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Library closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Mmm, turkey!

© Dr. C v Horst,

The Veterinary Medicine Library will close at 5pm on Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27. It will be closed from Thursday, November 28 through Saturday, November 30 and will reopen on Sunday, December 1 at the usual time of 2pm.

Library closed on Veterans Day

The Veterinary Medicine Library will be closed on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, November 12 at the usual time of 8am.

New monitors in group study rooms

Group Study RoomWe’ve updated the A/V equipment in the group study rooms at the Veterinary Medicine Library!  We have new widescreen, flat-panel monitors which will let you you plug your laptop or tablet into the wall so your group can view your desktop together.  (Ask for a VGA or HDMI cable at the circulation desk.)  You can still view DVDs and VHS tapes in the group study rooms, too.

New food policy!

Pack food in, pack waste outAs we welcome the incoming Class of 2017 and our returning graduate and professional students, we’re introducing a new food policy for the Veterinary Medicine Library.

  1. Food waste and trash MUST be disposed of in a trashcan in the hallway, not in the Library itself, to prevent overflowing trashcans, odors, and infestations of pests that can damage library materials.
  2. Food is prohibited at all computer workstations and near anatomical specimens or models.
  3. Beverages must be in containers with lids.
  4. You are responsible for cleaning up your space before you leave.  All food and beverage crumbs and spills must be removed from tabletops, chairs and floors.  Cleaning wipes are located at the circulation desk. Spills that you cannot remove on your own must be reported to the Library’s employees, who will provide additional cleaning products and report the spill to housekeeping, if necessary.
  5. Be considerate when selecting the foods you eat in the library:
    • Avoid foods that stain fabrics or that are particularly messy.
    • Avoid strongly aromatic food.
    • Avoid especially noisy foods or packaging.


Trial: BrowZine iPad App

BrowZineBrowZine is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor electronic journals from the iPad. This allows a browseable interface for eJournals as well as the ability to create a personalized journal bookshelf.  Items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

To get started, search for “BrowZine” in the App Store and download the app for free; when initially launching BrowZine, select Ohio State from the drop down list.  You will be prompted to login with your name.# and password to gain access to our subscribed journals through BrowZine.

Their Support page ( includes a list of publishers that are supported and other helpful information.

Video Introduction of the App:

Trial Dates: Now through the end of summer.

Please direct any feedback to Aaron Olivera at 614-688-5299 or

Library closed July 4-5

The Veterinary Medicine Library will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  It will be closed on July 5 for carpet shampooing.  Regular summer hours of 8am-5pm Monday-Friday will resume on Monday, July 8.

Summer Library Hours

The Veterinary Medicine Library will be open during Monday-Friday 8am-5pm from May 1 through August 20.

We will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day and July 5 for carpet shampooing.

Extended Finals Week Hours 4/23-4/30

The Veterinary Medicine Library will be open the following hours during finals week:

Tuesday 4/23 (Reading Day):     8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4/24:    7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 4/25:    7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 4/26:    7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 4/27:    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 4/28:    12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday 4/29:     7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4/30:     7:00 am – 5:00 pm

We will be open during break hours (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) from May 1 through August 20.

Double-sided printing!

The Veterinary Medicine Library’s copier/scanner now functions as a printer, too!  Not only does this give us a backup if our main printer is down*, but it gives you the option to make double-sided printouts.

To print to the copier/scanner, select it at your computer from the Print screen of the application you’re printing from.  (Its name is vet-hp4345).  PrintProperties

It doesn’t print 2-sided by default, so you’ll need to select that option from the Printer Properties.

Send your print job, then select Print Release from the copier/scanner’s screen.


Select your print job and press Print.  Don’t press Print All unless you want to pay for everyone’s print jobs!

*In other good news, the main printer has stopped stealing people’s money!

Update to RefWorks Write-N-Cite


The new Write-N-Cite interface in Word.

There is a new and truly improved version of the RefWorks Write-N-Cite plugin for Word. The new Write-N-Cite is very fast and intuitive. It integrates RefWorks functionality into Word with its own tab. Users can format citations in real-time, insert a bibliography and let it update in real time, too. You can even edit your citations right in Word, and they’ll update in your RefWorks database. If you use RefWorks on your PC or Mac, log into RefWorks to download the new Write-N-Cite plugin from the Tools menu.

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