Whenever you're performing research off-campus, it's important to start your search from Heterick Library's website. By accessing any database or resource via the HML website, you'll be recognized as a member of Ohio Northern University, and asked for your University login credentials. By entering your credentials, you'll be granted access to all of our available resources and databases. Only current ONU students, faculty, and staff can access the library's resources while off-campus.
If you were to try accessing these databases or resources without using the HML website, you most likely won't be granted access. This is because the resources and databases will not be able to recognize that you're a member of ONU.
If you're using an EBSCO database, you can create an account that will allow you to save any source to a folder. To create an account, use the directions below. You can also email the source to yourself or send it to your Google Drive, both of which can be done without creating an EBSCO account.
If you don't want to create an EBSCO account, or if you're looking at an entry in our physical catalog, you can save the Permalink for the source. A permalink, permanent link, is a special URL that is generated for a specific source. The regular URL that appears in the address bar for a source can not be reused, as the session expires after a set period of time. The permalink, however, is a permanent URL and can be used to navigate back to a source by pasting it into the address bar of your browser.
If you're having any issue accessing a database or library resource, please contact the library, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (419) 772-2181.
As part of our EBSCO databases, users can create an account to save searches. In order to utilize this feature, you'll first need an EBSCO account. The instructions below will guide you through the process of creating an account: