Options for Electronic Access if you are not a current OU student, faculty, or staff
Access within Ohio
Since Alumni and/or Friends of the Libraries do not have database access we wanted to remind you that there are a few Ohio library institutions that do offer free access to databases within the state of Ohio.
Below are a list of databases that are accessible for free. They can often get you started and might even be just what you need:
- OPLIN: Ohio Public Library Information Network (OHIO RESIDENTS)
OPLIN provides free database access to anyone who is accessing their information within the state of Ohio.
- OHIO WEB LIBRARY
Combined with OPLIN, OHIO WEB LIBRARY allows access to additional free databases.
Databases include: Academic Search Premier, Learning Express Library, Newspaper Databases, and Reference Databases, to name a few.
Resources for out of state users:
- Your local public library can provide you with
- database access on site
- book borrowing
- Interlibrary Loan
- Your local state funded university should allow guest access to all services (institution by institution)
Open Access Databases
- JSTOR now offers some free content (Early Journal Content).
- ERIC.gov – Education Resources Information Center – is an online digital library of education research and information.
- PubMed – PubMed Central is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Click the Free text Summary results link to go directly to the PubMed Central article, book, or book chapter.
Google Books has digitized a number of magazines:
- Life Magazine Archive
- Popular Science
- Time Magazine Archives (they don’t archive EVERYTHING, but quite a bit)