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OWU Libraries: Don't Leave Campus without Them!!: Home

Conducting research from abroad? Taking your Sagan course out of the country? Or just wanting to get some work done from the comfort of your own home? Near or far, the OWU Libraries have your research and information needs covered.

Be Prepared

Consult this website from the US Government for information you need to know before travelling abroad.  It includes information about passports and visas, travel warnings and health advisories, currency exchange rates, and emergency information.

US Department of State Travel

  • CDC Health Information for International Travel: The Yellow Book
    The risk of becoming ill or injured during international travel depends on many factors, such as the region of the world visited, a traveler’s age and health status, the length of the trip, and the diversity of planned activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides international travel health information to address the range of health risks a traveler may face, with the aim of assisting travelers and clinicians to better understand the measures necessary to prevent i
  • Health
    The Centers for Disease Control Travelers' Health offers information to assist travelers and their health-care providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.
  • Passports, Travel Information
    The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs is THE PLACE to go to for information and advisories regarding travel to specific countries.
  • Weather
    Check the weather forecast before you pack.
  • Power
    Find out about electricial converters and using your electrical devices abroad at this commerical site.
  • Times, Dates, and Dialing Codes
    Time zones, sunrise and sunset time calculator, moonrise and moonset time calculator, international dialing codes.
  • Currency Converter
    The place to go for universal currency conversion and currency data, XE is "the world's favorite currency site."

Before You Leave

1.  Find the OWU Libraries on the web


2.  Make sure your library card is up to date

If you get a new card, your library card barcode will change.

Update your card at the circulation desk.


This guide was prepared by OWU Librarians Dee Peterson and Deb Peoples.