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Resources within your community

Explore the resources of the State Library of Ohio, SearchOhio catalog and other Ohio library services below.

State Library of Ohio

Ohio residents are able to get a state library card online and get access to resources through the library.


SearchOhio, together with its partners, makes over 16 million items available to the communities served by the library systems. The SearchOhio catalog allows direct, online requesting for residents of Ohio and delivery of books and other library media within a matter of days.

Other Library Services

Here are some options for searching for and accessing books and journal articles outside of the Library for Health Information.

  • Do you have a nearby public library? Call them and ask if they provide interlibrary services to obtain journal articles for free. Also check with them about which databases you may have access to remotely with your library card that might provide access to some journal articles.
  •  Visit your region's academic libraries. Call the information line for the library first to find out whether they provide guest access to their resources if you physically visit their library. Many do provide access. If they do, bring a flash drive to save articles since most academic libraries do not provide free printing.
  •  Contact the corresponding author of the article to see if they are able to share a copy of the full text article with you. Many copyright agreements allow this.

If you need assistance searching for resources, please contact me. All research services provided by the LHI are confidential and free.


The material provided by the Library for Health Information is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction.  Consult your health professional for advice relating to a medical condition.

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