Search Other Collections

There are times when the library does not have the item you want within our collection. This is due mainly to our collection development policy or funding.  But do not give up. Here are recommendations for sites that may offer the item online or in a library near you.


The OhioLINK Catalog allows you to search the collections within each participating member in the OhioLINK consortium. When items are not available at Franklin, this option grants you access to nearly 50 million pieces of library material statewide. To request an OhioLINK item, click the green "request" button by the title you want. OhioLINK borrowing is limited to students in Ohio.


OhioLINK patrons now have access to an additional 10 million popular books, DVDs and CDs, thanks to a collaborative program with SearchOhio, a network of public library systems throughout the state. SearchOhio patrons will also have the ability to borrow academic materials from the OhioLINK member colleges. To request a SearchOhio item, click the turquoise "request item" button by the title you want. SearchOhio borrowing is limited to students in Ohio.

For a full listing of the library systems involved in SearchOhio, please refer to their wiki:

Public libraries near you could offer the item you are looking for. The public library in your area should issue you a card to allow you to check out items.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

It's even possible to quickly access some material from the Franklin University Nationwide Library directly through Google Scholar. To customize your settings, go to Google Scholar Settings and search for Franklin University in the Library Links area. You can follow the same steps to add OhioLINK.  Now links to the material will appear within your Google Scholar results list. You will need to log in to access database articles and e-books when off-campus.


Are you out-of-state?  Out of the country?  Unable to find the material online?  Then use  It lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.  If available through a local public library, you can use your public library card to borrow the material.  If it is available at a more remote location, then you can request it via Interlibrary Loan.

Suggest a Purchase

If you think the item you are looking for should be in our collection, please tell us by using the Suggest a Purchase form.

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