Even if you are not on the BGSU campus, you are able to take advantage of the Libraries' resources and services as a BGSU student or faculty member.
To use electronic resources when you are away from campus, you simply use your BGSU username and password for remote access and for access to your library account (the same username and password used to check your BGSU email).
The Libraries has an incredible number of e-journals and increasing access to e-books. Check out the materials listed in the Books and Articles tabs for suggested resources.
If you experience problems accessing materials electronically, click on the ASK US! tab to explore the variety of ways you can get help.
This will search several EBSCO Literature Databases at once: Academic Search Complete; Humanities International Complete; Literary Reference Center; MLA Directory of Periodicals; and MLA International Bibliography.
The University Libraries is piloting a new service for Faculty and Distance Education students. As AYA students, you are clearly distance students! Basically, if BGSU owns a journal in print, you can request an article from that journal via Interlibrary Loan and have it delivered electronically to your desktop, no matter where you are.
Requesting an Electronic Copy of an Article Only Available in Print:
Turn Around Times For Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Requests
Search these e-book collections for possible sources, especially if you're away from campus! If you are using them off-campus, you may need to authenticate with your BGSU username and password.
Here are a couple of the Libraries' e-book databases. To access even more, visit the Libraries E-Book Collections.
If you are not able to log onto a library database or use a resource and instead receive a message asking you to update your library account, please contact the library circulation desk. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free online dictionary with around 100,000 words and phrases with over 200,000 translations. A subset of the Oxford dictionaries.
The Oxford Concise French-English/English-French Dictionary
Authoritative coverage of over 170,000 words and phrases, and over 240,000 translations. You will need to authenticate with your BGSU username and password to access this resource.
Follow the "Find It!" link or button on an article in the research databases to locate online or print articles in other databases!
If an article isn't available full text in one database, it may be full text in another. Following Find It! will save you much time and frustration.
The Find It! button looks like this: OR .
This MLA guide gives examples of the most common MLA citations.