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Getting Started with Library Research: An Overview of the Process

A research guide to support your journey through the library research process. Contact a librarian for assistance!

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The University of Oregon offers many resources to support you while you study and work in this community. If you need something beyond what's on this list, please reach out to the Office of the Dean of Students and ask!

Research Guides at UO Libraries

Subject Guides

Subject guides will help you get started for researching topics according to your major or other disciplines.

Course Guides

Course guides are customized in collaboration with faculty for specific courses at UO.

How-To Guides

How-to guides are designed to help you learn how to carry out a library-related or research process.

Workshops and Consultations at UO Libraries

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The UO Libraries offers workshops on a variety of tools, software, and methods of digital and data research.

Read about and sign up for UO Libraries workshops:

If you prefer a one-on-one or small group consultation, contact a Subject or Functional Specialist Librarian.

Printing, Scanning, and Copying at UO Libraries

Printing

Black and white printers are available in all UO Libraries locations, and color printing is available everywhere except the Math Library. These printers allow printing in 8.5x11, 8.5x14, and 11x17. You can print from UO computers or install drivers to allow printing from your personal devices. 

Copying

The color printers are multi-function printers (MFPs) and can be used to make black and white or color photocopies as well.  

Scanning

Photo of Bookeye scanning machineBook and flatbed scanners are available in the Knight Library, Design Library, Price Science Commons, and Law Library. These scanners offer color, grayscale, or black-and-white scans in formats including JPEG, PDF, and TIFF. After scanning is complete, you can save the files directly to a USB drive or send them as an e-mail attachment (25 MB email limit).

 

Costs

Patrons must have money in a Duck Bucks account to print, scan, or copy at the UO Libraries. Community patrons can purchase a Campus Cash Card for print/copy purposes.

Further Information

Linking UO Libraries with Google Scholar to Find Full-Text Articles

When you search Google Scholar on your personal computer, you can configure your settings so that UO Libraries resource links appear in your results. Then you can click the UO FindText to access a library item.

(TIP: If you're at a temporary computer and don't want to activate these settings, you can access Google Scholar via our Databases page (Library Home Page > Databases A-Z > G > Google Scholar). 

To configure your Google Scholar Library Links, click on Settings. in the upper right of the search page.

Screen shot of Google Scholars with Settings in menu indicated

Then select Library Links and search for "University of Oregon." Check the box in the search select and click "Save."

Screen shot showing Library Links in Google Scholars Settings with University of Oregon libraries indicated

Request a Scan of a Print Article (UO video tutorial)

Note: This video refers to a service called Document Delivery. This service has been renamed "Scan & Deliver." This tutorial will be updated soon to reflect this change.

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