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Knight Pickup Window - Spring 2020

UO Libraries has launched the Knight Pickup Window for all branch libraries except Portland and Law (see links below for other branches). Photograph of Knight Library Pickup Window outside KL 101 on the Northeast corner of the building

Beginning Friday, April 3, you can pick up requested materials at the pickup window near the East front entrance of Knight Library (the side closest to the Schnitzer Art Museum). When requesting items in LibrarySearch, after signing in with your credentials, select the Knight Pickup Window option in the Pickup Location drop-down. We will notify you by e-mail when the item is ready.

Pickup Window Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Please wait at the end of the ADA ramp for the next available clerk and help keep everyone safe by observing social distancing guidelines.

About all UO Libraries pick up and requesting options:

Primary Sources

History: Primary Sources

What is a primary source?

Primary sources include documents or artifacts created by a witness to or participant in an event.  They can be firsthand testimony or evidence created during the time period that you are studying.

Primary sources may include diaries, letters, interviews, oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, government documents, poems, novels, plays, and music.  The collection and analysis of primary sources is central to historical research.

Note about primary sources: While there are many digital primary resources available, it is very important to remember that the majority of primary sources have not yet been digitized.

History & Japanese Studies Librarian

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Kevin McDowell
University of Oregon Libraries
1501 Kincaid Street Eugene, OR
T: (541) 346-3053
F: (541) 346-3485
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