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Faculty & Staff: Suggested Services

Research Services

Connecting from Off-Campus

Most resources you have access to on campus, you can access remotely as well. In order to do so, you will first need to authenticate via the proxy server.  You can do this in two ways: 1)Verify using the Off-Campus Sign-In or 2) Download the Bookmarklet to your browser. Once connected, you should be able to access all OSU Library resources.

Google Scholar links to Library Resources

You can customize your Google Scholar results so that you can link directly to OSU Library and OhioLINK resources. To do so, follow these step by step instructions.

Copyright Services

The Copyright Resources Center is available to answer questions pertaining to copyright, plagiarism, fair-use, and understanding and managing your rights as an author. Copyright workshops are available on request for your department, research team, or organization.

Deposit your pre-prints into OSU's Institutional Repository

Did you know that many publisher agreements allow you to deposit pre-prints to your institutional repository? At OSU, the Institituional Repository is the Knowledge Bank.

The Knowledge Bank is a collaborative service of the Ohio State University Libraries and the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Faculty, staff and graduate students associated with the Ohio State University are invited to deposit digital materials for long-term preservation and world-wide electronic accessibility.

OSU communities are invited to use the Knowledge Bank to distribute their intellectual output. Examples of communities are academic departments, administrative units, programs, and interdisciplinary centers. Types of content include working papers, post prints, annual reports, technical reports, proceedings of conferences, senior honors theses, digital stories, interviews, videos, images, books, newsletters and journals.

For more information about the Knowledge Bank, please visit the Knowledge Bank Center website. For assistance in depositing documents or for more information regarding the Knowledge Bank, please send an email to

Meet with a Subject Librarian

Feel free to contact a subject librarian for assistance with research queries, reference questions, buying a book for the collection, recommendations of journal titles, and other general questions related to library services.

Instructional Support Services

Closed Reserves

Faculty and teaching staff may request that any particular book or item which does not qualify for e-reserves be physically placed on closed reserve for a class. Items may be dropped off at any OSU Library Circulation Desk.  Please see our Closed Reserve website for additional information.  To place items on reserve, please also complete our online Paper Reserves Form.

Instructional Services

The OSU Libraries provides a range of Instructional Services for OSU faculty and teaching staff including course related instruction, online learning resources, learning spaces, and grants and awards.

Distance Education Resources

Your Distance Education classes and students (with a name.#) have access to the same OSU Libraries resources and services as Columbus Campus classes.  We have collected a list of these resources to assist with your course design and implementation.


Authorize a Graduate Student to Borrow for You 
Recommend an Item for Purchase 
Contact the Subject Librarian for Your Academic Discipline 
Manage your citations electronically with RefWorks