Off-Campus Online Books

Accessing online books (e-Books)

Choose from the following options:

  1. From Heidelberg home page, select Beeghly Library from the Academics button or go directly to Beeghly Library.
  2. E-books can be located in the Library Catalog (OPAL) or use the Research databases which are grouped by title, subject areas, or by type of information offered.
  3. The OhioLINK database Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK): includes thousands of scholarly and reference e-books covering the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Getting started when Off-Campus

You must have a current Heidelberg ID in order to use the Research Databases.
Use the ID to identify yourself as a Heidelberg student. Providing your name and the bar code on your campus or Beeghly Library ID. Include the letter at the end of the bar code number, if there is one.

i.e. 5000001234X or 22107001234X .

Contact your program director if you did not receive an ID card.

Read the following suggestions for HELP accessing the databases

  1. Select Research Databases from the library homepage. All Research Databases contains a complete list of databases and helps you to identify the most appropriate ones for your needs.
  2. Listed by type: includes the collections of electronic books. Choose from:
    • Books: use for electronic books and dissertations and to see the catalogs of materials held in libraries
    • Facts and Stats: use for on-line encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other quick-answer
    • Listed by Name: use for alphabetical list of the databases by name
    • Listed by Subject: for all databases grouped by broad topic

Heidelberg Favorite collections of E-books listed by name:

Most of the electronic books are also included in the Beeghly Library Catalog and are designated with an EBook icon showing a computer with a book. For even more titles go to the entire OhioLINK Catalog of works held in virtually all of the Ohio academic libraries. Use the Request button to submit a request to have a work sent to you.  Items arrive at the Main Campus and then are forwarded to Arrowhead Park.  Pay attention to due dates!

WorldCat is the worldwide catalog of books and other materials held by libraries in the U.S. and abroad. It is a good way to identify the existence of new and older library materials.

Getting Help

For help accessing the Research Databases: Go to the Help link on the Beeghly Library home page.