Teen Health & Wellness materials for teacher and teacher/librarian \back-to-school\ packets are available.

You can preview the materials and download electronic files below. Or feel free to contact THW for printed material. Please specify what quantities of each you'd like, date needed, and mailing address.

Click to download the following popular Teen Health & Wellness materials:

* Teen Issues poster (male)
* Teen Issues poster (female)
* Brochure
* Product sheet
* Testimonials

You can also promote Teen Health & Wellness on your library Web site with THW widgets, buttons, and banners.

Not using THW at your library yet? For a FREE trial of the NEW Teen Health & Wellness, go to teenhealthandwellness.com.

For your trial log-in and password, contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

There are lots of language learning options available...find out why Tell Me More is the best option for your patrons.

Attend the webinar on Friday, October 15 at 11 a.m. EDT to learn about the new interface, and why over 7 million learners have chosen Tell Me More. Contact Christine Morris or Mary Conroy at OHIONET for login information.

Can't wait until then? Check out a free demo for yourself! When accessing the trial site for the first time on a computer you will be prompted to enter in a login and password. Please contact Christine Morris or Mary Conroy at OHIONET for login information.

Questions about trial access can be directed to Jason Wilson, our representative from Tell Me More.

In partnership with OHIONET… a special offer for Public Libraries!
(valid through October 15, 2010)

NEW! Oxford Dictionaries Online - 30% off first-year subscription
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

Do you have patrons looking for guidance on job applications, resumes, and cover letters? Oxford Language Dictionary's Practical Writing section can help. Are there puzzle enthusiasts among your patrons? Fans of crosswords and similar word games should check out the Puzzles section to help solve some of those trickier clues.

Do we need Oxford Dictionaries Online?

  • 70% of people need and use English language resources (for students, the figure is 90%)*
  • 70% of users surveyed found free online dictionaries difficult to use, slow, or out of date**

* Source: Book Marketing Limited research for Oxford University Press 2007
** Source: Oxford University Press consumer research July 2009

Although there are many free dictionary sites, they are not meeting user needs.

Oxford Dictionaries Online is sure to become the go-to resource for definition-seekers, professionals, writers, students, teachers, non-native speakers, puzzle enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to "look it up." Includes audio pronunciation and practical writing advice to make the right impression in everyday situations, including apply for a job and email guidelines.

NEW! Berg Fashion Library - 20% off first-year subscription
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

For all of those budding Project Runway contestants among your teen patrons, and for your community theatre folks or doll-making enthusiasts, here is the new go-to resource!

Anchored by the 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (July 2010), the Berg Fashion Library incorporates a full range of resources essential for anyone working on dress or fashion. Contains 4,000+ images (including 1,600 from the Victoria and Albert Museum's internationally renowned fashion collection). Beginning in 2011, over 2,000 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute collection will be uploaded.

Social Explorer - 20% off first-year subscription
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline

Understanding your community is the key to success. Make sure that you and your patrons have that key by offering Social Explorer.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history, 1790 – present.
"...they've done a fantastically thorough job. You can zoom all the way from the national level to ... the street you live on, and see all sorts of different data, from income to industry to gender to ethnicity to means of commuting to family structure. Want a map showing percent of foreign-born nationals who immigrated in the last five years? It's there. Want a map showing percentage of self-employed males? It's there. Percentage of housing where rent is between $600 - $800 per month, or where heat is provided by solar power? It’s there." The Changing World - Jeremy Faludi, 2005

Oxford Biblical Studies Online - 30% off first year subscription
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

Are your patrons interested in biblical studies, commentary, or almost anything in the 200's? And…would they enjoy the flexibility of comparing various Bible verse translations and commentaries side-by-side? Oxford Biblical Studies Online might be the resource just for them!

"HOW GOOD IS IT? I have truly just scratched the surface of this mammoth work of scholarship . . . Oxford breaks the one-to-ten rating scale once again: this file is an astonishing 11. Most highly recommended for academic, public, school, and special libraries serving serious Bible researchers." —Cheryl LaGuardia Library Journal, May 1, 2009

Oxford African American Studies Center - 30% off first-year subscription

user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

Be prepared to meet all of your student patron's needs for Black History Month! Along with authoritative reference content, the rich image gallery and multi-media video clips bring history to life - watch Hank Aaron break the major league home run record or Maya Angelou recite “And Still I Rise”. Take a look at Oxford's African American Studies Center and explore the riches available on an unlimited access basis.

“The folks at Oxford have once again thought of everything…There’s not enough space to extol OAASC’s virtues sufficiently…Because it is so extraordinary, the resource makes it necessary this once to raise the usual rating scale of 1 to 10 to an unprecedented 11! The Bottom Line: A remarkable achievement in accessible scholarship, Oxford African American Studies Center is strongly recommended for all libraries.” — Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal

Mark your calendars now for a Books24x7 webinar on Wednesday, October 20.

