OhioNET News

Whether you’re responsible for maintaining catalog records or for making decisions about cataloging policies at your library, plan to join us for our first new session in the Fundamentals series, Beginner’s Guide to BIBFRAME.  This session serves as an introduction to this new type of bibliographic record that can take our catalogs into the 21st Century, overcoming the barriers that MARC records create for web users trying to find library resources.  Attendees to the session on Oct. 13th will hear from Tim Keller, University Cataloger at Baldwin-Wallace University.

OhioNET members can now take advantage of several discounts from Thieme Medical Publishers.

Thieme E-Book Library: Color Atlases & Textbooks includes access to 81 textbooks and color atlases in medicine and the life sciences.  Additional e-Book titles are also available to license on a custom basis. 

There is an additional option to license the Thieme Teaching Assistants, available in the following topics: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology and WinkingSkullPro. 

Members of the OhioNET Consortium can avail of the following discounts on the Thieme E-Book Library, Thieme Teaching Assistants, and WinkingSkullPro annual license fee: 

·       Annual license -- 10 % off list price

·       3-Year license (2016-2018) – Additional 5% off

·       Total discount available – 15% off list price

The Thieme Teaching Assistant Tools are discounted by 25% if licensed in combination with the Thieme E-Book Library. 

Thieme’s E-Journal Collections is available at www.thieme-connect.com/products.  Thieme’s Journal Collection will expand with 8 new medical titles in 2017

·       Medical Journal Package BASIC (30 titles)

·       Chemistry Journal Package (3 titles)

·       NEW TITLES – Supplementary Medical Journal Package (8 titles)

OhioNET members have the option to license Thieme’s journals a la carte at list price or as three packages at a heavily discounted price via the OhioNET consortium: 

Available to new participants in the license for 2017 

·       Medical Journal Package - BASIC (30 titles)

·       Chemistry Journal Package (3 titles)

Available to all OhioNET members including current participants: 

·       NEW TITLES – SUPPLEMENTARY Medical Journals Package (9 titles)

E-Journal Back Files are also available to purchase via OhioNET at discount. 

Online access is provided by IP-recognition with an unlimited number of simultaneous users). In addition, the license to the Thieme E-Book Library allows download of full books to patrons’ personal computers and mobile devices for use off-line (cost-free iPad, Android tablet, and pc app available to patrons.) 

The list price license fee is based upon the size of the medical school program as indicated by medical school enrollment figures. 

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org for title lists, trial requests, or pricing inquiries. 


OhioNET has added Sentry Custom Security Systems as a new vendor for EM Security Strips, Bookwand De/Reactivator and other security system products. 

We are presenting a free Webinar to our members hosted by Sentry Custom Security Marketing Coordinator, Dave Rosen.  Dave will introduce some of their more popular security products that can be purchased through us at discounted prices.  He will also be available to answer any questions you may have regarding their products.

This Webinar will be held:  Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.

To register, click here for the link to OhioNET's registration form.

Once you register, you will receive the link to join the webinar at least three days prior to the scheduled date.  This will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to see what Sentry Custom Security Systems has to offer.   If you have any questions, you can contact Pam Rossman at OhioNET at 800-686-8975, x10 or pamr@ohionet.org.  We look forward to you joining us for this event.  For more information about what other products we have to offer, please visit our website at www.ohionet.org/products.




OhioNET members are invited to join us for a webinar on Tuesday, September 20th from 3-4 PM EST with Shmoop, a K-12 digital publishing company.  Discounted pricing is available on a wide variety of products that we hope will interest our members.  

Shmoop owns 100% of their content and presents both a consistent voice and a distinctive product offering.  Products include Shmoop Intervention, Shmoop College Readiness, Shmoop Online Courses, and Shmoop Test Prep These resources balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives.

Shmoop’s resources are most appropriate for grades 5 -12 and they plan to launch resources for college as well as K-5 online courses in early 2017.

The webinar will cover the following questions:
1. What is Shmoop?
2. Tour of site
3. In depth test prep view (videos and math shack within) as well as virtual gradebooks
4. In depth virtual course review (videos within)
5. Will discuss their intervention

To access the webinar:
Dial: (866) 818-0378
Conference Access Code: 5077-7751

Free trial information:
Username: shmooplovesteachers
Password: Chalkboard1

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist, with any questions at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064.

OhioNET staff will be attending the upcoming fall conferences in Ohio, including the Ohio Libary Council Convention & Expo at Kalahari in Sandusky from September 28-30, the Ohio Library Educational Media Association Conference at the Polaris Hilton in Columbus from October 12-14, and the Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington on October 28.

We will have a spot among the other exhibitors at each of these events, but most of the time, we will be attending sessions and learning alongside you...and we will be presenting at some of the conference sessions as well.  We hope to see you soon!

The 2016 OPAL Conference recently held at the Roberta A. Smith Library on the Muskingum University campus culminated in a recognition of OhioNET staffer David Green with the OPAL Service Award.

The OPAL Service Award recognizes efforts "above and beyond" normal commitments made to the consortium.  This year, David worked with the newly-created OPAL Community of Interest for Website Revision to produce a brand-new website for the OPAL consortium.

David joins a long and illustrious list of past award winners.

Please join us in congratulating David on this recognition.

We are pleased to feature Ohio Domincan University as our September Member of the Month. Learn more about the Ohio Domincan University Library here.

OhioNET is offering special pricing to it's members on the Honeywell Voyager 9520 USB Barcode Scanner for a limited time.  The Voyager 9520 is an auto-trigger, single-line laser bar code scanner designed for decoding all standard 1D bar codes, including RSS codes. It’s sleek, futuristic design certainly catches your attention. But looks get you only so far, it’s performance and value that really count. It is here that Voyager excels and sets new industry standards. USB Cable, Stand, No Trigger. Available in light grey and black.



Honeywell Voyager 9520 USB Barcode Scanner (Available in Light Gray or Black), Member Price:  $141.90*

*Includes Stand, USB and Manuals and 4 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Please specify color when ordering

Shipping is Free
Prices good through Wednesday, November 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

We have recently added a new CE session in our Cultivating Connections series--Bullying in the Workplace.  Join us on Dec. 8th to hear Julie Whitt from Upper Arlington Public Library talk about how bullies can negatively impact not only their targeted victim but also staff morale as a whole, employee productivity, employee safety, and teamwork.  Attendees will learn strategies for identifying, addressing, and preventing bullying behavior.  Sign up today!

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.