The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is a collection of more than 57,000 specially written and illustrated biographies, which describe the lives of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond from the 4th century BC to the 21st century. It includes 16,500 biographies of new subjects from all periods. The revised entries offer detailed and extensive biographical information drawn from primary and secondary sources.

LearningExpress Library provides supplemental skill building tests and ebooks for students of all ages.  In the section for college students, you’ll discover eBooks, instantly scored practice tests, and interactive lessons in areas such as public speaking and mathematics skills improvement. If you have an eye on graduate school, you’ll find practice tests for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and more. Free Registration is required to utilize this resource.

The six volumes (1200+ entries) of the Encyclopedia of Geography encapsulate a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century.  Key features:

  • Gives a concise historical sketch of geography’s long, rich, and fascinating history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS
  • Provides succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace
  • Decomposes geography into the six broad subject areas: physical geography; human geography; nature and society; methods, models, and GIS; history of geography; and geographer biographies, geographic organizations, and important social movements
  • Provides hundreds of color illustrations and images that lend depth and realism to the text
  • Includes a special map section
  • Cross references between entries allow readers to pursue topics in depth

During January 2011, OSU Libraries is trialing ProQuest Newsstand™. This full-text newspaper database provides access to more than 1,200 newspapers. Find the Chicago Tribune here exclusively. Other national titles are: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. More than 90 regional, local, and military titles are also included. For many titles backfiles date to 1980s.

The OSU Trial runs through 2/3/11.