OWU Libraries Student Employees @ 2016 Student Symposium!

The Libraries extend a hearty congratulations to our five student employees who participated in the 2016 OWU Student Symposium. We are very proud of your accomplishments! Check out their photos.


Jude Fahoum with Kelsey Morrison, Solomon Shepherd, Laura Benson, & Caitlin Maggio Students and Civic Engagement at OWU
Mentored by Dr. Paul Dean

Sarah Lucas
With Brave Wings She Flies: Women Pilots in World War II
Mentored by Dr. Mark Gingerich

Mackenzie Sommers
The Creation of Martyr — The Clara Maas Story
Mentored by Dr. Barbara Terzian


Morgan Christie
Parent-child Conversations about Race and Implications for Adolescent Coping and Color Blindness

Nadya Stonychuk with Larynn Cutshaw
The Effect of Capture Method on Microbial Abundance in Plumage of Eastern Yellow Robins (Eopsaltria australis)



OWU’s Mellon Digital Scholar Jacob Heil Named 2016 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal

Jacob Heil, Mellon Digital Scholar for the Five Colleges of Ohio, was named one of 2016’s Movers & Shakers by Library JournalHere at OWU, Heil has worked with faculty and students on a variety of digital humanities projects in geography, religion, chemistry, and more.

Follow Jacob’s work on Twitter, the Five Colleges Projects & Pedagogy website, and jacobheil.com.

Wall Street Journal is Available in Full Text Online

newspaper ProQuest Newsstand provides online full text access to the most read and respected newspapers in the United States. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also columns, editorials, obituaries and features.

ProQuest Newsstand includes:

New York Times including The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Magazine
1980 – present

Wall Street Journal
1984 – present

The Washington Post

The Christian Science Monitor

Los Angeles Times (ProQuest is the exclusive provider of the Los Angeles Times)

For help accessing and searching ProQuest Newsstand, please contact your librarian!

CONSORT and Database Service Interruptions – Saturday, March 12, 2016

Due to necessary server maintenance beginning at 8 am on March 12th, CONSORT (Books & Media) will be unavailable for use. 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.

Additionally, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. We anticipate the interruption to last about 4 hours. Please plan accordingly.

Celebrate Fair Use … Come On!

Fair Use Week, an annual celebration of the doctrine of fair use, kicks off on Monday February 22!

An important limitation to the exclusive rights of copyright holders, fair use and its four factors can help you determine if your proposed use of copyrighted material favors fair use or if you need to secure permission from rights holders. For general information about fair use and links to resources written for students and faculty, check out the OWU Libraries Copyright and Fair Use LibGuide.

Fair Use Fundamentals

Brush up on your “Fair Use Fundamentals”

Visit the Fair Use Week Resources page to view fair use-themed videos, podcasts, articles, and more. To keep up with the latest news and events, follow @fairuseweek on Twitter.

As part of the celebration, MIT and Harvard will be co-hosting (and live-streaming) a panel discussion on fair use in scholarly journal and book publishing on Tuesday, February 23 from 12:00 to 1:00. Don’t miss it!