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LibrarySearch Help

This guide provides information on the different ways you can use LibrarySearch to locate print and electronic resources.

Finding Articles in LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch allows you to search a selection of the research databases available through the UO Libraries. The boxes below describe the two ways you can locate articles via LibrarySearch. Remember you are only seeing a small portion of the articles available through our databases. For more refined searching, go to our Databases A-Z List.

Search for Articles by Keyword

The best way to refine your search to find only articles is to use the "Articles" option from the dropdown menu. Enter keywords that represent the topic you are researching. We recommend starting with a couple words that represent the main concepts of the topic.

Use AND, OR, NOT to help with your searching. See the "Search Tips" page for more information.

LibrarySearch for articles

Search for Articles by Title

Use the "Articles" option from the dropdown menu to limit your search to only articles. If you know the name of the article you are looking for you can also change the default to "Title" and enter the article title (see below). 

Search for articles by title in LibrarySearch


Find the Full Text of Articles

If we have either the full-text (PDF) or the abstract of the article, the results should come back with a match. If the complete article is available through the UO Libraries, you will see links to "Get UnPaywall PDF", "Download PDF" or "Full text available." 

Find the full text of articles in LibrarySearch

Most often you will have to link out to another database to find the complete article. When you click on the "Full text available" link you will see the database options where the complete article is available (see the example below). You may be prompted to enter your DuckID to pass into the new database.

Link out to a database to find the complete text o

Request Scans of Print Articles Available in UO Libraries

What if the article you want isn't available online but is available in print through the UO Libraries? We offer a free "Scan & Deliver" service for UO faculty, students, and staff where we will scan articles from print journals and deliver them through ILL (the same request system for interlibrary loan requests). You must be signed in to LibrarySearch to see the "Scan & Deliver" request option.

When you encounter an article in a journal we only have in print, you will see a link to "REQUEST OPTIONS > Scan & Deliver." Click on the link and you will be prompted to log in to the ILL request system. The request form should automatically fill with the citation information.

Request Articles Not Available Through UO Libraries

What if the article you want isn't available through the UO Libraries? When searching LibrarySearch for articles you may encounter items with the message "Not available online -- check other options" and no link to full text. However, we can usually get these articles from another library through our interlibrary loan service (ILL). Look for the "Interlibrary Loan" link under "How to get it" (see example below) and follow the link to the ILL system. You will need to be signed in to LibrarySearch to see the request options. You can also go directly to the interlibrary loan request system and fill out the request form with the article's citation information.

Request an article through interlibrary loan