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For a limited time, OhioNET members can take advantage of special Fall pricing from SAGE.  Place an order on the following products and receive 3 additional months of free access in addition to a 15% discount:

·      SAGE Business Researcher

·      SAGE Business Cases

·      SAGE Stats, including SAGE Business Stats, SAGE State Stats, and SAGE Local Stats

·      CQ Press U.S. Political Stats

·      CQ Researcher

·      CQ Almanac

·      CQ Press Collections

Please note this offer is valid for new subscribers only.  Contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist, at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org for information, trials, or to make a purchase.  More information on each product can be found below.


SAGE Business Researcher

NEW!  SAGE Business Researcher is the first step in business and management research.  It delivers in-depth, timely reports on the most important business issues, written with students and entrepreneurs to be in mind. More timely and accessible than journals and more authoritative than business media, these curriculum-mapped reports launch inquiry into topics like:

·       Social Entrepreneurship

·       Failure

·       Product Recalls

·       Behavioral Economics

·       Ethics

·       Workforce and Management

·       Doing Business Globally

·       And much, much more!

SAGE Business Researcher melds a journalistic sensibility with an academically rigorous approach. And by journalistic sensibility, we mean journalism and its tools in its best sense – an awareness of what’s new, what’s different, what’s changing; a desire to get to the heart of the matter, to go to the source; and an instinct for penetrating false fronts, for cutting through cant and spin. In a business world of turmoil, disruption and uncertainty, where startups come and go with regularity and even well-established companies can sink, we provide the kind of information and smart analysis that paves the way for success. These authoritative reports are augmented with ancillary materials such as extensive bibliographies, downloadable charts and graphs, chronologies that place the topics in context, expert viewpoints, specially commissioned commentaries, and more. 

SAGE Business Cases

NEW for 2016!  SAGE Business Cases brings business to life – inspiring students and researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success. The first significant, discipline-wide, digital collection tailored to library needs – SAGE Business Cases is highly-interactive, user-friendly, and allows for instant and lasting IP access rather than the usual per case purchase model. This carefully curated collection of 1,000 authoritative cases is designed to engage students in applying core concepts to practice through the use of examples from the global business environment. Offered on SAGE’s digital library platform, SAGE Knowledge, these cases are integrated with SAGE’s journal, book, video, and reference content, allowing for a rich scholarly environment and enhanced discovery. 

SAGE Business Cases offers cases that are:

·       Designed to suit a range of research uses: from short vignettes to narrative long form, written using both field research and publicly available sources

·       Library-wide access provides easy discovery for students and researchers to use in courses and research

·       Critically minded, up-to-date, and complementary to other SAGE Business & Management content

·       Many cases will include locked teaching notes and discussion questions to ensure effective use

·       Available for subscription.

In addition to SAGE’s proprietary and newly commissioned cases, the collection includes cases from a growing list of world-renowned institutions and associations with a goal of 2,500 cases by 2018:

·       Yale School of Management, Yale University, USA

·       Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA

·       Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK

·       Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, China

·       Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, USA

·       Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

·       The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India

·       Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA

·       Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, USA


Help your students discover dynamic data with more than 13,000 current and historical data series on U.S. states, counties, cities, and metropolitan areas with SAGE Stats. Harmonizing carefully-vetted data from over 200 private and public sources into the same format on our easy-to-use platform, researchers from novice to expert have the power and context they need. There are no limitations on data downloading or exporting (XLS, CSV, JPG, and PNG formats).  The SAGE Stats platform -- which currently hosts three cross-searchable statistical databases, State Stats, Local Stats, and Business Stats -- supports research in these 17 topical areas:

·       Agriculture, Crime and Law, Defense, Economy

·       Education and Culture, Employment and Labor

·       Energy and Environment, Geography, Government Finances: Federal, Government Finances:  State and Local

