email, or chat with a reference team member.

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Library Catalogs

OSU Libraries Home Page

OSU Library Catalog / mobile version


WorldCat Local@OSU

Interlibrary Loan/Article Express

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Research Databases

Research Databases (searcy by subject or title)


Online Journals (search by subject or title)


More Reccomended Databases (OSU library's list of recommended research databases)

Academic Search Complete [Selected Articles in Full Text]

ERIC (EBSCO version)

JSTOR [Selected Articles in Full Text]

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OSU Libraries Citation Guides

American Psychological Association (APA Documentation Style)

The Modern Language Association (MLA Documentation Style)

A quick guide on: Using and acknowledging sources

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Online Research and Writing Help 

Guide to Grammar and Writing, Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Charles Darling

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.

The Purdue Online Writing Laboratory: A very useful collection of articles on academic writing

A Student's Guide to Research with the WWW (World Wide Web):An in-depth look at the anatomy of a web page

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BEAM Method for Using References in Research

BEAM: A Solution That Might Shine (OSU Libraries) 

PDF icon BEAM: A Rhetorical Vocabulary for Teaching Research-Based Writing REVIEW

PDF icon BEAM-Source-and-Info-Sheet

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Writing Center Scholarship

Writing Center Research Project: "The Writing Centers Research Project at the University of Louisville conducts and supports research on writing center theory and practice and maintains a research repository of historical, empirical, and scholarly materials related to Writing Center Studies"

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