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​Getting Started with Research

A guide to help with the essentials of library research

Finding Articles

Library databases (sometimes called indexes) are like search engines but search scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and other sources.

Select a library database to search

Find recommendations on a Research Guide

Some databases focus on a specific subject or discipline: 

Some databases are multi-disciplinary, and are useful for all kinds of topics:

Many library databases provide the full text of articles. Look for a full-text link next to your article, or use the   icon in the database to connect to the complete article.

Some databases contain unique materials such as dissertations, primary sources, images, music, videos, and government documents. Browse library databases for more suggestions.

Not sure where to start? Try using one of these...

Search multiple library databases at once with LibrarySearch.

Searching for a specific article?

  • FindText -- allows you to enter your citation and find out if the library has it in full text
  • LibrarySearch -- search for the title of your journal, magazine, or newspaper in the UO Libraries catalog. LibrarySearch will tell you how to locate the article either in print, online, or through another library.