Earlier this month, Ohio Dominican University's honors thesis program published its first thesis on the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center: Jeffrey Vent's Less-Lethal Law Enforcement's Use of the TASER in Demanding Suspect Compliance.
The OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center is a free, online database of 11,700 graduate theses and dissertations and undergraduate honors theses from students at participating Ohio colleges and universities. For more information about the OhioLINK ETD Center, visit the frequently asked questions page.
Ohio Dominican University is the 20th institution to join OhioLINK's ETD Center. A list of participating institutions is available. Any OhioLINK member institution may join and submit theses and dissertations to the database.
Ah summer, time to hit the beach, travel to parts unknown, and grab every possible minute of sunshine. But if your summer plans also include doing research, please remember that you can have your OhioLINK books and other library materials delivered to any participating library, including two public libraries, Cuyahoga County Public Library and Westerville Public Library.
You'll need to take your library card and a picture ID (for some people these are one and the same) with you when you pick up your requested materials.
And whether you're leaving the state this summer or not, you still have millions of articles, 19,000+ e-books, 1,900 digital videos, online practice tests and much more available to you anytime, anywhere from OhioLINK and your library. All you need is your name and ID information to access OhioLINK online.
Do you love your library? Love being a librarian? Post a video that describes what you love about your library and how it serves your community and you could win the $10,000.00 grand prize in Thomson Gale's (database publisher) 'I Love My Library' video contest to split with the library you designate.
Here's the scoop: Load your video on librareo, Thomson Gale's YouTube channel before midnight on Friday, May 25, 2007 to enter. By June 1, 2007, Thomson Gale judges will determine the top five finalists based on creativity, unique portrayal of love of libraries and the services they provide, and overall appeal. The top five videos will be featured on www.gale.com/librareo for a nationwide vote that will be held June 1-11. The video with the most votes wins the grand prize.
Find the complete contest rules, downloadable video releases and sample videos on Gale's Web site at www.gale.com/librareo.
You can renew your OhioLINK books online, up to four times, as long as another user has not requested the item. Here's how:
1. Log on to your library record/account from your library's Web site.
2. Click on # items currently checked out.
3. Select the items you want to renew.
4. Click on "renew selected items."
CDs, DVDs and videos requested through OhioLINK may not be renewed.
If you have questions or problems renewing OhioLINK books, please contact your library.
Find answers to more frequently asked questions about OhioLINK online borrowing, including a video tutorial, here.