Find an article, follow the "view it" links to read full text online.
Find a book in print at Chemeketa. Find the call number. Use the "Virtual Browse" to see what else is on the shelf.
Find a book owned by one of our Alliance partner libraries. Use the "Get it" link to see the Summit order form.
Find an eBook and follow the "View it" link.
Narrow by topic on the left. Collect useful search terms
Go to Advanced Search and search for Space Exploration and one other subject term
Use this search box to find library materials on your subject.
Finding Books on the Shelf (Call Numbers)
Our library uses the Dewey Decimal System to arrange books on the shelves
Each book is assigned a decimal number that represents its subject
There can be many books with the same decimal number
A second part of the call number is used to arrange books that have the same decimal number
Typically that line represents the author's name
Books shelved in special areas of the library have a tag that represents the area at the top of the call number
In the example pictured, after locating the Reference shelves of the library, read the decimal number first, then the next line. This call number represents a dictionary of English rhymes by an author named Upton.
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.
Tip: Use all lowercase letters for your My Chemeketa login name.
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 Request Summit item 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.