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Undergraduate Research Programs: Library Research Guide

How to find BOOKS:

  • The University of Cincinnati Libraries’ Catalog, sometimes referred to as UCLID, is the primary source for information about the libraries’ collection – see the search box below.
  • The Library Catalog can be searched by author, title, keyword, subject, or call#.
  • The Library Catalog not only provides information about UC’s collection, but it provides the local gateway to OhioLINK. See more about OhioLINK in the next section.
  • The Library Catalog also allows you to manage your library account – view your checked out items, renew books, and review and cancel holds in your name. See the following link:

Search the UC Online Catalog

What’s OhioLINK and why it’s a big deal:

  • The OhioLINK Central Catalog is a statewide library and information network linking 88 public & research universities, community/technical colleges, private colleges and the State Library of Ohio.
  • Search all 88 library catalogs (more than 48 million library items) at once by author, title, keyword, subject, or Library of Congress call number.
  • UC faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students can electronically request items from the OhioLINK central catalog and have them delivered to the participating library of their choice.
  • In addition to the central catalog, UC faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students can access more than 150 research databases, 14,000 electronic journals, 62,000 e-books, 3,000 digital videos, and over 26,000 electronic theses and dissertations.

Search the OhioLINK Catalog:


OhioLINK: Ohio's Academic Library Consortium 





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Not at UC or OhioLINK? Request it via the online request system ILLiad.

Log in with your UC central login.  First time users will be prompted to fill out a profile which will then automatically supply your information for any subsequent requests.

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