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OhioLINK is a group of 86 Ohio college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio, that work together to get you the information you need to be successful in school, whenever and wherever you need it. Because your library is a member of OhioLINK, you have FREE access to: 46 million books and other library materials, millions of electronic articles, 12,000 electronic journals, 140 databases, 25,000 e-books; thousands of images, videos and sounds, 12,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students and more.
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The OhioLINK Library Catalog is available and work properly following a system upgrade on August 16. All search functionalities, including keyword searching are now working.
Thousands of new scholarly e-books, published by Springer, are now available to students, faculty and staff at OhioLINK member institutions. These are recent (2005-2007), high-quality scientific, technological and medical books. Students can use these books to do research anytime, anywhere. Faculty can use the books for research or as course materials. Faculty can assign particular readings and link to relevant chapters or sections from course pages or Web sites. New Springer e-books will be added regularly. These recent additions bring the total number of e-books offered by OhioLINK to 25,000.
These new e-books are available as part of the new Electronic Book Center. Similar in concept to the Electronic Journal Center, the E-Book Center will allow you to find and utilize e-books from multiple publishers using one common interface. Currently, the E-Book Center contains 5,000 e-books from Oxford University Press and Springer. Additional e-books and e-book collections will be added, including the Electronic Reference Books collection. Links to OhioLINK's other e-book collections are available from the E-Book Center's home page.
Ohio students, faculty and staff now have access to one of the top ten largest theological collections in the United States from the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus (TCGC). This access is possible because TCGC members, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Pontifical College Josephinum and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, have recently joined OhioLINK. These additions bring the total number of OhioLINK members to 87, including 16 public/research universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 47 private colleges and the State Library of Ohio.
"Having access to these specialized collections will be a benefit to students and faculty of many disciplines here at Ohio State, including art, history, literature, music, religious studies and sociology." Joe Branin, Director of the Ohio State University Libraries, said.
Ohio students, faculty and staff can now browse 360,000 theological books and other library materials, borrow items for up to 15 weeks, and pick up those requested items in just 2-3 days at a participating library. In addition, students, faculty and staff at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Pontifical College Josephinum and Trinity Lutheran Seminary will gain access to the more than 46 million books and other library materials owned by OhioLINK member libraries and two Ohio public library systems.
"Being a part of OhioLINK allows us to support the research needs of our students and faculty in ways that we weren't able to do before," Monsignor Paul Langsfeld, Rector/President, Pontifical College Josephinum, said. "OhioLINK provides more library resources than any single library, especially a small library, could ever afford individually."
See the news release for more details.