Bashford Reading Room Now Has Newspapers and Magazines

Relax in Beeghly’s Bashford Lounge with your favorite magazines and newspapers. Find the most recent issues of our subscription newspapers as well as several popular magazines displayed there for your reading pleasure. Titles include:

Magazines: Christian Science Monitor, Ebony, Economist, Essence, Fitness, Fortune, Money, Ms, National Review, New Republic, New Statesman, El País Semanal, and Sports Illustrated.

Newspapers: Columbus Dispatch, Delaware Gazette, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, New York Times, El País, Plain Dealer, Times of London, Transcript, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Most recent issues of the newspaper titles will also be located in the Bashford Lounge, while some older issues of the magazines will remain on the lower level with the remainder of the periodicals.

Let us know if you have any questions whatsoever. Happy reading!

Not Sure Where to Start your Research? Try Summon.

When you’re gearing up to begin research for a new assignment or project this semester, try Summon, a new search tool on the library’s home page at You can access the Summon search box by clicking on the Summon tab.

Summon is a new website that lets you search for books, articles, ebooks, media, maps, government documents, musical scores, and lots more from a single keyword search box and access many items immediately when they are available online. Summon includes the entire CONSORT Library Catalog, many of the library’s digital collections, and the majority of articles and ebooks from research databases the library offers.

Limit your results to items available instantly online, items from scholarly publications, or to just books if you like. You can also save items you find interesting and email them, print them, or export them to a reference or citation manager like RefWorks.

The library is continuously evaluating Summon and welcomes your feedback, both good and bad, about your experiences using it. The site is designed to be easy to use, but there is plenty of additional help available in our Summon guide or by contacting the library at

New OhioLINK Loan Rules

The following changes to the OhioLINK loan rules for books are now in effect:

  1. Faculty will be able to check out books for 42 days at a time.
  2. Everyone will get 6 renewals as long there is no hold on the item.
  3. Everyone will be able to place a hold on a checked out book 10 days prior to it being due or up to 10 days after it’s due.

Linking to Full-Text Resources in Google Scholar

You can now access full-text materials licensed by the OWU Libraries via Google Scholar.  If you are on campus, links to full-text will automatically appear.  If you are off campus, you can set your preferences so that links to our full-text materials display automatically. You may also want to turn on OLINKs, OhioLINK’s connection to full-text resources.

Watch this brief video to find out how to set your preferences to link to OWU and OhioLINK full-text when you are off campus:

You will still be prompted to authenticate for access to library materials.