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This is a general research guide for the undergraduate and graduate courses in OSU's Engineering programs. You'll find suggestions for locating books, articles, topical overviews, research tools, and factual information.

Find Books

Use 1Search from the library's home page to search for books in the Valley Library, OSU branch libraries, and Summit Libraries.

How do I find Ebooks?

Find electronic books (ebooks) at OSU Libraries in five easy steps:

1. Go to 1Search. Login with your ONID info.

2. Use the drop down menu next to the search box to select "At OSU Libraries only".

3. Make your search.

4. Refine your search under the "Refine my results" menu. Under "Resource Type", select "eBooks". Click "Apply Filters".

5. Click the "Online access" link under an ebook. You may need to login with your ONID information to view the contents

Record for an ebook. There is a link for online access under the record.

How do I get a book from another library?

You can request a book from another library using Summit or our Interlibrary Loan service.

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

Click on the Availability & Request Options tab.

Click Request the item from another library.

  • 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. 

prompts for interlibrary loan