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ARCH 492/592

Research guide for ARCH 4/592.

​Use LibrarySearch to search broadly across our physical and electronic library collections, or strategically search in the databases listed throughout this guide.

*This guide was created for a fall 2020 course. The information may be outdated. For the most recent information from UO Libraries, see the UO Libraries homepage.

This guide was designed to support the course work in ARCH 4/592. Each page contains recommended resources for the different topics in your course: galleries, pavilions, community halls, and breweries and wineries.

On this welcome page you'll find 4 essential things to know about the library:

  1. Getting physical books 
  2. Connecting to the UO VPN
  3. Tutorial on using eBooks (you may need to log in with your UO ID)
  4. Contact information for further research assistance

1. Getting Physical Books

UO Libraries are closed for the spring 2020 term, but you will still be able to access most of the physical collections. Place an item on hold as you normally would through LibrarySearch on the library homepage: You can opt to pick up your books at Knight Library or you can request to have items mailed to your home address.

For detailed instructions, follow the link below:

2. UO VPN and Connecting from Off Campus

1. Library Proxy Service

Links on library webpages (including  in LibrarySearch, Browzine, and Databases A-Z) run through a proxy server which verifies you are a UO member, and are eligible to access library materials. When you click on a proxied link for the first time in the session, you are prompted to enter your DuckID and password to access the resource.

2. VPN (Virtual Private Network) Service

For certain library resources, using the UO's VPN service will be necessary.  VPN is not necessary for Canvas or LibrarySearch access.

If the proxied links or bookmarklet aren't working for you, the VPN lets you join the UO's network from off-campus. Using the VPN slows your internet speed, so only connect when you need to access resources, and disconnect once you're done.

For more information on accessing Library resources from off-campus, please check the following links:

3. Accessing eBooks Tutorial

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