Oxford University Press is proud to unveil a dramatically new Oxford English Dictionary Online, relaunched with improved functionality, design and a significant amount of new content, including the acclaimed Historical Thesaurus of the OED, all at no additional cost.

Some of the enhancements include:

  • Instantly search and browse by subject, region, usage, or by language of origin
  • Integration of the Historical Thesaurus of the OED allows readers to click through from entries to synonyms by date
  • Explore the major sources of the OED (writers and works) and trace their roles in shaping the language
  • Explore search results as a timeline and learn when words have come into the language (e.g. words from Japanese or words to do with astronomy)
  • View summary information in each entry, including timelines of sense development, quotation evidence, and links to related entries
  • Links at entry level to related resources include the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford Dictionaries Online, and other online resources
  • My Oxford English Dictionary feature allows you to create your own profile and save entries and searches
  • COUNTER compliant usage statistics

Live demos are available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike; click here to view the demo calendars. Answers to frequently asked questions for existing subscribers are available here.

Heritage Microfilm is currently partnering with select public, state, and academic libraries to digitize their newspaper microfilm for free. Heritage will digitize any off-copyright newspapers (typically those dated prior to 1978) that they do not currently hold. Partner libraries are given free, searchable access to the content through http://access.newspaperarchive.com in perpetuity. Partners also receive the searchable digital images on a hard drive to use however you wish. This really is a win/win.

For more information contact:

Mark Schlader
Global Products Manager
Heritage Microfilm
Cell: 515-209-9347
Fax: 319-242-7065

About Heritage:

Heritage Microfilm is one of the leading preservation microfilming vendors in the United States. We microfilm more than 2000 newspaper titles and serve thousands of libraries and institutions with microfilm subscriptions, microfilming services, digitization and digital access through http://access.newspaperarchive.com

Current list of partners and customers: http://www.newspaperarchive.com/about-us/heritage-family.aspx

Credo General Reference Premium now includes Credo Topic Pages.
Covering over 9,000 topics they offer overview, background and vocabulary information from Credo Reference content, providing users with the necessary context to begin their research as well as customized connections to your library’s relevant resources.

Special promotion: New subscribers who sign up by December 15 will receive a 35% savings off their first year subscription to Credo General Reference Premium with customized Topic Pages.

For a brief overview of Topic Pages please visit:

For an in-depth look at Topic Pages visit:

The Credo November webinar schedule can be found at:

About Credo Reference:
Credo General Reference Premium is a completely customizable general reference solution for learners and librarians. Offering more than three and a half million entries and over 515 highly-regarded titles from 70+ publishers, this subscription service, providing both credible reference content and a best-in-class platform, is a high-quality general online reference service.

Books in Print will be leaving the OCLC FirstSearch interface soon, and OHIONET has an opportunity to offer subscription access through Bowker at a highly-discounted rate for new subscribers - over 40% off the list price!

If you have not seen the new Books in Print on its native platform, make sure you take a look:
(trial login available on request).

OHIONET would like to get your feedback on this offer through a short, seven-question survey:

Please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) at OHIONET if you have questions.

Thanks in advance for your time!

Academic librarians!  Join us for a Films on Demand demo/webinar!

When: Tuesday October 19th,  10:00 a.m. EST

A database trial is also available.  OHIONET aims to coordinate a group subscription in November. Various modules are available, so take a look! Click here for more information.

Please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975 ext. 16) to attend the webinar, or for trial info.

Credo General Reference recently crossed the 500 title threshold.

Learn more about Credo Reference at one of these webinars.

Upcoming Credo General Reference Introductions (for non-subscribers):
Monday, October 4, 2010
3:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/584545937

Friday, October 8, 2010
2:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/243042224

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
1:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/982041433

Upcoming Publisher Collections webinars:
Monday, October 4, 2010
11:00 AM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/189128569

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
2:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/765005136

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
10:00 AM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/202571752

There are several tools you can use to make the best possible use of your Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook collection.

You may wish to add (free) MARC records to your catalog for these eBooks. If you know you Location ID, you can order the records online at: http://access.gale.com/cgi-bin/marc_merge/listfiles.pl

You may also contact Technical Support at 800-877-4253, option 4, or via e-mail at Gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com to order your MARC records.

Here are some other resources you might find to be helpful as well:

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Promote Your Gale eBooks

We are pleased to announce that Ingram Library Services is offering our members discounts on books and audiovisual products. Have shipping charges been an issue for your library? We have arrangements for those, too!

Read more about the agreement here.

The process for signing up is simple. If your library doesn't have an Ingram account, you can sign up for a free account now at: http://www.ingramlibrary.com/newcustomers.aspx. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select your library type.

Already have an active Ingram account? Just send an e-mail to Kelly Clifton (kelly.clifton@ingrambook.com) at Ingram to request the OHIONET agreement terms. Your account can usually be changed over in 1 business day or less, and you will be notified when the change is complete.

If you have additional questions about the offer, please contact Kelly Clifton at Ingram (kelly.clifton@ingrambook.com or 800-937-5300, ext. 35670) or Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

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.