There are several ways you may 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.
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. You may search all US libraries using WorldCat. If you enter your zip code, it will display holdings within a designated radius of your location.
Databases frequently provide full-text for many articles but in some cases the full text is not available.
In order to get an article that is not available online in full text you can request the article by submitting an Interlibrary Loan Article Request Form. A link to the form is frequently included beneath the citation in the list of article results. A link to the form can also be found on the library website under Quick Links.
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
Open WorldCat - Library Search
From any EBSCO database such as Criminal Justice Abstracts or Academic Search Complete, you may set up a free account.