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New features in the Advanced Search!

We have just updated our Library Catalog's Advanced Keyword Search Page  with some cool new features. Please notice the updates:

  • Electronic Resource drop down menu --  one can now limit by all Electronic Resources at once by selecting ALL. You can still choose a specific type from the Electronic Resource drop down menu or the Material Type drop down menu. 
  • Periodical drop down menu – one can now limit by all Periodical formats at once by selecting ALL. You can still choose a specific type from the Periodical drop down menu or the Material Type drop down menu. 

We hope that you all find them as helpful as we have. If you have any questions, just ask a librarian!



Library Survey & Drawing

Tell your library what you think! If you haven't taken the survey, just click the appropriate link below to take it now. You might win a $20 ODU Bookstore gift certificate or a snack basket!


OhioLINK is now collaborating with SearchOhio
OhioLINK is now collaborating with SearchOhio, a group of 19 public library systems throughout the state. Now OhioLINK patrons can request books and media items from the SearchOhio libraries, and those public library patrons can borrow from OhioLINK member libraries. A new linking button, labeled “SearchOhio”, will be featured on the OhioLINK Central Catalog. If  you cannot find an item in either the ODU Library or any other OhioLINK library, you can click on the SearchOhio button to search in the SearchOhio catalog. If you find an item you wish to borrow, simply request it just like you do with OhioLINK borrowing and it will be delivered to ODU Library. For more information, ask a librarian!


NetLibrary is now EBSCO eBook Collection

NetLibrary has been acquired by EBSCO and is now named EBSCO eBook Collection. Now that the transistion is complete, you can now search for eBooks on the familiar EBSCO platform. More information about the EBSCO eBook Collection is available from OhioLINK. You can also find eBooks in another eBook database or via the ODU Library Catalog. If you have any questions, feel free to ask a librarian!



New Guides for E-Reserves!

You may know that Electronic Course Reserves have moved to ANGEL. In order to assist with the creation of and access to Electronic Reserves in ANGEL, ODU Library has created Faculty Instructions and Student Instructions for ANGEL e-Reserves. If you have any questions about creating or accessing Electronic Reserves in ANGEL, please contact ODU Library Access Services.



OhioLINK's Central Catalog to go offline July 7
OhioLINK's Central Catalog will go offline around noon on Thursday, July 7. This is expected to last several hours to complete, but hopefully the Central Catalog will be back online by the evening of the 7th. Please plan accordingly. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask a librarian!




EBSCO iPhone app now available!

The new EBSCO iPhone app is now available! It is free and offers the convenience and rich functionality that enables users to:

  • Choose which databases to search
  • Limit results to full text or peer reviewed
  • Sort by relevance or date
  • Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
  • Save results for offline access at a later date
  • Email results to self or others
  • View cover flow display of results

To get started, simply click on the EBSCOhost iPhone/iPod Touch Application link at the bottom of the EBSCOhost screen and follow the instructions.

Learn more about EBSCOhost Mobile and the new iPhone app at Please visit EBSCO's Support Site to find a wide variety of support information on this and all of EBSCO's products. 



The EJC has officially reached 15 million articles!

OhioLINK is proud to announce that the Electronic Journal Center has officially reached 15 million articles! The EJC, launched in 1998, contains more than 9,000 scholarly journal titles across a wide range of disciplines. Researchers can download electronic articles instantly, read entire journal issues online, create e-mail or RSS alerts for new issues, save searches, and set up automatic search alerts for new search results. For more information about OhioLINK resources, visit OhioLINK's website, follow OhioLINK on Facebook, or just ask a librarian!



Proquest platform change coming!

ODU Library will be updating its platform for our Proquest databases. Please be aware that there may be technical difficulties during the update. For a sneak peek of the new plaform, take a look at the plaform highlights. And don't hesitate to ask a librarian if you have any questions!



Electronic Reserves have moved!

Electronic reserves for your course can now be found on ODU's Angel Learning System. Once you log in, you will see a module for electronic reserves from which you can access electronic reserves for your courses. Print reserves can still be found in the ODU Library Catalog. Please contact Circulation Services with any questions.



Changes to the ODU Library Catalog Coming Soon!

ODU Library's Catalog will have a new look beginning April 20! However, the functionality will not change whatsoever. You can see a sneak peek of the new look here. For more information about the catalog and how to use it, take a look at the ODU Library Catalog Guide. If you have any questions about this change, just ask a librarian!



2011: ILLiad Upgrade on Thursday

ODU Library will be upgrading to a new version of the ILLiad interlibrary loan system Thursday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. We ask that you not log in during this time in order to avoid any problems with your requests. While we expect this to go smoothly, please be aware that such transitions sometimes cause unexpected complications. Please let us know at if you have any questions or if you experience any problems with regard to your ILLiad account and requests. 



Hoover's database has a new interface!

Hoover's Online business database has updated its interface. The Hoover's website now delivers a more in-depth, yet simplified experience. Enhancements include increases in company records, people records, and Build A List criteria. You can explore the resource center for an introduction to the powerful enhancements in the new Hoover's to take full advantage of the enhanced functionality. Take a look at our other business databases for more research options. Or just ask a  librarian! 



Changes to Theology Databases

Ohio Dominican University Library's subscription to New Testament Abstracts and Old Testament Abstracts will expire February 1. However, the subscription to ATLA Religion Database has been upgraded to include ATLASerials, which combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. For more information about options in online theology research, please explore ODU Library's theology databases. If you have any questions about this or any other library resources, be sure to ask a librarian!



Elsevier Purchase Expands OhioLINK Journal Offerings

The ODU community now has access to more than 3.4 million additional articles from Elsevier, a highly regarded publisher in the fields of science and engineering. Though OhioLINK member libraries have had access to nearly 2,400 Elsevier journals previously, this collection includes historic backfiles, allowing the ODU community to search for and cite past works and knowledge. If you have any questions about this change, just ask a librarian!