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UST 302: Contemporary Urban Issues: Books & Films

Public Libraries

Search in the Ohio public library systems to find books and films, especially after you graduate from CSU. Some options include:

The Digital Design Studio

The Digital Design Studio are located on the 3rd floor of the Michael Schwartz Library.

You will find physical items like DVDs and videos (VHS) in the Digital Design Studio. You can borrow these items from the Library. Search in the Scholar Online Catalog by Title for specific films. Use the Advanced Search to find films by keyword. Limit results by Material Type (DVD/VHS/FILM, STREAMING VIDEO).

The Digital Design Studio offers two databases with streaming films that can be viewed online. They are called Films on Demand and Kanopy. Search by Title for specific films, or by keyword for films on a particular topic.

Scholar Online Catalog

Scholar is the online catalog of the CSU Libraries. For every item that the Michael Schwartz Library or the Law Library owns, a summary or description is created and is added into Scholar.

Use Scholar to search for books, eBooks, and films (including DVDs and videos).

You can search for items a number of ways, including by Title, Author, Keyword, or Subject.

For a basic search, go to the Scholar Online Catalog. You can use the Advanced Search for more complex searches -- combine keywords, apply limits, sort results.

Paper books are arranged on the shelves of the Michael Schwartz Library by Library of Congress call number. To find a book on the shelf, you need to know its location, call number, and status. See Understanding Call Numbers for more help.

DVDs and videos are located in the Digital Design Studio on the 3rd floor of the Library.

To borrow items from the Michael Schwartz Library, you must present your CSU I.D. (Viking Card). Please see the Borrowing Books & Other Materials page.

OhioLINK Library Catalog

The Michael Schwartz Library is a member of OhioLINK, which is a consortium of over 90 university and college libraries in Ohio.

The OhioLINK Library Catalog is the online catalog of the member libraries. As a CSU student, you can borrow books and materials from OhioLINK member libraries.

If a book or other item you need is not available at the CSU Libraries, then search in the OhioLINK Library Catalog to check if it is available from another location.

You can search for items several ways, including by Keyword, Title, Author, and Subject. An Advanced Search is also available.

Use OhioLINK to search for books, eBooks, and films (including DVDs and videos).

You can request items from other libraries to be sent to the Michael Schwartz Library or any other OhioLINK library member for pickup. Just click on the green Request button, and then enter and submit the required information. It usually takes 3-5 working days for an item to arrive via OhioLINK. You will receive an email informing you when an item has arrived, or you can login to My Account to view the status of a requested item.

The loan period is 3 weeks for most books. They can be renewed up to 6 times unless a hold has been placed by another OhioLINK borrower. Please see the OhioLINK Materials section of the Borrowing Books & Other Materials page for more information.

eBooks

The Michael Schwartz Library provides access to eBooks (Electronic Books). The full listing of eBook collections can be found on the Virtual Reference Desk: Electronic Books page.

Some of these collections, like Google Books, are available to everyone for free on the Internet.

Other eBook collections, like the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center, are available only to CSU faculty, staff, and students because the Library pays for them. Most of the eBooks that the Library has purchased are cataloged and added into the Scholar Online Catalog.