Finding Journals

Search journals within the catalog using the dropdown menu within the “Journals” tab, from the library homepage. You can search by journal Title or for a portion of the title (ex: American Journal of Clinical Oncology or Clinical Oncology) using the Keyword search. If you know what subject a journal is categorized under, you may search by Subject as well:


Determine if your desired volume is available online or in print by looking at the journal holdings information on the records that come up. There will be separate records for print holdings and electronic holdings, for the same journal, e.g. the Journal of the American Medical Association, below:


If the journal is available you have the following options:

  • If available in electronic format click the appropriate link under the record with label “Available Online”. Note: In some cases a password is required and an additional link will be provided with that information.
  • If available in print format and the location is “OHSU Main Library Stacks” find the print issue in the OHSU BICC Library on the second floor. If the location is “Primate Library” or “Closed Stacks”, use the “Place a Hold” option. Note: In some cases, the current five years of journals are non-circulating.
  • If the catalog indicates that the OHSU Library does not have this journal in either print or electronic format, you may place a request to borrow it from another library using our Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service.

Additional information for off-campus users is available on the Off-Campus Access page.

Finding Books, eBooks, etc.

To find a particular book, or search for a book on a particular subject or by keyword, use the “Books and More” tab from the library homepage. You have the option to search by Keyword, Title, Author or Subject:


To limit your search results to electronic, or ebooks, use the “OHSU Online Resources” limiter on the left side of the page:


If there are journals in your results list with electronic holdings, they will also appear in your results.

To find items such as audio visual materials, use the Advance Search page and the materials type drop down menu found there: