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​Getting Started with Research

A guide to help with the essentials of library research

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Access to New & Trial Databases

Trial databases offer free access for a given period to journal articles and other resources covering many disciplines and special interests—everything from New World cinema to Russian mass media to sports medicine. UO students, faculty, and staff can explore the databases during the trial period and provide feedback on their usefulness. To access these trial databases from off-campus, you must log into the UO VPN Client software. 

New databases are recent purchases by UO Libraries and can be accessed without logging in to the UO VPN.

About this Page

Use this page to explore various ways of finding scholarly or academic journal articles through UO Libraries. Go back ot the Finding Information page for search tips and strategies.

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.  

A-Z Database List

Finding the Full Text of an Article in a Database

Follow the steps shown in these screenshots to locate or request the full text of an article from a database like Academic Search Premier (EBSCO).

You can use the limiter on the left sidebar to narrow to results that only include access to the full text, or just look for the results that include a PDF or HTML option.

A screen shot of a search in Academic Search Premier for "Pacific Northwest" AND conservative*

This screen shot shows various options for getting the full text of this article through the UO Libraries' subscription to Academic Search Premier.

Screenshot of the Get It link when full text is available in a database

When the full text is not available as a PDF (or HTML format) in a database, you still have options to get it at no cost to you. Click the "Find Text" button below the search result you want, and then look for "Check availability." 

Screenshot of Check Availability link in database with options for Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery.

Choose Interlibrary Loan for 

Finding the full text of an article using Google Scholar Library Links

When you search Google Scholar on your personal computer, you can configure your settings so that UO Libraries resource links appear in your results. Then you can click the UO FindText to access a library item.

(TIP: If you're at a temporary computer and don't want to activate these settings, you can access Google Scholar via our Databases page (Library Home Page > Databases A-Z > G > Google Scholar). 

To configure your Google Scholar Library Links, click on Settings. in the upper right of the search page.

Screen shot of Google Scholars with Settings in menu indicated

Then select Library Links and search for "University of Oregon." Check the box in the search select and click "Save."

Screen shot showing Library Links in Google Scholars Settings with University of Oregon libraries indicated

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