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About This Guide


This guide is developed for students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.  It is designed to help students become familiar with library resources, such as academic journals, research databases, and the online library catalog.  This guide is also an introduction to professional research information.  

The Academic Learning Commons (Blair Memorial Library) of Kent State University at East Liverpool is located in Purinton Hall on the 2nd floor.  The Library's mission is to serve the information needs of our faculty, staff, students, and community members.  


Off Campus Access/KSU Proxy

You can access KentLINK, OhioLINK, and the Research Databases from any computer with access to the World Wide Web.  Due to licensing restrictions, you will be required to authenticate yourself as a valid University user to access some resources. 

KSU Proxy allows you to connect to the campus network as if you were on campus.  When prompted you will simply need to enter your Flashline username and password. Refer to the Off Campus Access section of the Library home page.

You can also access resources with OhioLink Authentication. When accessing a database, resource or requesting materials you will be asked for your University affiliation. After selecting Kent State University you will be asked for your name and banner ID #. If requesting a physical library item don't forget to select the "pick-up" location. This is your preferred campus library. OhioLink Authentication generally logs you on for a 2 hour period of time.

About Using the Library

For complete information about the library, see the LibGuide, "Columbiana Campus Libraries"