There are several ways to locate and borrow books if you live outside Ohio. Your local public library is a good starting point. Many college and university libraries allow local residents to borrow books for a minimal fee. Your State Library may also provide books to state residents.
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. You can search most US libraries using WorldCat.org. If you enter your zip code, it will display holdings within a designated radius of your location.
From any EBSCO database, such as America: History and Life or Academic Search Complete, you can set up a free account to store citations from any EBSCO database.
To set up a free account with EBSCO, click "Sign In" on the top tool bar of any EBSCO database, click "Create a new Account," and follow the easy steps.
You will be prompted to log-in whenever you click on a database or e-book. If you prefer, you may log-in now. Once you are logged in, you should be able to move from one resource to another until you close your browser.
Occasionally we experience difficulty with our log-in server. In that event, you may want to try to log-in through OhioLINK. The steps are slightly different but you should be able to access databases and many of the e-books.
This searches across many scholarly Internet sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Google Scholar is especially useful for tracking down or verifying difficult or partial citations.
Scholarly articles found on Google, frequently require that you pay a fee to access the full text of the article. However, because of your affiliation with AU and OhioLINK, Google Scholar can directly link you to quality resources at no charge. When on campus your Google Scholar search results will immediately indicate if the items are available through OhioLINK.
To show links to free OhioLINK Resources from off-campus, you will need to change Google Preferences on your computer.
OhioLINK- Find it with OLinks
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