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Library Services During COVID-19


Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the suspension of face-to-face classes, the Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library will be closed for the remainder of the semester or until further notice. Central State University will move to remote instruction from (March 23 through the remainder of the semester). During this time, access to electronic resources will continue to be available. OhioLINK services are suspended, and all overdue book fines will be waived during this closure. Library services will be provided virtually.


Library Remote Learning Support

The Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library is committed to the academic success of faculty and students. As students and faculty adjust to the online delivery of instruction, we encourage faculty to use the licensed library content as part of their online instruction.


Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact the library for remote guidance via email
( jbeachman@centralstate.edu or csterling@centralstate.edu) or by phone (937) 376-6106, Monday - Friday.


Accessing Electronic Resources from Off-Campus

Most electronic resources, especially the research databases, eBooks, and streaming video content to which the library subscribes are governed by license agreements that restricts access to current Central State University students, faculty and staff when accessed from off-campus. Remote access to these resources requires authentication using your name and CSU 14 digit barcode number located on the front of your ID.


Online Resources

Research Databases
A list of databases containing scholarly articles, many of which are available in full-text

Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
The EJC is a database containing millions of full-text articles from more than 10,000 academic journals from top scholarly publishers, academic societies, and university presses.
Films on Demand
Educational streaming videos covering a variety of subjects
JSTOR
Full-text access to over 300 core scholarly journals covering the Arts & Sciences
Discovery Service
A research platform that allows users to search the library’s holdings
Full-Text Finder
Search or browse publications available through Central State University
HALLIE Catalog
Information about books, journals, audiovisual materials, sound recordings, and many other formats that the library owns or provides access to

OhioLINK Open Course Content Library
Free and openly available course content


College and Department Selected Resources


Citation Tools

EasyBib
Free automatic works cited and bibliography tool for MLA style
MyBib
Generate formatted bibliographies, citations, and works cited automatically in APA, MLA, Chicago, and other styles
Zotero
Reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials
ZoteroBib
Build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.


Faculty members are encouraged to use licensed library content as part of online instruction.


Renewing Library Items

  1. Online: From Hallie, login to My Library Record (located top right of the page)
  2. Enter your name and 14 digit barcode number located on the front of your CSU ID
  3. Submit the request
  4. Click on the tab for Checked Out Items
  5. Check the box for material(s) to be renewed
  6. Click submit
  7. Don’t forget to logout of your Library Record