o WorldCat -- This database combines contents of thousands of library catalogs, allowing you to search millions of records of books and other material.
o Google Books – Search the full-text of over 10 million books. Content availability varies.
Please note that if you identify a book that is not available in the UNO Library Catalog, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.
o Use the UNO Library's online catalog to locate books in the library. You can use the author search or the title search to look up a specific book. You can also search by keyword to search all of the information in the catalog records, for any reference to a word or phrase, including some tables of contents.
o Be sure to jot down the call number for the book (e.g., GN346.5 .K39 2010). This tells you exactly where the book is located in the Library. Take note of any special locations, such as Louisiana Collection.
At the present time, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers may not retrieve their own materials from the library shelves. If you need a book that's on the shelf at the UNO Library, use the hold feature in the online catalog. The book will be pulled for you and you will be notified when it is ready for you to pick up from the Library's 1st floor Services Desk.
o Electronic books are also included in the catalog. You can limit your search to e-books by selecting “Electronic Book” from the “Item Type” limiter on the left side. To see an e-book from the catalog, just click on the URL in the record to access an electronic version of a book (login required for off-campus access).