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WR 123: Written Reasoning in the Context of Research

Resources for all sections of Writing 123 College Composition III courses at the University of Oregon

UO LibrarySearch - Find articles, books, and more

LibrarySearch offers a streamlined interface for finding books and other media that combines the collections of UO Libraries and Summit libraries.

Knight Pickup Window - 2020

UO Libraries has launched the Knight Pickup Window for Academic Year 2020/2021 (see links below for Portland and Law options). Knight Library Window Pickup location near the garden

In 2020/2021, you can pick up requested materials at the pickup window near the entrance ramp on the northeast corner of Knight Library (close to the Jorden Schnitzer Museum of Art). When requesting items in LibrarySearch, after signing in with your DuckID, select the Knight Library option in the Pickup Location drop-down. We will notify you by e-mail when the item is ready.

Pickup Window Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Please help keep everyone safe by observing social distancing guidelines.


All UO Libraries pick up and requesting options:

Find a Book using Library Search (UO video tutorial)

Using LC Subject Headings to Search

What are LCSH?

Books, videos, and other materials in library catalogs are assigned official subject headings by the Library of Congress (LCSH). These subject headings describe an item's content and what it is about, and are useful for focusing research on broader, narrower, or related topics. Look for subject heading links in the library catalog to find more items on the same topic.

For example, the book Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, and Stardom has the following LC Subject Headings to describe it, including "United States," a Geographical Subject Heading:

Using LCSH in your LibrarySearch searches

If you know the subject headings that are likely to be tagged on the item you want to find, search by Subject. Eugene (Or.) -- History is another example of a Geographical Subject Heading.

LibrarySearch Subject search for Eugene (Or.) -- History

About LCSH Subdivisions

About Subject Heading Subdivisions

Subdivisions, or subheadings, are words or phrases which may be added to a subject heading to create a more effective search. They are hyperlinked in LibrarySearch so that you can use them to see all records they are connected with. 

Some standard subheadings are:

Type of Subdivision Examples Useful for:

Topical – What this item is about (content)

Museums

Aging

Statistical Methods
Narrowing a broader topic into subtopics

Form 

Dictionaries

Periodicals

Textbooks
Useful for locating specific types of materials

Chronological

21st century

Japanese Heian period, 794-1185

Middle Ages, 600-1500
Locating information about a particular era or time period 

Geographical (place)

England --London

Eugene (Or.)

Narnia (Imaginary place)
Finding information about a specific place or region
Other Common Subdivisions

Bibliography

Biography

Criticism and interpretation

Translations into [language]

Social life and customs

Fiction
Locating bibliographies, fiction, etc. 

Cataloging librarians follow specific rules for adding LC Subject Headings to an items record. For questions, please contact libref@uoregon.edu.

About Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Infographic

Thanks to IUPUI University Library for allowing reuse of this graphic under a Creative Commons license.

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Before submitting an InterLibrary Loan request, an account must be made. This can be found on the UO Libraries website by clicking the "InterLibrary Loan" link and following the login prompts, or first time users can click here.

Once an account is made, books may be searched for and requested through LibrarySearch and WorldCat.

Please allow about 2 weeks for delivery of books and physical materials. An e-mail will be sent when print materials are ready for pick-up.

Most journal articles arrive in 24-48 hours and will be sent electronically.

 

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