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Library Resources


Many Universities require the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection in order to access University resources while off campus.  This approach can be complicated by requiring users to download, configure, and remember to log in each time they wanted to access library resources.  However, Kent State University (KSU) replaced the VPN connection with KSU Proxy. 

KSU Proxy replaced the KSU VPN for remote library access. KSU Proxy allows student users to securely connect to databases, electronic journals, ebooks and streaming media services without installing complicated third-party software. When you attempt to access library content from off campus, you’re prompted to enter your FlashLine username and password after which you’re connected. It’s that easy!

For more information on how to access the KSU Proxy, please visit the Library Resource guide.

Subject Librarians 

Subject librarians offer in-depth assistance for library assignments and other research needs. Find out who the subject librarian is for your program by accessing the Subject Librarians Directory.

Library Guides 

Kent State University Library offers many guides to help with the transition into becoming a scholar!  These guides range from proper citations to how to begin writing a literature review.  These guides, while extensive, can provide a foundation to begin the writing process.  Please find a selection of guides below that are beneficial for graduate education: