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Research for Distant Students: If You Live in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho

A guide for distant students that gives tips for doing research, obtaining materials, and getting help

Obtaining Materials

picture of get it tab in library search showing request linkIf Chemeketa's Yamhill Campus Library in McMinnville, OR, is convenient for you, you can use the Request link in the Library Search to have a Chemeketa item sent to Yamhill. You must log into the search with your My Chemeketa credentials to see the Request button.

If you live in a place that is near any  library in the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit)   see map and list, you can become a visiting patron at that library and request items be sent there from Chemeketa or any other Summit library. To be adopted by a Summit library, go to that library with a photo ID (University, College, or State Issued) , and be prepared to log into your account on the Chemeketa Library Search. Your login name and password are the same as for My Chemeketa. When the staff at the library have verified that you are a  qualified student, they will issue you a credential you can use to request and to check out materials.

When you look for books or other items in that library's search, log in with your visiting patron credentials to see Place Summit request links in the Get it tab of a library item.

Good News!

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Remember, a large proportion of Chemeketa's Collection is electronic, and accessible from your home or another location. You can filter by Chemeketa Online resources in the Chemeketa library search results, or use one of our databases to find over a hundred thousand e-books, millions of articles, or a range of streaming videos.

Use your My Chemeketa User Name and password if asked for a login.

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