Distance Education

The resources provided on this page are intended to help you with your research needs as a distance student.   However, if you have trouble getting access to any information, please contact the health sciences librarian who can help get you the resources you need.

Contact a Librarian

Maria Barefoot

Maag Library Reference Desk


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If you have having trouble using any of the Maag library resources, or have any questions about the library, please email our librarians through this form.  We will respond to your questions as soon as possible.

YSU Distance Education


Maag Library Online Resources:

Maag Library Homepage


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Article Request Form

You can request an article that is not available online by filling out this form.  You will receive your  article through email if possible.  This process can take 1-2 weeks.

Comment Icon0 Off campus access to databases
Many of the databases are available through off campus access.  If the database you are trying to access is on the list provided in the link below, simply click the link to access it.  If not, you can click on the link to authenticate through OhioLink.  You will need your Y number to access these databases. http://www.maag.ysu.edu/offCampus

E-book Databases:
OhioLink eBooks – This database provides access to e books of all varieties.
Safari –  These e-books are specifically geared toward the sciences.

Comment Icon0 Health Sciences Blog
This blog is an online resource for the health science faculty and students.  It provides updates on resources available through the library.

Ohio Link

Library Catalog
The OhioLink library catalog is your portal to all of the resources in the OhioLink library system.  Simply find a book, video, sound recording, or other material and click “request this item” to have it sent to an OhioLink library near you.

Comment Icon0 Using OhioLink to Request Books
This link provides instructions on how to request resources through OhioLink.

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As YSU students, you can request a book through OhioLink and have it delivered to any OhioLink Library close to you.  The list of participating libraries above can help you locate an OhioLink Library.  You will use your YSU ID number to check out the book.  To renew it, go to the  “Your Library Record” link on the Maag home page.

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Use this list of OhioLink libraries to find one that it close to you.

Find a Public Library near you

Public libraries can provide resources close to you for free.  Please take a moment to find a public library near you where you can access more information resources.

Health Sciences Internet Resources

Librarian’s Internet Index

The Librarian’s Internet Index contains links web pages specific to a wide variety of subject areas within the health sciences.  Some relevant links to YSU health sciences are the Dental and Oral Health, Medical Terminology, Military Health and Medicine,  Public Health and Safety, Research, and Statistics.  You can browse through all of the topics to find useful information.

Comment Icon0 Clinical Trials
This website provides information about federally funded clinical trials.  These studies provide valuable information on the most recent treatments and medical research.  Use this page to search for applicable clinical trials or learn more about how clinical trials work.

Comment Icon0 Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides free access to information about current research and treatments of a variety of diseases.  It provides links pertaining to diseases, drugs and supplements, treatment decisions and many other resources.

Comment Icon0 MeSH Subject Headings
The MeSh subject headings are a controlled vocabulary that is assigned to medical literature.  When you search for information in Medline or Pubmed, you will find these terms assigned to the articles according to topic of the article.  This resource provides information on how to use the subject ehadings and a was to search the headings terms.

Comment Icon0 Directory of Health Organizations
This resource, provided by the National Library of Medicine, allows you to look for organizations that relate to your area of study.  You can use this website to seach for relevant orgniaztions, or simply browse through them by name.

Comment Icon0 PubMed Central
PubMed Central is a subset of PubMed.  It contains journal articles as far back as the late 1800’s.  The information contained is often available in full text.  However, as a YSU student you also have access to a number of these journal subscriptions through our library.  If you ever find something that is not available in full text remember to check our databases as well.

Merlot Health Science Resources

Merlot stands for the Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.  It provides online tutorials, images, and videos on a variety of health science disciplines.  The menu on the left provides a list of those fields in addition to the search bar which will allow you to search for specific tutorials and information.

Evidence Based Medicine Resource Center

This web site provides information on evidence baseed medicine, one of the newest theories in patient care.  Here you can find information on EBM publications, teaching, searching, and practice.  It also provides links to EBM organizations which can provide valuable professional resources.

Comment Icon0 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
This organization, placed within the US Department of Health and Human Services, provides information on quality measurement in heath care.  They provide links to surveys, clinical information, research findings and more.

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