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OSU Libraries' How To Guide

This is a guide intended to help anyone start their library research.

Where can I get more help?

Contact the OSU Libraries Information Desk

  • Call us at (541) 737-7293
  • Text us at 66746 (Start your text with the word BEAVS the first time you text us).
  • Email usUse the form or contact your college librarian.
  • In person: The Information Desk is on the main (2nd) floor of the Valley Library.
  • Library DIY: Find your question, then learn how to Do It Yourself.
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About this guide

This web site is designed to help guide you through the research process. We cover many different topics, such as how to find articles, coming up with good keywords, and citing your sources. You can navigate through the guide in any order. 

If you have a specific question about doing research, such as how to locate the full text of the article, you can go directly to that part of the guide (in this case, under finding articles).

Each module has a brief explanation about a specific part of the research process. Most of the modules under each tab have a link in them called <Learn More>. This link will take you to a more in depth tutorial or guide on the topic.

DIY: Research Assignment

I need help with a research assignment