Academic Libraries

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 for more information about SimplyMap.  To participate in our group or for more information, just contact

OHIONET members qualify for special pricing for Project SAILS, a widely-used skills assessment tool.  This information literacy testing tool was designed for colleges and universities. The test can help determine how well your students are able to navigate the complex world of information in both online and traditional forms. The assessment was developed by librarians and assessment experts. The tests can be completed in 35-45 minutes, depending on the test selected.

With the SAILS information literacy assessment, faculty, librarians, and administrators can identify skill levels for groups of students, document successes, and pinpoint areas for improvement. Tests are available for individuals or groups (cohorts) of students. Both tests are based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Here is the link to Project SAILS sample questions:

When you sign up for Project SAILS, please tell them you are an OHIONET member, as this will entitle you to a price reduction.

For more information, contact Christine Morris at OHIONET.

Up to 55% off Streaming Video from Ambrose Video for your library

A Special Multi-Consortium Offer for OHIONET Members

Give your students the content they need in the format they want – streaming video at their fingertips – with this special group offer for OHIONET members from Ambrose Video

  • Over 1200 streaming video clips and full-length programs 
  • Award-winning content in social studies, literature, fine arts and the sciences  
  • Access to the complete BBC Shakespeare Plays collection (Ambrose exclusive)  
  • Savings from 35% - 55%   
  • 1- 5 year subscriptions or perpetual option available  
  • Choose which videos to add to your library’s collection. No minimums. Volume discounts.  
  • Convenient ordering and billing via OHIONET
  • 100 subscribers (total from OHIONET, Lyrasis, and other participating consortia) by December 15, 2011 ensures maximum discount

The more libraries to join the group, the deeper the discount.

Order soon to get the best price for your library and for all other participating libraries!

Contact Member Support at or call  800-686-8975 ext 16 for a trial, order form or pricing. Your final price will be determined by the number of participants, the programs you order, and subscription length.

OHIONET has successfully gathered more than ten academic libraries for a special consortium price for the Gale Encyclopedia of Religion Online. Access will start in April.   This version is the online equivalent of the second print edition -- a 15-volume set.  Our discount is  at least 50% off list pricing for this one time purchase price.


Fact sheet:

Since we met the minimum group requirement, now all academic library members may participate--regardless of size or whether you have the print version or not--all at the same per library price.

Thanks to all who replied and helped us form the group.  This  saves money for all the participating libraries.  Library patrons will surely appreciate the convenient online access to this  multi-volume acclaimed reference work.

We are still able to add new subscriptions at the special price, so if you are interested and have not yet joined this group, please contact Mary Conroy at 800-686-8975 Ext. 16 or

We'd like to remind you about deadlines in March for joining groups and for best pricing on certain E-Resources for academic libraries.

  • AAAS Titles - We have a consortium deal which renews soon. You may join the group or add titles before March 20. This includes Science Online and the newly released Science Signaling with early bird pricing as well as ScienceExpress and ScienceClassic.
  • HW Wilson Databases - You can still get lower 2008 pricing if you order before March 27th. Readers Guide and other retrospective databases are on special with a 15% discount.
  • BioMedCentral - Faculty 1000 and The Scientist will now be subscription only. If you order before March 30th, there is a 30% discount.
  • Gale Global Issues in Context - new product with early bird pricing before March 31st (a trial is available). A webinar is scheduled on March 26th. See:
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Religion Online - group deal - we need at least ten libraries to participate by March 27th in order for all to get special pricing.

Please contact Mary Conroy at 800-686-8975 ext. 16 or to order, or to request additional information.

AP Interactives
This resource combines graphics, text, audio, video and photos from The Associated Press into unique interactive packages on critical news topics and issues.
Mar. 24, 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Biography Resource Center
Current, comprehensive and easy to use, this online biographical reference database is designed to meet the needs of school and academic libraries in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers.
Mar. 3, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Mar. 19, 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Books & Authors
Looking for a new entry point for your patrons to discover the world of current genre fiction and essential non-fiction in your library? Books & Authors offers new ways to explore countless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.
Mar. 2, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Mar. 26, 11:00 a.m. (ET)

Business & Company Resource Center
This database brings together a wide variety of global business information, making it easy for users to research business case studies, competitive intelligence and career and investment opportunities.
Mar. 12, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Global Issues in Context - New!
This new resource ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues — social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural — and headlines in world hot spots. It helps users think critically about global connections and the interdependence of all nations.
Mar. 2, 3:00 p.m. (ET) - Public/Special
Mar. 5, 2:00 p.m. (ET) - K-12
Mar. 9, 3:00 p.m. (ET) - Academic
Mar. 17, 3:00 p.m. (ET) - Public/Special
Mar. 23, 3:00 p.m. (ET) - K-12
Mar. 26, 1:00 p.m. (ET) - Academic

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Gale's Health & Wellness Resource Center has established itself as the "go-to" consumer health reference in libraries everywhere. Its recently updated interface makes it easy to find good answers to common health questions for researchers of all ages.
Mar. 13, 1:00 p.m. (ET)

History Resource Center
With its unique combination of primary and secondary sources, History Resource Center places the tools of the historian in the hands of the researcher. Award-winning encyclopedias from Charles Scribner's Sons, Gale and Macmillan Reference USA are presented along with primary materials drawn from some of the world's most notable libraries via Primary Source Media.
Mar. 9, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Literature Resource Center
Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, Literature Resource Center's rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and the development of critical-thinking skills.
Mar. 6, 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Mar. 18, 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Nursing Resource Center
This comprehensive resource supports nursing programs at two-year community colleges, four-year colleges and vocational education high schools, as well as public libraries nationwide. Designed to match the "Nursing Process," it provides homework assistance and NCLEX-RN test prep and helps students prepare for clinical exams.
Mar. 26, 3:00 p.m. (ET)

PriceIt! Antiques & Collectibles
Coins, collectibles, your library patrons often wonder how much their favorite things are worth? Are you looking to provide your patrons with a way to earn extra cash in this tough economy? Join us at this webinar to learn how Price It! Antiques & Collectibles can answer these questions and many more.
Mar. 20, 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Science Resource Center
Science Resource Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented one-stop resource that provides articles and science information at multiple reading levels. The Science Resource Center reflects curriculum trends and focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms.
Mar. 19, 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Testing & Education Reference Center
This newly enhanced resource provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning opportunities, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, and much more. Available online practice tests include college entrance exams and certification and licensing tests.
Mar. 11, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Mar. 26, 2:00 p.m. (ET)