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TESOL Research Guide: Library Services

Library Hours

On the library homepage- click on the clock icon that's tagged Library Hours, or follow the link below

Introduction to Library Resources and Services

Introduction to Library Resources and Services

This 12 Minute video provides an overview of the KSU Libraries' resources and services. Includes how to find a book in KentLINK/OhioLINK, how to discover databases for your topic area, and provides an overview of several other key library services.


The Video below is an updated version of the Introduction to Library Resources and Services with an emphasis on  Virtual resources and services.

Connect to Library Databases from off-campus


You can use your own keywords to find books in KentLink or on OhioLink (see Library Tutorial on Introduction to Library Resources). If you prefer to use controlled vocabulary or subject headings- the terms below are used in library catalogs to describe topics in TESOL and ELL:

  • English language--Ability testing
  • English language--Acquisition
  • English language--Composition
  • English language--Dictionaries 
  • English language--Grammar
  • English language--Grammar--Study and teaching
  • English language--Idioms
  • English language--Spoken English
  • English language--Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.
  • English language--Study and teaching--Chinese speakers (substitute the language desired: for example Spanish speakers, Asian speakers...)
  • English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
  • English language--Terms and phrases
  • English language--Textbooks for foreign speakers
  • English language--Usage
  • English language--Variation
  • English language--Written English
  • English teachers --Training of.
  • Linguistic minorities -- Education -- United States.

If you are browsing stacks in academic libraries, books on this subject can be found in PE1128.