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Find books at OSU Libraries in a few easy steps.
Click on the title of the book to see additional details.
The best way to start searching for books on a topic is a basic keyword search. There are some specific things to keep in mind when you are using keywords to find books:
Here is an example search. Topic searches usually begin with 2-3 search terms.
To find a book on the shelf in the library, you need 3 pieces of information from the 1Search record:
Use the Call Number Location Guide to see where the call number is located.
To track down a copy of a specific book:
If the book is at another library, choose Request from Summit to have it delivered to the Valley Library. You must be logged in to 1Search to see this option. You will receive an email when the book is available.
Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is a repository of more than 33,000 texts on a variety of subjects. Most of the books are in the public domain because their copyright has expired; the number of current texts in this repository is relatively small.
Google Books. Working in partnership with several libraries, Google has created a huge database of electronic books. Your access to these books will vary: some are available in full, some provide substantial preview views, and some provide only snippet (sentence-length) views. You can find the books in libraries, purchase them, or view the available portions online.
WorldCat - a database of books and articles held by libraries around the United States and some international libraries. Search Worldcat to find out what's been published in your area and request the items through your public library's interlibrary loan service.
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