October 26, 2011

Library Spotlight: Ohio in the Civil War

In addition to the two display areas on the library main floor, there are a number of display cases throughout the library providing information to users about campus activities and various library collections. The display case located outside the library instruction classroom on the ground floor, "Ohio in the Civil War," was created by Serials & Technical Services Assistant Karin Hootman and features information on the Battle of Bluffington Island, The Fighting McCooks, 120th Ohio Infantry, and Johnsons Island.

The following resources were used creating this display:

Browse the following subjects in the library catalog for more information on the Civil War:

October 18, 2011

ProQuest Database Maintenance

ProQuest databases will be unavailable because of planned maintenance from 10:00 p.m. Saturday, October 22, until 10:00 a.m. Sunday.  Databases affected include ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, American Periodical Series, The Wall Street Journal (ProQuest Newspapers), and Physical Education Index.

New Ancestry Database

Ashland University now has access to Ancestry Library Edition, a database produced by ProQuest and Ancestry.com.  With Ancestry Library Edition you can do genealogical research using census records of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries.  Also included are birth, marriage, and death records; passenger lists and naturalization records; land and probate records; military records; and more.  Ancestry Library Edition is accessible only from the campus network.

October 6, 2011

OhioLINK Expands with SearchOhio

OhioLINK services are expanding through a new partnership with SearchOhio, a group of 19 Ohio public library systems with more than 1.9 million titles and 12.8 million items.  Ashland University faculty, students, and staff are now able to order books and other materials from SearchOhio libraries for pickup at one of the four AU pickup locations.  In addition, AU library users who have a library card at one of the Search Ohio libraries can order materials from either OhioLINK or SearchOhio for pickup at their public library.

For information about this new service, contact the reference librarians at 419-289-5402 or write to library@ashland.edu

October 3, 2011

OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center Migration

OhioLINK is in the process of moving the more than 15 million articles of the Electronic Journal Center (EJC) to a new server.  Although the appearance will be much the same, the EJC will have a new search platform that will support expanded search functions and better linking from databases to full text in the EJC.  Citations and alerts that have been stored in MyEJC will also be carried across to the new server.

The cutover is scheduled for Thursday morning, October 6th, during which the EJC is expected to be down for about an hour. New journal content, which recently has not been loaded into the EJC pending the transition, is expected to be added beginning October 11th.