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NURS 70630: Research & Methods for Evidence-based Practice: Getting Started

Key library tools

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During traditional business hours most librarians can be reached by e-mail.  KSU has many subject specialists.  Please see this link for a list of librarians and subject expertise: Link to Librarians By Subject.

The Ask Me desk is staffed by librarians and library professionals, available in person and by phone, chat or e-mail.  See this link for Ask Me.

This service is available 69 hours per week.  For library hours, see the following link; reference assistance is available under the row labeled Ask Me.  Link to hours.

KSU Information Environment

You have access to the all the library resources available on the Kent and Regional Campuses as well as online electronic resources, including books and journals. Find out all about borrowing policies: Link to Circulation: Borrowing Policies.

Exclusively off-campus distance learning students can request book delivery. See here for more information.

Kent State University's membership in the OhioLINK consortium connects you to the book collections of the 90 academic libraries in Ohio plus over 12,000 e-journals and 140 research databases.  See the these links for more information:

To access these licensed resources from off-campus, you will need to "authenticate."  See the Help: Connect from off-campus.  Link to Help.

Key Library Links

  • The University Libraries' homepage at is the portal to information about the University Libraries' services and resources.
  • Connecting from off-campus: To use the electronic resources licensed by the University Libraries, users must authenticate themselves as valid university users. See this page to Connect from Off-campus.
  • The Journal Finder: Use this tool to learn if online or print copies of articles from a specific journal are available. You can link to the Journal Finder from the University Libraries' homepage using the link in the blue search box or see: Link to Journal Finder.
  • Never pay for items Kent does not own.  Our Interlibrary Loan loan department will fill your requests.  See this link to Interlibrary Loan.
  • You can link to My Library Account from the University Libraries' homepage or on the top tool bar in the KentLINK library catalog. Sign in with your FlashLine credentials to view all materials checked out with due dates, as well as any items in transit. Materials can be renewed online through this account.
  • ASK US! There are many ways to get assistance--in person, e-mail, instant messaging. See link to Ask Us and Library Hours for staffing information.
  • For Technical Assistance, contact the KSU Online Support Center for help with any connection issues at OR 330-672-HELP.