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New Graduate Student Orientation - Library Day

Registration and information for Library Day for new graduate students at OSU, Fall 2020.

Welcome, Graduate Students!

This virtual orientation guide was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the understanding that many incoming students will not have physical access to the library building at the start of Fall term. Here are some resources to virtually orient you to library spaces and services you can look forward to using during your time at OSU. This guide focuses on spaces and services provided by The Valley Library on the main Corvallis campus. Students using the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center should consult Guin's webpage for information about library hours and virtual services. The link below provides information on The Valley Library's COVID-19 response and remote services, while the rest of this guide includes video tutorials about accessing library resources along with a virtual tour of the physical space.

Tips For Accessing Library Resources

Introduction to OSU Libraries:

Learn about services, workshops, and spaces for grad students. Narrated by Hannah Gascho Rempel

Thumbnail link to the Setting up Your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Account video

Setting up Your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Account:

Learn how to set up your ILL account. Narrated by Kalli Damschen.

Thumbnail link to the Placing Requests through Interlibrary Loan tutorial video

Placing Requests through Interlibrary Loan:

Learn to place a request using Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Narrated by Kalli Damschen.

Thumbnail link to the Linking Google Scholar and OSU Libraries tutorial video

Linking Google Scholar and OSU Libraries:

Learn to link your Google Scholar search with OSU Libraries to ensure you can access articles through OSU Libraries' subscriptions and avoid paywalls. 
Narrated by Kalli Damschen.

Advanced Databases for Advanced Searchers:

Learn how to use Web of Science and other subject databases OSU Libraries subscribes to. And learn search strategies that will make you a searching pro in any search tool.


Virtual Library Tour

This video shows a tour throughout the Valley Library building. Not all of these spaces and services will be available during COVID, depending on university policy and local conditions. Please check the library website to find out what is currently available. You can navigate between tours of each floor by using the chapter menu in the top left corner of the video player.