Overwhelmed by too much data? SimplyMap helps patrons convert complex statistics into colorful, thematic, professional maps.

Geographic Research's web-based SimplyMap provides the raw data and the easy-to-use tools for mapping socio-economic data to illustrate trends in employment, housing, quality of life, transportation, population, public health, market profiles, etc., as well as showing current Points of Interest (POI) and historical census statistics for any geographical location in the US.  The upgraded Version 3.0 has over 50 new features and tools.

This product could be of interest to business collections, academic research, corporate market analysts, government agencies, and to health science libraries. OHIONET members receive a discount.

See www.GeographicResearch.com for more information about SimplyMap.  To participate in our group or for more information, just contact ohionet@ohionet.org

FREE access period in September – SAGE Stats and CQ Press Political Science Resources

Sign up* or share your interest in acquiring SAGE Stats and/or CQ Press Political Science Resources with Christine Morris at (christinem@ohionet.org).

As an OHIONET member library, you are entitled to special pricing on these resources. Be sure to indicate your consortium affiliation when signing up for this free access so that we may send you information on this special pricing.

SAGE Stats adds power and context for researchers at all levels by providing such features as visualization and data comparison functionality along with curated data. Learn more here.

CQ Press offers the leading online research tools covering government, politics, and world affairs. Learn more here.

*Please note: there is a short delay when loading this trial sign-up page. We appreciate your patience.

IBISWorld provides industry intelligence that analyzes the business operating risks and opportunities of over 1300 US industries. Each industry report provides the most detailed performance data and analysis on the market.

In addition to the US industry research to which many of our academic library members already subscribe, IBISWorld also offers a growing set of supplemental collections, including specialized industries and a variety of international collections, with industry reports on the following topics and regions:

  • US Specialized (niche and emerging industries)
  • China
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Global

For your convenience, all reports are structured in the same user-friendly format as our US reports.

These supplemental collections are available to OHIONET members at a special discount rate now; adding one collection will be at a special rate of savings, and adding two, three, or more collections will increase the savings even more for each subscribing library.

OHIONET members can register for their own trial now by registering here.  Quotes and additional information are available by contacting Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

OHIONET members have a new opportunity for consortia discount prices on Digital Theatre Plus, a unique resource that gives a 360-degree look at the art that is theatre.

Digital Theatre Plus is the leading HD theatrical performance resource for educators and students. It offers a five-star, world-class experience of the performing arts online and firmly places teaching and learning at the heart of all its content.

It’s a perfect resource for English students who need access to high-quality performances of Shakespeare and other classic texts, as well as drama and theatre students who are seeking insight into the creative industries, and want to hear from professionals working as actors, directors, or designers.

New content is developed and added weekly, in collaboration with some of the best and most respected artists, writers and academics.  The resources encompased by Digital Theatre Plus include:

HD Productions - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/productions A library of award-winning recent productions including Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, All My Sons and Far From the Madding Crowd. Coming soon: the Olivier award-winning production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.

Making Theatre - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/making-theatre Exclusive documentaries and interviews with the cast and creative teams behind each production, such as interviews with stars like David Suchet and David Morrissey.

Collections - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/collections An especially curated collection of some of the best and most interesting filmed performance from all over the world, including iconic productions of Death of a Salesman and Antigone.

** PLUS **

Study Guides - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/study-guides Extensive written learning resources which deepen students' understanding of productions and texts, authored by experts in the field.

Teaching Support - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/teaching-support A growing resource of filmed workshops to help educators lift text off the page using drama techniques and exercises.

For a taste of what Digital Theatre Plus has to offer, please follow this link to watch a recent trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hm_ynStwSQ

OHIONET members can join over 600 leading schools and universities including Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, 
Brown University, and Carnegie Mellon University, who are already utilizing the ground-breaking resource.

We’d like to invite you to take out a free trial of their award-nominated service. If you are interested, please contact the Digital Theatre Plus team at enquiries@digitaltheatre.com with the subject line including "OHIONET."

The Access Resource Webinar Series presented by the McGraw-Hill Medical User Services Team this fall will show content and functionality of databases on the McGraw-Hill Medical digital platform.  Includes webinars on AccessMedicine, AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessPediatrics, AccessSurgery, JAMAEvidence, AccessPharmacy and more.  Highlights include:

  • Federated search feature
  • Premier book content from Harrisons, DiPiro's and Tittinalli's and Rudolph's textbooks.
  • Custom Test creation
  • Videos and interactive tools to sharpen visual diagnostics
  • The Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment for support at the point of care
  •  Custom Curriculum, their built-in curriculum creation and management tool

More information can be found online at http://www.accessusercenter.com.

