Go Mobile with Your Academic Library!

Wednesday, March 8th, 10:00 – 10:30am EST

Learn how to engage your campus with mobile tools designed for academic life and student success! See how a Boopsie library mobile app and on-the-go room booking with D!BS software provides the ultimate mobile library experience!

OhioNET libraries can receive an extra 5% off all Demco Software products before 4/15/17 (this includes Wandoo Reader, Boopsie, SignUp, D!BS, and more).

Register here: http://bit.ly/2kRWXYY

Boopsie: Your Library in Their Pocket

Offer students and faculty one-click access to your catalog, research databases, library services and more with a Boopsie mobile app!

▸ Give students the 21st century experience that they expect

▸ Real-time, mobile access to your library’s most popular resources

▸ Customized to your needs and branded with your logo and colors

▸ Increase your reach, influence and user engagement across campus

Empower students to instantly claim study rooms with D!BS

▸ Search rooms by date, time, duration, and capacity

▸ Compatible with all smartphones, tablets and desktop computers

▸ Email/text reservation confirmations are sent automatically

▸ Can be used campus wide and support multiple buildings 

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

OhioNET has organized a number of webinars in conjunction with the eResources Preview.  We invite you to attend any of the following opportunities to learn more about the trials featured in this year’s preview.


Morningstar Investment Research Center is a comprehensive online investing database that provides independent opinions and data on more than 30,000 stocks and mutual funds.  The webinar will provide you with an overview of the most popular features and the skills you need to make the most of this online investing database.

Tuesday, Feb 7 at 11 AM EST

Click here to attend

Access Code: 835 661 9570

Call: 866-844-9418 (Password: Mirc16)

Thursday, Feb 23 at 2 PM EST

Click here to attend

Access Code: 835 661 9570

Call: 866-844-9418 (Password: Mirc16)


Credo Online Reference Service combines an easy-to-use interface with world class reference content to provide a research platform ideal for students starting the research process. Because all of your trusted library e-resources are integrated into search results, students can explore their topic thoroughly without leaving the platform. Credo’s Academic Core Collection features hundreds of highly-regarded titles, plus thousands of videos, images, and audio files.

Tuesday, February 14 at 10 AM EST

Register for our webinar to learn more!

Literati by Credo is an online research platform with point-of-need research and information literacy instruction where students can discover age-appropriate, authoritative reference content to support classroom work. Literati links to other relevant library resources and strategically embedded educational materials to help students learn research skills while they are searching.

Tuesday, February 14 at 2 PM EST

Register for our webinar to learn more!

The InfoLit Modules provide high quality, ACRL-aligned instructional materials to help librarians deepen the quality of student instruction on research strategies and techniques. With 60 high-quality videos, tutorials, and quizzes, the InfoLit Modules are ideal for supplementing existing lessons, for “one shot” library instructional sessions, and for addressing gaps in classroom or online teaching. Easily configure delivery through your LMS, LibGuides, or Credo platform.

Thursday, February 16 at 10 AM EST

Register for our webinar to learn more!

The SKILL Modules are Credo’s answer to the pressing need for schools to prepare students for college level research including essential information literacy skills needed for student success in a comprehensive and measurable way. Developed by librarians and educators, SKILL™ Modules make it easy for you to incorporate research skills into your instruction with multimedia and ready-to-use course materials.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2 PM EST

Register for our webinar to learn more!


CQ Press Library: The place to search or browse resources on American government, current affairs, history, politics, public policy, and data analysis for the social sciences. Join us for a session to learn more about several of our CQ Press Library resource and the range of tools they offer researchers— whether students, scholars, professionals, or interested citizens.

Monday, February 13 at 10 AM EST

Dial: 855-572-8251
Conference Access Code: 5961-9604

Conducting research related to statistical data should not be a painful process! By simplifying the path to relevant content through their easy-to-use interfaces, SAGE Stats and US Political Stats allow researchers at any level to find exactly what they need with just a few clicks, saving themselves time and effort. Join us for a session to learn more about our statistical resources that offer only vetted and normalized data, giving your students and patrons confidence in the validity of their findings.

Wednesday, February 15 at 2 PM EST

Dial: 855-572-8251
Conference Access Code: 5961-9604

Aimed at ease of use and accessibility, SAGE is using its understanding of business curricula and research to offer products that guide students through their research and prepare them for successful careers. Join us for a session to learn more about SAGE’s Business and Management resources, SAGE Business Researcher (SBR) and SAGE Business Cases (SBC), which are designed to guide student researchers through the most important topics in business and management.

Tuesday, February 21 at 10 AM EST

Dial: 855-572-8251
Conference Access Code: 5961-9604

Additional Upcoming Webinars:

Digital Theatre

Tuesday, February 7, 10 AM EST

Infobase Learning

Films on Demand

Tuesday, February 21, 10-11 AM EST

Tuesday, February 28, 10-11 AM EST

While many of our vendors were happy to provide us with free trial access for the month of February, three vendors require IP authentication to access their content.  These vendors/products are as follows:

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

  • Includes several journals and member society titles, including Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, The Journal of Chemical Physics, Physics Today, and others.  A full list can be found here: http://aip.scitation.org/


  • Engineering Village (Compendex & INSPEC)
  • GeoBase
  • Geofacets
  • Knovel


  • 19th Century Masterfile: 1106-1930
  • Reference Universe: 1975-2017
  • U.S. Documents Masterfile: 1174-2017

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager with your IP address if you'd like to access this content gratis until February 28 at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064.