The time for eBooks is now. Find out how Books24x7 can bring your patrons the content they need with the flexibility you want.

There are two webinar times available.

  • Wednesday, October 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 20 at 2 p.m.

Attendees at either session will be entered into a drawing for a free Amazon Kindle, courtesy of Books24x7.

To sign up, or for more information, please contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) or Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16).

The amazing Teen Health & Wellness is now even more robust, more interactive, and simply more \amazing.\

New for Fall 2010:

  • Instant article translation into 50 languages, including Spanish; Video throughout, including student created PSAs (public service announcements)
  • Social Bookmarking; Health Calculators--Body Mass Index (BMI,) budget, blood alcohol content, more
  • Redesigned Home Page featuring user generated/student content, highlighting the Personal Story Project
  • Expanded photos, illustrations, and charts
  • New Articles (50) including the teen brain, concussions, being part of a military family, foster care, being GLBT
  • All entries have a 2010 update date
  • Site optimized for Smartphones.

For a FREE 60-Day Trial of the NEW Teen Health & Wellness, go to teenhealthandwellness.com.

For your trial log-in and password, contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

Credo's new schedule of free webinars for September has now been posted at http://corp.credoreference.com/webinars.
On this page you will find the following free sessions:

  • Introduction to Credo General Reference for non-subscribers - two sessions per week
  • Publisher Collections - four sessions per week

Additionally, there are links to Credo's customer training sessions and Topic Page training sessions. All sessions are free and open to anyone who is interested.

Come join us at the OLC Expo on September 10 at the Ohio Expo Center Lausche Building. OHIONET will be at Booth 511.

If you register before August 27, you still have a chance to win an e-reader. Many other door prizes are raffled off throughout the day!

OHIONET will be joined by many of our eResource discount program partners at the Expo:

  • ABC-CLIO (Booth 515)
  • EBSCO (Booth 411)
  • Gale (Booth 301)
  • H.W. Wilson (Booth 703)
  • Infobase Publishing/Facts on File (Booth 517)
  • Morningstar (Booth 513)
  • ProQuest (Booth 713)
  • Recorded Books (Booth 507)
  • Rosen Publishing (Booth 806)

See you in Columbus on September 10th!

Recorded Books is pleased to announce the launch of its newest database product - Universal Class.

Universal Class is an online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability.

Join us for a free, online demonstration of Universal Class. In this short, 45 minute webinar representatives from Recorded Books will explain how the system works, demonstrate the program live, answer your questions and even give out a few door prizes! Space is limited so sign up today.

Features of Universal Class:
Over 500 Courses
• Real Instructors with Continual Feedback
• Engaging Video-based Lessons
• Collaborative Learning Environment
• Certificates of Achievement
• Continuing Education Units for selected courses
• Affordable Pricing for All Libraries

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

In a new program from Credo Reference, the award winning online reference library, US public libraries that subscribe to Credo General Reference will be able to provide their local public high school(s) with access to the subscription service at no additional cost.

Recognizing the increasing burden on public libraries to support the research needs of students at local schools, Credo Reference will be made available to a library’s local public high school(s). The students will now have unlimited access to trusted content from Credo’s 70+ publishers when it is time to write their research papers whether they are at school, home or the local library.

“Schools are struggling with shrinking budgets and an ever-increasing need for quality information resources,” remarked Emilie Smart, Head of Reference Services for East Baton Rouge Parish Library. “This new program from Credo Reference will have an immediate and positive impact for our students, teachers and community at large.”

“Public libraries have become a more important community resource than ever before. We are pleased to be able to offer this new program as a way to support public libraries and the schools they serve,” commented Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO, “and we encourage libraries to take advantage of the offer before the September 30th deadline.”


Founded in 1999, Credo Reference, with offices in Oxford and Boston, has been offering completely customizable reference collections for libraries since 2002. Credo’s General Reference services combine extensive content from multiple publishers with unique cross-referencing technology, effortlessly delivering authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide. Publisher Collections allow libraries to augment their collection with specific, deep reference content from highly-regarded publishers. Visit www.credoreference.com and http://blog.credoreference.com.

OHIONET members are invited to attend one of the Credo E-Reference webinars in August.  The webinars will last about 45 minutes and cover content (494 titles),  and a top rated platform. In addition, the newly-launched Topic Pages bring together resources from Credo, your library and the open web all in a single page!

Credo Reference Webinars:

• Friday, August 13th

2:00 PM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.

• Tuesday, August 17th

11:00 AM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.

• Thursday, August 19th

3:00 PM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.

• Wednesday, August 25th

1:00 PM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.

• Friday, August 27th

2:00 PM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.