What is happening?

The OSU Libraries proxy authentication software is now only available through the new proxy URL (see below). There should be no anticipated disruption of service. While every effort will be made to ensure all proxied links work correctly, it is possible that a small portion of proxied links on our sites may still not work correctly. Any link still pointing to the previous proxy URL will no longer work correctly.

What is the new Proxy URL?

As of August 31, all proxied online resources links should begin with the following prefix:


For example:


Any links beginning with the previous proxy prefix will no longer work as of August 31.

Previous Proxy URL


How does this affect library users? 

Library users should not see much change because proxied links should all be updated behind the scenes prior to the migration. Some users may encounter access problems if they have not updated their bookmarks, course pages, or other links to the library’s electronic resources. 

To get help Please contact us with any access issues you encounter.

SAGE Research Methods contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.

SAGE Research Methods Cases are stories of how real research projects were conducted. The collection provides more than 1100 case studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves.  They explain why the researchers chose the methods they did, how they overcame problems in their research and what they might have done differently with hindsight: the realities of research that are missing from journal articles and textbooks.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing themselves. Through practicing analysis using real data from SAGE Research Methods Datasets, students can see how analytic decisions are made, helping them to become confident researchers.

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 125 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation. Through these videos, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.


These OSU trials will be available until April 15, 2019. Please tell us what you think. Comments on these resources can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.


OSU Extended Campus has generously funded access to the The New York Times Digital Edition. Register here to begin enjoying *full access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes.com smartphone apps. NYTimes.com provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, blogs, videos and more. *(Does not include Crosswords and Times Insider. Unlimited access provided for content newer than 1980 and older than 1923. Access to content within the date range 1923-1980 is limited to 5 articles per day.)


Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants.

Included Databases:

  • Access the entire universe of over 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S., plus a growing number of non-U.S. grantmakers from around the world
  • Discover over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders
  • View over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF as well as 3 million recently awarded grants
  • Find additional information such as news, jobs, RFPs, grantmaker-sponsored research reports, and nonprofit literature.

Additional functionality:

  • Search across a funder’s grants with customized search indexes
  • Map a funder’s grants for any given year by recipient type or primary subject and view disbursements by county, city, ZIP code, or congressional district
  • Chart a funder’s grants for any given year by recipient type or primary subject and view disbursements by secondary and tertiary category
  • Sign up to receive funder-specific e-mail alerts;
  • Search Simultaneously across all four primary Foundation Directory Online databases as well as philanthropy news, nonprofit jobs, RFPs, foundation publications, and nonprofit literature databases

Sources of Information:

  • The data in Foundation Directory Online is compiled from IRS information returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF), grantmaker web sites, annual reports, printed application guidelines, the philanthropic press, and various other sources. In all, the Foundation Center’s editorial staff continually monitors more than 35 diverse information sources to verify the details. The editorial team is also in frequent communication with grantmakers nationwide through telephone calls, surveys, and electronic reporting.


The Chronicle of Higher Education is now conveniently available on any mobile device or PC when you use your OSU email address to register for a Chronicle.com account.


Go to Chronicle.com and click on the “log in link at the top, right hand side of the  page.  Then click the “Create a free Account button. Enter and confirm your OSU e-mail address, then follow the steps on the account setup pages.  

Note: After you login with your new OSU-associated account, the locks will still appear on premium content, but you will have access.


  1. Go to chronicle.com on your Web browser and select “Log In” at the top.
  2. Type your Chronicle login account information associated with your OSU e-mail address.


  1. Open the iPad App Store.
  2. Find The Chronicle app and select the download option.  You will be asked for your iTunes/Apple ID username and password, enter it in and then your app will download and install.
  3. Once installed, tap The Chronicle app.
  4. When the app opens up, tap “Sign In” on the top right.
  5. Type the login information for your Chronicle account associated with your OSU e-mail address.


OSU Libraries is now trialing BrowZine a service for iPad by Third Iron.  After installing BrowZine you can easily browse and read OSU Libraries and open access journals. BrowZine’s interface creates an enhanced browsing and reading experience. You can mark your favorite journals and articles and save journals onto the “shelf” display. Additional tasks also available. ProfHacker recently reviewed it. (see Figure 1.)


This OSU Trial runs through 7/15/2013.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.