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Library Tips & Tools: Open Library Research Instruction Session: Home

Designed to enhance and streamline your research using FSU Ort Library research tools!

Ask a Librarian 24/7!!

Librarians on call 24/7 to help via chat! Type in your research question and click Send. 

Need Help In the Library?

Research Questions: Reference Desk | 2nd Floor | 301-687-4424 | libref@frostburg.edu

Checking out materials/Billing: Circulation Desk | 3rd Floor (Main Floor) | 301-687-4395

DVDs, Videos, Microforms: Media Desk | 2nd Floor | 301-687-4426

The Library also has subject librarians who have specialized knowledge in certain disciplines. Contact them to set up a consultation or send an e-mail to Ask A Librarian.

Ease Into the Research Process!

This Library Demystified Guide  is designed to ease you into the Ort Library research process and give you valuable tips about:

    • Using expert tips to develop effective search strategies
    • Finding books, eBooks, articles, and more using the library discovery tool OneSearch
    • Navigating databases in your discipline at Databases A-Z or Research Port
    • Citing, saving, and managing  your sources with personalized database tools
    • Creating links to database articles and journals without login glitches
    • Manipulating powerful Web search tools like Google Scholar

      Tip: As you go through this tabbed guide, take a look at the extra information and links to tools in the sidebars. They may enrich and inform your research experience!

      Subject Guide

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      Lewis J. Ort Library
      Frostburg State University
      Frostburg, MD 21532
      301/687-4888

      Ort Library at a Glance

      5th Floor
      • Book Stacks P — Z
      • Oversized Books
      • Group Study Tables
      • Individual Study Rooms

      4th Floor
      • Book Stacks A — N
      • Special Collections
      • J. Glenn Beall Archives Room
      • Pearl F. Ort Conference Room
      • Student Storage Lockers

      3rd Floor
      • Circulation/Reserves
      • Library Instruction Classroom
      • Interlibrary Loan Office
      • Technical Services Department
      • Photocopier/Printers/Bobcat Express
      • Lost and Found
      • New Book and DVD Arrivals
      • Web Access Stations for Students

      2nd Floor
      • Reference Services
      • Library Director’s Office/Administrative Assistant
      • Media, Maps, Government Documents
      • Children’s Literature Collection
      • Periodicals, Journals, Newspapers
      • Printers, Scanner, Group Computer Work Rooms
      • Photocopier, Microfilm Copiers
      • Web Access Stations for Students