Ashland students can access these books from anywhere in the world. You will need to log in with your AU ID.
*What does this mean for you?
You may borrow materials from the OhioLINK catalog and have the material delivered to any of the OhioLINK libraries, including Ohio College libraries, Westerville Public Library, and all branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Just locate the book you need in the catalog and click on the Request Link. Select the college you attend, type your name and AU ID number, and then select your pick-up institution, and location. It normally takes 5-6 days for items requested from OhioLINK to arrive at the designated pick-up location. You may return to any OhioLINK library. If you prefer, you may go to any OhioLINK library and borrow items using your AU ID.
Includes books and other media in US libraries. Used only for locating, not requests. Once you have found an item you would like, you have two options...
Uses natural language. Type a word or phrase. Use only simple words, not sentences or concepts.
With keyword searches you can use these search tips:
¨ Use AND to limit your search to results that include ALL of the keywords (Ex.-navajo AND diabetes)
¨ Use OR to expand your search and indicate that you would like results with either term (Ex.-Navajo OR Navaho OR Diné )
¨ Use * as a wildcard. Tacked on to a root word it retrieves variants. For example: nurs* retrieves articles on nurse, nurses, nursing, etc. (Note: OhioLINK databases use $ instead of *)
¨ Use quote marks or parentheses to indicate that you want one or more words in the exact order in which you type them [Ex.-“myocardial infarction” or (myocardial infarction) AND (long-term care)
¨ Try to think of other ways to think of your concept in order to increase your results (Ex.-Rather than looking for articles on “gender” you can try: gender OR sex difference OR male OR female OR men OR women)
Requires specific Library of Congress Subject Headings. The words have to be typed in the exact order used by Library of Congress. When you see Subject terms in a book record, they are links. Click and you'll find more books on that topic.
Examples of Library of Congress Subject Headings
You can manage your own library account from a link on the AU Library web site, regardless of where you have OhioLINK books delivered. OhioLINK books can be renewed online, up to four times, as long as another user has not requested the item.
2. Click on # items currently checked out.
3. Select the items you want to renew.
4. Click on "renew selected items."