FAQs from OSU Alums
Q: Can I use the e-resources at OSU Libraries?
Unfortunately, no, however you can use those electronic resources that are in the public domain. These usually have an unlocked paddlelock icon . You can also use the library on a walk-in basis at anytime and have full access to most e-resources.
Q: What if I get an OSU Borrowers card?
While you are welcome to apply for a borrowers card if you live in Oregon, this will not provide you additional access to the library's electronic resources.
Q: How do I find a list of the databases I can use?
You can use the tabs on this guide to locate our current list of public domain databases.
Q: What about "open access" electronic journals?
While all lists are incomplete, one good resource for freely available e-journals is the Directory of Open Access Journals at: http://www.doaj.org/
Q: Are there other electronic resources at OSU Libraries?
Yes, look for the links to Special Collections, the ScholarsArchive@OSU, and the University Archives. These are linked from the OSU Libraries home page in the lower left corner under "Unique @ OSU"