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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.

New library computers

New Vet Med ComputersAll thirteen of the Veterinary Medical Library’s public computers have been replaced!  The new machines are faster, smaller (giving you more room to work), and include new widescreen monitors.  These computers all have functioning sound cards, too, so you can view video tutorials in the library (please supply your own earphones.)

Easier off-campus access – now for iOS mobile devices, too

How many times has this happened: you’re off campus, catching up on your reading, when you follow a link to an article and see this:

Fee for article


Of course you can log in through the Library’s web site, but now there’s a quicker way.  The OSU Libraries Off-Campus Sign-In bookmarklet will let you authenticate with the click of a button, getting you past those pesky paywalls quickly.

You can find the bookmarklet and instructions for adding it to your browser, including those on iOS mobile devices, here:

New Global Health Database

The OSU Libraries have purchased access to the CABI Global Health database.  Global Health indexes and abstracts publications in the biomedical sciences and public health, in fields including epidemiology, environmental health, nutrition and food sciences, animal health, and more.  Coverage ranges from 1910 to the present, and includes selected full text.

Global Health is included on the CAB Direct platform, so its contents will be searched by default when you use the CAB Abstracts.


Extended Finals Week Hours

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

Wednesday 12/5 (Reading Day):     8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 12/6:    7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday 12/7:    7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/8:    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/9:    12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday 12/10:     7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday 12/11:     7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12/12:     7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We will be open during break hours (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) through 12/13-1/6.

Wednesday (Reading Day): 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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