OhioLINK Update - Fall 2008 - Academic

Ten Ways OhioLINK Can Make Academic Life Better

You know OhioLINK gives you the ability to borrow books from 90 libraries statewide, but do you know about all the other ways OhioLINK can make academic life better for you and your students?

  1. Find and assign course materials. Use OhioLINK resources as course materials and include them in course packs, class Web sites and course management sites. Link to specific scholarly articles, e-books and digital videos to provide students with direct and easy access to assigned readings and additional resources.
    Tips: Bookmarking E-Journal Articles
  2. Support distance learners. Supporting distance learners is a snap with OhioLINK. Databases, electronic journals, e-books and multimedia resources are available anytime, anywhere via www.ohiolink.edu and your library’s Web site. Distance learners residing in Ohio can also request books and other library materials via OhioLINK and pick them up at any participating library.
  3. Receive better-researched papers. Show students the wealth of available OhioLINK and library-provided scholarly resources and you can expect better-researched papers and assignments in return. Surveys and anecdotal evidence continually show that faculty recommendations heavily influence students’ awareness of library-provided scholarly resources and which resources they utilize.
  4. Stay up-to-date with important journals and research in your field. More than 12,000 e-journals and millions of articles are available electronically from OhioLINK.
  5. Put literature searches on auto-pilot. Create an OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center account to save articles and journals, create e-mail or RSS alerts for new issues, save searches and set up automatic alerts for new search results. You can also create search alerts in other databases, such as Academic Search Complete and ISI Web of Science. Tips: www.ohiolink.edu/ostaff/tips/ejc-alerts
  6. Get educational films and documentaries on demand. Download a video to show in class or assign to students. Find foreign language videos and clips in seven languages to use in class, recommend or assign as extra practice. OhioLINK’s digital video collections contain more than 3,000 digital videos and cover a wide variety of subjects.
    Digital videos: http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/video.htm
  7. Solve your computer and tech troubles stat! Need to learn a new software program, solve a computer problem or fix some code? Try Safari Books Online. Safari offers thousands of computer and IT titles from top technology publishers.
    Resources list: www.ohiolink.edu/resources
  8. Read and search scholarly e-books online, anytime. Visit the Electronic Book Center for 17,500+ scholarly
    and reference books from five publishers. The E-Book Center will guide you to OhioLINK’s other e-book collections.
    Electronic Book Center: ebooks.ohiolink.edu
  9. Read newspapers from Ohio and around the nation from your desktop. America’s Newspapers contains articles from 17 Ohio newspapers, including most major Ohio dailies and popular national papers. Use Newspaper Source to access even more papers.
    Resources list: www.ohiolink.edu/resources
  10. Help students improve their test scores. Encourage students to take free online practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, PPST Praxis I and much more with LearningExpress Library. Students receive instant scoring, answer explanations and personalized evaluations of where help is needed. LearningExpress also includes courses, career building tools, writing aids and helpful e-books.
    Resources list: www.ohiolink.edu/resources