Library Updates

New E-sources and E-services at the Library


OSU Libraries has recently added several new electronic services and many new electronic resources. When you need research help or have library related queries, try the L-Net virtual reference service. This service uses chat and push technology to answer questions. Librarians co-browse web pages with you to show how to perform effective research. Log in at L-Net OSU between 12-6 PM Monday - Friday and an OSU reference librarian will guide you to the best sources for your projects. You can also e-mail your reference questions to

A new feature in the library catalog is Webbridge, which provides an Additional Resources button on the right hand side of the screen. Clicking on it will take you to a page that links to relevant sources based on the item’s subject headings, including databases for articles, subject research guides, and web searching.

The Get this Item button appears in most library databases and will lead you directly to an online version of the article, if available. It also links to the library catalog so you can search for the journal at OSU, and to Interlibrary Loan if the journal is not in the system.

Remember you can always check Your Library Records to see due dates and renew online. This link is available at the top right-hand side of the OSU libraries home page.

New E-Sources - A number of new online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and databases are now accessible from the OSU Libraries Research Databases page. New reference sources include the Encyclopedia of Education, Encyclopedia of Bioethics, Dictionary of American History, Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, and the Oxford English Dictionary.

Among the new databases are Social Sciences Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports, both available through the Web of Science. Other new databases are Academic Search Premier, an upgrade of Ebsco’s Academic Search Elite, which provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals and magazines; Psychology and Behavioral Science with full text articles from more than 500 peer reviewed journals; Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) which offers reviews of children’s books; and Alt HealthWatch which covers over 140 publications in complementary and alternative medicine.

Currently the library has 22,358 journals available electronically. New e-journals include collections from the American Meteorological Society, the Ecological Society of America, and the Natural Research Council of Canada. These journals are available from the library catalog and the OSU Electronic Journals page. For more information on these and additional new e-sources, please see the OSU Libraries Database News for September.

Library Contacts - Feel free to contact Extended Campus librarian, Maureen Kelly,, 541-322-3110 (Bend Campus) with library questions and concerns. For in-depth research help, consult your library Subject Specialist.

Subject Research Guides provide excellent suggestions for starting your research. To talk with someone in library Circulation concerning checkouts or fines, e-mail or call 541-737-2538.