LibrarySearch offers a streamlined interface for finding books and other media that combines the collections of UO Libraries and Summit libraries.
UO Libraries has launched the Knight Pickup Window for Academic Year 2020/2021 (see links below for Portland and Law options).
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.
Please help keep everyone safe by observing social distancing guidelines.
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:
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.
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)
|Narrowing a broader topic into subtopics|
|Useful for locating specific types of materials|
Japanese Heian period, 794-1185Middle Ages, 600-1500
|Locating information about a particular era or time period|
Eugene (Or.)Narnia (Imaginary place)
|Finding information about a specific place or region|
|Other Common Subdivisions||
Criticism and interpretation
Translations into [language]
Social life and customsFiction
|Locating bibliographies, fiction, etc.|
Cataloging librarians follow specific rules for adding LC Subject Headings to an items record. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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.