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English 102 for Distance Students: Finding Books

Book Options for Distance Education Students

Too far away to visit Cincinnati State's main campus to pick up books? You still have options!

  • All Students have access to full-text e-books (& academic articles!) that can be accessed 24/7 with a 7 digit Cincinnati State college ID.
  • Ohio Students can use OhioLINK's "pick-up anywhere" option & their Cincinnati State 7 digit ID to have books delivered to their preferred OhioLINK library, or to check out books from any OhioLINK library. Is a public library closer? You may be able to use your public library card to have OhioLINK books delivered to the library you use. Browse the list & interactive map of OhioLINK libraries to find one close to you.
  • Out-of-State Students who prefer not to use e-books should check with their closest public library or state subsidized college library to obtain borrowing privileges.

Find Books in BLINK

Problems with the search form? Go straight to BLINK! The Library's Online Catalog.

Find E-Books

At Cincinnati State, you have access to over 100,000 e-books via the databases listed below. You will need to enter your name & 7 digit College ID to connect to these resources from off-campus. Not sure what your ID number is? Go to MYCSTATE & use the link for "Look Up Username/Reset Your Cincinnati State Password" to retrieve it. Watch our "Looking Up Your College ID" video for more instructions.

Background Definitions

Find the meaning, pronunciation, & etymology of words.

Watch & Learn: Finding Books

UPDATE:  Inter-library borrowing (OhioLINK & Search Ohio) is suspended until further notice. All of our online articles, streaming videos, & eBooks remain accessible 24/7.

Follow the Step-by-Step Tutorial or watch the video below.

Problems viewing? Watch it on YouTube.

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You can check due dates, the status of items you've requested, & renew books online! Just go to My Library Account or follow the button below to log in to your account.



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