The Master's thesis, "Divine presence, gender, and the Sufi spiritual path: An analysis of Rabi’ah the Mystic’s identity and poetry," was written by Erin S. Prus in Xavier's Department of English.
There are now 32 programs from 24 member institutions, participating in the OhioLINK ETD Center, a free, online database of 25,776 graduate theses and dissertations and undergraduate honors theses. Full text is available to 96% of the included papers. For more information about the OhioLINK ETD Center, visit the frequently asked questions page.
Ohio’s five Library Depositories will soon undergo nearly 30 needed expansion and repair projects, thanks to a $1.8 million fund designation from the Ohio Board of Regents Controlling Board. Planned work includes a project to repair a portion of the roof in the Southeast Depository; renovate the floor and shelving in the Central Depository; replace chiller units to better preserve library materials in the Southwest and Northeast depositories; and enclose the carport to ensure safe transfer of materials in all weather in the Southeast Depository.
“These improvements will help ensure the long-term preservation of these materials ranging from books to historical maps for future Ohioans,” said Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut.
The Library Depositories were developed in the early 1990s to store materials designated as “seldom used” by 13 of the state’s public universities. Because OhioLINK already worked closely with each regional depository, the organization was tapped to help with the management of the buildings. Materials stored in the depositories are available to library patrons through OhioLINK request and often arrive at the designated library in one day.
OhioLINK has accepted a $1.5 million Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the State Library of Ohio on behalf of Libraries Connect Ohio, a partnership of Ohio libraries and library organizations that provides library resources for all Ohioans. The funds will be used to provide access to full-text articles and encyclopedias through eight databases including EBSCO, an online database of periodicals, as well as to maintain database services. Wright State University will provide administration support for the grant.
Libraries Connect Ohio is a collaborative effort of OhioLINK; the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN); INFOhio, the information network for Ohio schools; the State Library of Ohio; the Ohio Educational Library Media Association; and the Ohio Library Council. Together, these organizations represent the library resources available to Ohioans in all stages of life.
“Libraries Connect Ohio demonstrates Ohio's commitment to life-long learning,” said Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut. “Through this grant, eight unique databases are available to all Ohio residents, from kindergartner to senior citizen.”
“The program is a prime example of collaboration and partnership,” explains Missy Lodge, Head of Library Programs and Development for the State Library of Ohio. “Without these organizations working together, Ohio residents would not have access to many of the resources available through the Ohio Web Library.
View breathtaking images from the moment the human dream of flight took wing.
The Wright Brothers Collection documents the invention of the airplane, the lives of the Wright Family, and the Wrights' flying exhibitions in Europe and the United States. The collection provides thorough coverage of the Wrights' early inventive period documenting their early gliders and flight testing in both Ohio and North Carolina.
Taking classes this summer? Tackling a paper or research project? Whatever the reason, sometimes you really need help from an information expert. When you have research questions, turn to the research experts, your librarians!
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Even during the summer you can depend on KnowItNow Academic to get live online help with any and all research questions from a librarian at a participating OhioLINK library. KnowItNow Academic is available to students, staff and faculty members at OhioLINK member institutions. Summer 2009 hours: Mondays through Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays; from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Outside of these hours, or if academic librarians are not available, you can get online help with your research questions from public librarians using the regular KnowItNow service.
When you use KnowItNow Academic you may be helped by an academic librarian from another OhioLINK library than your own. If you prefer to talk to a librarian at your library, please contact your library directly.
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KnowItNow is a live online information service provided free of charge for the citizens of Ohio by the State Library of Ohio and your local public library. Professional librarians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your reference questions and assist you in finding information. KnowItNow is made available free of charge to all residents of Ohio through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.