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ENGL1120/Grinberg: Books

Finding Books in RBD Library

Below are examples of books you can find in RBD Library.  If you click on one, you'll see information about the topics covered in the book, as well as the "Call Number" of the book.  The Call Number is needed to locate the book on the shelf.

Because the books below are just a sampling, at the bottom of this page are directions on how to search the Libraries' Catalog using Discovery.

If you need help finding a book, you can ask your librarian Delaney Bullinger, or visit the Help Desk on the 2nd floor of RBD.

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Searching the Library Catalog

The short video below explains how the library organizes books and how to search the library's online catalog for books. As of January 2019, the library website has a new look! The videos below have images from the old website, but you should be able to follow the same instructions using the new website.

The short video below explains in more detail how to search the library's online catalog for books.

To search the library catalog for books, first go to the library homepage. Then, use the search box under "Discovery" to type your keywords. 

an image of the discovery search box with the text "what do you want to find" above the search box.

Then, you will see a page that looks similar to an EBSCO database, except it also includes other items like catalog items. Use the box on the left-hand side of the page to limit to "Catalog only." 

Discovery search results for the keyword phrase "sustainable development"

Once you see the list of items from the library catalog, you can further limit by date of publication, material type, and more.

an image of the EBSCO Discovery limiters, with red boxes surrounding the "publication date" limiter and the "material type" limiter.

Next, let's look at an individual catalog record. Pay attention to the call number and availability. This will tell you which floor of the library the book is located and whether it is available or checked out.

an image of a book record within discovery with a red box surrounding the call number, location, and availability of the book.

Congratulations! You've now searched the library catalog. If you still have questions about how to find a book using the library catalog, or if you aren't sure if there is a book published about your topic, you can always Ask a Librarian.