The 2017 OhioNET Previews for Academic & Special, Public, and K-12 Libraries are now available from Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 28.  

If you do not already have an OhioNET account, please create one by visiting www.ohionet.org/user.  Existing members can login to their accounts at the same link.  Once you are logged in, the trials can be located at the bottom of our “Services & Resources” page, or by visiting the appropriate trial links for your library type:

While these trials can be shared with relevant faculty and staff, we have obtained this free content from our members with the understanding that these trials are not to be accessed by students or the general public. 

You do not need to be an OhioNET member to view the trials or purchase discounted resources through OhioNET. 

We have a number of informational webinars and special discounts planned throughout the month.  Please check our website regularly for more information.  I will also be e-mailing relevant information to interested parties.  If you do not currently receive e-Resources related messages from OhioNET and you wish to do so, please let us know. 

Renewals for existing subscriptions will continue to appear in a separate portal at http://www2.ohionet.org/ref_renew2.php.  

Please feel free to contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager, should you have any issues with accessing content, wish to obtain pricing quotes, or have any questions at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064. 

OhioNET has partnered with IBIS World Industry Reports for a number of years, but as of 2017 we are able to include IBISWorld Procurement Reports.  IBISWorld Procurement Reports include more than 900 full-text reports on show information on purchasing lines and products, covering pricing environments, supply chain vendors, product characteristics, and purchasing process.

IBISWorld Procurements will be available for trial in our upcoming Academic & Special Library Database Preview, from February 1 through February 28.  In advance of that trial, we invite members to an informational webinar to learn more.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, January 25 from 10-11 AM EST.   

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Conference line: 857-216-4577 PIN 79782

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

The 2017 OhioNET eResources Preview will be available from Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 28.  In preparation for the Preview, we would like to remind users of how to access the trials page.

Users will need to login to their existing OhioNET account, or to create one by visiting https://www.ohionet.org/user.  With a unique OhioNET login, users can update contact information, register for continuing education, and access the annual database preview.  

Since new accounts need to be approved manually to ensure we are appropriately providing access to these resources, we appreciate your patience as we authenticate them.  Signing up for an account before February 1 will ensure your immediate ability to access the Preview once it goes live, but we will authenticate users any time.  Please be sure to sign up with your institution’s e-mail address instead of a personal one, as memberships are verified at the institutional level.  

Renewals for existing subscribers will continue to appear in a separate portal at http://www2.ohionet.org/ref_renew2.php

Please feel free to contact Carrie Waibel should you have any questions at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064.  

OhioNET Members can now take advantage of new ways to engage patrons with mobile apps, online access, and convenient library interactions.  With Demco Software, which offers apps, programming tools, and event management, your library is now accessible anywhere, anytime for patrons on the go.

In addition to OhioNET’s discount on Boopsie mobile apps, members are now eligible for VIP pricing on Demco’s full suite of six library software products:

Sign Up: Easily manage events and promote them

Give patrons convenient access from anywhere to register for events.

D!BS: Book study rooms on the go

Eliminate room conflicts and let students reserve unmediated rooms on their own.

Spaces: Simplify room management

Enough with manual processes!  Allow patrons to reserve library rooms or spaces.

Wandoo Reader: Take reading programs to new heights

Enhance reading programs and increase participation with a game-like experience.

Brain HQ: Help patrons fight the signs of aging

Enhance your library’s adult programming with BrainHQ, a series of proven online brain fitness exercises.

Boopsie: Meet users where they are on their smartphones and tablets

Go with a customized library app that provides real-time, mobile access to your library’s most popular resources, increased use and circulation of digital and physical collections, and has powerful back-end analytics to track app usage and run reports.

Interested in learning more?  Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:30 PM EST.  Learn how to reach patrons in better ways.  Hear the stats behind patron behaviors and preferences and demo tools that make it all easier.  Register today here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8889316593654510851.

Bonus:  Receive an extra 5% off all Demco software products if you order before 1/31/17.  

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

Credo Reference is offering several special end-of-year discounts for both Higher Ed and K-12 OhioNet libraries.

For Academic Libraries:

Subscribe to Issue Briefs now and receive a discount, valued at 50% of the cost, towards essentials collections subscriptions or purchased titles until the end of the year. This discount can be combined with these additional promotions:

  • Essentials Collections: Subscribe to 2 collections, get 10% off; 3 collections, get 15% off; and 4+ collections, get 20% off.
  • Purchased Titles: Purchase $5,000 or more worth of titles, get 10% off; $7,500+, get 15% off; and $10,000+, get 20% off.

For K-12 Libraries:

Purchase Literati before the end of the year and receive a 30% discount off the list price, guaranteed for 2 years. After two years, your third year will be 25% off the list price. SKILL Modules are a stand alone product, but if you purchase both Literati and SKILL Modules at the same time, receive the same discount as Literati alone.

Join Credo on November 9 from 2:00 - 3:00pm ET for a webinar exclusively for OhioNet members and affiliates. Lisa Hill, Credo’s Training Manager, will explore the Credo Online Reference Service, and several types of add-on content, including Essentials Collections, One-Time Purchase Titles, and our newly released Issue Briefs.

Registration can be found here: http://credo.link/ohionet.

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

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. 

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.