·       Health, Households and Housing, Immigration, Population and Politics

·       Religion, Social Welfare, Transportation

SAGE Business Stats

NEW!  This Business Stats collection of datasets, hosted on the SAGE Stats platform, is perfect for students and researchers working on business plan projects and marketing research assignments.  Users easily will find historic, current, and projected demographic and industry data points about small geographic locations.  Students quickly can download state, county, ZIP code or metro-level data, and view and compare data in maps, tables, graphs, and scatter plots.  Comparing data within one or for two or more variables using tables and line graphs has never been simpler.  Datasets support research in these areas of interest to today’s business student:

·       Detailed Age and Race Breakdowns

·       Earnings and Employment by Industry

·       Executive Pay

·       New and Closed Businesses

·       Patent and Trademarks

·       Private Investment

·       Personal Income and Households by Income Bracket

·       Retail Sales and Company Revenue by Industry

SAGE State Stats

State StatsThis sleek, dynamic statistics database is your first stop for statistics about the U.S.  It features a wide range of topics (agriculture, defense, education, employment, crime and law enforcement, health and medicine, and more) and allows for browsing by state or by topic and features quarterly updates. Compare data across states or across time. You also can create and export custom visuals, generate tables and download data for statistical research, and analyze data patterns within seconds.   Data is pulled from more than 100 different government and non-government resources, including CQ Press print works published between 1995 and 2012. Few governmental statistics repositories have the functionality to compare data as easily as does State Stats.

SAGE Local Stats

Local Stats:  Give your students and faculty a deeper dive into comparable data from U.S. counties, cities and metropolitan statistical areas across a broad variety of topics applicable to the social sciences.  With Local Stats, Researchers have a unique opportunity to access hard-to-find data -- bankruptcy cases, prisoner’s execution, or healthcare premiums -- for the location(s) of their choice. In a single search, students can locate and manipulate their findings via charts, graphs, and more.

CQ Press U.S. Political Stats

Easily visualize and analyze data and statistics about the U.S. government and political process with U.S. Political Stats.  Users will discover a wealth of carefully selected content including election returns from 1980, congressional floor votes, Supreme Court decisions, plus presidential performance and economic indicators, as well as diverse demographics.  This powerful tool lets users compare different types of data, for example voting records with demographic characteristics, to create datasets and visualizations that bring unique insight into the political process.  Designed to be intuitive for the novice researcher, yet robust enough for senior political scientists, the platform allows users to create graphs, charts, and maps to allow for a quick analysis of data trends.  Data also may be exported to allow for more in-depth manipulation and analysis.  The diverse data holdings include:

·       Biographical data on members of Congress, presidents, and Supreme Court justices

·       Campaign finance records for federal candidates

·       Demographics

·       Economic indicators

·       General, special, and primary election results

·       Roll call tallies for all congressional floor votes

·       Interest group scores for members of Congress

·       Voting scores for members of Congress, analyzing legislative voting patterns

·       Presidential performance indicators

·       Public approval scores of government institutions

·       Supreme Court case data


CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher offers weekly, single-topic, 12,000-word digital reports researched and written by experienced journalists. These reports provide students and faculty with the perfect first step in research and discovery on timely social, political and policy topics.

Key Features and Benefits:

Delivers in-depth, balanced explorations of the most pressing issues in the news
Engages readers with original reporting by experienced journalists
Features a structured and easy-to-use format
Professionally fact-checked
Poses and addresses three issue questions and includes a “Pro-Con” debate
Guides students to authoritative sources for the next step in their research
An excellent pedagogical tool in teaching students how to research and write

One-Time Purchase Archive (1923-2016)

CQ Researcher Archive Annual Update:  This purchase keeps the archive you’ve invested in current with 44 new cutting-edge reports published 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017.  Engaging, insightful reports feature topics such as Alcohol Abuse, the Euro Crisis, Genetically Modified Food, Mexico’s Future, Social Media and Politics, Sexual Harassment, Sugar Controversy, Treating ADHD, and many more.

CQ Almanac

CQ Almanac is the acclaimed source for the best coverage and analysis of U.S. congressional legislation from 1945 to today is now available in a powerful, easy-to-navigate online edition. CQ Almanac is renowned for its in-depth analysis of the path legislation takes through Congress, including how bills are changed, derailed, or ultimately passed during an annual session of Congress.

