What Does OhioLINK Provide?

OhioLINK provides access to nearly 50 million library items statewide, encompassing a spectrum of library material including law, medical and special collections. The OhioLINK Library Catalog contains over 13 million unique titles from its 91 member libraries. Students, faculty, staff, and card holders from participating public libraries can use the OhioLINK Library Catalog to find and request materials online, then pick them up two to three days later at the participating library of their choice. Users can renew books online and keep them for up to 21 weeks (students, staff) or 42 weeks (faculty).
Research Databases
OhioLINK offers more than 100 electronic research databases, including a variety of full-text resources. These databases cover many academic areas at varying levels of detail. Many databases are citation indexes. In most cases, the user can link to the relevant full-text article, or find out which OhioLINK members possess copies of the cited journal.
Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
OhioLINK launched the Electronic Journal Center, a collection of full-text research journals, in 1998. The EJC contains almost 10,000 scholarly journal titles from approximately 50 publishers across a wide range of disciplines. Researchers can download electronic articles instantly, read entire journal issues online, create e-mail or RSS alerts for new issues, save searches, and set up automatic search alerts for new search results. More than 3 million articles are used each year from the EJC, with a total of more than 45 million articles used since its inception.
Electronic Book Center (EBC)
OhioLINK’s growing collection of 81,000 e-books covers a wide variety of subjects and includes scholarly monographs; encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference works (for tracking down a quick fact or illustration); and computer and technology titles (for in-depth, how-to books and technology tips).
Digital Resource Commons (DRC)
The Digital Resource Commons preserves and hosts a variety of multimedia material owned and licensed by OhioLINK. DRC collections include: 3,000 digital educational films and documentaries; thousands of electronic images, and more. Some of these collections are also available to Ohio school and public libraries. The multimedia materials may be shown in class, utilized in course materials, or used to enhance papers, projects and presentations. Almost 360,000 multimedia materials are downloaded from OhioLINK each year, with more than 3.3 million materials downloaded since the service's inception in 1999.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (ETD)
The ETD Center is an open access showcase of research and scholarship from students at Ohio universities, offering access to over 39,000 undergraduate honors theses, masters’ theses, and doctoral dissertations from students at participating Ohio colleges and universities. The ETD Center allows students to get topic ideas, see what peers have written in their discipline, or find a particular theses or dissertation.
Ohio Music Center
The OhioLINK Music Center is an online streaming music database of international works in a variety of genres, from Classical to Spoken Word. The Music Center offers more than 81,000 tracks from more than 22,000 albums.
Electronic Finding Aid Repository (EAD)
The OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository contains descriptions of archival collections from contributing institutions in Ohio.
July 2014