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Searching Loyola's Collection
The Loyola Library catalog includes a variety of resources including books, e-books, articles, and more.
Use your imagination when searching; think of the different ways some subjects are classified (i.e., "Northern Renaissance Painting", "Flemish Painting", and "Netherlandish Painting"), and do some mixing and matching. Try adding or subtracting words. It may be necessary to approach your subject from different angles; the specific thing you're looking for, coupled with other contextual searches that might yield useful and relevant results.
- For example: Search "Max Ernst", and "Dada", and "Surrealism", etc. to get the broadest possible look at potential resources that might contain information about Max Ernst. When you find a book that looks interesting it can also be useful to dig deeper using the catalog's linked subject headings as avenues to other titles with the same or related subject matter.
Tip: Don't forget to use the bibliographies (found in your text books, the books on reserve for your course, and the articles from journals) to gain easy access to suggestions for additional information about your subject.
Use the "Find Books & E-Books" link below to easily access the catalog and start searching!
Find Books & E-Books
Use the library's search to find books. Both physical and e-books will appear in your search results. You can use the facets to limit your results to only e-books or only books we physically have.
Searching Beyond Loyola's Collection
Worldcat, ILL, and other local institutions can also be searched for resources.
Records of any type of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 12th century. You can use WorldCat to search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby, including Loyola's collection. Use interlibrary loan options to request the book to be sent to Loyola. If the book you need isn't on the shelf or is checked out, use the "Request Loyola Copy" button in the item record.
Current Loyola students, faculty, and staff may borrow items directly from other institutions. View the information under the "Other Options" and "Other Catalogs" heading on the main search page here.