Library Science Resources
A catalog of items owned by Kent State University Libraries. This catalog includes multiple types of media and items found at the Main Library, the Branch libraries, Regional Campus libraries, and the Regional Depository.
A catalog of items owned by a consortium of institutions in Ohio including the State Library of Ohio. This catalog includes multiple types of media located at most of the colleges, universities, and regional depositories found within the state.
Finding Journal Articles
The Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is OhioLINK's collection of full-text research journals. OhioLINK researchers can register to be notified by email about new relevant articles according to subject, author, or journal title.
Originally conceived by William G. Bowen, President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, JSTOR began as an effort to ease the increasing problems faced by libraries seeking to provide adequate stack space for the long runs of backfiles of scholarly journals. The basic idea was to convert the back issues of paper journals into electronic formats that would allow savings in space (and in capital costs associated with that space) while simultaneously improving access to the journal content. It was also hoped that the project might offer a solution to preservation problems associated with storing paper volumes.
Freely Accessible Web Resources
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.
Welcome to the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO). We are over 600 members, representing more than 100 libraries, organizations, and businesses. We provide support, encouragement, and continuing education opportunities for academic library staff from all over Ohio through our workshops, annual conference and other programs. ALAO is the Ohio chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries and is a section of the Ohio College Association (OCA).
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 12,000 members in 83 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.
The Public Library Association (PLA), with more than 9,000 members is one of the fastest growing divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve.
Based in Chicago, at the ALA Headquarters, PLA, founded in 1944, is a member-driven organization that exists to provide a diverse program of communication, publication, advocacy, continuing education, and programming for its members and others interested in the advancement of public library service.
We are the Ohio Public Library Information Network. Our mission is to ensure that all Ohio residents have fast, free public Internet access throughout the state, as well as the use of high-quality research databases not freely available on the World Wide Web. We do this through Ohio's 251 independent local public libraries.
INFOhio, a partner in Ohio's library network, ensures the free delivery, quality, format, and equity of information for learners and educators by embracing appropriate, emerging technologies used in school, home and community.
INFOhio, a statewide cooperative school library and information network, uses technology to ensure curriculum and instruction of information literacy by providing greater access for Ohio's learners and educators. INFOhio's components include electronic resources for schools, instructional development for teachers, library automation, media booking, and a statewide union catalog.
Since 1970 the School of Library and Information Science in Kent has been housed on the third floor of the University Library. Facilities in Kent include administrative and faculty offices, two dedicated classrooms, a digital classroom, a distributed learning classroom, a computer laboratory, a student lounge, the Center for the Study of Librarianship, and the Center for the Study of Youth Services Librarianship.