to...Look Up a Book
Search the ORU Library
Find Your Local Library Symbol
advises that you check local options
first. Your local library may have some
books you need in addition to an Interlibrary
Loan service that allows you to request
materials the library does not own.
When you begin your search try your
local libraries, which may have some
materials you need. You can also search
ORU Library Catalog and the database
WorldCat, which contains records for
materials in libraries worldwide,
including the ORU library and probably
your local libraries.
the ORU Library Catalog
Books available in the ORU Library
can be identified by using the ORU
Library's online Catalog
including two ebook collections (ebrary
and NetLibrary), along with links
to the electronic books. Please
note that the ebook collections are
"additional" titles and
not merely duplicated electronic versions
of hard copy books in the library.
Search the catalog from the
ORU Library home page.
Or, use the green 'Go' button
to go to the library catalog page,
and then search.
ORU Library Catalog
Try a search:
You also have the option to search
either ebook collection. On the Library
home page, click 'Databases'
and choose either
NetLibrary . Since these
are ORU databases, you will need to
WorldCat is the OCLC catalog of books
and other materials in participating
libraries worldwide. The database contains
millions of bibliographic records and
includes records representing 400 languages.
Following are some of WorldCat's unique
features that will be helpful in your
search and find process.
- Limit 'content' type (fiction,
- Limit 'material' types (books,
Internet resources, etc.)
- Limit to 'library's' holdings
To find books in your local libraries,
before you begin the search set
limits to those libraries. First,
find the libraries' codes then enter the
codes in the appropriate text box, as
Find the symbol (code) for your local
library in WorldCat.
list of Participation Libraries
and find a local library.
Try a search using your City/State
or ZIP/postal code.
You may want to record
the codes (symbols) for future
Search WorldCat for books in a your local
for a subject of interest to you and
set 'Library Code'
limits using using the code(s)/symbol(s)
you found in the previous exercise.
(Note: To include more than one library
code use a space or comma to separate
The 'Libraries Worldwide' Link
After you find a book,
click the 'Libraries Worldwide' link to
check libraries that own the item. (Libraries
are grouped by state.)
(Note: ORU's library holdings are easily
identified in the record.)
Finding a book in your nearby library
may be helpful and save you time. However,
it is not a necessary step in requesting
books from ORU DLLS Interlibrary Loan.