Tutorials and help guides are available to assist you in using library resources. Access our collections page for a full list of library databases, books and more available through State Library of Ohio. View the Introduction to the State Library video.

Help by Resource

Not sure how to access our digital resources? We have a variety of instructional guides and instructional videos available to help you access and use our library databases such as:

  • Help for Beginners
  • Help from EBSCO
  • Ohio Digital Library
  • O’Reilly Online Learning
  • HeinOnline
  • Reference Solutions


Help by Topic

A topic guide is a great tool for finding specific information in our library’s  physical and digital collections and on the web. Topic guides provide enough basic tips and resources to get started and will help build efficiencies for future searches. The guide typically includes suggested search terms, book titles with call numbers and websites. Subjects for the topic guides include:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Deaf Culture
  • Disabilities
  • Education
  • Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Health/Wellness/Medicine
  • History
  • Human Resources/Workforce Development
  • Job and Career Preparation
  • Law/Government
  • Management and Leadership
  • Military/Veterans

 Help by Topic