Getting started

Watch a recording of the new Catalog website orientation webinar (Feb. 5, 2015, Adobe Connect webinar, 36 minutes). Includes a website tour, highlights improvements, and reviews how OSU affiliates can set up an account and order online.

Accounts and orders

Why should I create an account? With an account, you’ll be able to order online easily at any time. You can also see your order history and manage your shipping and billing addresses.

How do I create an account? It’s easy. From the catalog homepage, click “Create account” in the upper right corner. Fill in your email address, create a password, and select an account type (e.g., customer). That’s it! You can also call EESC (541-737-3311), and we’ll be happy to talk you through it.

OSU affiliates and resellers should create an account before placing your first online order and sign in to your account when shopping to ensure you receive appropriate discounts and see all available payment options.

If you’re an OSU affiliate, but you’d like to make personal purchases (e.g., Trees to Know makes a lovely gift), please create a separate account using a personal email address. The OSU affiliate discount does not apply to personal purchases.

How do I place an order? It’s easy. Simply find the item you want in the catalog, and add it to your cart. From there, it will look like other online payments. OSU affiliates and resellers should create an account before placing your first online order and sign in to your account when shopping to ensure you receive appropriate discounts and see all available payment options. You can also call EESC (541-737-3311), and we’ll be happy to talk you through it.

I don’t want an account/have an email address. Can I order by phone? We strongly encourage OSU affiliates and resellers to create accounts. For other customers, we will be happy to take your order by phone. However, you won’t receive an email confirmation of your order or a notification when your order ships. You also won’t be able to sign in and see your order history. You will receive an invoice/receipt with your order.

Catalog

I have links to items from the old OSU Extension Catalog on my website. Will those links break now that the new catalog is live? No. But over the next 6 months, people who have links to a catalog item archived in OSU Libraries ScholarsArchive will start to see an unobtrusive watermark that identifies it as an archival library copy and refers viewers directly to that item in the new catalog. It’s best to check and update your links now because the new catalog provides persistent links to each catalog item.

How do I find the correct link for an OSU Extension Catalog item? The easiest way to find the correct, most recent URL is to search for an item in the catalog, click the title to go to the “detail page” (which shows title, authors, description, etc.), and copy the URL from your browser’s address bar. This link will not change when the item is revised in the future. Correct, current links are also provided in each OSU Extension Catalog update email (periodic announcements from EESC about new and revised Catalog resources).

[Awesome Thing] in the OSU Extension Catalog is great. Can I put it on my website? We're glad that you find OSU Extension's research-based learning material useful. Please link to [Awesome Thing] by using the url for its detail page (the link to the page that shows the title, authors, description, etc.). While looking at that page, simply copy the url from your browser window. You can also use the social media links on the detail page to share the item with your friends and followers.

If you would like to request permission to reprint a publication or use/adapt material from any catalog item, please contact EESC.

How do I get usage statistics for OSU Extension Catalog items? EESC is working to set up easy ways for OSU Extension faculty and staff to access usage data for catalog items. We’ll provide updates on this over the next few months. For now, you can continue to look up usage statistics through OSU Libraries ScholarsArchive; these data most accurately reflect downloads for the past few years.