Wright State is a founding member of OhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network, a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
OhioLINK cooperatively and cost-effectively purchases print and digital scholarly resources for its members, over 120 Ohio academic libraries. The consortium's aggregated purchasing power brings valuable resources to the Wright State University Libraries including books, journals, research databases, e-books, and audio/video media. OhioLINK creates a competitive advantage for Ohio's higher education community including the faculty and students of Wright State.
OhioLINK facilitates access to cooperatively purchased materials. Three principle methods of access include the OhioLINK Catalog, Research Databases, and the OhioLINK website.
The OhioLINK Catalog is a unique shared index of millions of resources owned by member libraries. OhioLINK faculty and students use the catalog to identify which Ohio library owns what material. Cooperative agreements allow individuals to visit other OhioLINK member libraries and check out material with their own institution's ID card. The OhioLINK catalog includes a request feature that initiates delivery of material from any OhioLINK library within the state to any convenient OhioLINK library for pick up. Request items from public libraries across the state with the SearchOhio catalog.
Research Databases provide awareness of high quality literature in every academic discipline. Some databases provide descriptions of materials but, through cooperative OhioLINK purchasing, many journal articles and books are available digitally. OhioLINK agreements make literature available to Wright State faculty and students within publishers' websites, full-text databases, and Google Scholar. Examples include: the EBSCOhost Databases, Electronic Journal Center(EJC), Electronic Book Center (EBC), and the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (ETD).
The OhioLINK website describes the OhioLINK consortium, its members, and activities. The website includes an alternate access point to connect to OhioLINK research databases. The WSU library website includes access to all OhioLINK resources and many other materials that are purchased only for WSU constituents. These materials are not available through OhioLINK. WSU faculty and students should use the WSU Library website to get access to the greatest breadth of material.
Wright State University Libraries is a proud financial contributor to the cooperative purchasing power that makes OhioLINK and its benefits for WSU faculty and students possible.
Further information is available at About OhioLINK.