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Library Help Guides

Browse the guides below to learn how to find items in the library.

Finding Resources in the Library

Because the library's collections are so vast, sometimes it can be intimating to find what you're looking for. This page contains tips and video tutorials to help you begin to navigate the library system.

If you know what you want to find...

For books, journals, movies, or music search the library catalog. The catalog is the best first place to start when looking for library materials.

For articles, search ArticlesPlus. ArticlesPlus is a tool that searches of a broad range of articles. It is useful as a starting point for finding articles on a topic.

If you're not sure where to start...

Browse the library's subject specific guides to learn about different resources the library collects.

For more help on searching the library catalog, ArticlesPlus, and finding course reserves, watch the tutorials below.

Searching & Browsing the Library Catalog

View the 90-second video below to learn how to use different searching and browsing features in the Library Catalog.

Discover More in the Library Catalog

View the 90-second video below to learn how to use features of the Library Catalog to discover new sources.

Find Articles Fast

View the 45-second video below to learn how to find articles and full text quickly using Articles Plus.

Find Course Reserves

View the 90-second video below to learn how to access items on reserve for your courses through Chalk.