LibrarySearch offers a streamlined interface for finding books and other media that combines the collections of UO Libraries and Summit libraries.
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Library databases (sometimes called indexes) are like search engines but locate scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and other academic sources. Some databases contain unique materials such as dissertations, primary sources, images, music, videos, and government documents. Here are two places to find one that fits your needs:
Subject or Discipline-Specific Databases:
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If you are using a database that does not have this filter option, or if you find an article citation somewhere else, you can check if the article was published in a "peer-reviewed" journal or magazine by using Ulrichsweb.
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. If your article doesn't have a PDF or HTML full text, click the FindText button to get to this screen:
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 (up to the limit of $30 for students/staff and $60 for faculty per document. See About Borrowing for more). Click the Find Text button below the search result you want, and then look for the Check availability link.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, many libraries around the county are closed to employees and not fulfilling Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests. Obtaining material from other libraries is taking much longer than usual and will be quarantined upon arrival. Please use ILL judiciously.
Choose Interlibrary Loan for physical items (books, DVDs) to get them in 1-3 weeks from another library outside of Summit or for electronic items (PDFs of journal or magazine articles) to get them in 24-48 hours at no cost to you. Document Delivery is for requesting an electronic copy of an article or book chapter that the University of Oregon Libraries has in physical format.
Questions? Contact the Resource Sharing office at 541-346-3055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.