Library Resources

This page provides quick links to library research resources including AU Library catalog, our list of databases, and Library Guides. Also included are additional resources such as Ashland University Archives, AU Theses and Dissertations, and SearchOhio Libraries.

Ashland University Archives

The University Archives are located at 827 College Blvd., Ashland. Please call Archivist David Roepke for an appointment: 419.289.5433.

AU Library, OhioLINK, SearchOhio & WorldCat Catalogs

Ashland University Library Catalog contains materials held by Ashland University Library and Ashland Theological Seminary Library (ATS), including books, periodicals, musical scores, audiovisual material (CDs, DVDs), Instructional Resource Center materials and Ashbrook Center materials. The catalog also includes links to e-books and online journals.

The OhioLINK Catalog is a virtual statewide library listing items owned by OhioLINK member libraries. The catalog provides publication information and indicates where copies are located and whether copies are available for borrowing. Materials can be requested through the OhioLINK Catalog for pickup at the AU Library, the Seminary Library, or at other OhioLINK libraries.

SearchOhio is a consortium of more than two dozen public library systems in Ohio. Materials can be requested through the SearchOhio Catalog for pickup at the AU Library or at the Seminary Library. Look for links to SearchOhio from the AU Library Catalog or the OhioLINK Catalog.

WorldCat is a comprehensive online library catalog, encompassing the holdings of thousands of libraries in the U.S. and beyond. Materials discovered through WorldCat can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

AU Library & OhioLINK Databases

The AU Library offers a wide array of research databases. This listing includes OhioLINK database resources and databases specific to Ashland University Library.  You will also find an alphabetical listing of AU Library databases on the A to Z Database list (AU Library LibGuides).


E-books, also known as electronic books, are online books that can be read within your web browser. Some can also be downloaded to your device.  You will find e-books in the AU Library Catalog, and they are included in OneSearch.  Full-text searching can be done on each of AU's e-book platforms.

Faculty Publications

Interested in publications by Ashland University faculty members? Visit the Library's faculty publication list to discover works published by AU faculty members. Faculty publications are featured on the main floor of AU Library.

Journal Finder

Locate journals and other periodicals available in the AU Library's periodical collection or research databases.

AU Dissertations

Dissertations written by Ashland University students can be viewed in OhioLINK's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center and are listed in the Library Catalog.

AU Rowe Practicums, Honors Theses & MFA Theses

Ashland University Rowe Practicums  and MFA Theses are part of the circulating collection. They are located in the Reed Room on the ground floor of the Library. Ashland University Honors Theses are located in the Reference Collection on the main floor of the Library, and many are included in OhioLINK's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. All practicums and theses can be found in the Library Catalog.

Ashbrook Statemanship Theses

Selected undergraduate theses by students in the Ashbrook program can be found on the Ashbrook program website.



Public Libraries

There are a number of public libraries in Ashland and surrounding counties.  Here are a few to explore:


REGIONAL (Akron/Canton)

REGIONAL (Cleveland)

REGIONAL (Columbus)

SEARCHOHIO (Users of SearchOhio libraries can have OhioLINK materials delivered to their local library)