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New business database: IBISWorld

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

We are so excited about our new database for industry information, IBISWorld!

IBISWorld Global Industry Reports provides a worldwide perspective on 73 industries within 11 broad categories, broken out geographically by key regions like Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and segmented by products, services, and major markets.

Industries are searchable by activity or code, by key word, or by company name, and reports can also be selected by browsing through the list on the Home page, where they are grouped by broad category (e.g., Global Manufacturing, Global Telecommunications, Global Business Activities).

Reports are downloadable as PDFs or Word documents, and tables that appear throughout the online reports can be exported to Excel.


Join Us for our Fall Welcome Event

August 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Events

The Library and Learning Commons would like to invite all students to join us at the main entrance of the Wm. T. Jerome Library for our annual Fall Welcome Event on Thursday, August 27 from 2-4pm. Students can enjoy some sweet treats as well as take part in a mini scavenger hunt inside the building and will be eligible for some awesome falcon prizes.


New Resource: Met Opera On Demand

August 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

New this fall, the BGSU Libraries now offer Met Opera on Demand – an online resource containing nearly 500 full-length operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York. 60 are from the opera’s HD series. The database also contains video clips and additional audio files.

Enjoy the Met’s dazzling performances of the most beloved classic and contemporary works, such as Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Boheme, and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, streaming online whenever and wherever you would like to watch them!


New Popular Titles Available on Library Kindles

August 20th, 2015 · No Comments · News

University Libraries has a small fleet of Kindles available for checkout at the Wm. T. Jerome Library. Each Kindle comes pre-loaded with popular and recently published titles. Now, just in time for school, we’ve added a great selection of new books!  Check one out today!

Orange Is the New Black

Something Coming Through


Modern Romance


Dead Wake

The Girl on the Train


Good Lord Bird



Welcome to Your Library

August 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Events, News

Welcome to Bowling Green State University Libraries. The beginning of the academic year is always a busy time, but we hope that you take some time and stop in the library to become reacquainted with all that we have to support your learning and research needs.

We have numerous places for quiet and group study, including the 1st, 7th, and 8th floors, so be sure to take a look! In addition, Thinkers@Outtakes officially opens next week. If you have any questions about how to use library services or collections, please ask one of the University Libraries staff or librarians who are eager to serve you. We’re also available via email, instant message, chat, and phone. We look forward to working with you and helping you with all of your library service and research needs.

Please be sure to join us for an Open House with the Learning Commons on Thursday, August 27 from 2:00 pm to 4:00. We’ll have information about our resources and services along with frozen treats and music.  Don’t miss it!


Renew or Return Library Materials

August 6th, 2015 · No Comments · News

Undergraduate Students End-of-Summer Semester Library Reminder
All materials checked out to undergraduate students need to be returned or physically presented for renewal by the end of the semester due date.   See your library account for all due dates.

Graduate students and Staff
Graduate students and university staff may renew online for the end of both Summer and Fall semesters.

Once library materials are overdue, online renewal is no longer available.   After materials are overdue, items must be renewed:

  • by phone (419-372-2133) – articulating the barcode and brief title
  • via email to – providing at minimum the barcode and brief title
  • in person with the material and your BGSU ID.


GoPro Hero4 available for check-out

July 15th, 2015 · No Comments · News

University Libraries has one GoPro Hero4 available for check-out for 72 hours.  The  HERO4 Silver captures 1080p60 and 720p120 video, plus 12MP photos at 30 frames per second.  The GoPro comes with:

* GoPro Hero4 Silver with waterproof case (up to 10 feet)
* 64GB mini sd card

Students are able to check-out the camera or place the camera on hold at the Circulation Desk.

For information on using the GoPro Hero4, visit



Umbrellas at the Library

July 1st, 2015 · No Comments · News

If you’ve ever been working or studying at the library during a rain storm, you know the dilemma of not having an umbrella close at hand. Now you have an option available to you at the Circulation Desk. You can check out an umbrella!

The Circulation Desk now  has easy to use umbrellas available for a 3 day loan. Any student, staff, or faculty member who has borrowing privileges may check out an umbrella just like any other item in the library’s collection. Availability is on a first come first served basis.

Stop by the desk and take a look at the new umbrellas. They are there for you!


Music Library Closed (Monday, June 29)

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments · News, Resources, Service Alert

The Music Library & Sound Recordings Archives will be closed on Monday, June 29.  For additional information and hours, please visit



OhioLINK services unavailable 6pm 6/12 to noon 6/13

June 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Service Alert

All OhioLINK hosted services will be unavailable Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon), while all OH-TECH organizations are moved to a new data center at the State of Ohio Computing Center.

The following resources and services will be unavailable during this 18 hour window:

  • OhioLINK website
  • OhioLINK Central Catalog
  • OhioLINK requesting
  • Electronic Journal Center
  • Electronic Book Center
  • Electronic Theses & Dissertations
  • OhioLINK Digital Resource Center
  • OhioLINK proxy server

The BGSU Libraries’ Catalog, Summon, databases, and most full text linking will not be affected. However, links to ebooks and ejournals hosted on OhioLINK servers will not connect, and BGSU patrons will not be able to search the OhioLINK catalog or request books from other OhioLINK libraries during this time.

You can check the status of the update via Twitter at

If you have problems connecting to OhioLINK resources after noon on Saturday, June 13, please email