Library Resources

This page provides quick links to library research including AU Library catalog, our full database list, 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, OhioLNK, & 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. 

WorldCat is a comprehensive online library catalog, encompassing the holdings of thousands of libraries in the U.S. and beyond.


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 (aka Electronic Books)

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 within 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. Browse the available faculty publications, they 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. Search for AU dissertations 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 at the beginning of the Reference Collection on the main floor of the Library. Search for practicums and theses in the library catalog.

Ashbrook Center Statemanship Theses

Locate undergraduate theses authored by student scholars in the Ashbrook program.



Public Libraries

There area number of public libraries in Ashland and the 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)