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Ashland University Library sources for Nursing students and faculty.
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Welcome to our Research Guide for Nursing, a starting point for your research. Please use the tabs above to find quality resources. If you need more assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me or one of the other reference librarians. We're always happy to help!

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Renew your library books and check status of OhioLINK requests


Electronic Reserves

Your professors may place articles and other documents in Electronic Reserves. They will need to provide you with a password to access the articles. The articles are accessible 24/7. 

DVDs and other items may be placed in Library Reserves and have a restricted borrowing period. They may be checked out during regular library hours.


Learning Express Library Practice Exams for Nursing

This subscription database provides instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of occupations, including nurisng. Practice tests include instant diagnostic score reports that help users target those skill areas needing the most attention.  Work is stored in “My Center,” allowing you to do practice tests in multiple sittings.

To use the LearningExpress Library 3.0, open the database and register for a new individual account.  Accounts will not carry over from the former Learning Express Library platform.  The e-mail address you give will be your user name.

Medical Pronunciations

Unsure of how to pronounce medical terms? Just use this tool from the Merck Manuals Online Medical Library.  You will need audio capability on your computer to use this site.  No new page will display when you click on a word. Just wait a second and you will hear the pronunciation of the term on your speakers or headphones.


Library Basics


 Most of the AU Library is online and available 24/7.  From anywhere in the world, at any time of day, the AU Library is here for you. Even when the library building is closed, you can access thousands of articles, read electronic books, ask a research question, view a digital film, browse digital image collections, order interlibrary loan articles, or request that books be delivered for you to any OhioLINK library, within days.

In addition, the physical library building is open 7 days a week, 15 hours a day on school days, and until 1 am during finals.  Detailed Library Building Hours 


Ask us a question!

Need help finding a particular book, constructing a better search or deciding which database to use?  We'd love to answer your research questions. 

Stop by the Information Desk to get some one-on-one help.  Or, there are several other ways to contact us.  Take your pick!

Look for HELP, LIBRARY in chat sidebar in your AU gmail. 

Or, look for KATHRYN VENDITTI in sidebar in your AU gmail. 

    TEXT a Librarian at 419-768-6106 

   CALL us at 419-289-5402  

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Research Guide Librarian


Kathryn Venditti

Contact Info:

My normal library hours:
Monday 1-9
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday -Friday 8-5

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For questions about book loans, renewing and overdue fines, please call the Circulation Desk, 419-289-5400 during open hours

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Off-Campus Support

Ashland University Library is committed to providing assistance, resources, & services to our students at the AU Centers, as well as to other Ashland University distance learners. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need help.


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