The most important thing to know about the OSU library as an online student is, It’s Your Library Too! 

Take a few moments to listen to your Ecampus librarian, Stefanie Buck, give an introduction to the types of services and support you can access as an online learner.

If you would like to view this video with closed captions, please click on the YouTube icon in the video to watch it directly from YouTube

A quick overview

1.) Research materials are available in a number of different ways.

  • If you live outside of Corvallis, OR you can have books sent to your home via FedEx
  • Access to online resources 24/7 such as eBooks, journal articles, and databases
  • The interlibrary (ILL) loan program extends your access to materials from outside OSU when we don’t have something available.

2.) You can connect with live help. Librarians and support staff are available by

3.) Don’t forget you have easy access to the Library DIY guide (Links to an external site.) and can quickly search for help in topics like: finding sources, using journals, and citing sources.

4.) If you are looking for material in a specific subject area, be sure to try the Library Guides (Links to an external site.) online.

For more thorough information, be sure to review the 10 Things You Need to Know about OSU Libraries document. 10 things for Ecampus students – 2016.pdfPreview the documentView in a new window

The main thing to remember is to know that you can always reach out for help! If you are new to college, or have been away for some time, conducting research and writing research papers may feel a little overwhelming.

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