What’s New at the Libraries for Spring

New Staff

Please welcome two new faces to OWU Libraries and the Ohio 5!

Public Services Librarian
Holly Birk

Ohio 5 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
in Digital Scholarship

Olivia Geho

Textbooks on Reserve Pilot Extended

Thanks to a continued partnership with WCSA, more textbooks for select courses will be on reserve at the Libraries this semester!

To discover if your course has items on reserve, visit our reserves page and search by course or instructor last name.

Contact us if you have any questions!

New Resources

Explore the Resources of the American Antiquarian Society
Through our partnership with OhioLINK, Ohio Wesleyan library users now have access to an extensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

Read the Letters of an OWU Student and Union Soldier
The OWU Historical Collection has published a collection of Civil War-era letters to the university’s institutional repository, Digital Commons @ OWUThe Paula B. and Thomas W. Harvey Collection of Civil War Letters consists of 240 handwritten letters, authored primarily by former Ohio Wesleyan student Thomas Sumption Armstrong (1835-1909) and George Washington Porter (1838-1888).

The letters detail the experiences of Union soldiers during the course of the war and the aspects of their daily lives that they shared with family members. To facilitate research in the collection, each letter has been cataloged and is accompanied by a full transcription.

Explore the collection here!

New at the Library this Fall!

New Librarians

Welcome new Public Service Librarians Calvin Cleary and Audrey Heisel!


Need help finding resources for a project or a paper? Contact a librarian to set up an appointment.

LexisNexis is now Nexis Uni

This essential database of newspapers, and legal and business documents has changed its name from LexisNexis Academic to Nexis Uni. It has a brand new interface with new functionality. Contact us to learn more.

Ebrary is now Ebook Central

Ebrary, our largest provider of full-text ebooks, is now called Ebook Central. What does this change? Not much at all! You will just see the Ebook Central logo instead, otherwise how you view and work with ebooks will remain the same. Find out more about how to access our ebook collections here!

Ebook Landing Pages

More on ebooks! Now, when you click on an ebook link in the catalog, you will arrive at a landing page like this:

Look for the links in blue, click, and it will take you to your book. 

Textbooks on Reserve

Thanks to a partnership with WCSA, we have been able to expand the number of textbooks on print reserve as part of pilot project this Fall. To search for all items on reserve, visit our reserves page.


Ebrary is now Ebook Central!

Ebrary, our largest provider of full-text ebooks, is now called Ebook Central.

What does this change? Not much at all! You will just see the Ebook Central logo instead, otherwise how you view and work with ebooks will remain the same.

ebook central record page

Book record on Ebook Central

If you created an account in ebrary, that carries over to Ebook Central. Haven’t created an account? We recommend you do. It’s quick and easy, and ensures you can access full downloads of books, notes, and bookmarks both on and off campus. Look to the upper right corner of your Ebook Central screen to sign in or create an account.

Questions? Problems? Check out our ebooks user guide or Contact us!

New Database: The Congressional Serial Set

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New Database: The Congressional Serial Set

The Congressional Serial Set, including the American State Papers, is a series of reports and documents published by Congress.  It’s called the Serial Set because it was published in serial fashion. It contains all House and Senate reports and documents published since 1817, Presidential messages to Congress, treaty items, executive branch publications, as well as digitized images of maps and illustrations. The Serial Set covers a variety of subject areas, including African American Studies, botany, history, law, political science and women and gender studies.

To access the Congressional Serial Set, please click here. To learn more about it, follow this link.

LGBTQIA+ Resources for OWU Students

Jillian Maruskin and Sarah Lucas (’16) have created an excellent new resource for LGBTQIA+ students at OWU. This comprehensive site includes information on how to find LGBTQIA+ books in library catalogs, a list of excellent websites, campus and off-campus resources, ally resources, and information on sex positivity.

This resource is available at http://library.owu.edu/lgbtqia_resources.

If you’d like to suggest additions to this guide, please email Jillian at jbmarusk@owu.edu.


CONSORT maintenance scheduled Dec. 19th, service interruptions expected

CONSORT (Books & Media) will be unavailable for up to 24 hours beginning at 8am on Saturday, December 19th due to required maintenance. During this time, you can search the collection through the OhioLINK catalog by limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT or OhioLINK schools during this time.

Also, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during this time. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

End of Semester Hours for OWU Libraries

Please visit the following address to view extended and final hours for the OWU Libraries http://library.owu.edu/hours/fall-endhours-2015.pdf. Please note that Beeghly will re-open on January 4th. Hours will be 8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday until classes resume on January 11th. Also, beginning Dec. 23rd, the Library Internet Café and Bashford Lounge will NOT be open for student study during the hours that Beeghly is officially closed. 24 x 7 access will resume on January 11th.

The GPO recognizes L. A. Beeghly Library and Government Documents Librarian Joy Gao

The Federal Depository Library Program recognized the L. A. Beeghly Library and  Government Documents Librarian Joy Gao in its bi-monthly newsletter the FDLP Connection. Read more about the recognition in the publication’s Library Spotlight. Did you know that the Library has been a government documents depository for 170 years, and Joy has overseen the collection for 17 years?