Library databases (sometimes called indexes) are like search engines but search scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and other sources.
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.
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Search multiple library databases at once with LibrarySearch.
Searching for a specific article?
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.
This screen shot shows various options for getting the full text of this article through the UO Libraries' subscription to Academic Search Premier.
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."
Choose Interlibrary Loan for
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.
To configure your Google Scholar Library Links, click on Settings. in the upper right of the search page.
Then select Library Links and search for "University of Oregon." Check the box in the search select and click "Save."