OhioLINK leverages cooperative funding, collective buying power, and centralized services to manage acquisition and access to wide range of scholarly e-resources. The shared Digital Library of e-journals, e-books, and databases is delivered to institutions of higher education for $52 per student—less than the average cost of a single college textbook.
In addition, OhioLINK, in collaboration with SearchOhio, manages a groundbreaking peer-to-peer interlibrary loan system that opens the resources of OhioLINK's shared Central Catalog to all Ohio residents through their local library.
The Central Catalog is a shared catalog displaying information for items owned by our member libraries. It lists over 44 million items, including books, periodicals, maps, music scores and audiovisual materials. Items can be requested online and picked up at any OhioLINK member library.
OhioLINK users have online access to an A–Z listing of over 100 databases provided through OhioLINK, as well as links to the lists of research databases provided through each member library.
The EJC is a database containing millions of full-text articles from more than 10,000 academic journals from top scholarly publishers, academic societies and university presses.
The EBC provides access to more than 200,000 eBooks; titles feature reference works, American and English literature and technology titles, including the popular Safari eBook collection.
The OhioLINK OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network of open education resources curated and created by Ohio faculty. Access these tools and connect with educators across the state in online groups. You can also create and collaborate on new resources.
The music center is a streaming database of international works in a variety of genres, containing more than 81,000 tracks of music from more than 22,000 albums.
The ETD contains 100,000+ theses and dissertations from students at 36 of Ohio’s world-renowned academic institutions. The ETDs are now included in Google Scholar, increasing visibility and expanding the reach of Ohio’s research.
The Finding Aid Repository contains the rich collections housed in archives, libraries and other institutions throughout the state of Ohio. The repository provides access to collections on a broad scale, increasing for researchers the visibility of these unique and valuable resources.
The DRC houses online nearly 85,000 unique, scholarly and historical records from Ohio’s colleges, universities and cultural institutions. Collections include historic maps of Akron, bioacoustic recordings and more than 1,800 educational videos.