Twelve new e-books have been added to OhioLINK's Electronic Reference Books Collection, bringing the total number of e-books available in this collection to 429.
The Electronic Reference Books Collection contains special-topic reference books--including encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, guides--from ABC-CLIO, an educational reference publisher.
The most recent additions to the Electronic Reference Books Collection are:
Electronic Reference Books may be found by searching the OhioLINK Library Catalog, by searching the collection, or by browsing the list of titles in the collection.
OhioLINK users who are interested in finding more e-books should explore the History E-Book Project, netLibrary, Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection and the Safari Tech Books Online Collection. All OhioLINK e-book collections may now be accessed on-campus, or remotely.
On behalf of myself and the entire OhioLINK community, thank you to everyone who shared their story, wrote their legislators, and spread the word about the need to support OhioLINK and library funding.
As you may know, higher education funding in the final state operating budget for fiscal years 2006-2007 increases 0.97% in FY2006 and 3.2% in FY2007. OhioLINK funding remains flat for both years. This means the cuts that were made to OhioLINK resources were necessary.
In 2006 and beyond, as long as OhioLINK funding remains flat it is likely that we will need to reduce the central share of content costs meaning the Electronic Journal Center titles and other OhioLINK resources and services again may be threatened.
This winter, the Ohio General Assembly will begin work on the next two-year capital appropriation. This will provide another opportunity for us to help legislators understand how OhioLINK benefits higher education and our state as a whole. We will undoubtedly need your help with that effort. Stay tuned to the What’s New page, the Support OhioLINK Campaign site, and your local library for more information as those efforts get underway later this fall.
Again, thank you for your support in the past and we ask for your continued support in the future.
American National Biography Online and LearningExpress Library are now available to all students, faculty and staff at OhioLINK member libraries. In addition, all Ohioans can access these two resources through their local public, school or academic library.
LearningExpress Library offers unlimited, 24/7 access to targeted skill-building interactive courses in math, reading, and writing, as well as hundreds of online interactive practice tests that prepare you for several types of exams including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship, and civil service positions. Complete answer explanations accompany each response to help you understand why a particular answer is correct or incorrect.
To take a test at LearningExpress Library, you must first set up an individual account. You can set up an account while at an authenticating site (on campus or at an Ohio public library or school). If you are off-campus go here to create an account and access LearningExpress Library remotely.
The second addition, American National Biography Online is a biographical resource on more than 18,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select Web sites, and powerful search capabilities. Off-campus access is available.
Both resources are funded, in whole or in part, by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant and are available to all Ohioans through Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO). LCO is a collaborative effort of OhioLINK, OPLIN, INFOhio the State Library of Ohio, and other Ohio library organizations.
OhioLINK has joined a new consortium of museums and art image distributors to offer The ART Collection. The ART Collection replaces the AMICO Library, following the dissolution of the AMICO consortium of museums and libraries on June 30th.
The ART Collection provides high-quality, digital images of works of art from three quarters of the original AMICO participants (listed below), so many of the works of art used for teaching and research are still available in the OhioLINK Digital Media Center. The URL to The ART Collection remains unchanged: http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/art/Login
Museums contributing to The ART Collection:
Images from museums that will not be participating in The ART Collection have been removed from the OhioLINK Digital Media Center.
The six millionth article was recently added to the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center. The EJC provides students, faculty members and staff at participating OhioLINK institutions with instantaneous online access to more than 6,300 journal titles from 80+ publishers.
OhioLINK users download 4.56 million articles from the EJC annually. A total of 17 million articles have been downloaded from the EJC since its inception in April 1998.