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Help Information for Off-Campus Searches
ExpressLINK is the name of the Owens Community College Library computer system.
What Software Do I Need?
You can use any current browser software, such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, or Google Chrome. "Cookies" must be enabled on all browsers. You can test your browser here to see if it accepts "Cookies".
You also will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Page Image option in many databases and to view the articles in the Electronic Journal Center database. This program is free.
How Do I Find The Databases?
You can access databases by going directly to OhioLINK's web site or, from the Owens Library web page, use the link to "OhioLINK" or "Find Articles". When you have completed your research, please remember to click "Logout" before exiting.
How Long Can I Search The Databases?
There is a four-hour limit on searching. You can re-enter the database if you exceed this limit.
What Does Authenticate Mean?
Before you will be allowed to access the databases for free, you must prove you are an eligible user. In general, eligible users include all Owens Community College students, faculty and staff who meet the following criteria:
(If you are unsure about your status, review your record at the Owens Community College Library.)
When you try to access a database from off-campus, you will provide the following information:
What If I Still Can't Connect with a Database?
Consider these options...