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OSU Libraries is based out of The Valley Library on Oregon State University's Corvallis campus, but it serves learners all over the world.

10 things you need to know about OSU Libraries

Oregon State Ecampus librarian Zach Welhouse provides 10 important pieces of information that all distance learners need to know. The OSU Libraries provide access to many services and resources that Ecampus students can use including journals, books, research guides and more.

A selfie photo of OSU Ecampus online psychology student Kristina Tucker

Oregon State Everywhere: Gaining a deep understanding after a tragic loss

“The motivation to understand how and why my thinking and behavior changed pushed me towards completing my degree with OSU Ecampus. The classes were difficult and sometimes it felt overwhelming, but I wouldn’t trade anything for this experience.” – OSU Ecampus psychology student Kristina Tucker

Photo of Hope Sims, Oregon State Ecampus online economics student

Oregon State Everywhere: Developing passions, adding skills for the future

“The courses that I’ve taken have helped me expand my education in economics and further develop my passions for sustainability. With the online education, I’ve been able to work toward my goals as a sustainability ambassador.” — Hope Sims, OSU economics major

A digital rendering of an open textbook that looks like a computer chip

OER at Work: Open textbook is a path to ‘continuous improvement’

Now that he uses an open textbook in his business course, John Morris says students can see a stronger link between what they read in the textbook and what they do in their assignments.

Oregon State Ecampus student Geoff Boldt sits at a table outside. He studies economics online

Oregon State Everywhere: Economics with a real-world impact

“As I am actively working in a field that uses my future degree, I am able to apply what I am learning immediately. This helps me understand how relevant the material is and makes the classes that much more interesting.” — Geoff Boldt, Ecampus economics major

A photo of the facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building. Open educational resources

OER at Work: A volume of original research on judicial politics

Rorie Solberg, an associate professor in OSU’s School of Public Policy, worked with colleagues Jennifer Segal Diascro and Eric Waltenburg to develop a freely available resource that introduces students to the political science research process. Solberg recently discussed the development process, how students are using it and more.

Former Major League Baseball player Daniel Robertson swings the bat in a game for the Texas Rangers in 2014. Robertson is a 2020 Oregon State Ecampus graduate

Life in the big leagues and the online classroom

The phone rang in Daniel Robertson’s hotel room on the night of April 22, 2014. He was in Las Vegas, and he felt — no, he knew — he was going nowhere in his seventh season of professional baseball as a member of the San Diego Padres organization.

Oregon State University Ecampus Master of Public Health student Erin Devlin sits on a lakeshore with her daughter, Molly

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘I am so grateful to have taken this path’

“If it weren’t for the online program at Oregon State Ecampus, I would not have had the chance to get the Master of Public Health. I wouldn’t have complemented my work in OSU Extension Family and Community Health with classes that taught me the science behind program decisions. And I wouldn’t have met people around the world with similar passions through those classes.” — Erin Devlin, public health online master’s student

Aerial image of Austin Hall on the Oregon State University campus

Want to transfer to an Oregon State online business program? Start here

As part of OSU’s College of Business, Caiden Marcus-Brist supports prospective students interested in transferring to OSU business programs that are delivered online by OSU Ecampus. Marcus-Brist says the COB’s Career Success Center “provide a one-stop shop” where future Oregon State students can ask questions and find support in navigating the admissions process.

Oregon State Ecampus radiation health physics master's student Rebecca Jaronski stands next to a horse as part of a Western dressage competition

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘One of the best decisions I ever made’

“My personal experience as an Ecampus student has made me a real believer in online education. I personally found that the online format helped me to make better connections with my professors and peers than I did as an undergraduate. The program’s flexibility and quality has made the entire experience amazing, and one of the best decisions I ever made.” — Rebecca Jaronksi, radiation health physics master’s student