As an OPAL member you have access to resources through both OPAL and OhioLINK, in addition to anything you may subscribe to independently. Use this page as an overview of all the packages available to your institution.
Remember that when packages are added or deleted they must also be adjusted in your instance of EBSCO Discovery Service (details on the EDS page in the User Services COI). Open Access resources and other custom links are also listed there.
If you need help or have questions about processes such as record loading, please contact OhioNET for support. You can find a list of the packages OhioNET loads into the shared catalog for OPAL on the support page.
Laura Ponikvar (firstname.lastname@example.org), Library Director of the Cleveland Institute of Art, is the private colleges representative to the OhioLINK Library Advisory Council (LAC).
The OhioLINK Ostaff pages (log-in required) provide details about database subscriptions. If you do not have an Ostaff password you can request one by visiting the Request Support page. Note that statewide database access is made possible through a variety of sources and partnerships, such as Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) or negotiated packages such as EBSCO Expanded.
The Ostaff pages also include information for new staff, statistics, committee and working group resources, technical support and access to mailing lists and meeting calendars.
These journals are available to all institutions that participate in the Electronic Journal Center (EJC). Most journal packages renew on a calendar year cycle.
These packages are available to all OhioLINK member institutions except where noted otherwise. They are categorized as Core or NPR. Core resources are to be supported by all members while NPR items are purchased if enough members pledge funds to continue the subscription.
Through your OPAL membership you also have access to: