Libraries

UC Online Library

This page directs you to essential resources and services that continue to support online research and scholarly work as we transition to providing full-service, in-person library services for Fall 2021. Library services and access may be adapted in accordance with current safety guidelines. Visit the Return to Campus web page for the latest updates.


Key Services & Resources

Search for Materials

Search a robust collection of online resources, including databases, academic journals, newspapers, magazines, e-books, streaming media, research guides and other formats. 

Request Materials

This page provides information and links to request materials from other UC libraries, OhioLINK, and other institutions as well as placing holds on checked out materials.

Access to Online Library Resources

Notice:

Fall 2021: Changes to Access to Online Library Resources

  • Due to changes in authentication, the Off Campus Access page has been eliminated. You no longer need to log in via the Off Campus Access button or page; instead, when accessing library resources via the Library Catalog or website, you will be prompted to authenticate by logging in at that time, not before. 

  • More information on accessing online licensed library resources and help with troubleshooting problems is available at the Access Library Resources : FAQs.

Manage My Library Record & Pay Fines

  • Due dates have been automatically set for August 31.
  • Login to My Library Record to manage borrowed materials, check the status of holds and view fines. 
  • Learn about the methods for paying fines at UC Blue Ash, UC Clermont and Uptown Campus Libraries.

Contact Us

Ask questions via chat or e-mail. Contact a librarian to get help finding and using materials. Please select your campus/college for the most personalized service.


  • Student Software - Contract negotiated software and third-party vendor software with special rates for UC students.
  • Technology & Remote Access - Links and tips from UC IT on computer hardware, setting up WiFi, remote access to software and more.
  • Graduate Students’ Guide to Library Resources and Services - This guide will help you find and access materials for research, stay current in your field and technology, present and publish your work, and fulfill your teaching responsibilities.
  • Online Learning Resources - This guide provides general tips on accessing and using UC Library resources. It includes links to specialized guides for online leaners in selected colleges and programs. 
  • Citing Sources - Information about citing sources, including specialized formats and discipline-specific materials, and citation management tools.
  • Student Software - Contract negotiated software and third-party vendor software with special rates for UC students.
  • Technology & Remote Access - Links and tips from UC IT on computer hardware, setting up WiFi, remote access to software and more.

All you need from UC Libraries to integrate librarians and library resources into your Canvas/Blackboard instance, support online learning and navigate copyright – plus tips and tools to share for citation and plagiarism.

  • Copyright FAQ - An overview of copyright, fair use, and related concepts and addresses issues concerning the use of copyrighted materials in teaching.
  • Preventing Student Plagiarism: A Guide for Faculty - Tips on preventing, detecting and responding to student plagiarism.
  • Library Materials for Online Teaching [NOTE: this page is currently under review to determine whether it will be maintained or if it will be superseded by another webpage]
  • Library Resources for Canvas - Assists instructors with integrating library resources into their courses, allowing students to access and engage with the library regardless of the class format.
  • Research & Teaching Support - Access academic assistance for research questions, citation needs and data services. Find resources and expertise for scholarly research. Discover instructional support services for faculty and students.