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New Employees - Welcome!

Being a new employee means a lot coming at you at once. The intention of this research guide is to introduce Learning Commons resources & services and give you reason to visit us often as well as having a reference point to come back to at anytime.

Library Resources

As a new Franklin employee you automatically receive library patron privileges to checkout or request materials or use library databases. This usually happens within one week of hire date. If not, give us a call!

To learn more about your borrowing privileges and online resource access, please review our policies:


Physical Materials

As a Franklin employee you can borrow materials from the Franklin University library, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio. NOTE: OhioLINK and SearchOhio are only available for residents of Ohio.


Academic Journals

If you are looking for a specific article, you can check to see if we have access to the academic journal it is located in by using the Journal Finder. You can then browse a journal by volume and issue or search within a journal to locate an article.


Peer Reviewed Articles

To search for articles, use our databases. You can find databases by name, major, or format (ebooks, newspapers, dissertations, etc.). You can also try OneSearch, our one-stop search option located in the middle of the library's homepage. Click on OneSearch in the left hand menu of this guide to learn more.

Research Guides

This New Employees guide is an example of one of our library Research Guides. We can customize these to support any program, course, or department. 

Benefits for users include: 

  • Save time
  • Clear a path to relevant news, blogs and databases
  • Reduce information overload
  • Provide research tips and strategies

If you'd like to request a guide be made for a new program or course, please contact the appropriate liaison librarian. Liaison information is located on all program and course guides. 

Please view our complete list of guides by clicking on the link below.


Franklin students have access to free tutoring services. With face-to-face or online options, students can be sure to find something that fits their needs and schedules.


The Testing Center facilitates the testing process and provides test proctoring services for all Franklin University students, and the surrounding central Ohio community. Our policies and staff uphold the integrity of the testing process by adhering to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.

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