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Research for Distant Students: Find Books & Other Material

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

Library Search

Use this search box to find library materials on your subject.


picture of arrowTip: Look for the Chemeketa Online Resources link to filter your results to electronic items.

E-Book Information

Chemeketa's library search has many electronic books.  For information about accessing and using e-books, please see About E-Books.

Using Library Search

This short video will show you how to use Library Search to discover books and articles in print and full text online at Chemeketa and many other libraries.


Summit is the system used to request books and other items from 38 college and university libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. You must be logged into the library search to see Summit links.

picture of arrowTip: Use all lowercase letters for your My Chemeketa login name.

picture of library search screen showing summit request link

  • Any item in the library search results that says Check holdings and has a yellow dot is a potential Summit request.
  • Click the Get It tab.
  • The Place Summit Request link will display if there is at least one copy on the shelf in a Summit library.
  • Click the link to start a request.
  •  You will have to choose a pickup location (Salem or Yamhill campus).
  •  If the item has multiple volumes, specify which one you want.

Please note that an item that is on the shelf is not always requestable. Check your My Chemeketa e-mail for news about your request.

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