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Why do I need to sign in?

After you enter a search in 1Search on the OSU Libraries' homepage, you will be asked to sign in.

We are encouraging you to sign in before you see your search results so you can get the full benefit of 1Search.

  1. You can save searches and items to your favorites. They'll still be there when you sign in the next time. If you go in as Guest, you can put things in your favorites but only temporarily. Once you exit 1Search, they will be gone.
  2. There is some content from online journals and ebooks that will not display unless you are signed in. The publishers/vendors make this a requirement. If you want to search the breadth of our online content, you will want to sign in.

You can always log in later in the top right corner of the screen but you'll want to rerun your search to get the maximum benefit.

Can I still request materials from other libraries?

When you see an item that shows Request this item, that means the item is either checked out or OSU Libraries does not own it. Click on Request this item

Under the Get It section, click Place Summit Request or Request from Interlibrary Loan

If you do not see the Summit option, you may need to sign in (top right corner of the screen)