Distance Learning Home
Resources at the library for distance learning students.
Welcome to the University Libraries' Distance Learning guide. In this guide, students can gain access to the same materials they have access to on campus from home.
Research Help: From this link, students can find ways to contact the library for help.
Ask A Librarian: Here students can connect to our online chat service as well as find out the other ways they can contact the library.
Subject Guides: Here students can find a list of libguides sorted by subject to help them find resources for more specific research needs.
Research Databases by Subject: Here students can find databases listed by subject.
Online Tutorials: From this link, students can gain access to our tutorials on how to search the databases, KentLINK and other processes that may be helpful for users. There are also tutorials on plagiarism and citation styles as well.
Remote Authentication: From this link, students can access the VPN which will allow them the same access to resources off campus they would get on campus, or click the Access Status box in the left column of this page.
Search Research Databases by Subject to find articles
OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
Distance Learner Book Delivery: If a student lives more than 30 miles from the Kent State University library (main or regional campuses) and they do not attend classes on any campus, books can be delivered to their home. This link can help students set up this service.
Article E-Delivery and Interlibrary Loan: Students can request scans of articles available in print at Kent State University or request materials from other libraries. Here students can connect to Illiad and fill out requests for materials.
OhioLINK Delivery Services: Students can request books and other materials, including Kent State items, through OhioLINK and have them delivered to a nearby OhioLINK library. There are over 100 available pick-up locations throughout the state. (Please note that KentLINK cannot be used for this service).
Electronic Reserves: From this link, students can access selected course materials that have been put on electronic reserve by their professor.
Copyright Information: Here students can learn more about copyright and fair use.