Faculty

121 member libraries serving over 1/2 million patrons with 50 million library items, 20 million articles, 50 thousand theses & dissertations, 100 thousand eBooks, and over 100 databases.

Providing you with the best academic library content

Together, OhioLINK and member libraries pool their funds to purchase $53 million of high quality academic content. In fact, more content is available to all OhioLINK members than is available at the average Ivy League institution. Here are 7 ways to leverage this competitive advantage:

1. Get the books you need, fast: olc1.ohiolink.edu

Use the OhioLINK Library Catalog to find and request books, periodicals, maps, music scores and audiovisual materials. Pick them up at any member library you choose in just 3-5 days. Faculty can check out non-media materials for six weeks and renew them up to six times.

2. Download articles instantly: journals.ohiolink.edu

Download the articles you need for your research or course instantly, or read entire journals, newspapers and magazines online, anytime. Through OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC), you have access to millions of articles in more than 100 databases, including content from a wide swath of disciplines.

3. Put literature searches on auto-pilot: journals.ohiolink.edu

With an OhioLINK EJC account, you can also save articles, journals and previous searches, get alerts on newly added search results, and create e-mail or RSS alerts for new issues.

4. View Ohio theses and dissertations: etd.ohiolink.edu

Get immediate access to the most current research occurring on Ohio campuses via the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Center, which contains research from students at 30 participating Ohio colleges and universities.

“I don’t recall any book or reference that I’ve needed that I haven’t been able to get through OhioLINK.”

—Jane L. Fox, Ph.D., Wright State University, Research Professor, Department of Physics

5. Access electronic books: ebooks.ohiolink.edu

Choose from OhioLINK’s collection of 100,000 eBooks, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and computer and technology titles.

6. Improve student research papers: www.ohiolink.edu/resources

Introduce students to the wealth of OhioLINK and library-provided scholarly resources available, and in return receive improved student research papers and assignments. Surveys and anecdotal evidence continually find that faculty recommendations heavily influence which resources students use.

7. Find and assign course materials: www.ohiolink.edu/resources

Use OhioLINK resources as course materials and include them in your course packets, class websites and course management sites. Link to specific scholarly articles, journals, eBooks and digital videos to provide students with direct access to assigned readings or additional resources.