Just like when looking for textbooks, a good place to start is the UO Libraries' catalog, LibrarySearch. If you're looking for a specific book or article this is an easy way to quickly search everything available to you through UO. If you're browsing for research material, LibrarySearch can be a good place to start or you can check a specific eBook or journal database if you want a narrower scope. Even if UO doesn't have a copy of the book or article you're looking for, you may be able to access it through Summit or Interlibrary Loan (ILL), which are lending programs.
If you need help finding something, you can always Ask A Librarian to receive advice quickly through chat, text, or phone.
Use LibrarySearch to find millions of items available at UO, including eBooks and journal articles. Narrow your search by using filters. These are also sometimes called refiners, narrowers, or limiters.
To locate eBooks, check the corresponding box (under the Resource Type filter). You may also want to include Book Chapters. LibrarySearch also includes catalogs of other Summit (OR, WA, and ID) academic libraries. Using the UO eResources filter (under Availability) will eliminate results that includes eBook records the UO doesn’t have current access to.
Be sure to click Apply to limit your results to your selected filters.
To find peer reviewed journal articles choose Peer-reviewed Journals under the availability tab, or select articles under resource type to view all articles. You can also filter by author, subject, and more. To narrow your search, you can search specific databases rather than all of UO libraries.
For a more detailed overview of the research process, information about how to find materials and use specific search engines and UO databases, check out the Find Materials section of the Getting Started with Research guide.
Video tutorial: finding journal articles through UO Libraries.
Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS) provides access to Elsevier articles not available in the UO Libraries collection, usually within a few minutes. This document delivery service is available to current UO students and employees. After you submit a request (instructions below) you will receive an email from AGS with a link to your article, usually within a few minutes. In some cases it can take up to 24 hours to get the link. The link is active for 28 days, and the article can be accessed five times. After that, you will no longer have access to the article via the link. Please save your article as soon as possible after accessing it.
For more information, please see the AGS FAQ page: https://researchguides.uoregon.edu/ags/faq
Submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request if you need something that isn't available in the UO Libraries collection and we will try to get it for you. If you need assistance, please contact the Resource Sharing office at 541-346-3055 or email@example.com.
If you can't find what you need in LibrarySearch, fill out the blank ILL request form and we'll try to get it for you. If you need assistance, please contact the Resource Sharing office at 541-346-3055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.