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This guide is for students at Southern Oregon University doing research for University Seminar (USEM) or writing.
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3 Basic Steps to Research at the Hannon Library

Librarian, Dale Vidmar, professor at Southern Oregon University outlines 3 simple steps to more effective and efficient research at the Southern Oregon University Library.

Tutorials: Library Research Basics

Article Databases

  Google Scholar

  • Google Scholar
    "Search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations." Most are NOT full text. You can then use "Journals by Title" (bottom this page) to find the citation within Hannon Library Databases.

Find and Cite Government Information

  • USA.govEnter your search directly in the search box or use the explore topics link to get you started in a broad range of materials from government sources.
  • RESEARCH GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION - Find information from government agencies and search for both U.S.and Oregon government information. Learn how to cite government publications. Use and FDsys to find online materials from the state and federal government.


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Dale Vidmar
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Journals by Title

How do I find a particular journal?

  1. Open the Hannon Library Catalog.
  2. Select “In the title” from the first dropdown.
  3. Enter the journal title in the search box.
  4. Select Material Type: “Journals.”
  5. Hit Search.

If we have it, you should see results appear in a list. Click “View Online” to see options for reading the journal online. Click “Get it” to learn more about what physical print issues we have.

If you don’t see any links, then we probably don’t have it and you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan. It will take 1-7 business days and costs $2 for SOU students for each article. You will receive it electronically when it arrives.


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