Available only as a One-Time Purchase. 
CQ Almanac Update-Releases in October. 

CQ Press Database Collections

CQ Congress Collection

This database will meet the needs of students and scholars with historical and archival value beyond the most recent Congresses. CQ Congress Collection includes querying and analytical tools to conduct quantitative analysis on current and historical Congress. Available via annual subscription.

CQ Public Affairs Collection

This collection combines CQ's unique historical analysis and summaries of the most important Supreme Court decisions together with Justice biographies, statistics, and Dynamics & Alignments database, which extensive quantitative analyses on the Court, the Justices and current and historical decisions. Available via annual subscription.

CQ Supreme Court Collection

This collection combines CQ's unique historical analysis and summaries of the most important Supreme Court decisions together with Justice biographies, statistics, and Dynamics & Alignments database, which extensive quantitative analyses on the Court, the Justices and current and historical decisions. Available via annual subscription.

CQ Voting and Elections Collection

The first dynamic research and reference tool to help students, scholars, and interested citizens understand elections in America and work easily with data, regardless of statistical knowledge. With its wealth of elections and turnout data, maps, demographics, election analyses and outcomes, modern voting behavior, primary sources, and explanations of the elections process and reform, CQ Voting and Elections Collection is the most robust and user-friendly elections resource for your patrons. Available via annual subscription.

Encyclopedia of American Government

The A to Z guide to all of the who, what, where, and why of American Government. Comprehensive reference source for all three U.S. government branches and based on the popular CQ Press print series: A-Z Congress, Supreme Court, Presidency and Supreme Court. Available via annual subscription.


As you well know, libraries are in a constant state of transformation in order to meet the ever-growing needs and expectations of their communities.

OhioNET wants to do our best to help our member libraries anticipate and prepare for the continual change that comes with that.

To do that, we need to hear from you. We need to know what is most important to you.

We are working with Anya Arnold, Library Consortia / Information Technology Consultant, to explore ways to serve you better. Part of that effort includes this survey:


The survey should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Please share this survey with your colleagues; we appreciate as much feedback as we can get.

The survey deadline is August 14.

We thank you for the generous gift of your time!

OhioNET has extended special pricing on data storage with USB Flash Drives through the month of August.  These Flash Drives are available in storage ranges from 2GB to 16GB capacity and can be customized with your library name, logo or address on the front or front and back side of the drive at no additional charge. The appearance combines an aluminum satin finish surface with a colorful transparent border with a matte finish.  All sizes are available in black, blue, red and bright green.  Please specify color when ordering.  Minimum quantities apply.  Different sizes can be combined to constitute a minimum order.     

2GB USB Flash Drive                $3.41 ea.*
4GB USB Flash Drive                $3.52 ea.*
8GB USB Flash Drive                $3.69 ea.*
16GB USB Flash Drive              $4.40 ea.*

*Prices are valid with a minimum order of 20-2GB and 4GB Drives and 15-8GB and 16GB Drives.

Shipping costs atart at $15.00 for 20 drives and then will vary depending on additional quantities ordered.

Member Prices Good Through Wednesday, August 31, 2016

For product availability, questions, or to place an order,  
contact Pam Rossman, 800-686-8975 x 10 or email pamr@ohionet.org
To see what other products OhioNET has to offer, go to:  http://www.ohionet.org/products

Whether your library is reeling from the switch to RDA or your staff is ready for the next challenge, come to learn about how our current cataloging practices and record formats are creating barriers for web users trying to find library resources.  Our webinar leader, Tim Keller of Baldwin Wallace University, will examine BIBFRAME as a future option to overcome the limitations of traditional MARC records and what this change could mean for catalogers, circulation staff, directors, and end-users.  Sign up today!


We're pleased to announce another member benefit now available to logged-in users of OhioNET's new website--Instant Discount Codes.  OhioNET has negotiated instantly available discounts when ordering online products from commonly used supply companies like Gaylord, Kapco, Staples, and MORE.  Head to our Services and Resources page to find the link.  Don't have a login for the new OhioNET website yet?  CLICK HERE to sign-up today.

