Scan & Deliver - Interlibrary Loan
When you see an article of interest in a database, follow the "360 link to full-text" -- This will bring you back to our library. If the article is not available electronically from our subscriptions, then you can use the request feature (Scan & Deliver) and it will be sent to you (that will take 48 hours if it is in the library collection and longer if it is not).
The same system is used for requesting any article which is unavailable from the library's collection. That service is called "interlibrary loan" or "ILL" for short.
Before you use Scan & Deliver OR ILL for the first time, you need to register. You can get this done ahead of time by going to: https://access.library.oregonstate.edu/FirstTime.html
- Read over the registration information and then follow the "first time users click here" button
- From then on, you will either go directly to the login page at https://access.library.oregonstate.edu/ when you have an article you can't find OR
- be sent there directly when you are using the 360-link to fulltext in a database
If you use GoogleScholar remember that you can set your "Scholar Preferences" so that it knows you are part of OSU by noting your "Library Links" as:
- Oregon State University Libraries -- find it at OSU (essential for journal articles)
- Open WorldCat - Library Search (good for books)
If you have not started in a database or the catalog, you will find the link to Scan & Deliver (and Interlibrary Loan) is located under the "FIND IT" tab on the library home page.
Accessing Library Databases
You want to make your case with the best evidence. The library purchases access to indexing databases which help you to identify articles on specific topics. Most databases are not freely available to the public and are only licensed to OSU Libraries for the OSU community of users. They are independent of the holdings of any one library.
To begin using these databases and locating articles in "peer reviewed" journals and other reliable resources, start on the OSU Libraries home page: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu,
- Use the "FIND IT" tab and click on "Databases" then use the alphabet provided to locate the database you want to use.
- If you are not on campus, you will encounter the "ez-proxy server" asking you to "authenticate" yourself as a qualified OSU user by entering your ONID username and ONID password.
- Apart from this, you should never be asked for a username nor a password while attempting to use a database. If you are asked for one, this is usually an indication that the ports are busy. Just try again later.
Variations in databases
“1Search” searches across many of our databases and e-journals. There are specific databases for every subject area as well. Most of these began as printed indexes (some with abstracts). These indexes were often published by societies as a service to their community of scholars. In other cases they were a commercial product purchased by libraries to make their journal collections more accessible. Follow the read more link below for information on this as it relates to this course.Read more