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The MC Library Catalog is the resource that can be used to find books and other artifacts in the Legacy Library collection. Material can be searched by author, title, subject, and keywords. The catalog will provide access to material in all formats in the library.
Catalog of books and other materials held in Ohio college and university libraries.
OhioLINK Library Catalog is a combined catalog of over 7.8 million books and other library materials from many of Ohio's universities, colleges, community colleges and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK's design allows you to transfer a search from your local library catalog to the OhioLINK combined catalog with the touch of a button. The OhioLINK catalog provides immediate access to the library holdings of the whole system, including current availability status. Requested books and other materials are delivered to your library within a few days. Catalog entries for electronic books and journals link directly to those resources.
Literature Resources: Journal Articles, Biography & Criticism
Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK) includes the full text of more than 7000 online research journals covering many subject areas. Most electronic indexes available to the Ohio academic community link from article citations to the full text in the EJC.
Includes the complete archives of many core scholarly journals. They have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800s. New titles and fields are being added regularly.
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive for the older content of selected academic journals. It contains retrospective material for more than 1,000 core scholarly journals across the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and sciences. The journal coverage starts with volume 1 issue 1 and includes all previous titles. More recently published issues (the past three-to-five years) are generally not available as part of JSTOR.
Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
Literary Reference Center Plus is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. LRC includes: * Over 1,200 Additional Full-Text Literary Reference Books/Works, including titles with a focus on plays/drama, poetry, religious literature, children’s literature, Hispanic literature, and other areas * Over 200 Additional Full-Text Literary Journals & Magazines, including titles with a focus on multi-cultural studies, folklore, Latin America literature, and historical literature * 35 Volumes of New Contemporary Literature Titles from Salem Press relating to Fantasy/Science Fiction, Contemporary Literature, World Philosophy, Quotations In Context, Religious Literature, and Biographies of Nobel Literature Prize Winners * 40 Full-Text Literary study guides * plot summaries, synopses and work overviews * articles of literary criticism * full text of literary journals * author biographies * book reviews * author interviews * and images of key literary figures
Index to books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
MLA International Bibliography is an index to books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage includes literature from all over the world. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. The MLA Directory of Periodicals and the Association's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography are also included.
Located in the basement of Legacy Library, this collection is a very important depository of material dealing with the early history of Ohio. The flagship collection is the papers of the Ohio Company of Associates which was the first land granting company in the state. Numerous other collections relating to the city of Marietta and early Ohio pioneers can also be found in Special Collections. This collection also houses the archives and records for Marietta College. No material in this part of the library circulates and items will have to be used on site during designated hours.
The Archives/Library of the Ohio Historical Society is the official repository for records and material of historical value for the state. The website provides links and a good introduction to the collections, projects, and services offered by the library. This repository will have rich access to books, pamphlets, newspapers, a large part of the state archives, and significant numbers of manuscripts and audiovisual material. While some of the material may be available through inter-library loan channels, the bulk of rare and manuscript materials would have to viewed on site at the library.
Descriptions of archival collections from contributing institutions in Ohio.
OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository allows researchers to search finding aids across institutions to locate archival materials and primary sources across the state. The EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and OhioLINK Repository (EAD FACTORy) will help archivists ensure broad-based access to archival collections and local history collections by providing a solution for institutions wishing to create and deliver finding aids according to the Encoded Archival Description standard. Finding aids are descriptive tools that come in a variety of formats and levels of detail that describe the contents of archival or manuscript collections. EAD is an international standard for encoding archival finding aids, making them standardized in structure as well as more predictably searchable in collaborative electronic repository environments.
The Washington County Public Library maintains an archival collection on 418 Washington Street in Marietta. While geared to family history research, this facility is rich with material for those interested in broader local history. Particular collection strengths would include photographs, local business records, census material, and online newspaper and genealogical resources. The primary focus is Washington County, but the facility also has resources dealing with the rest of the nation and selected European countries. Items in this collection will have to be viewed and used onsite at the archives facility.
American Memory provides free access to still and moving images, spoken words, sound recordings, prints, maps, and sheet music that provide a visual record of American history and culture. These digital images are taken from the collections of the Library of Congress and tell the story of important movements, and ideas that have shaped the development of the United States.This project began in 1994 and remains ongoing.
Video library of award–winning documentaries and performances spanning the arts. Containing over 20,000 titles from more than 800 international producers.
Video library of Oscar, Emmy, and Peabody award–winning documentaries to A-list performances spanning the arts. Containing over 20,000 titles from more than 800 international producers including A&E, PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.
Ohio Memory is an ongoing project between the Ohio Historical Society and numerous library and manuscript collections to create a visual archive of images dealing with the state's heritage. This collection currently contains over 26,000 items and free access is provided for researchers that use the collection.