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.
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:
Use SearchOhio to locate materials not owned by Franklin. Limited to print books, DVDs and CDs. Ohio residents only. Items are available within 3-5 business days.
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.
Search for a journal title to determine if Franklin has access and to locate specific articles.
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.
Save time and reduce information overload with Research Guides. Research Guides contain curated information to help you identify the most relevant resources for your research. We have created a guide for every program at Franklin University, as well as guides for specific courses and research topics.
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.
Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) provides students with an opportunity to ask questions and reinforce the course material. In fact, 93% of participants surveyed indicated that they felt better prepared for homework and exams after attending SLA.
The writing service is available to review and provide feedback on student papers prior to in class submission. Students complete a form with basic information about themselves and the assignment, then email their paper to the Learning Commons. Student papers are then reviewed by a qualified tutor who adds comments to the paper and returns it to the student within 24-48 hours.
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.
The Learning Commons offers testing services for students needing to take out-of-class exams. The testing center will also administer placement exams to in-coming students, which help establish the appropriate introductory coursework at the University.
Exams are proctored in a controlled environment capable of supporting both computer and paper-based tests. Moreover, our policies and staff uphold the integrity of the testing process by adhering to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.
Franklin wants to help students get all the college credit they deserve so they can save time and money on earning their degree. That’s why we’re pleased to accept proof of college-level learning in the form of proficiency exams. Students may test out of some of their degree program courses and earn college credit by examination for passing CLEP, DSST and other proficiency examinations.