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1Search (library search system)

What am I searching when I use the at OSU Libraries scope?

Use the OSU Libraries scope to locate the books, government documents, DVDs. maps and other resources held here in the OSU Libraries. The OSU Libraries scope replaces our previous Library Catalog.

Once you search the OSU Libraries scope, you can refine to a resource types (books, ebooks, journals, maps, etc.) to help make your search more specific.

Searching the At OSU Libaries scope

Limit to items in the OSU Libraries (Library Catalog)

Choose the At OSU Libraries only scope to search all of the OSU Libraries collections. This includes Guin, Vet Med, and OSU Cascades. If you are searching from the OSU Library homepage, this option is available after you enter your initial search terms.

At OSU Libraries scope

How do I get a book from another library?

You can request a book from another library (Summit or Worldcat).

If the availability of the items says Check Holdings, that means we either do not own the item or it is currently checked out.

Click on the Availability & Request Options tab

  • If the book is available in Summit (our Washington-Oregon consortium), you will see a Place Summit request link. Click on the link and fill out the form.
  • If the book is not available in Summit, you will see a link to place an Interlibrary Loan request. Click on the link to place the request in your Interlibrary Loan account.

How do I find Ebooks?

To search for an ebook, use the OSU Libraries scope. Click on the View it tab to link to the ebook. You will need to log in with your ONID information to view the ebook contents.

How do I search by ISSN or ISBN?

This option is available through the Advanced Search page in the drop-down text menu next to Search Terms.

  • You must enter ISBNs like this: 9780375847387.
  • You must enter ISSNs like this: 1523-388X.

How do I search by call number?

Use the Browse search feature and choose By Library of Congress call number from the drop down list to search by call number. Be careful to include spaces only where they are needed.