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Digital Communications: Personalized Search Plans

Need Help With Your Topic? Ask OCLS for a Personalized Search Plan!

Do you need help with a specific research topic?  Contact Off Campus Library Services and request a Personalized Search Plan!

Personalized Search Plans (PSPs) tell you where to go; what to do; and how to do it.  Your PSP will suggest the best online database(s) and search term(s) to use.  Depending on what kinds of information you need, your PSP might help you to find appropriate print books, e-books, or journal articles. 

Each PSP includes step-by-step directions so that you can find trusted sources for your assignments and is customized to your needs.

To request your Personalized Search Plan, email or complete an online Request for Services Form at  In the form, let OCLS know what kinds of information you need – books, e-books, journal articles, websites; or, if you need peer-reviewed or research-based information. 

PSP requests are answered within one (1) business day, not including weekends.  Requests that are received by 12:00 noon on Friday will be answered that same day. 

OCLS provides limited service on Saturday and is closed Sunday and all university holidays and holiday weekends, so we encourage you to ask for your Personalized Search Plan early in your workshop weeks whenever possible.