Many of our databases and electronic resources are restricted to only current UCO faculty, staff, and students access off campus. Users will be directed to Central Authentication Services to enter their UCO username and password.
Welcome to the Chambers Library! This guide will help you familiarize yourself with the research process and the library's resources and services. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us for help.
Central searches is a tool to quickly and easily discover credible sources. These include books, articles, videos, and more. Start by entering topic keywords or specific information such as author or title. In the Central Search box. You may want to sign into your library account with your Uconnect username and password in order to save records, request items, or see what you've checked out. Because there are millions of resources in Central Search, you may want to limit and refine your initial results. Using the drop-down menu you can limit to the type of items such as books or articles. You can also use the options on the left to filter your results further, e.g. you can limit your results to show only peer-reviewed articles from a certain date range. Items in print will display the location and call number. If you're logged into your library account, you may request these items and pick them up at the information desk. If you need help finding an item on the shelf, contact the information desk. We're here to help. When an item is available electronically, you will see green text indicating online access. Click on the title to show the options. The links in the "View it" section will take you to the item so you can view and download the full PDF. The online record has other helpful features such as options to e-mail or create a citation. Be sure to check the citation for accuracy. To return to your results, click the X icon. If you need any help, please contact the UCO library. We're here to help.
Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. Additional chapters cover understanding types of sources, searching for information, and avoiding plagiarism
The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes the university's main campus is located on the traditional lands of the Caddo and Wichita people.
Visit the UCO Land Acknowledgement website to learn more.