Textbooks at Beeghly Library

A select number of textbooks for fall courses are on reserve at Beeghly. You can search for books for your courses here, and you can check them out at The Desk.

The Library also has a select number of e-textbooks available for use. The complete list of available ebooks for fall courses is here.

Need help finding reserves? Contact us!

Have questions about purchasing textbooks? Contact the OWU Campus Store.

 

ICEcube Open for Reservations

Need another place to study? A more private space to attend class? Schedule time in the ICEcube! Please see below on how to make reservations and safety expectations in the space

One person can reserve the ICEcube for individual study in 1 to 2 hour time slots.

How to Reserve:

  • Reservations need to be placed via the ICEcube Google Calendar.
  • The Room is available only during library hours for OWU students, faculty and staff.
  • Individuals can reserve the Cube for a maximum of two hours each day. Extra reservations for a single day will be cancelled.
  • Reservations for consecutive, concurrent meetings, or recurring meetings are not permitted, nor are reservations for semester-long classes.

Safety protocols:

  • Only the person who made the reservation can be in the cube.
  • Wear your mask.
  • Wipe down surfaces at the end of your scheduled time.

Spring e-Textbooks Available

The OWU Libraries have a select number of course textbooks available as ebooks!

Have any questions about ebooks at the library? Contact us!

Students can buy physical and digital textbooks via the OWU Campus Store. Have questions about bookstore purchases? Email bookstore@owu.edu or call 740-368-3396.

You can also check your local public library for ebooks they have available for checkout.

Need help finding ebooks? Contact us!

OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center Updates

The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center has an updated interface with new tools to help you find articles for your research.

You can refine your search results using facets on the left-hand side of your screen to select results by date, journal, subject, or additional search terms.

Click on the red PDF download button to access your article immediately.

Have questions or need assistance? Contact us!

Fall e-Textbooks Available

The OWU Libraries have a select number of course textbooks available as ebooks!

Have any questions about ebooks at the library? Contact us!

Students can buy physical and digital textbooks via the OWU Campus Store. Have questions about bookstore purchases? Email bookstore@owu.edu or call 740-368-3396.

You can also check your local public library for ebooks they have available for checkout.

Need help finding ebooks? Contact us!

Fall 2020 Library Services and Access Information

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, OWU Libraries have modified their services and facilities access to adhere to recommended guidelines and safety protocols.

Please consult our Fall 2020 Services and Access Guide as a one-stop spot for everything you need to know about using OWU Libraries this semester, including hours, borrowing, and available space.

Please note that our plans and decisions will remain flexible and are subject to change. We will continuously assess our services and the current situation and will work to communicate any necessary changes via this guide and other official library channels as quickly as possible. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

COVID-19 Course Guide Available

Taking OWU’s MOOC on COVID-19? We have a resource guide for that!

We’re in This Together: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Coronavirus Pandemic is a 10-week course, where 24 Ohio Wesleyan faculty members address the coronavirus pandemic from perspectives across academic disciplines. Through lectures, panel discussions, and questions from the class, they will explore the lasting effects this crisis will have on global society, even as the pandemic unfolds. For more information on the course itself, please see the official COVID class page.

Along with linking to the weekly assigned readings, the library course guide will assist students in locating resources to add to their understanding of the crisis.

Have any questions bout the guide or need help accessing resources? Contact us!

 

 

 

 

Library Resources & Service Support for Faculty

Off Campus Access to Resources

Many of OWU Libraries resources can be accessed from anywhere. This guide provides information on how to access our resources when working off campus. Here you will find information about accessing ebooks, databases, and getting remote help from a librarian. 

Physical Course Material Needs

Instructors should use this form to submit physical resources/content for which you’d like to provide remote access if possible (portions of print textbooks, course packs, films, etc.). Library and Campus Store staff will work collaboratively to review submissions and determine what is already available or can be made available in the time needed. 

Course Prep Assistance

Liaison librarians are ready to assist faculty that may need to find alternative content to assign that is available remotely via the Libraries. 

Student Assistance

  • We will be answering reference questions via chat, email or phone during regularly scheduled hours (Monday-Friday 1-4). We are currently working on a plan to expand chat assistance into weekday mornings. 
  • In the coming days we will be preparing messaging that we’ll be extending loan periods and granting leniency on overdue item bills or fines. We do not expect items to be returned from those off campus and recommend materials not be sent to the Libraries during this time. 

 

New Resource Alert – DailyChatter Newsletter

Thanks to a generous offer from DailyChatter, OWU is now able to offer this international daily newsletter to the OWU campus free of charge.  DailyChatter aims to curate some of the most interesting and important global developments and prepare it in a conversational, easy-to-read report. It is digital, independent, as well as non-partisan.

Subscription to this service is entirely free for as long as you are enrolled or employed at OWU. This initiative is part of a new public service DailyChatter has launched with higher education institutions across the country.

To sign up, CLICK HERE or visit the link on the library’s A-Z list. Enter your name and OWU email address and the newsletter will start arriving the next weekday morning. Users can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of every edition.

New Resource Alert – Global Environmental Justice Documentaries

This curated collection of 29 documentaries aims to present “under-reported stories of human rights and environmental protection issues in Asia and North America.” In addition to covering a variety of subjects, each documentary is accompanied by a teaching guide, created by the same faculty responsible for curating the collection (Whittier, Yale, Brandeis and NYU Shanghai).

Other highlights of this particular collection include:

  •         Ability to integrate content into Blackboard or provide permalinks links
  •         Ability to create playlists and clips
  •         Closed captioning (for most titles)
  •         Synchronized transcripts
  •         Video markups for class presentations
  •         New content added periodically

Please note that licensing of this collection covers use in-class and for other closed-campus events.These films cannot be shown or advertised outside the OWU learning community.

To learn more about using this new collection, visit the Docuseek2 Help wiki.

For more about providing links or integrating content into Blackboard, visit the Integrating Docuseek2 wiki.

Additional questions can be directed to libraries@owu.edu.edu.