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Color Printing is now available at the Lima Campus Library

Printing in Black and White costs $0.06 per page

Printing in Color costs $0.20 per page

Scanning costs $0.01 per page

These costs can be paid by swiping your Buck-ID, and be sure to log out when you're done!

Additionally, you can print from anywhere in the library using wireless printing

Find out more through UniPrint!

Knowing how to cite your sources is a critical skill for college-level research.  Thankfully, there are a ton of great resources available to help make the process quick and painless.  Perhaps the best of those resources is called The OWL @ Purdue.  It's a free resource created and maintained by Purdue University that goes into a great deal of depth on almost every citation style out there.  Click below to be linked to their resources for a few of the most popular styles.

MLA Style Guide
APA Style Guide
Chicago Style Guide

Web Source Evaluation is an incredibly important step in finding the best sources for your research. There are several techniques to consider when evaluating sources you find online in order to determine their reliability and usefulness for your projects:

DRAMA Method
D – Date (How Recent)
R – Relevance (Original content? Or repost?)
A – Accuracy (Are there sources cited?)
M – Motivation (Was this written to inform? Or persuade?)
A – Authority (Who wrote this? Author/s or an organization?)

SIFT Method
S – Stop (if you know the source is trustworthy, then use it. If you’re not sure…)
I – Investigate (Look for publication date, author/s, about page of a website, citations, etc.)
F – Find Better Coverage (Look elsewhere for a more reliable website)
T – Trace Claims (follow citation links to find that information elsewhere)
Further Reading:
1. Choosing & Using Sources (OSU eBook) – Chapter 6 focuses on source evaluation 
2. Kent State University – Criteria for Evaluating Web Resources
3. Indiana University East – Fake News Guide


The University Libraries' Undergraduate Research Library Fellowship of $4000 provides undergraduates the opportunity to see how scholarship is communicated and disseminated through work in libraries that is often invisible to the casual user.  It will position students with an interest in academic research to experience more deeply the type of partnerships many researchers have with libraries around projects that enhance the work of their discipline. Experience might be with scholarly communication, metadata, primary resources and artifacts (as found in our Archives or Special Collections), development of open education resources, knowledge discovery tools, bibliography/resource curation of a discipline, digitization, and more. Projects can result in learning objects, digital images, curated exhibits, or performances, depending on the project.

For more information, please either see us. Typically the fellowship is completed over the summer and takes 40 hours a week. 

How do I take books home?

You must have photo identification to check out materials. This can mean a driver's license or a student ID.

You are responsible for all the materials borrowed on your ID, and you can check out materials only on your own account.

Due dates of materials vary depending on the type of material and where it comes from. View your circulation record often to review the due dates and to renew items as necessary.

Click here to go to the OSU Libraries Circulation FAQ.

Here you'll find the terms of checking books out.  How long do you get to keep them, how many can you have out at once, how much are overdue fees - this is the place to go for your answers.

Active Program 60 students may check out books from the Lima Campus Library. A photo ID is required.

Residents of Ohio can sign up for a State Library of Ohio card to borrow OhioLINK circulating print materials. For more information, consult the State Library website at

Additional library privileges are also available for sustaining members of the Ohio State Alumni Association and members of the Friends of the Libraries. With these memberships, patrons will have a borrowing limit of up to ten items with a maximum of five OhioLINK items. Friends of the Libraries members are partners in the ongoing academic programs of the library. This vital support is acknowledged through invitations to special events, exhibition openings, readings and literary programs, borrowing privileges in the Libraries and a subscription to the library newsletter, FolioClick here for information about additional borrowing privileges.

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