Introducing UO LibrarySearch


UO LibrarySearch creates a single discovery interface for our users that allows you to quickly find books, journal articles, media of all formats and digitized items.   LibrarySearch includes the complete collections of the 37 Summit libraries, close to 9 million titles and growing, and more than 26 million other resources, primarily articles and digital documents and images.   This new discovery interface unifies book, journal and article searching and allows both Summit borrowing and interlibrary loan from within a single interface.

In addition to providing access to a broad collection in a single search, UO LibrarySearch offers users the ability to create and save lists of items they find, email items, to create alerts to be notified of new materials on a topic, to export items to bibliographic management software, such as EndNote Online, and to format a citation in APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian style.

The software used for UO LibrarySearch will be used by all 37 members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Summit libraries.   In addition to this change in discovering library resources, Alliance libraries are implementing shared software to manage the selection, purchase, processing, and circulation of materials.   This is a big project that, when complete in December 2014, will allow Alliance libraries to build our collections as a single collection, more easily share services and resources, and exploit new technologies.   Better management of our resources and creating efficiencies in processes will enable staff to focus on value added activities that will benefit our users and institutions.
– Sara Brownmiller

Lists and Alerts in WorldCat and UO Local

With the move to UO LibrarySearch, we will no longer use UO WorldCat for searching for library resources.  If you created a WorldCat account, you will continue to be able to access this account and your saved lists at the site.

To export WorldCat lists into a citation management program:
Sign into your WorldCat account –
Under My WorldCat, go to My Lists
Click on the list you want to export and then change to Citations View.
Make sure that all of the items in the listed are selected by clicking the Select All link at the top of the list.
Select the format you want to export (EndNote, Refworks or RIS for Zotero & Mendeley) [see screenshot below]

To transfer a saved search in UO Local to UO LibrarySearch, you will need to get the search terms used for a saved search:
Sign into your UO Local account -
When you are in your UO Local account, click on the Saved Searches button Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 10.45.01 PM
Make a note of each of the search topics listed.
To export saved records from UO Local, you need to first perform a search in UO Local.
When the results list displays, click on the View Saved Records button Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 10.45.38 PM
Make sure that all of the items listed are selected by clicking on the Select All link.
In the Format of List box, select the format you want to export.
You can either email the list to yourself or save it to a drive or disk. [see screenshot below]


Tips and Tricks: Save Lists and Virtual Browse

LibrarySearch provides users with the tools to conduct detailed searches for books, articles, audio-visual material and more and it makes it easy and convenient to save lists and search queries to a personalized “my list.” It also has a browse function that allows users to virtually peruse the stacks of UO Library collections. LibrarySearch is an ever-improving interface that welcomes suggestions and feedback from students, faculty, researchers and community users.



– Kevin McDowell

Updated Borrowing Privileges

Loan policies have been revised

Beginning June 18, new policies for borrowing materials from UO Libraries take effect. These revised  policies have been developed in response to feedback from students, faculty, staff and alumni, and we believe that they more accurately match the needs of today’s library users.

Highlights of the new borrowing policies include:

·         Automatic renewals of general books that haven’t been requested by other borrowers

·         Longer general book loan periods for undergraduates

·         Longer general book loan periods for UO classified staff

·         Enhanced borrowing privileges for members of the UO Alumni Association

·         Simplified fines and fees structure

more details, when we have them will be on the Lending page.