Through November 15, OHIONET members can take advantage of a great discount on Maps101! 

Launched in 1998, Maps101 was one of the first online subscriptions services for K-12 schools with the purpose of supplementing and complimenting traditional history, social studies and geography curriculum materials. Maps101.com is a web-based interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps.  Users will discover social studies, Spanish, ELL, ELA, and science content as well.

Maps 101 includes:

  • National Geographic
  • Map Collections
  • World, U.S., and Reference Atlases
  • Spanish Language Content
  • Global Perspectives
  • K-3 Maps
  • Classroom Resources
  • K-12 Learn & Play
  • And more!

Try it now for free by visiting www.maps101.com.  Click the yellow subscriber login and enter the following:

USERNAME:  ohio 
PASSWORD:  trial 

Please contact Carrie Waibel at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25 with questions or quote requests.  For product questions, interested parties can contact Kim Lawson at kim.lawson@maps.com.

Naxos Music Library will be launching a brand new app in the beginning of September, which is included at no additional charge to all subscribing libraries.  Users can download the current apps now at Google Play or the Apple iTunes Store, and the new version will download automatically when it becomes available.

To celebrate the launch of their new Naxos Music Library app, Naxos is offering subscription upgrades through September 30 at significantly lower prices.

This is the time to turn a 5-user subscription into 10 users, or break free and go unlimited--you can upgrade now and take 50% off the difference in price, no matter how many users you add to your subscription. Already have unlimited users? Enjoy a premium audio quality upgrade at half off.  New subscribers can take advantage of these savings, too.

Students and faculty will soon be accessing the NML at home, in the car, and anywhere their phone is, and they don’t want anyone turned away from the best collection of music available. Regardless of your current level of subscription, this Naxos offer can provide more bang for your budget dollar.

Just let us know you’d like to take advantage of a subscription upgrade and we’ll work with you to find the best plan.  Contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext.  29) or Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25) for more information.

Is your library ready to move to e-reference?

  • Do you want to finally weed that print reference shelf once and for all?
  • Do you want to no longer worry about the expense of updating print editions?
  • Do you want to give access to your reference collection to those at home or on the go?
  • Do you want to give your library users unlimited access to your reference shelf in the library or at home?
  • Do you want to put a couch or two where the print reference shelf is now?

Credo Online Reference Service offers over 700 full-text e-books from more than eighty of the world’s best publishers of reference. Their Topic Pages aid discovery of all that your library has to offer to today’s on-the-go YA and adult library users. For citable, updated, online reference content and a place to discover your library’s other e-resource content, Credo is the ideal place to start.

Click here to see the Credo title list.

For a limited time, new subscribers can receive an extra discount off of their first year subscription (5% off in addition to the existing OHIONET discount for 5 new libraries, 10% off for 10+ new libraries).  This offer expires on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Coordinator with any questions or pricing information at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25.

McGraw-Hill Medical User Services will present a webinar series on their "Access" line of medical resources in August.   Among the highlights, they'll show how to use the new federated search feature to search multiple Access sites.  They will also demonstrate how to use premier texts and the collection of videos and diagnostic tools in the Access products.

Libraries that subcsribe to or are considering AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessSurgery, AccessAnesthesiology, AccessPediatrics, AccessPhysiotherapy or JAMAEvidence will find these sessions helpful.

For details and to register see: McGraw-Hill Webinar Series on Access Resources in August.

Since spring and summer have zoomed by, did you miss the July deadline for the Rittenhouse discount offer? No worries. OHIONET members now have through September 30th for these exceptional savings on Rittenhouse health science eBooks and print books from 60 STM publishers.

The highlight of the offer is that you receive a 22% discount on one print order (excepting Elsevier Health Sciences titles) and one R2 Digital Library order during this period (now extended from April through September 30th for OHIONET Members). Put all your selections on one print order and on one eBook order to get the most benefit from this special discount.

Additionally, OHIONET has an ongoing discount on the R2 Digital Platform annual fee--our consortia members save over 60% on the regular hosting fee.

For an overview of the R2 platform, you can watch the R2 YouTube video at any time.

For the discount code, for more information, or for a demo, 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.