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Ohio State University @ The Lima Campus Library

Library Instruction

The Lima Campus Library offers both individual and class-based instruction upon request.  We can work with your class to build the perfect session, whether that's a quick introduction to the library and its resources or a more in-depth tutorial preparing them for advanced research.

To schedule a meeting or find out more information, please contact Calvin Cleary, Reference and Instruction Librarian, at or 419-995-8488, or fill out the Instruction Request Form here.

Reserves & More

For closed reserves, please contact Kathy Stedke in the Lima Campus Library at or 419-995-8361.

For help with open access publishing (journals, conference presentations, etc.) visit the University Libraries' Open Access Publishing page.

For copyright help, information about OSU's digital repository (Knowledge Bank), and more: Click here for a full list of faculty services.

If you prefer to use the Thompson Library site, it can be found here.

Secured Media Library FAQ's can be found below.

The OSU Research Commons

The Research Commons has a whole host of services that can help you out, including workshops covering a wide variety of topics, many of which can be accessed at the Lima Campus through Carmen Connect (no registration necessary). For a full list of upcoming workshops, please go to the Research Commons Events page

Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online (Workshop):

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Want to make a map for your research, teaching, outreach, or just for fun? ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is the premier platform for easily and efficiently creating interactive web mapping applications. In this workshop, participants will:

– Sign-up for access to ArcGIS Online using their OSU username and password

– Learn the basics of making web maps with ArcGIS Online, including adding layers to a map, changing layer styles, and configuring pop-ups

– Be introduced to spatial analysis and visualization techniques based on a real-world scenario

This workshop is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries.

BYOD – Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices for hands-on participation, and our presenters will be available afterward for consultations.


IRB and International Research

Tuesday, March 28, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on creating and submitting proposals for researchers who plan to conduct research in international locations. This session will:

  • Debunk common myths about international research
  • Explain how to create and submit Buck-IRB proposals
  • Provide tips about the informed consent process, including scenarios when a waiver of consent documentation may be appropriate.

While the session will be tailored to social and behavioral sciences researchers, anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome.



Click here for a listing of net.Tutor resources.

These videos and interactive tutorials were created to help students understand various elements of college-level research.  If you have students who are having trouble evaluating websites, citing resources, or even using Google properly, you'll find a resource here to help them.

If you feel like your entire class needs assistance, you can assign an online exercise that will be automatically graded.  For more information, click here.