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Finding Books

In addition to providing free access to the holdings of Kent State University libraries and college and university libraries throughout Ohio, the KentLINK and OhioLINK catalogs allow registered users to request materials owned by other libraries so that they can be delivered to their home library.

Online Catalogs

KentLINK
Search and request materials from any KSU library.

OhioLINK
Search and request materials from institutions of higher education across the state of Ohio.

WorldCat
Search libraries throughout the world using the OCLC database. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Library of Congress
Search for materials held by the Library of Congress.

OPLIN
The Ohio Public Libraries Information Network.

Online Books

American and English Literature
Online books on Poetry, Drama, and Fiction as well as 21 editions of the Bible all written in English. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Annual Reviews
Analytic reviews in biomedical, physical, and social sciences. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly netLibrary)
Online books selected specifically for OhioLINK libraries available to browse, read and checkout online. Off-campus access is also available. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Includes over 180,000 titles of books, pamphlets, essays, etc. published mostly in the UK during the 18th century.(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Large digital resource of both public domain content as well as the digital repositories of research libraries from across the country. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Humanities E-Book
Over 1,700 electronic books offered by the ACLS (American Council of Learned Socieities. Off-campus access is also available. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

National Academies Press
Over 4,000 titles freely available for download as PDFs on topics such as science engineering and health.

OhioLINK Electronic Book Center
Thousands of books available electronically from ABC-CLIO, Gale, Oxford University Press, Sage, and Springer. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Online Books Page
A website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.

Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books. Off-campus access is also available. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Oxford Scholarship Online
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 1,150 Oxford books in the areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and up to 200 new and recently-published books are added each year. Off-campus access is also available. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Project Gutenberg
A listing of books available to download freely from the internet.

Questia Online Library
Free access to more than 5,000 books

R2 Digital Library
A collection of ebooks for nursing and allied health from one of the leading publishers in the field, Rittenhouse. (Available to KSU authorized users)

Royal Society of Chemistry's Physical Subject Collection and Organic Subject Collection
Kent State has access to 71 titles in this collection of electronic chemistry books (other titles have limited access). (Available to Kent State authorized users)

Safari
Online ebooks service focusing primarily on computer technology. Off-campus access is also available. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Wiley Online Library
Access is to the publishers ebook content as well as journal content. Off-campus access is also available. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Digital Media

OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons
The OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons is a network of centrally hosted institutional repositories featuring local branding, remote submission and administration, and federated searching. (Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

Ambrose Video
Collection of streaming video clips and programs, including award-winning materials in social studies, literature, fine arts, and the sciences.(Available to Kent State and Stark State authorized users)

NBC Learn (Higher Ed)
Access to NBC news clips and stories both current and historical, as well as primary source documents. Targeted to higher education students. (Available to Kent State authorized users)

NBC Learn (K-12)
Access to NBC news clips and stories both current and historical, as well as primary source documents. Targeted to K-12 students. (Available to Kent State authorized users)

Europeana
Allows users to search for images, texts, sounds, and videos within it 4 million digital items. Developed by the European Commission as a virtual library for cultural and scientific resources.

C-Span Video Library
Includes video coverage of the United States Congress as well as other historical and educational programming dating back to 1987.

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