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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 Zach Walton, Reference Librarian, at or 419-995-8488.

ALX: Open Source Textbooks

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

Workshop Title



CarmenConnect Link


Data Management Basics

September 26


Finding Funding: SPIN

September 27



Note that the CarmenConnect links will not be active until the day of each workshop. 


Data Management Basics

Tired of searching for lost files? Worried the spreadsheet you are editing is not the most recent version of your data? Looking for a better way to keep track of your methods and results? Join Amanda Rinehart and Sharon SadvariUniversity Libraries Data Management Services, to learn more about creating a file naming system, tracking versions, and maintaining meaningful metadata for your research projects. 

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Tuesday, September 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Finding Funding: SPIN

Want to learn strategies for finding funding opportunities and creating custom funding alerts relevant to your research? Join Jeff Agnoli and Ethan Barnhardt of the Office of Research for this interactive workshop, where you will learn more about using the SPIN funding opportunities database and accessing other funding and grant writing resources available to researchers at Ohio State.

BYOD- Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices for hands-on participation.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduates
When: Wednesday, September 27, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.



Click here to access OSU Libraries' ebook Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research.

This book has 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.

Copyright Help

Have questions about copyright - what it is, what it means to you as an academic, and how to work with it?  For some answers to basic questions, you can click here to get answers from the OSU Copyright Center, and it includes links to a number of other helpful resources on the web.

The Ohio State University Copyright Center's homepage can be found here.  If you need more help than that basic resource can provide, head over to their website and contact one of the librarians with questions.