Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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 |

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

      Profile Photo
      Sean Henry
      Lewis J. Ort Library
      Frostburg State University
      Frostburg, MD 21532

      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