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The Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) provides students and faculty at more than 85 public and private campuses access to 44 million volumes and more than 100 research databases.

Registered borrowers have the ability to request items electronically while searching the Central Catalog and indicate at which library they want to pick up requested items. A delivery service among member institutions speeds the exchange of material.

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Registered borrowers also have access to over 9.5 million popular books, DVDs and CDs through SearchOhio, a network of 19 public library systems throughout the state. If a search in the OhioLINK Central Catalog does not bring up the item you are looking for, click on the "SearchOhio" icon to search their catalog. Materials acquired through SearchOhio can be picked up at CSU.

In addition to the Central Catalog, users can access electronic research databases, such as Biological Abstracts, ERIC, Proquest Digital Dissertations, and PsychINFO. These research databases cover a wide spectrum of disciplines and increasingly contain the full text of journal articles cited.

OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center (EJC) provides full text of several thousand journals from major academic publishers. Its Digital Resource Commons (DRC), serves as a statewide repository for scholarly materials produced by the University System of Ohio and Ohio's liberal arts colleges and provides online access to images, sounds, video, numeric data, and other media information through its incorporation of the former Digital Media Center.

Due to copyright restrictions, you may need to provide your CSU ID number and other login information to access the electronic research databases, the EJC, and the DMC from off-campus. See Off-Campus Access.