ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.

Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

A sampling of the thousands of contributors to ArchiveGrid:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Harvard University

International Institute of Social History (IISH)

National Library of Australia

New York Public Library

Oregon State University Archives

Radio City Music Hall

Smithsonian Institution – Archives of American Art

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.

  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Sculptures
  • Paintings
  • Decorative arts
  • Posters
  • Costumes
  • Utilitarian objects
  • Jewelry

OSU Libraries has set up a trial of the 2009 Springer E-book Collection. This trial will run through April 30, 2009. During the trial, Oregon State University faculty, staff and students will be able to browse and access over 25,000 E-book titles published by Springer between 2005 and the present. Visitors will have access to these books from the public computers in the library.

We have access to all books identified with a small green square next to the title information.

The Springer E-Book Collection includes books in the follow subject areas:

  • Architecture, Design and Arts
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biomedical & Life Sciences
  • Business & Economics
  • Chemistry & Material Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Professional and Applied Computing

Please let us know what you think of this electronic book collection. Comments can be submitted on the Database Trial Evaluation Form. We are particularly interested in hearing if there are specific subject collections you find valuable.

SciFinder Scholar users who have not upgraded to the 2007 client software must now do so as the 2006 version has expired. Users attempting to access SciFinder Scholar using the 2006 software will encounter “expired” error messages. SciFinder Scholar 2007 installation files (and download instructions) can be accessed from the library website:

The content in the Pre-CINAHL database has been merged with the CINAHL database to streamline searches. Pre-CINAHL was intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, and included a rotating file of limited bibliographic information (no subject searching), which was available to searchers only for the time when these articles were being assigned additional indexing. This enabled users to gain access to article citations that otherwise would not have been available. These early article citations are now part of all CINAHL products.

This update means that:

  • All of the records you wish to access in Pre-CINAHL can be searched in your subscribed CINAHL product
  • If you wish to exclude these records in your CINAHL product search, you can use the “Exclude Pre-CINAHL” search limiter

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 current nursing and allied health journals and publications dating back to 1982, totaling over 880,000 records.