OhioNET News

Credo Reference has announced that this summer they will release a new interactive e-guide, The Credo FYE Guide: Practices for Enhancing Instruction, full of helpful tips and best practices for supporting first year students. Each month this spring, Credo will release a new chapter directly to interested librarians. Sign up here to receive upcoming installments, as well as view the currently released section on Orientation.

Springshare has recently announced their development of the Springshare suite, which combines the following products into one concise package at a substantial discount:

  • LibGuides / CMS
  • LibAnswers + Social
  • LibCal
  • LibInsight
  • LibCRM
  • LibStaffer
  • LibWizard
  • E-Reserves

OhioNET libraries will receive an additional discount for upgrading to the Springshare Suite.  Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org for quotes or more information.

In addition to the tremendous discount OHIONET has on the R2 Digital Library platform for Rittenhouse eBooks, we are pleased to share that our members are also eligible for an limited-time discount on any purchases made during the Database Preview

The  eBook list available for purchase can be viewed at www.r2library.com (6,500 eBooks).  Libraries can select titles based on need.  Special collections in nursing are available on the platform.

Featured publishers include Elsevier, F. A. Davis, Lippincott, Springer, and more.  

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager, at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064 for more information.


Infobase has a new digital resource catalog for all academic databases and streaming video collections.  Click on the link below to see what all is available.  Discount incentives are available for OhioNET libraries. 

Infobase Catalog:


Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org for quotes or more information.  


The tense, fast-paced drama of Darkest Hour charts Sir Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister, as Hitler closes in on Britain during World War II. It gives us real insight into a key episode of the life of one of the greatest statesmen the world has known.

Yet Churchill’s life and career extended far beyond the war years.

Churchill Archive contains over 800,000 pages of original documents produced between Churchill’s birth in 1874 and his death in 1965. Documents range from Churchill’s personal correspondence to exchanges between the great leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries and span the period from the Boer War to the Cold War. The original documents are held in Churchill College Cambridge and have now been digitized to enable worldwide access.

Key features and benefits

  • Access 800,000 pages of original documents from the period 1874 to 1965
  • Explore key topics in 20th century history using teaching and research resources written by leading academics
  • Develop students’ skills in using primary source material and explore its relevance to their study and research topics
  • Search using a taxonomy that filters by topic, place, period, or people or browse the cataloging system
  • Benefit from personalization features — save searches, export citations and favorite, download or print documents

Find out more about how this unique digital library of modern international history can support your courses in world history, politics, economic history, social policy and cultural studies.

Special Offer for OhioNET Members:

In honor of the 53rd anniversary of Churchill’s death, Bloomsbury is pleased to offer OhioNET members a 30% discount off a one-time purchase of Churchill Archive for orders placed by February 23, 2018.  Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org for quotes or more information.


JoVE has released a new Science Education Series!

The Engineering Series premiers with 4 Collections:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Bioengineering

What impact can Science Education have?

In a recent study with Clemson and DeSales Universities, students who watched a 5-minute Science Education video pre-lab and post-lab:

  • performed up to 2 times better than students who only used the lab handout
  • felt more confidant during the lab and understood key concepts and techniques better

All JoVE content, including this new Science Education Engineering Series, is currently available for you to preview through OhioNET.  To login, visit www.ohionet.org/user

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org for quotes or more information.

Launching on SAGE Research Methods Video: Practical Research & Academic Skills


SAGE has recently announced the launch of a new streaming video collection, Practical Research & Academic Skills. Available on SAGE Research Methods, this video collection offers a broad range of content, including videos on planning, designing and managing a research project, securing ethical approval, presenting a research work, and building a career in research.

Also brand new to SAGE:

Data-Planet, now part of the SAGE suite of statistical databases, is the largest single repository of harmonized and structured statistical data available to libraries. With this dynamic tool, users can scan and search the contents of billions of datasets, compare and contrast variables of interest, and create customized views in tables, maps, rankings, and charts.  These vast amounts of data are easy to find through a single point of access and easy to analyze with robust search, visualization and analysis tools.

Data-Planet also offers a suite of user support guides to expedite the research process, including guides to statistics by nation, state, and subject, as part of every subscription.

What subjects are covered?

Datasets cover a wide range of subjects – including business, finance, banking, economics, sociology, political science, demography, agriculture, education, international studies, criminal justice, housing and construction, labor and employment, energy resources and industries, and more.

Where does the data come from?

Datasets are sourced from a wide variety of authoritative public, private and commercial sources across national and international organizations.  Sources include the International Monetary Fund, OECD, National Center for Education Statistics, US Census Bureau, Energy Information Administration, National Cancer Institute, China Data Center, World Bank, United Nations, XIGNITE, FDIC, Federal Reserve Board, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Agriculture, US Senate, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Justice Statistics, and many more.

What can users do with the data?

Users can instantly create data visualizations, compare data from multiple sources, and drill down to very granular levels of detail on millions of variables. All views can be customized and data can be exported via multiple formats, including Excel, text, SAS, XML, and Shapefile, or citations can be exported to Refworks and End Note. DOI links ensure continued access to the view at the time the data was created. Users can create and export DataSheets to PDF, comprising infographics with descriptive summary information on the data represented.

OhioNET members enjoy special loyalty pricing from SAGE Publishing! Contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org for pricing or more information.

In case you weren’t able to join us live, or if you’d like to share what you learned with your colleagues, here is the link to the recorded version: Play recording


You heard Jason Kucsma, Deputy Director at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library rave about Analytics On Demand during a recent American Libraries webinar, and if you attended OLC in Dayton, you likely heard the buzz there, too.

Now is your chance to see for yourself how Analytics On Demand can benefit your library!

Join OhioNET, and your colleagues, as we discuss how Analytics On Demand and the dashboard can take your library to the next level—helping you measure results that prove your value to stakeholders.

  • Prioritize improvements to your library’s collections or programs
  • Provide key data to help create or update your Strategic Plan
  • Create targeted campaigns to increase engagement among current and non-cardholders
  • Measure your performance to goal achievement, and much more!

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager, for more information at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org.  

If you feel pulled in a thousand different directions, plan on attending our next Cultivating Connections webinar, Exploring Mindfulness—for You and Your Community, to learn about the concept of mindfulness. Led by OhioNET’s own Heidi Beke-Harrigan, an RYT-200 yoga teacher specializing in yoga nidra and mindfulness which she facilitates at River's Edge in Cleveland, attendees will get an overview of the concept, tips for building your own practice of mindful living, and suggestions for programming at their library.

Exploring Mindfulness--for You and Your Community
Thursday, Mar. 8th from 2 PM to 3 PM

The OhioNET eResources Spring Preview trials are now live through Wednesday, February 28.  Please access them by either logging in to your existing OhioNET account or signing up for one here:  www.ohionet.org/user.  If you have an account and have forgotten your password, you can also reset it at the link.  (A quick note on the logins:  Please create an individual account so that we can authenticate the users of these free trials appropriately.)  All trials are free and any resources on the OhioNET site can be purchased at a discounted rate.  

Once you are logged in, trials can be accessed from the main page by clicking “Services & Resources > Trials.”  Please contact us if any of these trials are inaccessible at any time throughout the duration of the trial period.  We will be adding more trials throughout the remainder of the month, so please check back often for additional titles.  For any questions on trial access, products, pricing, or placing orders, please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at either carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064.

Happy Previewing!