Avery 6464 Removable Labels Order Announcement




6464 Avery Removable Labels White 3 1/3" x 4" Rectangle/Laser Ink Jet Removable Adhesive 25 Sheets 6 labels per sheet 150 total labels per pack.

To offer the best possible prices, OhioNET purchases Avery 6464 blank removable labels in bulk.

The Current price is $16.05 per pack*.

Prices are subject to change without notice.  If you order after the deadline of July 29th, OhioNET will try to honor the price but it will not be guaranteed unless approved by Staples.

Please continue to place your orders directly with Pam Rossman at OhioNET via email at pamr@ohionet.org.  Please include the following information in your email:

Number of packs you wish to order

Contact Name

Shipping Address (Please include phone number)

Purchase Order Number (If required)

All orders will be placed with our vendor in a timely manner and you should receive your labels within two to three business days.  I will confirm your orders via email.  If you have any questions, please contact me at pamr@ohionet.org or by phone at 800-686-8975 extension 10.

*Free shipping for all orders of 3 packs or more.

Orders must be received at OhioNET by Friday, July 29, 2016.   

Avery 6464 Label - $16.05 per pack + shipping


1500 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221-3975, Phone 800-686-8975, Fax 614-486-1527 www.ohionet.org

Now more than ever, libraries of all types and sizes are seeking ways to cooperate and collaborate to provide quality services and resources for the diverse communities they serve.  OhioNET’s new CE series, Cultivating Connections, explores topics ranging from “soft” skills like customer service and effective communication techniques to new data-driven skills that can help employees at all levels do just that.  These webinars listed below are designed to help library staff to foster positive and valuable connections—with end users, with stakeholders, and with colleagues.

Head to our Training Calendar for a full listing of all our upcoming sessions!

Join us for this FREE four-part webinar series that will provide a practical introduction to Tableau Public, a free data-visualization software that offers libraries the ability to leverage large sources of data and create dynamic data visualizations. Participants will learn to create several visualizations using library data and then effectively compile these visualizations into interactive dashboards and stories that engage target audiences and advance data-driven arguments. Take home practice activities will be provided following each training session to allow participants to develop their data visualization skills. Head to our Training Calendar for more information on each session.

This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Economy Earbuds

Special pricing is available again on Economy Earbuds. These Earbuds are always available year around to our members, but right now we are offering them at a special lower price.  Minimum orders start at 100 sets and the more you purchase, the lower the price.  Earbuds must be ordered in increments of 100 sets.  Please place your orders by Thursday, June 30, 2016 to insure that you receive the discounted price.




Light-weight, mini earbud design
- L-shaped 3.5 mm stereo plug
- Use with MP3, CD, DVD players; computers; Playaways®
- Cord Length is 50" (may vary +/- 2")

Earbud Headphones One Set  (2 Earbuds, available in black only)


Quantity                            Member Price

100 to 299                                    $1.10 ea. *
    300 to 499                                    $  .99 ea. *    
  500 to 999                                    $  .94 ea. *  


*Minimum Order of 100 Sets
Price includes shipping
*Larger quantities are available at even lower prices.
These prices are valid through Thursday, June 30, 2016


For product availability, questions, or to place an order,  
contact Pam Rossman, 800-686-8975 x 10 or email pamr@ohionet.org
To see what other products OhioNET has to offer, go to:  http://www.ohionet.org/products


As you may remember, we launched a new version of our website last fall with an updated look and feel.  Since then, we’ve been adding new functions and features to the site.  Beginning June 1st, all OhioNET CE attendees are invited to register for a user account that will allow logged-in users to quickly register for events, update their contact information, and access other non-public portions of the site, like the annual database preview.  Additional benefits will continue to be rolled out throughout the next several months.

Head to www.ohionet.org/user to create an account (or to log-in to an existing one).  If you participated in either of our spring database previews, you have already created an account.  Contact me at shellym@ohionet.org if you have questions!