If you are in a Hiram class, but not enrolled as a Hiram College student, you still have a number of options for research. These include your public library and resources available to all Ohio residents through an entity called Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO).
To use books you will need to take advantage of your local public library. If your library is part of a group called SearchOhio, you may request books from other libraries in that group, as well as from OhioLINK, the consortium of academic libraries in the state.
A number of databases are available to all citizens of Ohio through Libraries Connect Ohio, which is a cooperative among OhioLINK, OPLIN (public libraries) and InfoOhio (school libraries). The databases most used by Hiram students, especially Academic Search and Points of View Reference Center, are part of this group of resources. Just click here, but you will need a library card from your local public library.