Resources for Researchers

Updated November 23, 2020

Interlibrary Services 

Scholarly articles and chapter PDFs for Ohio State and non-Ohio State collections can be requested through Article Express

Electronic delivery of Interlibrary Loans is available. 

Special Collections  

Scanning and electronic delivery of materials from Thompson Library Special Collections, University Archives and Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is available. You may submit requests via the email addresses listed below. 

Research Databases 

University Libraries has an online Research Databases List to help you find articles, many of which may be available as full-text. Additional full-text resources will be found under many of the subjects or formats listed. 

Research Commons 

Research support services are available on the Research Commons website, including Research Guides and the Resources Page. If you have questions about Geographic Information Systems, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities, Research Impact or other topics related to research support, please email

Suggest Additions to the Collection

Looking for something not included in our collections? Suggest ebooks or streaming videos that should be added. Note that all submissions will be subject to review and that the Libraries may be unable to accommodate all requests.

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access 

HathiTrust has opened emergency temporary access to ​University Libraries' copyrighted material in their digital library. This action from HathiTrust allows digital access to nearly two million volumes, corresponding to approximately 46% of the print collections held at Ohio State. More information can be found here.