Welcome New Students!
Welcome to college and to OhioLINK!
OhioLINK is a group of 89 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: 47.4 million books and other library materials, millions of electronic articles, 12,000 electronic journals, 140 databases, 38,000 e-books; thousands of images, videos and sounds, 16,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students and more.
Six Ways OhioLINK Can Make Life Easier:
- Download electronic articles instantly
Get the articles you need for your paper or read entire journals, newspapers and magazines online, anytime. Choose from 140 research databases to find articles in a specific subject area, or try Quick Search @ OhioLINK to find articles from multiple sources easily. With more than 12,000 journals and millions of articles, odds are you'll find what you need.
- Enhance projects with images, videos and sounds
You don't need a passport to view works of art from museums around the globe, a DVD player to watch educational films and documentaries, or a time machine to view historical documents. With a quick visit to OhioLINK's Digital Media Center, you can find thousands of electronic images, sounds and videos to use in papers, presentations or to enhance your learning.
- Paper panic? Try a Quick Search
Find articles for class or resources for your paper quickly. Quick Search @ OhioLINK saves time by searching multiple resources simultaneously. It provides reliable, library-quality results that are appropriate for class and research.
- Find the perfect thesis or dissertation topic
Get topic ideas, see what peers have written in your discipline, or find a particular theses or dissertation via the Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center. The ETD Center contains 16,000 theses and dissertations from students at participating Ohio colleges and universities.
- Get the books you need in 2-3 days
Can't find the book you need at your library? OhioLINK it! Use the OhioLINK Library Catalog to find and request library materials online and pick them up at any participating library you choose in two to three days. With more than 47.4 million books and library materials to choose from, you're likely to find what you need. Renew books online via your library's Web site and keep them for up to 15 weeks (unless another user has requested them).
- Find answers anytime with e-books
OhioLINK's growing collection of 38,000 e-books cover a wide variety of subjects and include encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference works (for tracking down a quick fact or illustration); scholarly books; and computer and technology titles (for in-depth, how-to books and technology tips).
We know the amount of information available can be overwhelming, but we're here to help. If you need help finding something, getting started with your research, or you have any questions, please chat with an OhioLINK librarian online or contact your library.
All Services Restored
After weekend hardware upgrades, all OhioLINK services and databases are now back online. Thank you for your patience during the downtime.
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FAQs: How Do I Borrow Books from OhioLINK?
Can't find what you need at your library? OhioLINK It! Students, faculty and staff at OhioLINK member institutions--as well as Cuyahoga County Public Library and Westerville Public Library cardholders--can borrow items from OhioLINK libraries at no charge.
First, go to the OhioLINK Library Catalog and find the book or other item you wish to borrow.
Some popular ways to search for specific items include by title, author and ISBN/ISSN. Once you find the item you're looking for, then:
- Click REQUEST THIS ITEM.
- The system looks for an available copy and selects a lending library.
- Select your institution from the list.
- Fill in your name and ID number, and select where you want to pick up the item. You can pick up the item at any participating OhioLINK library that is convenient.
- The system validates the request and sends the request to the lending library.
- The item will be delivered within several days to the pickup location you requested.
Visit our OhioLINK Borrowing FAQ page for complete details about borrowing through OhioLINK. Please contact your library to confirm your ID information. Only items that are not available at your own institution may be requested in this way.
New Literature Collection Interface Coming August 4
On Monday, August 4, OhioLINK will install a new interface for the Chadwyck-Healey literature collections. This should be completed by mid-day.
The new interface will present all 15 collections together, rather than separately as they are now, making cross-searching of collections much more apparent and easy. You are welcome to preview the new
This upgrade will effect the following collections: 20th Century African American Poetry Collection, 20th Century American Poetry Collection, 20th Century English Poetry Collection, African American Poetry Collection, American Drama Collection, American Poetry Collection, Bible in English, Bibliography of American Literature, Early American Fiction, Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, English Poetry Collection, English Prose Drama, English Verse Drama, and the W. B. Yeats Collection
These collections may be unavailable for very short periods of time on August 4, but no major downtimes are expected. The existing URLs to the collections will automatically be redirected to the new interface; there is no need for you to change these URLs.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact your library or e-mail us at info (at) ohiolink (dot) edu.