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KnowItNow Academic logo Help Information for Off-Campus Searches

ExpressLINK is the name of the Owens Community College Library computer system.
OhioLINK is the statewide network of college and university library computer systems.

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.

Click here to download Acrobat Reader
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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:

  1. You must be a currently registered patron at the Owens Library.
  2. You do not have any unpaid fines or overdue material.

(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:

  1. Select "Owens Community College" from the list of OhioLINK member libraries.
  2. Enter your last name followed by first name (no comma between). Your name must be the same as it appears in the Library's database. Do not use nicknames, shortened name forms or a middle name, unless this is how your name appears in the Library's database. Remember to enter your Owens Student ID Number (OCID) without any dashes. If you are not sure how your name appears, please review your record at the Owens Community College Library.

What If I Still Can't Connect with a Database?

Consider these options...

  1. Go to OhioLINK "Where Am I" Connection Information
  2. Contact the Owens Community College Library at (567) 661-7017 or e-mail libhelp@owens.edu. Please include your name and phone number and the database you are trying to access.
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