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Student services

Links to Kent State University student support services including online tutoring through the Academic Success Center, online resources in Career Services Center, online Academic Advising, and accessibility accommodations for online students.

Academic Honesty and Plagiarism
Kent State University's policy on academic honesty and plagiarism. For additional information on understanding, identifying, and avoiding plagiarism in an academic setting visit the University Libraries' Skills Module 5: Avoiding Plagiarism and Academic Honesty & Plagiarism resources web page.

Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center provides online tutoring assistance to students.

Career Services
Kent State Career Services offers a variety of career counseling information online

Kent State University Libraries
To access the library web portal from a remote location you will first need to install and configure Cisco VPN software (Windows instructions, Mac OSX instructions)

View the following highlights:

  1. Ask a Librarian: Need help, but can't get to the Library? You can now get expert help from a KSU Librarian via instant text messaging.
  2. Library Services for Distance Learning Students: University Libraries provides a variety of services to off-campus and distance learning students. These include off-campus delivery (to home or work), ebook access, and access to OhioLINK services.
  3. Library Research: The library offers several services for research including information about the collection, numerous databases to search, e-books, a journal finder, and tools to assist with citation.
  4. Course Reserves (Ares): Occasionally your professor may require you to read articles found in the electronic reserves section of the library. You will need a password and a link to a directory set-up for your online course.
  5. Copyright and Fair Use: It is very important when creating papers, projects, and presentations to make sure all sources and materials are used appropriately. Knowledge of copyright laws and fair use doctrine can help avoid unauthorized or inappropriate use of copyrighted materials.
  6. RefWorks: Provides folders for storing information by class or project. Citation tools help in making certain that all necessary information is present to generate an accurate, concise bibliography.
  7. Citation and Writing Resources: Proper citation is critical to scholarly writing and avoiding accusations of plagiarism. There are many resources available on the library web site to help online students learn how to properly cite reference sources in their writing. Links to both MLA and APA are listed as well as many others.

Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides assistance to students with varying degrees and types of disabilities in order to maximize educational opportunity and academic potential.

Student Ombuds
Office of the Student Ombuds provides students with confidential consultation in assisting with resolution of university-related concerns, grievances or appeal.

University Bookstore
Textbooks, computer hardware and computer software applications can be purchased online through the KSU bookstore.

Writing Commons
The Writing Commons provides online tutoring to help students improve their writing skills.