Library Tools

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Full-Text for Thousands of PublicationsThis comprehensive database provides full text for thousands of general reference publications, reference books, primary source documents, an extensive image collection and more.


Credo Instruct

(Formerly InfoLit Modules)

Today’s college students arrive on campus without well-honed foundational skills like information literacy and critical thinking. Creating high-quality, standards-driven instructional materials to cultivate these skills requires extensive time, staff, and technical expertise. Instruct offers a solution to this growing problem, providing tools for libraries to conduct formalized ACRL and AAC&U-aligned instruction, both in-person and online.

Children's Core Collection

A comprehensive collection development guide, this database provides librarian-selected titles chosen specifically for readers from preschool through grade five. Containing titles at 3 recommendation levels, this collection covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels and magazines. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, book reviews, awards and ___ _ __Best Lists ___ _ when availableto easily assist and reinforce the judgment of librarians.

Book Review Digest Plus

A Classic Reference Now Expanded with Full Text and More Coverage! Drawing from thousands of periodicals, Book Review Digest Plus brings together book reviews from all the Wilson databases With coverage back to 1983, Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of both fiction and non-fiction, and provides many full-text reviews and substantial review excerpts. Also Available Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982

Book Index with Reviews

Whether you need a bibliographic database for collection development or are looking for an easy-to-use discovery tool for patrons, Book Index with Reviews is the right choice. Perfect for developing booklists and subject guides, BIR includes over 4 million book titles as well as close to 700,000 music and DVD/video titles, with more being added constantly.

DIALOG Online Service

All OHIONET members are invited to participate in the OHIONET DIALOG Discount Program. All participants will receive at a discount of 4% off DIALOG usage and training charges; some libraries may qualify for a higher discount level. DIALOG Online offers subscribers powerful online searching modes and access to over 600 databases on a wide variety of subjects, including business, full-text newspapers, patents and scientific research.

Collection HQ

collectionHQ is the world leading collection performance improvement solution which is revolutionizing the way many public libraries select, manage and promote their collections. It is a proven product based on our powerful Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology developed by public librarians for over the past 20 years. Uniquely, collectionHQ provides guidance on what action to take to improve the performance of your collection.


Chronicle of Higher Education

"The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. A subscription to The Chronicle includes access to all of this Web site and to Academe Today, the daily e-mail newsletter. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe.


RDA Toolkit

RDA: Resource Description and Access is the new standard for resource description and access designed for the digital world. Built on the foundations established by AACR2, RDA provides a comprehensive set of guidelines and instructions on resource description and access covering all types of content and media. The content of RDA has been developed in a collaborative process led by the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA.   RDA was developed in line with a set of objectives and principles which are informed by the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles.