Why Would I Need To "Search A Library On-Line"?
But My Library Never Has Anything!
- You are looking for a book, a journal, or other print article to
- You need some specific information about a print item such as the
author, publisher, or date.
- To see what print material is available on a specific topic or author.
OK, How Do I "Surf The Card Catalog?"
- Interlibrary Loan! If you find the catalog information on
a book from the Net, you can take it to your local library and order
- Abstracts! Find an article reference, and your librarian
can show you where the article is abstracted. They may even have the
article or can get it from an article service.
- Home Delivery! Warning! This can cost you $$$$. Several
services will deliver an article directly to you. But these are not
free. Your school, however, may have an unlimited account letting
you get some articles free.
Books, Those Are All Books! You Mentioned Articles!
- Some library catalogs are accessible only by Telnet. If you
don't know to Telnet, you probably don't have the software to do it.
But try this experiment:
- Open your WWW browser
- Enter the URL below, and hit [enter.]
If nothing happens, you can't Telnet. If something happens, Great!
- No Telnet? UseWebLuis help.
This lets you search the libraries of the State Universities along with links to the Library of Congress and dozens of other library databases throughout the world.
- You can UnCover it!
- Click on Search the UnCover Database.
- Click on Search UnCover Now.
- Need more? AskERIC.
- Still more? Let WebLuis help.