Find Articles


A good place to start when you are searching for articles is one of the library online databases. The library subscribes to many databases which are like indexes to different journals, magazines and newspapers. You can search for articles by topic or, if you already know the information, by author or title. Many of the databases have the full text of the article available so you can just download or print a copy.

  • Go to the Library home page and click on Databases (under Find It). This will take you to an alphabetical list of all our databases.
  • Mouse over the red information icon next to the name of the database. This tells you more about the database and the topics and time periods it covers.
  • To see a list of databases recommended for a specific discipline, use the "Refine subject by" drop-down on the database page. Select a general topic area from the drop-down and click Search.

Learn More at the OSU Libraries' How to Guide

If the article you want is not available, we can get it for you through our Interlibrary Loan services.

Find/Request Books


OSU Libraries Catalog

The library catalog lists all the books held in the OSU Libraries. You can search for books, videos and other library materials.

  • To get a books sent to you, search the library catalog
  • When you find a book you want, click on the Request button
  • Fill in the form and choose Extended Campus as your pickup location and click submit.
  • Shipping time is about 3-5 days
  • The OSU Libraries pays for shipping to book to you and you send it back to us.
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Summit/WorldCat Catalog

Summit searches Oregon/Washington libraries and libraries throughout the world. Use Summit/Worldcat to locate books the OSU Libraries do not own. Summit requests generally arrive within 5-7 working days.

  • Search for the title of the book you want in the OSU Library Catalog
  • If the book is not there or our copy is checked out, click on the Try Summit Libraries link at the top of the screen.
  • If the book is listed in the Summit catalog, click on the title of the book.
  • Click on Request Summit Item to borrow the book. The loan period for Summit items is 6 weeks, no renewal.
  • Choose OSU Extended Campus as your delivery option.
  • The OSU Libraries pays for shipping to book to you and you send it back to us.

Where to return OSU and Summit books

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR 97331

If you live in Oregon/Washington, you can use your OSU ID to use another Summit Library. Bring your OSU ID and a picture ID. DOn't have an OSU ID. You can still get one from Business Affairs

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