Kelvin Smith Library
Find help on many topics with customized Research Guides.
Information specialists create guides for subject areas, classes, or specific topics like finding patents. A guide can help you get acquainted with a topic, learn the best databases to use, and even specific words to search for to obtain good results.
There's also a Research Guide for learning how to organize & manage your research citations in RefWorks.
Explore our online Research Guides!
All Case Libraries share their collections in the Case Catalog. You can get things from the library shelves & use them.
Use the Case Catalog to find books, DVDs and other types of materials that you can borrow. The Case Catalog will also find the names of print journals, government documents, and other items that can be used in the building.
Example:Smart Thinking: skills for critical understanding and writing.
OhioLINK is an academic consortium of 90 institutions in Ohio that share a central catalog. Look up items & borrow directly from the online OhioLINK Catalog. Or visit any OhioLINK member library & borrow items there. Your library account at Case must be in good standing in order to have OhioLINK privileges.
Use OhioLINK to supplement the Case collections. Expand your research from the 3-million Case Catalog to the 50-million item OhioLINK Catalog, in one click!
SearchOhio libraries (19 public libraries in Ohio) also share books with OhioLINK by the same online request method. Find the SearchOhio icon on the OhioLINK Central Catalog, and expand your reading materials.
Book Healing spices : how to use 50 everyday and exotic spices to boost health and beat disease is not available at KSL.
Since the book is not available at KSL, click on the Search OhioLINK button on top of the page.
The book is available at other libraries; click on the Request button and & follow the screen prompts.
eBooks are listed in Case Catalog as "electronic resource" and can be searched as any other book. Another way to search for ebooks is to search directly in specialized collections like the ones below:
Find a journal title in print or online versions.
Use indexes and databases to locate articles. Online databases have journal abstracts & full-text articles.
Click on the button to see if an article is available online. If it's not available neither at Case Libraries nor through OhioLink, you can request it through interlibary loan.
When an item is not available neither at Case nor in OhioLINK, we can search for it at other libraries and request it for you. Use ILL to submit your request. First-time users will register for an account. This service is free for Case students and employees.
KSL cannot guarantee whether the item is available for borrowing, and if it is, KSL staff have no control on the time it would take the item to be delivered at KSL. In general, requested journal articles will be delivered electronically within three business days.