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Welcome

The OSU Libraries Search allows you to search for print and electronic books, journals, articles, videos, and more.

Sign in with your O-Key to access complete search results and account options including recall books, save items and searches, and more.

To find a more specialized database, please see the OSU Libraries' Databases A-Z list.

What am I Searching?

Our new search allows you to search many different resources, including:

  • Everything from the OSU Libraries' Catalog: books, e-books, video, maps, scores, government documents, special collections, journals, magazines, newspapers and more.
  • Full-text articles from more than 100,000 journals. For more article content see, Databases A-Z.
  • OSU theses and dissertations, faculty research and patents and more in the OSU Institutional Repository.

Contact Us for Help

Ask Us!

Email us: libraryhelp@okstate.edu

Call us: (405) 744-9775

Example Searches

"sustainable development" 
As a phrase using quotation marks in the Basic Search, searching for resources in all formats

vaccinat*
In Journals using * for a wildcard search for vaccination, vaccinate, etc.

william faulkner
In the author field in the Basic or Advanced search under Books and Media

(immunization OR vaccination) legislation 
In Basic Search under Everything using a Boolean OR. Boolean operators -- AND, OR, NOT -- must be CAPITALIZED. Otherwise the terms are included in the search. In the Advanced Search, the Boolean operators are in the drop down boxes.