Graduate Students and University Libraries

University Libraries offers you:

Information

  • Access to hundreds of research databases offering free, full-text journal articles go.osu.edu/databases
  • Free digital delivery of articles through the “Article Express” services go.osu.edu/articleexpress
  • Interlibrary services go.osu.edu/ill; for items not available through the Ohio State Catalog library.ohio-state.edu or OhioLINK catalogs olc1.ohiolink.edu/search
  • A print collection of more than seven million volumes
  • Loan periods of 17 weeks with unlimited renewals for books from the University Libraries collection go.osu.edu/libcirc
  • Delivery of items to on-campus office addresses or the central campus library of your choice
  • Off-campus access to most databases and full-text journals and books
  • Special Collections that offer unique research opportunities library.osu.edu/special-collections
  • Free bibliographic management software (RefWorks™, Zotero™, etc.) go.osu.edu/citation
  • Materials may be requested through the online catalog by visiting library.osu.edu

 

Experts

  • Subject librarians with expertise in every area of study who are available to help you with your research needs go.osu.edu/librarians
  • Faculty and staff at the Research Commons provide research support in the areas of Data Management and Visualization, Digital Humanities, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Research Impact library.osu.edu/researchcommons
  • Experts in Copyright Services that provide education and guidance on the application of copyright law to facilitate teaching, research and scholarship go.osu.edu/copyright

 

Research Commons

Located on the 3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library, Research Commons features a suite of services and enriched technology for graduate, postdoc and faculty research. Whether you want to reserve a room for collaborative projects, schedule a consultation with a research support expert, participate in a workshop, explore new software in the computer lab or find a quiet place to focus on your work, Research Commons is the spot for you.

 

Other places to conduct research

 

OhioLINK

University Libraries is a member of OhioLINK ohiolink.edu, a group of libraries across the state that share resources. Through OhioLINK, you have access to:

  • More than 100 electronic research databases
  • The Electronic Journal Center, with nearly 10,000 scholarly journal titles across a wide range of disciplines
  • The Digital Resource Commons, with a variety of multimedia material
  • More than 50 million library items statewide, with more than 13 million unique titles

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