Summon provides an easy, simple to use discovery interface to search across 80% of our library content with just a few keywords. You can change the publication dates, limit your results to full text, to scholarly materials, or to any combination of document types.
Use these general sources to explore topics and issues of concern in contemporary society.
To borrow items from the library, you will need your BGSU photo ID card. Undergraduate students can check out books for 3 weeks and renew up to 6 times. For more information on borrowing items, go to Borrowing & Requesting.
Students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 access to all library databases from anywhere! To login to University Library resources from off-campus, simply login with your BGSU username and password (same as your MyBGSU account).
If the University Library doesn't have what you need, chances are that the library can get if for you from OhioLINK or other libraries across the country. Look for the "Request this item" link in Summon or the catalog to request an item. For more information, go to Requesting OhioLINK and SearchOhio Materials.
If you can't find what you need, need help with a research assignment, or have other questions about the library, we are here to help you! Contact the library through online chat, phone, email, or simply stop by the Research & Information Desk for assistance. Librarians also offer Individual Research Appointments for more in-depth help on a research assignment or project.
You can also use Google Scholar to explore a topic, especially if you customize your preferences so that you're able to access materials that BGSU & OhioLINK either own or have access to. Google Scholar, a search engine, is freely available, but the materials it retrieves generally are not. That's why customizing your preferences is so important.