To access Safari eBooks,
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The library catalog contains a wide variety of materials. This includes print materials, electronic resource (including ebooks), CDs & DVDs. You can search by keyword, title, author and more.
Sometime, you may be looking for an item the Franklin Library does not have in its collection. If you are an Ohio resident, you can search OhioLINK, a consortium of universities and colleges in Ohio that allows you to borrow from their collections. You can request and pick-up materials at the Franklin Library, or choose to pick it up at an institution near you. Limited to print books, CDs & DVDs.
The library subscribes to several databases that provide access to ebooks. Ebooks can be accessed anywhere with your student log-in.
A great way to start your article search is by using the OneSearch box below. This will search multiple research databases at once. Enter your search terms (keywords & phrases only) to begin!
The OneSearch box can also be searched directly from the library's homepage.
You can also search individual databases for articles. Below are some recommended databases to start with. For a complete list of available databases, visit our Databases page.
You may come across an article that the library does not have access to. If that occurs, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request. We will attempt to locate a copy through an institution that does have access. Use the link below to submit your request.
Everyone uses Google, even librarians! Use the following tips and tricks to search Google effectively. Be sure to use the checklist provided below to make sure the website you are using is a credible and reliable source!
Boolean Logic is a system of rules (or commands) to express the relationship of two or more concepts. The most commonly used commands (also called operators) -- AND, OR, and NOT -- can be used to link search terms or narrow search results. The correct use of Boolean operators in a search, whether it be in a search engine (Google), a library catalog, or a research database will produce more relevant and reliable results.
Google Scholar allows you to:
Customize your Google Scholar settings:
Getting Better Results:
For more features and search tips, visit About Google Scholar.
*Please note: You will still need to log in to access e-books and databases when off-campus.