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Find Scholarly Journal Articles

  • In general, start your searching with just one or two keywords. Add more as needed.
  • Be sure to try your topic in more than one database.
  • Read citations and abstracts to get ideas of different keywords to represent your topic.
  • If the full text of the article, is not available, click 360 Link to Full Text to check if OSU subscribes to the journal.
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Finding Books

Use these catalogs to find books at OSU & elsewhere:

OSU Libraries Catalog: search for books located at Valley library and OSU's other libraries.Click Try Summit Libraries to check if libraries in Oregon/Washington have your book or others on your topic.

Summit/WorldCat Catalog: searches Oregon/Washington libraries and, libraries throughout the world. Summit books take 3-5 business days to get to OSU. If Summit doesn't have it, we'll find a library that does-just click the Request from Interlibrary Loan button. Tip! If OSU has the item it will show.

Tip! By using the catalogs' date limits in the advanced search, you may uncover primary sources.

Google Books: Use the advanced search and limit by publication date, full view and public domain to find primary sources. 

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